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Illinois drops two more Big Ten games

The Illini can’t grab conference win No. 2.

Trevor Diedrich // Illinois Athletics

Another pair of losses against Nebraska and Iowa brings Illinois to an overall record of 9-9 and a conference record of 1-6.

January 17: Nebraska 77, Illinois 67

Freshman Aerial Scott led the Illini and set a career high of 23 points. She also shot 77.8 percent from the line and made 7 of her 9 free throws.

Senior Alex Wittinger put up 14 points and 13 rebounds, earning her fifth double-double of the season (31st career).

Junior Ali Andrews sunk her 100th career three-pointer too.

January 20: Iowa 94, Illinois 75

Illinois hosted the Hawkeyes for the annual pack the house game on Sunday afternoon. Four Illini scored in double-digits: Brandi Beasley (21 points), Wittinger (20), Scott (15) and Cierra Rice (11). Beasley lead with six assists and had a total four steals, Beasley led the Illini in points, and is just 4 points away from hitting the 1,000 career point mark.

Illinois went 5-of-5 from the foul line, and set a season high in attendance with 3,019 fans.

What’s Next:

The Illini will travel to Michigan State to play Thursday night and then return home to host Northwestern on Jan. 27.

And they’re still stuck on one Big Ten win since March 1, 2017. At least they got one, right?

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