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LIVE! UI women at the Hall

HQ forecast: UI women 67, Wisconsin 58

Sneak peek:

Wisconsin at UI women,
6:30 p.m. today

Illinois (14-9, 7-4 Big Ten)

Pos.     Name     Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Alexis Smith    So.    5-9    7.3

UI women 76 Minnesota 66: Notebook

CHAMPAIGN — Two years ago, faced with the grim reality that she would not win her battle with cancer, Jen Smith quit her job as a student services adviser at Parkland College.

“I decided with whatever time I have left, I’m going to focus on living,” the Champaign native said. “And not just living, but living legendary was the slogan I went by.”

UI women 76 Minnesota 66: 'These guys are shocked'

CHAMPAIGN — With their next game eight days away — an eternity on the college basketball calendar — members of the Illinois women’s team learned Sunday just how light the practice schedule would be over the next five days.

LIVE! Illini women vs. Minnesota

Final: Illinois 76, Minnesota 66

Led by Adrienne GodBold and Amber Moore, the Illini scored 16 of the final 22 points of the game to pull away to a Big Ten victory at the Assembly Hall Sunday afternoon.

HQ forecast: Illinois 82, Minnesota 77

Sneak peek:

Minnesota at UI women,
1 p.m. today

Illinois (13-9, 6-4 Big Ten)

Pos.     Name     Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Alexis Smith    So.    5-9    7.4

Late run not enough for UI women

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Illinois wasn’t its usual productive self on Thursday night.

The result: A 72-69 setback at Michigan that was the Illini’s first road loss of the Big Ten season.

HQ prediction: UI women 64, Michigan 60

UI women at Michigan, 6 p.m. today

Illinois (13-8, 6-3 Big Ten)
Pos.     Name     Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G     Alexis Smith      So.     5-9     7.7

UI women lose another player

CHAMPAIGN — A second member of the Illinois women’s basketball team has seen her playing career ended by injury this season.

Sophomore Kierra Morris was medically disqualified by the UI, the school announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-4 center had not played this season due to chronic pain from a left knee injury that occurred during the 2011-12 season.

Short bench working for UI women

CHAMPAIGN — Matt Bollant has taken to calling his Illinois women’s basketball team the Road Warriors for its flawless record in Big Ten Conference away games.

The first-year Illini coach might also have reason to come up with a nickname for the mainstays of his roster. Perhaps something like the Sturdy Six.