Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Bollant's group shows firepower in exhibition rout

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois hasn’t had its starting five together much during the preseason. In fact, three of the five — Jacqui Grant, Chatrice White and Kyley Simmons — have all missed time with various injuries, and Grant wasn’t 100 percent after spraining her ankle Friday.

LIVE! Millikin exhibition

This is it from State Farm Center. Illinois tops Millikin 108-38. The Illini did some things well — defensively they looked good filling passing lanes and turning Big Blue turnovers into points. Their 3-point shooting wasn't great, but they did get good looks. Just need to make them.

Richey: New faces on display

ILLINOIS LINEUP

Starters

P    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG (2013-14)

G    Kyley Simmons    RS-Jr.    5-7    3.5

G    Ivory Crawford    Sr.    5-10    14.4

Prairie Capital can be home away from home

In his position as Illinois’ director of basketball operations, Mark Morris is to make sure all logistical decisions — from travel to meals and everything in between — are as accommodating as can be.

UI Womens Basketball Media Day 2014

 UI Women's Basketball Media Day at Ubben Basketball Complex in Champaign on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

WBB roundup: Bollant seeks correct combination

CHAMPAIGN — Four returning Illinois women’s basketball players started at least 16 games last year. Four more had at least six starts, as head coach Matt Bollant tried to find a combination that worked in what turned out to be a 9-21 season.

Tidbits from women's basketball's Big Ten Media Day

Coaches’ Rankings
1. Maryland
2. Michigan State
3. Iowa
Coaches’ All-Big Ten Team
Samantha Logic, Sr., G, Iowa
Aerial Powers, So., G, Michigan State
Rachel Banham, Sr., G, Minnesota
Rachel Theriot, Jr., G, Nebraska
Nia Coffer, So., F, Northwestern
Coaches’ Preseason POY
Rachel Banham, Sr., G, Minnesota

New faces bode well for Bollant

CHAMPAIGN — Newcomers making up nearly half of the roster ensure that the Illinois women’s basketball team will have, at least on paper, a new look this season.

Bollant completes successful recruiting

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant spent most of the last full week of September on the recruiting trail. It was no different than how he spent parts of his summer and this fall save for one reason.

Bollant lands third commit this week

Courtney Joens was in Champaign on Sunday for the first Illinois women’s basketball practice of the 2014-15 season. Two years from now, she’ll be more than just a spectator at Ubben Basketball Complex.