Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Turnovers not so tasty in women's hoops defeat

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Turnover margin hadn’t exactly been a problem for the Illinois women’s basketball team. 

Until Sunday. 

WBB preview: Another ranked foe in Maryland

UI women at No. 8 Maryland — 1 p.m. today



Illinois (11-6, 2-3 Big ten)


P  Name Yr. Ht. PPG Previous game

G Kyley Simmons Jr. 5-7 9.8 40 min., 9 points

Chilly shooting sends women to third Big Ten loss

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A lengthy stretch of ineffective offense sank Illinois’ chances of a second upset against a ranked team last week against Nebraska.

Two more cold stretches did the Illini in Thursday night at Michigan State.

WBB preview: On to struggling Michigan State

Illinois women at Michigan State — 6 p.m. today



Illinois (11-5, 2-2 Big ten)


P  Name Yr. Ht. PPG Previous game

G Kyley Simmons Jr. 5-7 9.9 40 min., 10 points

Chat recap: 'He's ready to get started'

Beat writer Scott Richey took your Illinois women's basketball AND volleyball questions earlier this afternoon.

Recruiting and Kevin Hambly's contract extension were key topics he covered.

Here's a sample:

WBB notebook: Guarding White a key point

CHAMPAIGN — Nebraska coach Connie Yori is quite familiar with Illinois freshman Chatrice White.

Yori recruited the Illini center and Nebraska native and said White gives Illinois an entirely different dynamic with her ability not only in the post but also in stretching opposing defenses with her outside shooting.

Late struggles doom Crawford-less Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Ivory Crawford confined to the bench with a knee injury for approximately the next four weeks leaves a glaring hole in the Illinois rotation.

Crawford is the best Illini off the dribble and a disruptive force on defense — high energy both ways.

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Nebraska

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Nebraska, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the State Farm Center. 

Richey: Cold finish sinks Illini

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick reaction to Illinois' 58-53 loss to No. 19 Nebraska. In short, cold shooting down the stretch did in the Illini.

Jan. 13 UI women's basketball/volleyball chat

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

Illinois beat Iowa, but couldn't pull off another Top 25 upset after losing to Nebraska on Sunday. What's in store for Matt Bollant's team this week? How's recruiting going? What's the status of leading scorer Ivory Crawford? What about UI volleyball coachKevin Hambly getting a likely contract extension?