UI women at No. 11 Colorado,
6 p.m. today
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Sarah Hartwell So. 5-10 10.7
ATLANTA — When the starters were introduced Wednesday at McCamish Pavilion, Illinois’ Sarah Hartwell received robust applause from the 100 or so Illinois fans in attendance. The rest of the 670 folks inside Georgia Tech’s home arena stood and cheered for Hartwell, too.
Georgia Tech 93, Illinois 69 — FINAL
ATLANTA — Jacqui Grant and Ivory Crawford each scored 14 points, but 22 turnovers doomed the Illini in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge loss at McCamish Pavilion.
Illinois’ Sarah Hartwell, who played her freshman season at Georgia Tech, scored nine points while battling foul trouble throughout.
Much was made in the past few months about the splash John Groce has made on the recruiting trail.
While the job the Illinois men's basketball coach has done is no doubt impressive, let's not forget about another basketball coach on the Illinois campus.
Matt Bollant hasn't done a shabby job either.
Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Illinois at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. Wednesday
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Sarah Hartwell So. 5-10 10.9
CANCUN, Mexico — Stephanie Mavunga had a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds as No. 11 North Carolina defeated Illinois 87-51 Saturday at the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Resort.
CANCUN, Mexico — In Matt Bollant’s brief tenure as Illinois women’s basketball coach, his Illini have displayed an uncanny ability to bounce back quickly from losses.
Illinois did so again Friday afternoon, recovering from a 24-point beatdown one day earlier to handle Arkansas State 70-54 in the Cancun Challenge.
Thursday: Illinois (4-1) vs. Arizona State (3-1), noon
Friday: Illinois vs. Arkansas State (4-1), 2:30 p.m.
Saturday: Illinois vs. No. 11 North Carolina (4-1), 2:30 p.m.
Site: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya at Cancun, Mexico
Series: Arizona State leads 1-0; Arkansas State leads 1-0; North Carolina leads 4-0
CHAMPAIGN — Sarah Hartwell did a little bit of everything Thursday night.
The Georgia Tech transfer had nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists, leading the Illini to an easy 78-43 victory against Southern Illinois at State Farm Center.