Women's Basketball

Illinois-Tennessee: Well worth Catchings

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – They've engaged in some of the fiercest 1-on-1 basketball battles ever waged in a driveway. Fought over who'd get the last cookie in the jar. And had knock-down, drag-out arguments over silly things.

In other words, Tauja and Tamika Catchings are about as close as two sisters can be.

Illini teams on TV

The Illinois women's basketball game against No. 1 Tennessee is being televised by ESPN2 on Friday as the second game of a doubleheader.

No. 5 Illini women fall at Southwest Missouri State

   SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  The University of Illinois women''s basketball schedule for the week got a little bit tougher Wednesday night.

   With top-ranked Tennessee and No. 18 Stanford looming, the fifth-ranked Illini stumbled at Southwest Missouri State, dropping a 77-62 decision before a crowd of more than 8,200.

Illini prepare for tests

   SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  With a Final Four-type weekend looming, the University of Illinois women''s basketball team might be tempted to look beyond tonight''s preliminary-rounder.

   Bad idea, warns its coach.

Reinking batting 1.000

   CHAMPAIGN  Senior Krista Reinking became the 12th member of the 1,000-point club in Illini women''s basketball history Sunday.

Sheeler on the mark

CHAMPAIGN – Theresa Grentz always had a nagging suspicion her University of Illinois center could play like this.

"She's been harping on me the whole time I've known her to go to the basket and to take it hard," Alicia Sheeler said Sunday. "And that's just what I did tonight."

Marquette takes similar road to top

CHAMPAIGN – It was considered one of the top recruiting classes of 1996 in women's college basketball.

It would join a team coming off a losing season. A team in need of an across-the-board infusion of talent.

Coleman three-dimensional

CHAMPAIGN  Katie Coleman cringes when she hears the words. And she''s been hearing them a lot since her freshman year at the University of Illinois.

"Here they call me a three-point specialist, which I don''t like at all," the sophomore guard said. "I just don''t like to be categorized as one-dimensional."

Berggren backs up words

   CHAMPAIGN  After Illinois lost its season opener to then-No. 3 Old Dominion, guard Ashley Berggren spoke of how tired she was getting at seeing yet another big game slip away.

UI women climb to sixth in rankings

Tennessee, Old Dominion, Connecticut and Louisiana Tech remained the top four teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, with Tennessee once more a unanimous No. 1.

Syndicate content