HQ women's hoops prediction: UI 68, Bradley 66

HQ women's hoops prediction: UI 68, Bradley 66

Illinois at Bradley, 11 a.m. Friday
Illinois (0-0)
P Name           Yr.    Ht.
G    Sarah Hartwell    So.    5-10
G    Taylor Tuck    Jr.    6-0
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10
F    Amber Moore    Sr.    5-11
F    Jacqui Grant    Fr.    6-3

FYI: Crawford scored a then-career-best 18 points last November against Bradley.

G    Taylor Gleason    Fr.    5-8
F    Sarah Livingston    Fr.    6-2
G    Ashley McConnell    Fr.    5-9

Bradley (0-0)
P    Name       Yr.    Ht.
G    Michelle Young    Jr.    5-9
G    Kelsey Budd    Sr.    5-9
G    Catie O’Leary    Sr.    5-10
F    Jenny Smith    So.    6-1
F    Becky Gilbreath    Sr.    6-1

FYI: Bradley has won two of the last four meetings and three of the last seven.

G    Taylor Shull    So.    5-7
C    Alyson Spinas-Valainis    Sr.    6-3
G    Fantasia Vine    So    5-7

Site: Renaissance Coliseum (4,200).

All-time series: Illinois leads 10-3.

Last meeting: Bradley won 83-77 on Nov. 15, 2012, in Champaign.

Radio: WDWS 1400-AM, Dave Loane (play-by-play) and Mike Koon (analyst).

Prediction: Illinois 68, Bradley 66
Braves return three starters and eight letter winners on team picked to finish seventh in the Missouri Valley Conference’s preseason poll. No need to remind the Illini who played in last season’s meeting that Bradley takes this game seriously. (2012-13 prediction record: 21-12)


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