Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

HQ prediction: Penn State 75, UI women 71

UI women at Penn State, 6 p.m. today

Illinois (15-9, 8-4 Big Ten)
Pos.     Name     Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Alexis Smith    So.    5-9    7.2

Illinois and the McDonald's All-American game

For the third straight year, an Illinois men's basketball recruit will not play in the McDonald's All-American game.

The prestigious high school boys basketball game will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Chicago's United Center. The game will be televised on ESPN.

Tuck has been super sub all season


CHAMPAIGN — It would be an exaggeration to label Taylor Tuck the one-woman bench.

But not by much.

The sixth player for a depth-challenged Illinois women’s basketball team, Tuck invariably accounts for the lion’s share of court time among reserves when coach Matt Bollant subs for his starting five.

Mennig: Winning certainly helps Bollant's recruiting

The 15 wins the Illinois women's basketball team has compiled this year is four more than last year.

And Illinois still has four regular season games to go under first-year head coach Matt Bollant before the Big Ten Tournament arrives March 7-10 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

UI women 60, Wisconsin 53: Notebook

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois football team made an appearance at Monday’s game. A majority of players sat behind the bleachers closest to the Wisconsin bench wearing their navy blue jersey tops in the first half.

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.