Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Purdue 80, UI women 68: 'We definitely fought hard'

CHAMPAIGN — When Jacqui Grant was whistled for her third foul merely 35 seconds into the second half Monday night, the Illinois center did what most basketball players in that situation would:

Look toward her team’s bench in anticipation of being replaced on the floor.

LIVE! Purdue at State Farm Center

Final: Purdue 80, Illinois 68

No. 19 Purdue pulled way from the Illini in the final 8 1/2 minutes to capture its fourth straight victory Monday night at State Farm Center.

The Illini (9-11, 2-5 Big Ten) pulled within 56-54 but were outscored 24-14 thereafter.

UI Womens Basketball vs. Purdue

Illinois vs. Purdue in an NCAA women's basketball game at the State Farm Center on the UI campus in Champaign on Monday, January 27, 2014.

HQ prediction: Purdue 76, UI women 72

Sneak Peek:
No. 22 Purdue at Illinois
6 p.m. today


Illinois (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten)
Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     15.3

UI women 61, MSU 51: 'Anything is possible'

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It isn’t always easy going home. Just ask Illinois’ Amber Moore.

Moore, who played high school basketball at Detroit Country Day, made her final trip to Michigan as a collegiate player a memorable one, helping the Illini defeat Michigan State 61-51 on Thursday night in Big Ten women’s basketball.

HQ women's hoops prediction: Michigan St. 71, UI 62

Sneak Peek: Illinois at Michigan State, 6 p.m. Thursday


Loren Tate: Rebuilding is slow process

Ohio State and Indiana have basketball problems of their own. The Buckeyes have dropped four straight, and the Hoosiers can’t figure out what happened at home against Northwestern.

Michigan 69, UI women 60: 'We continue to struggle'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A hard-fought midweek victory at Northwestern offered the promise of a springboard to better things.

Instead, the Illinois women’s basketball team wasn’t able Saturday to build on its success in Evanston. A Michigan team that dominated on the boards and at the foul line saw to that.

HQ prediction: Michigan 68, UI women 63

Illinois at Michigan,
11 a.m. today


Illinois (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten)

Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     15.2

HQ prediction: UI women 67, Northwestern 64

UI women at Northwestern,
8:30 p.m. today


Illinois (7-9, 0-3 Big Ten)

Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     14.9