Illinois had a big week last week, but have fallen short this week with losses to Rutgers and Penn State.
The Illini, now 9-7, are 1-4 in conference play.
January 9: Rutgers 71, Illinois 60
Despite an Illini loss, freshman Courtney Joens showed out with 13 points and matched her career-high with three steals. Junior Ali Andrews followed with 10 points.
#Illini Courtney Joens hits a trey for the Orange and Blue and knocks down three shots from the charity stripe to cut into Rutgers' lead herein the fourth quarter.#LetsGo— Illinois W Basketball (@IlliniWBB) January 10, 2019
RUT 68, ILL 60 | 55.8 to play
The Illini earned 22 points off of Rutgers turnovers, tying a season-high
January 12: Penn State 62, Illinois 48
Illinois had a strong start against the Lady Lions on Saturday, shooting 44 percent from the field to start off.
Alex Wittinger led with a total of 19 points and had 4 total steals.
Junior Brandi Beasley led Illinois with 5 rebounds and added 7 points. Freshman Aerial Scott also put up 10 points.
The Illini only allowed Penn State 25 percent shooting from distance and forced 12 turnovers.
Illinois will return to the State Farm Center on Jan. 17 where it will host Nebraska (7-8) at 7 p.m.
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