CHAMPAIGN — Three days after his Illinois women’s basketball team yielded a whopping 90 points, the last thing Matt Bollant expected to see Sunday afternoon was a game-opening defensive meltdown.
Final: Indiana 77, Illinois 58
The Illini lost their third in a row and eighth in their last 10 games Sunday afternoon, falling to Indiana 77-58 at State Farm Center.
The Hoosiers trio of starting freshmen guards -- Alexis Gassion, Larryn Brooks and Taylor Agler -- combined for 51 points. Indiana (16-6, 3-6) halted a three-game losing streak.
Indiana at Illinois, 1 p.m. Sunday
Illinois (9-12, 2-6 Big Ten)
Pos. Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Ivory Crawford Jr. 5-10 15.1
Ryan Squire hears what some might consider mundane questions. On a daily basis. But they’re important in his job. Vital, in fact. The compliance director for the Illinois athletic department keeps coaches afloat of recruiting rules, athletes’ eligibility and the ever-evolving transfers that seem to dominate college athletics now.
CHAMPAIGN — Mckenzie Piper’s recent absence from the Illinois women’s basketball team is now permanent.
Illini coach Matt Bollant announced Friday that, in a “mutually agreed” decision, the sophomore forward is no longer a member of the team.
Signing day is fast approacing, and recruiting expert Matt Daniels has the scoop on the incoming Illini. He'll also take your football questions.
And ask beat writer Jeff Huth about McDonald's All-American Chatrice White, the blowout loss to Ohio State or any other women's basketball question on your mind. He'll also talk volleyball.
By The News-Gazette
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coach Matt Bollant’s Illinois women’s basketball team prides itself on defense, but when opponents have scored 90 points or more this season, the results have been bad for the Illini.
Ohio State shot 57.7 percent from the field Thursday night and defeated Illinois 90-64 in a Big Ten contest.
SHELBY, Neb. — Chatrice White and her father were shooting baskets at Shelby-Rising City High School late Wednesday afternoon when her coach arrived with information that could not wait.
Illinois at Ohio State, 6 p.m. Thursday
Illinois (9-11, 2-5 Big Ten)
Pos. Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Ivory Crawford Jr. 5-10 15.3