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Dancer's squad pulls off another upset

URBANA — First it was No. 16 Notre Dame.

Then came No. 8 Texas A&M.

And on Sunday, the 22nd-ranked Illinois men’s tennis team upset No. 10 Texas.

The Illini knocked off the Longhorns 4-3 on Sunday, wrapping up a five-day, three-match gauntlet at home.

HQ women's hoops prediction: Minnesota 76, UI 66

Illinois women at Minnesota,
2 p.m. Sunday


Illinois (9-14, 2-8 Big Ten)
Pos.    Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Ivory Crawford    Jr.    5-10     15.4

Chat with Huth and Kroner

Beat writers Jeff Huth and Fred Kroner are taking your questions today.

First up is women's basketball, volleyball and baseball beat writer Jeff Huth. Ask him about Matt Bollant's outburst during Wednesday night's loss. Submit questions here: http://www.news-gazette.com/chats/2014-02-03/feb-6-ui-womens-basketball-...

UI women can't snap streak

CHAMPAIGN — Matt Bollant had given plenty of hints recently that changes were coming for his slumping Illinois women’s basketball team.

On Wednesday night, the second-year Illini coach showed just how serious he was about shaking things up.

LIVE! Michigan State at State Farm Center

Final: Michigan State 69, Illinois 53

The No. 24 Spartans handed the Illini their fourth straight loss, 69-53, Thursday night at State Farm Center.

Preview: Illini vs. Michigan State

Sneak Peek
No. 24 Michigan State
at Illinois,
7 p.m. Wednesday


Illinois (9-13, 2-7 Big Ten)

Feb. 6 UI women's basketball chat

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:00am

Ask beat writer Jeff Huth about the Illini's performance Wednesday night against Michigan State.

Indiana 77, UI women 58: Defense 'disappointing'

CHAMPAIGN — Three days after his Illinois women’s basketball team yielded a whopping 90 points, the last thing Matt Bollant expected to see Sunday afternoon was a game-opening defensive meltdown.

Illinois vs Indiana Women's Basketball

University of Illinois Women's BAsketball vs Indiana, Sunday February 2, 2014 at the State Farm Center. Indiana defeated Illinois 77-58. 

LIVE! Indiana at State Farm Center

Final: Indiana 77, Illinois 58

The Illini lost their third in a row and eighth in their last 10 games Sunday afternoon, falling to Indiana 77-58 at State Farm Center.

The Hoosiers trio of starting freshmen guards -- Alexis Gassion, Larryn Brooks and Taylor Agler -- combined for 51 points. Indiana (16-6, 3-6) halted a three-game losing streak.