Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball

The Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. Home games are played at State Farm Center, located on University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's campus in Champaign.

Illinois Fighting Illini Women's Basketball
2018–19 Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball team
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Head coachNancy Fahey (1st season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationChampaign, Illinois
ArenaState Farm Center
(Capacity: 15,500)
Nickname Fighting Illini
Student sectionKrush
ColorsOrange and Blue[1]
         
Uniforms
Home
Away
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1997, 1998
NCAA Tournament Second round
1986, 1987, 1999, 2000
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1986, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003
Conference Regular Season Champions
1997

Season-by-season results

Sources:

  • B1G 2014-2015 Standings[2]
  • B1G Record Book[3]
  • Big Ten Women's Basketball Statistics[4]
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Steven Douglas (1974–1976)
1974–75 Steven Douglas 10–11-
1975–76 Steven Douglas 15–10-5th
Steven Douglas: 25–21-
Carla Thompson (1976–1979)
1976–77 Carla Thompson 15–9-5th
1977–78 Carla Thompson 9–9-5th
1978–79 Carla Thompson 9–12-
Carla Thompson: 33–30-
Jane Schroeder (1979–1984)
1979–80 Jane Schroeder 6–21-5th
1980–81 Jane Schroeder 20–11-
1981–82 Jane Schroeder 21–9-2ndNCAA 1st Round
Big Ten Conference
1982–83 Jane Schroeder 14–149–96th
1983–84 Jane Schroeder 12–166–128th
Jane Schroeder: 73–7115–21
Laura Golden (1984–1990)
1984–85 Laura Golden 13–157–116th
1985–86 Laura Golden 20–1012–63rdNCAA 2nd Round
1986–87 Laura Golden 19–1011–74thNCAA 2nd Round
1987–88 Laura Golden 9–193–159th
1988–89 Laura Golden 11–186–126th
1989–90 Laura Golden 11–175–138th
Laura Golden: 83–8944–64
Kathy Lindsey (1990–1995)
1990–91 Kathy Lindsey 9–196–128th
1991–92 Kathy Lindsey 9–196–128th
1992–93 Kathy Lindsey 12–157–117th
1993–94 Kathy Lindsey 10–175–1310th
1994–95 Kathy Lindsey 10–175–1310th(T)
Kathy Lindsey: 50–8729–61
Theresa Grentz (1995–2007)
1995–96 Theresa Grentz 13–156–108th
1996–97 Theresa Grentz 24–812–41st(T)NCAA Sweet 16
1997–98 Theresa Grentz 20–1012–42ndNCAA Sweet 16
1998–99 Theresa Grentz 19–1210–63rdNCAA Second Round
1999-00 Theresa Grentz 23–1111–54thNCAA Second Round
2000–01 Theresa Grentz 17–169–76thWNIT Second Round
2001–02 Theresa Grentz 15–147–98thWNIT Second Round
2002–03 Theresa Grentz 17–129–76thNCAA First Round
2003–04 Theresa Grentz 10–184–128th(T)
2004–05 Theresa Grentz 17–137–97thWNIT First Round
2005–06 Theresa Grentz 16–156–107thWNIT First Round
2006–07 Theresa Grentz 19–128–84thWNIT Sweet 16
Theresa Grentz: 210–156101–91
Jolette Law (2007–2012)
2007–08 Jolette Law 20–158–109thWNIT Sweet 16
2008–09 Jolette Law 10–215–139th
2009–10 Jolette Law 19–147–119thWNIT Elite 8
2010–11 Jolette Law 9–232–1411th
2011–12 Jolette Law 11–195–119th
Jolette Law: 69–9327–59
Matt Bollant (2012–2017)
2012–13 Matt Bollant 19–149–75th(T)WNIT Elite 8
2013–14 Matt Bollant 9–212–1412th
2014–15 Matt Bollant 15–166–1210th
2015–16 Matt Bollant 9–212–1614th
2016–17 Matt Bollant 9–223–13T-11th
Matt Bollant: 61–9422–62
Nancy Fahey (2017–current)
2017–18 Nancy Fahey 9–220–1614th
2018–19 Nancy Fahey 10–202–1614th
Nancy Fahey: 19–422–32
Total:623–683 (.477)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

NCAA Tournament results

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1982 #7First Round#2 KentuckyL 80−88
1986 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 Ohio
#1 Georgia
W 69–68
L 64–103
1987 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 Bowling Green
#1 Auburn
W 80–64
L 58–92
1997 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Drake
#5 Duke
#1 Connecticut
W 79–62
W 67–65
L 73–78
1998 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 UW–Green Bay
#11 UC Santa Barbara
#2 North Carolina
W 82–58
W 69–65
L 74–80
1999 #7First Round
Second Round
#10 Louisville
#2 Clemson
W 69–67
L 51–63
2000 #6First Round
Second Round
#11 Utah
#3 Iowa State
W 73–58
L 68–79
2003 #9First Round#8 VirginiaL 56−72

Coaching history

Coach Years Record Conference
record
Conference
titles
NCAA
appearances
Steven Douglas 1974–1976 25–21
Carla Thompson 1976–1979 33–30
Jane Schroeder 1979–1984 73–71 15–21 1
Laura Golden 1984–1990 83–89 44–64 2
Kathy Lindsey 1990–1995 50–87 29–61
Theresa Grentz 1995–2007 210–156 101–91 1 5
Jolette Law 2007–2012 69–93 27–59
Matt Bollant 2012–2017 61–94 22–62
Nancy Fahey 2017–present 19–42 2–32
Totals 623–683 240–390 1 8

Source for coaching history [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

See also

References

  1. "Illinois Digital Style Guide". July 21, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  2. "Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball :: Official Athletic Site". www.bigten.org. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  3. "Record book" (PDF). Big 10.
  4. "Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball :: Official Athletic Site". www.bigten.org. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  5. "Illini Basketball History" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  6. "2004–05 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  7. "2005–06 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  8. "2006–07 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18.
  9. "2007–08 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18.
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