Illinois Fighting Illini Womens Basketball Tickets
2019 Standout Players: Brandi Beasley, Cierra Rice, Courtney Joens
Head Coach: Nancy Fahey
2018/2019 Record: 10-20 Overall (.333), (2-6) Conference (.111), 8-9 Home, 2-9 Away, 0-2 Neutral
Rivals: University of Missouri Tigers
Illinois Fighting Illini Women's Basketball TicketsThe Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball team has an impressive history of wins and tournament appearances during the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Throughout those years, the team made it to numerous NCAA Tournament games, including two Sweet Sixteen appearances. Additionally, the Fighting Illini captured the regular season championships in 1997. Although the team has not had any NCAA Tournament appearances since the early 2000s, the Fighting Illini has made it to the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) various times since then. In 2000 and 2001, they made it to the second round of the WNIT, and for three years, between the 2004-2005 and the 2006-2007 season, they made it to the first, second and third rounds of the WNIT. The team's last appearance in the WNIT came at the end of the 2012-2013 season, which was a quarterfinal appearance. Get your Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball tickets at StubHub today.
What is the Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball team's home stadium?The Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball games are played at the State Farm Center. For most of its existence, the facility was known as Assembly Hall but was renamed State Farm Center in 2013. In 2015, it underwent a major renovation that was slated to cost $165 million. Construction was done in such a way as to not disrupt men's and women's basketball games. The completed renovation includes four more levels of premium seating, including courtside seats at Club 53, an updated seating bowl, updated restrooms, better concessions, air conditioning and more. Currently, the stadium has nearly 15,500 permanent seats but has a capacity of up to 16,500 with the use of portable chairs.
What are some of Coach Fahey's accomplishments in women's basketball?Coach Fahey was named head coach of the Fighting Illini in 2017. Since taking over, she has brought the team out of a multi-year slump. During her first year, the Fighting Illini garnered a 9-5 non-conference record, which was the best conference record since the 2014-2015 season. During the 2018-2019 season, the squad started out with a 7-0 record at State Farm Center, a feat which hadn't been accomplished since the 2006-2007 season. Previously, Fahey coached the Washington University Bears and helped them capture 737 wins under her watch. While there, she became the only NCAA Division III coach to earn five national championships. As a player, Fahey wore the Wisconsin Badgers uniform and was a four-year letter winner. During her senior year, Fahey was captain of the team.
What division and conference do the Illinois Fighting Illini play in?The Fighting Illini shoot hoops in Division I of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference.
Are there any Hall of Famers from past Fighting Illini women's basketball?Ashley Berggren played hoops for the Fighting Illini from 1995-1998. She was inducted into the Fighting Illini Hall of Fame in 2019. In 1997, Berggren led the team to its first Big Ten Championship and was named Player of the Year. When she graduated, she was Illinois' top all-time scorer with 2,089 points under her belt. Berggren was also given the Big Ten Medal of Honor her senior year.
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