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Illini meets Charlotte, Delaware, in Daytona Beach at an invitation < Illinois








Illinois Starters Last Game (84-55 win over Oakland)
position no Surname Ht. Year. PPG role playing game APG season note
G 3 Makira Koch 5-6 jr 16.0 4.0 3.2 10 of 16 3FG, 62.7 FG%, 7 steals
G 12 Jayla Oden 5-9 So. 8.8 2.4 2.2 4 steals, 14-for-19 FT
G 24 Adalia McKenzie 5-10 So. 13.4 4.2 1.2 9 OReb, 51.9% FW
f 23 Brynn Shoup Hill 6-3 So. 3.4 6.0 0.4 14 OReb, 6 blocks, 4 steals
f 44 Kendall Bostic 6-2 jr 9.2 9.8 0.8 74.1% FG%, 8 blocks, 2 double doubles

head coach Shauna Green

Career: 161-75 (.682), ninth year
Division I record: 132-50 (.725), seventh year
In Illinois: 5-0, first year
Big Ten: 0-0

Series notes against Charlotte

All-time record: First date
Record on neutral pages: First date
strand: First date
Last meeting: First date
Green vs Opponent: First date

Series Notes vs. Delaware

All-time record: First date
Record on neutral pages: First date
strand: First date
Last meeting: First date
Green vs Opponent: First date

Opening tips

  • Illinois opened its 49th season in women’s basketball with a 5-0 record for the sixth time in program history.
  • Shauna Green is the first coach in program history to open her career with a 3-0 start at Illinois and has set the new mark on wins in her first five games.
  • Illinois has five returnees in the 2022-23 roster, including: Jada Peebles, Jayla Oden, Geovana Lopes, Adalia McKenzie and Kendall Bostic
  • Shauna Green Eight newcomers since hiring on March 21, 2022 – four first-year students and four changes.
  • Illinois transfers include: Genesis Bryant (NC state), Makira Koch (Dayton), Aicha Ndour (NW Florida State College) and Brynn Shoup Hill. Those three programs went 85-13 together last season.
  • Shauna GreenShe and each other are no strangers to the trio of assistant coaches. Green, Calamity McEntire, DeAntoine Beasley and Ryan Gensler were on the Dayton Women’s Basketball team together for four seasons from 2017-21. With those four coaches on the sidelines, the Flyers went 79-34 overall over four seasons.

STORIES OF CHARLOTTE

  • Charlotte starts 3-1, possession wins via app. State (2OT), Coppin State and VCU as they lose to No. 10 NC State (96-48).
  • Charlotte posted a 22-10 aggregate win last season (15-3 C-USA)
  • The 49ers won the 2021-22 C-USA regular season and tournament championships.

DELAWARE STORIES

  • Delaware owns a 3-1 record, beating Longwood, VCU and Vermont while falling to Columbia (64-56).
  • Delaware went 24-8 (15-3 CAA) last season
  • The Fightin’ Blue Hens won the 2021-22 Colonial Tournament Championship to earn an NCAA bid.

THE BEST START TO A SEASON

In the first season under Shauna GreenIllinois women’s basketball got off to its best start since the 2014-15 campaign – a 5-0 mark – which ranks as the fourth-best start in program history.










BEGINNING SEASON TOTAL COACH
10:0 1981-82 21-9 Jane Schroeder
6-0 1986-87 19-10 Laura Golden
6-0 1980-81 20-11 Jane Schroeder
5-0 2022-23 open Shauna Green
5-0 2014-15 15-16 Matt Bollant
5-0 2002-03 10-18 Theresa Grenz
4-0 2018-19 10-20 Nancy Fahey
4-0 2015-16 9-21 Matt Bollant

THE NAME OF THE GAME IS DEFENSE

Illinois women’s basketball aims to keep opponents to 10 points or less per quarter. In five games, Illinois has limited opponents to 10 or fewer points on 8 of 20 chances. Opponents were kept below 15 points in 16 of those 20 periods.








POINTS ALLOWED PER QUARTER
OPPONENT Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
LIU 9 8th 7 16
State of Alcorn 10 fifteen 26 8th
McNeese State 7 5 13 13
Evansville 6 fifteen fifteen 18
Oakland 13 13 13 16

A PERFECT OPENING HOMESTAND

  • The Illini finished their season-opening home stand with a perfect 5-0 record for their best start since 2014/15.
  • The Illini toppled Oakland, 84-55.
  • Illinois’ last five-game winning streak came in 2014-15.
  • Four Illini ended up in double digits.
  • The win marked Illini’s 300th WBB win at State Farm Center.
  • Eleven different Illini scored and all 13 saw action.
  • Illinois’ most recent five home game winning streak came during the 2019-20 season.

4-0 START

  • The fourth win of the 2022-23 season came in the form of a 93-54 win over Evansville.
  • Illinois scored 90 or more points in their third straight game — the first time in the program that feat had been accomplished.
  • The Illini led 50-21 at halftime, marking three straight games with a 50-point half for the first time in program history.
  • Five Fighting Illini finished the third game of the season in double digits.
  • Illinois recorded 10 combined blocks for the first time since January 23, 2018.
  • The Illini secured a 4-0 start to the season for the first time since the 2018/19 campaign.

MUST GIVE THE KIDS WHAT THEY WANT

  • Illinois hosted its annual Field Trip Day on November 16 when the Illini faced McNeese State.
  • Viewership was reported at 8,141 – the 11th largest viewership in program history and a best in the last 20 seasons.
  • At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the school children began with a “We Want 100” chant. 31 seconds left in the game Camille Jackson sunk a free throw to put the Illini in triple figures for the 100-38 win.
  • The 62-point lead is the second-largest in the program’s history.
  • The Illini are now 5-1 in Field Trip Day games.

ANOTHER 30 POINT WIN

  • Illinois women’s basketball earned its second win of the season on November 13, defeating Alcorn State 90-59.
  • The Illini connected for 12 of 23 from beyond the arc, connecting the third most 3-pointers scored in a game in program history.
  • Illinois scored 90 points in the game, reaching the mark for the first time since November 5, 2019 against Chicago State.
  • Jada Peebles delivered 14 points for the 30th double-digit goal of her career.
  • Makira Koch dropped 21 points, marking the eighth 20+ point of her career and first as Illini.
  • Illinois shot from 3-point territory with 52.2% (12 of 23) better than the field with 45.2% (28 of 62).
  • student in the first year Cam’Ren Rhodes made her Illinois debut in victory.

SHAUNA GREEN ERA BEGINS WITH VICTORY

  • Illinois dominated the regular season opener, defeating Long Island 75-40 in the team’s first game under head coach Shauna Green.
  • Kendall Bostic recorded the seventh double-double of her career and recorded a game-high and career-best with 16 points and 11 rebounds
  • Twelve different players registered minutes in the 35-point win, while five Illini scored at least 10 points.
  • The Illinois defense didn’t allow a LIU player to score double digits – the first time since November 25, 2011 that no opposing player scored double digits, against Arizona State (Arizona State 51, Illinois 50).
  • Seven Illini made their orange and blue debuts in the win, including: Camille Jackson, Genesis Bryant, Makira Koch, Lisa Taponen, Aicha Ndour, Brynn Shoup Hill and Samantha Dewey.

FULL GAME NOTES (PDF)

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