Women's Basketball

UI women show heart

CHAMPAIGN — On a night when Michigan State knocked off No. 16 Nebraska by 13 points and Northwestern toppled No. 21 Purdue by three, another Big Ten women’s basketball surprise loomed at State Farm Center.

Illinois vs. Penn State Women's Basketball

Illinois women are defeated by Penn State 82-76 at State Farm Center in Champaign on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. 

LIVE! Penn State at State Farm Center

Final: Penn State 82, Illinois 76

Trailing by as much as 80-65, the Illini had one last run in them but came up just short Thursday night in a Big Ten loss to the Nittany Lions.

Ivory Crawford led Illinois (7-8, 0-2 Big Ten) with 25 points and seven assists.

Maggie Lucas and Ariel Edwards combined for 44 points for Penn State (11-3, 2-0).

HQ women's hoops prediction: Penn State 77, UI 64

No. 14 Penn State at Illinois, 8 p.m. Thursday


Illinois (7-7, 0-1 Big Ten)


Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     13.9

Jan. 9 Illini women's basketball chat

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 11:00am

Ask beat writer Jeff Huth about the Illini's chances against No. 14 Penn State

Women's basketball game now set for Jan. 15

CHAMPAIGN — The postponed women’s basketball game between Illinois and Northwestern at Evanston has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan 15.

The Illini and Wildcats will tip off 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Northwestern-Michigan State men’s game, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Women's basketball game postponed

CHAMPAIGN — Judging by what coach Matt Bollant saw Sunday during practice, his Illini women’s basketball team is eager to rebound from a Big Ten-opening loss.
Instead, Illinois will be forced to wait a few extra days to get back on the court against a conference opponent.

Wisconsin 76, UI women 64 (OT): 'That was disappointing'

CHAMPAIGN — Taylor Wurtz experienced back pain so severe last season that she called it quits after five games in order to undergo surgery.

On Friday night, the good-as-new Wisconsin fifth-year senior guard was a real back-breaker against Illinois.

LIVE! Wisconsin at State Farm Center

Final: Wisconsin 76, Illinois 64 (OT)

The Illini were outscored 18-6 in overtime and lost their Big Ten opener Friday night at State Farm Center.

Junior guard Ivory Crawford led Illinois (7-7, 0-1 Big Ten) with 20 points.

Senior guard Taylor Wurtz led Wisconsin (8-5, 1-0) with a double-double (27 points, 19 rebounds).

UI and Wisconsin womens basketball

Illinois and Wisconsin their NCAA basketball game at State Farm Center in Champaign Friday, January 3, 2014. 

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