Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

AP Top 25: How we voted

Scott Richey of News-Gazette Media is on the voting panel for this season's AP men's and women's basketball polls. How he voted this week:

MEN
1. Arizona State

2. Villanova

3. Duke

4. Michigan State

5. Texas A&M

6. Wichita State

7. Miami

8. North Carolina

9. Xavier

10. Kentucky

11. West Virginia

UI women knock off Detroit Mercy

CHAMPAIGN — Nancy Fahey's first Illinois women's basketball team played 11 games in less than a month. With solid results.

Time for a break.

UI Womens Basketball vs Detroit Mercy

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Detroit Mercy, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the State Farm Center. The Illini beat the Titans 73-65. 

Illini stay on cruise control

CHAMPAIGN — Addaya Moore did it all her senior year of high school. Literally.

Feeling better just when Illini need her the most

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois guard Petra Holesinska ran into the shoulder of a Western Illinois player on Nov. 21. She knew immediately that something wasn't right.

"I was kind of dizzy after it," she said.

Her coaches and teammates asked her, "Are you OK?"

"I was like, 'It's fine,' " Holesinkska said.

Richey's ballot breakdown: White thriving with Seminoles

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer — and Associated Press voting member — Scott Richey's polls compared to those of the AP:

Scott's Men's Top 25

Team Prev.

1. Duke 1

2. Kansas 2

3. Michigan State 3

4. Villanova 4

5. Texas A&M 6

6. Wichita State 7

7. Notre Dame 5

8. Florida 8

Tate: A trying time

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." — Thomas Paine

UI Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech

Illinois vs. Virginia Tech in an NCAA basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2017.

Staying busy: Illinois back at it again tonight against Virginia Tech

CHAMPAIGN — A year ago, the Illinois women's basketball team was 3-5 after eight games, and averaging 59 points.

After eight games this season: The Illini are 5-3. They are averaging 66 points.

Under first-year coach Nancy Fahey, Illinois has improved. Despite a hectic schedule.

Richey's ballot breakdown: UConn women rolling

Scott's Women's Top 25

Team Prv

1. UConn 1

2. Texas 2

3. Notre Dame 7

4. Louisville 5

5. Mississippi State 6

6. South Carolina 3

7. UCLA 4

8. Baylor 8

9. Ohio State 9

10. West Virginia 10

11. Tennessee 11

12. Florida State 12

13. Duke 14

14. Oregon 18