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Illini Set to Face Charlotte, Delaware at Daytona Beach Invite

Illini Set to Face Charlotte, Delaware at Daytona Beach Invite











Illinois Starters Last Game (84-55 win vs. Oakland)
Pos. No. Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG APG Season Note
G 3 Makira Cook 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% FG
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 Record: 161-75 (.682), ninth year

Division I Record: 132-50 (.725), seventh year

At Illinois: 5-0, first year

Big Ten: 0-0

Series Notes vs. Charlotte

All-Time Record: First meeting

Record in Neutral Sites: First meeting

Streak: First meeting

Last Meeting: First meeting

Green vs. Opponent: First meeting

Series Notes vs. Delaware

All-Time Record: First meeting

Record in Neutral Sites: First meeting

Streak: First meeting

Last Meeting: First meeting

Green vs. Opponent: First meeting

Opening Tips

  • Illinois has opened its 49th season of women’s basketball with a 5-0 record for just the sixth time in program history.
  • Shauna Green is the first coach in program history to open her Illinois career with a 3-0 start and has pushed the new mark to wins in her first five games.
  • Illinois has five returners on the 2022-23 squad, including: Jada Peebles, Jayla Oden, Geovana Lopes, Adalia McKenzie and Kendall Bostic
  • Shauna Green brought in eight newcomers since being hired on March 21, 2022 – four freshmen and four transfers. 
  • Illinois’ transfers include: Genesis Bryant (NC State), Makira Cook (Dayton), Aicha Ndour (NW Florida State College) and Brynn Shoup-Hill. Those three programs went a combined 85-13 last season.
  • Shauna Green‘s trio of assistant coaches are no strangers to her or each other. Green, Calamity McEntire, DeAntoine Beasley and Ryan Gensler were on the Dayton Women’s Basketball staff together for four seasons from 2017-21. With those four coaches leading from the sidelines, the Flyers posted a 79-34 overall record across four…

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