BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Makira Prepare dinner was one of the best flooring participant Sunday at No. 5 Indiana.
And the star guard almost led the Illinois ladies’s basketball crew to its greatest win in 22 years.
However the Hoosiers (9-Zero) had totally different concepts, making sufficient key performs to carry off the Illini, who fell brief in a 65-61 loss to Indiana at Simon Skjodt Meeting Corridor.
Prepare dinner, who completed with 33 factors for Illinois (7-2), struggled with fatigue within the ultimate minutes.
Maybe it confirmed within the ultimate 10 seconds, as Prepare dinner’s layup try and jumper each fell in need of back-to-back Illini offensive possessions, with the Dayton switch having an opportunity to both give Illinois the lead or tie till late.
“We had a whole lot of alternatives down the stretch and generally these pictures go in and generally they do not,” Illinois coach Shauna Inexperienced mentioned afterward. “We received the snaps. I will have to observe the movie. I do not assume I might do something totally different. Makira was actually cooking and I received the ball in my arms and it regarded good that he made the entire sport. We’ll study from it.”
The Illini have been searching for their first top-5 win in opposition to an Related Press top-25 crew since Jan. 2, 2000, when Illinois defeated Georgia 82-65 in Champaign.