Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Staying busy: Illinois back at it again tonight against Virginia Tech

CHAMPAIGN — A year ago, the Illinois women's basketball team was 3-5 after eight games, and averaging 59 points.

After eight games this season: The Illini are 5-3. They are averaging 66 points.

Under first-year coach Nancy Fahey, Illinois has improved. Despite a hectic schedule.

Richey's ballot breakdown: UConn women rolling

Scott's Women's Top 25

Team Prv

1. UConn 1

2. Texas 2

3. Notre Dame 7

4. Louisville 5

5. Mississippi State 6

6. South Carolina 3

7. UCLA 4

8. Baylor 8

9. Ohio State 9

10. West Virginia 10

11. Tennessee 11

12. Florida State 12

13. Duke 14

14. Oregon 18

Leathernecks surge late to topple Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois turned a second-quarter deficit into a double-digit lead with a 19-0 run Tuesday against Western Illinois.

Giving up a similar run in the fourth quarter proved the Illini's undoing in Western Illinois' 77-67 win at State Farm Center.

Illini iron out some details in victory over Chicago State

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois still has some wrinkles to iron out now just three games into the Nancy Fahey era.

UI Women's Basketball vs. Chicago State

Illinois women vs. Chicago State in a NCAA game at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Fahey debuts with a win: 'That's what we came to do'

CHAMPAIGN — No buzzer-beater from halfcourt. No big comeback. Nothing dramatic in Nancy Fahey's first game as Illinois coach.

Just a win: 64-50 against Fort Wayne at State Farm Center in front of 1,148.

"That's what we came to do (Friday)," Fahey said.

UI Women's Basketball vs. Fort Wayne

Univeristy of Illinois Women's basketball vs. Fort Wayne at State Farm Center in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 10,  2017.

Fahey: 'I have to admit, I'm a little anxious'

CHAMPAIGN — It has been a while since Nancy Fahey coached for the first time at a new college. Thirty-one years to be exact.

Back in 1986, her Washington University team opened with a 43-40 loss to Rochester (N.Y). The game was played at Cambridge, Mass., as part of the MIT Koch Co-Ed Classic. Fahey's first of 700-plus wins came in the next game — a 61-45 victory against MIT.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 10, 2017

DAVE LOANE can't be two places at once. That's where SCOTT BEATTY comes in.

With longtime WDWS announcer Loane scheduled to call Illinois volleyball matches in Michigan this weekend, he isn't available for the start of the Illinois women's basketball season.

AUDIO: Hear from Illinois coaches on Signing Day

Ayo Dosunmo was the centerpiece of a class of athletes who signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday to compete at Illinois.

Below, see who signed and hear the full audio from the Illini coaches on their new recruiting classes.

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Ayo Dosunmo, Chicago