Women's Basketball

Feb. 21 women's basketball chat

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:00am

Ask beat writer Jeff Huth about the Illini's next attempt to end their losing streak, at Indiana on Saturday.

Tuck, Illini can't shake slump

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.

Livingstons catch up

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.

LIVE! Michigan at State Farm Center

Final: Michigan 70, Illinois 63

The Wolverines outscored Illinois 7-2 in the final 2 1/2 minutes to hold on for a 70-63 victory Sunday afternoon at State Farm Center.

The Illini were within 63-61 following a pair of free throws by Alexis Smith before Michigan pulled away.

HQ prediction: Michigan 63, UI women 60

Sneak Peek
Michigan at Illinois,
1 p.m. today


Michigan (15-10, 6-6 Big Ten)
Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Siera Thompson     Fr.    5-7    13.7

Iowa 69, UI women 55: 'Few more stops'

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Illinois women’s basketball team struggled to find an offensive rhythm early and couldn’t cut into Iowa’s double-digit lead in the second half, falling 69-55 Thursday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Illinois (9-16, 2-10 Big Ten) suffered its sixth straight Big Ten loss and only led on two occasions, both early in the first half.

HQ prediction: Iowa 78, UI women 67

Sneak Peek
Illinois at Iowa
8 p.m. today


Illinois (9-15, 2-9 Big Ten)
Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     15.5

Feb. 14 UI women's basketball chat

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:00am

Ask staff writer Jeff Huth about the Illini's performance at Iowa Thursday night.

Dancer's squad pulls off another upset

URBANA — First it was No. 16 Notre Dame.

Then came No. 8 Texas A&M.

And on Sunday, the 22nd-ranked Illinois men’s tennis team upset No. 10 Texas.

The Illini knocked off the Longhorns 4-3 on Sunday, wrapping up a five-day, three-match gauntlet at home.

HQ women's hoops prediction: Minnesota 76, UI 66

Illinois women at Minnesota,
2 p.m. Sunday


Illinois (9-14, 2-8 Big Ten)
Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     15.4

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