The Big Ten released the 2014-15 women’s basketball matchups Friday. Here’s how it breaks down for the Illini:
Home only: Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Road only: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers
Home/road: Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Illinois women’s basketball team played perhaps one of its best games in more than a month Thursday night.
Still didn’t end the lengthy losing streak the Illini are on, though. Nebraska held off Illinois 72-65 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, extending the Illini’s skid to nine games.
Lilburn, Ga. — Illinois signee Amarah Coleman was named an honorable mention high school All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
The honor for the Homewood-Flossmoor senior guard was announced Wednesday.
The WBCA selected 10 All-Americans and 20 honorable mention All-Americans.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Poor shooting and poor defense.
Never a good combination for any basketball team.
The Illinois women’s basketball team didn’t fare well in either department Saturday, falling 79-61 against Indiana to run the Illini’s losing streak to eight games.
It’s the program’s worst such skid since the 2010-11 team lost its final 12 Big Ten regular season games.
Illinois at Indiana,
2:30 p.m. today
Illinois (9-17, 2-11 Big Ten)
Pos. Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Ivory Crawford Jr. 5-10 14.8
CHAMPAIGN — When Jacqui Grant’s parents learned she had mononucleosis, they insisted that the University of Illinois freshman spend the following weekend at home in suburban Chicago to rest and recuperate.
BLOOMINGTON — The Homewood-Flossmoor girls’ basketball team, which includes Illini signee Amarah Coleman, was suspended from participating in the IHSA state tournament series.
Ask beat writer Jeff Huth about the Illini's next attempt to end their losing streak, at Indiana on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN — It might have been a career day for Taylor Tuck, but it was business as usual Sunday afternoon for the Illinois women’s basketball team.
And that’s not a good thing when you’re in the throes of a slump that now has reached seven consecutive losses following a 70-63 Big Ten setback against Michigan at State Farm Center.
CHAMPAIGN — Throughout her basketball career, Sarah Livingston could always count on a certain NBA player to be in her corner.
On Sunday, that player was among the fans cheering on the Illini freshman at State Farm Center.