|Illinois Starters Last Game|
|G||3||Makira Cook||5-6||Jr.||17.8||3.7||4.4||Nine 20+ pt. games; 38.0% 3FG|
|G||1||Genesis Bryant||5-6||Jr.||15.4||3.3||3.8||Triple double vs. FAU, 2x Co-B1G PotW|
|G||24||Adalia McKenzie||5-10||So.||15.1||6.2||2.1||30 steals, 42 ORebs, 15 10+ pts games|
|F||23||Brynn Shoup-Hill||6-3||So.||6.4||5.5||1.1||40 OReb, 15 blocks, 11 steals|
|F||44||Kendall Bostic||6-2||Jr.||10.5||10.4||1.3||66.4% FG, 35 blocks, 66 OReb, 8 double-doubles|
Head Coach Shauna Green
Career Record: 172-79 (.685), ninth year
Division I Record: 143-54 (.726), seventh year
At Illinois: 16-4, first year
Big Ten: 6-3
Series Notes vs. Purdue
All-Time Record: Illinois trails, 19-64
Record in Champaign: 13-25
Last Meeting: L, 54-70 in West Lafayette, Ind., (2/17/22)
Green vs. Opponent: 1-0 – W, 78-62 in West Lafayette, Ind., on Nov. 20, 2021
- Illinois opened its 49th season of women’s basketball with a 6-0 record for just the fourth time in program history before suffering its first loss.
- Shauna Green is the first coach in program history to open her Illinois career with a 3-0 start and pushed the new mark a 6-0 start.
- The Fighting Illini secured a win in the ACC/B1G Challenge over Pitt (11/30/22) for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
- It took the 2022-23 squad just eight games to match the previous season’s win total (7).
- The 2022-23 squad doubled the previous season’s win total in just 16 games (14).
- Illinois won its scheduled Big Ten home opener for the first time since 2016-17 with an 80-62 victory over Rutgers on Dec. 7, 2022.
- With Illinois’ home win over Rutgers, the Orange and Blue secured an 8-2 start through 10 games for just the 10th time in program history.
- The Illini won 10 regular-season non-conference games for just the third time in program history, tying the program record.
- Illinois won its Braggin’ Rights game at [RV] Missouri on Dec. 18 and now owns wins over teams from the ACC, Big Ten and SEC in the same season for the first time since…