Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Illinois women''s basketball box score

&nsbp;Illinois 66, St. Mary´s 53

Illini defense drills Gaels

   MORAGA, Calif.  One good defensive performance deserves another.

   One night after James Madison shot 24.6 percent in a lopsided loss to the Illinois women''s basketball team, St. Mary''s managed 26.8 percent as the Illini beat the Gaels 66-53 Saturday in the title game of the St. Mary''s Thanksgiving Classic.

UI Women''s Game 2 Box Score

Illini 85

Dukes 45

Illini put up their Dukeswith defense

   MORAGA, Calif.  It wasn''t hard to figure out Friday which area has drawn the attention of the Illinois women''s basketball team.

   The Illini opened the St. Mary''s Thanksgiving Classic with a stifling defensive effort against James Madison, using an early blitz for an 85-45 victory.

Tall twins hope to hit UI women with gale force

   The Illinois women''s basketball team has a front line that is among the Big Ten''s best.

   But it hasn''t seen a twin towers duo like St. Mary''s College can offer.

UI women''s basketball box score

Clemson 73, Illinois 62

Drought conditions hit Illinois women

   CLEMSON, S.C.  The Illinois women''s basketball team saved its worst scoring drought when it counted the most.

   The Illini scored three points in the final nine minutes, and Clemson''s Chrissy Floyd scored 12 of 17 points after halftime as Illinois dropped its season opener 73-62 on Monday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Looking ahead

   Looking ahead

    The Illini women''s basketball team opens the season Monday at Clemson. A glance at the next four months:

Underdog has a bite


   It started last summer and has continued to pick up steam through the preseason polling, the endless rankings and the flood of predictions.

UI Women''s Basketball Practice Report

   Cindy Dallas isn''t shooting left-handed these days. It just looks that way.

   Posters promoting the UI season, along with the cover of the team''s media guide, show Dallas in a pose suggesting a left-handed shot is forthcoming. Dallas is right-handed.