NEW YORK – He's had a Final Four team, two conference champs and six 20-game winners.
But Lon Kruger's never had the pleasure of coaching a team as highly thought of as the 1999-2000 Illini.
Illinois vs. Georgetown game statistics
As expected, the Illini officially added two recruits Wednesday, Palatine center Karen Hagberg (6 feet, 3 inches) and Glenbard West guard Kristi Faulkner (5-8). Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period (through Nov. 18), was the first day coach Theresa Grentz could comment on the newcomers.
"(Faulkner) moves well, she never stops, she''s constant motion," Grentz said. "She''s not afraid to go for a loose ball, and she''s not afraid to dive to make the play defensively. And the other thing is she''s an excellent shooter. She can shoot the three."
The date of the Illinois-Iowa volleyball match this month at Huff Hall has been changed to avoid a scheduling conflict with an Illini men's basketball game.
Game statistics for Illinois vs. Svaja-Edroma
NEW YORK – Wake Forest guard Robert O'Kelley carried with him the patience of one who had earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors, the confidence of knowing he never had lost to longtime Memphis rival Cory Bradford and a high level of stretch-run stamina stemming from extensive rests.
CHAMPAIGN – Just enough things went wrong Tuesday night to allow Theresa Grentz to keep the attention of the Illini women's basketball team in practice this week. Which, actually, is more than the visiting Lithuanian team could say.
Game statistics for Illinois-Wake Forest
NEW YORK – Warning: If you've got a bad ticker, suffer from hypertension or have a history of high blood pressure in your family, you might want to sit out the next few Illinois basketball games.
For the health of it.
Defending NCAA champion Travis Romagnoli had team-high marks in the high bar, vault and pommel horse Tuesday as the Illinois men's gymnastics team held its intrasquad meet at Kenney Gym.