Women's Basketball

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

Nebraska 75, UI women 56: 'Find a way to get better'

CHAMPAIGN — The Illini fashion statement pioneered by Lou Henson made its first appearance of the Matt Bollant coaching era Sunday afternoon.

Borrowing from the game-day apparel playbook of the former and much-beloved Illinois men’s basketball coach, Bollant donned an orange blazer for his team’s Big Ten women’s contest against No. 16 Nebraska.

UI Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska

A gallery of images from the women's basketball game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Illinois Fighting Illini at the State Farm Center on Sunday, January 12, 2014.  The Cornhuskers defeated the Illini 75-56.  A world record was set at the game for most people in one place simultaneously wearing paper crowns.

LIVE! Nebraska at State Farm Center

Final: Nebraska 75, Illinois 56

The Illini lost a season-high fourth-straight game Sunday, falling to No. 16 Nebraska in a Big Ten women's basketball game at State Farm Center.

Illinois (7-9, 0-3 Big Ten) shot 7.4 percent from three-point range (2 of 27) in front of a season-high 3,306 home crowd of fans on "Pack the Place" day.

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