The No. 21 Lady Lions (13-4, 3-2) take on the Illinois Fighting Illini tonight and we just wanted to make a few predictions and provide some insight to what we think will happen in tonight’s contest.
The Lions have struggled in Champaign and head coach Coquese Washington expects it to be difficult for her team. In the past four games, the Fighting Illini have dropped all four of them by a combined 12 points, two of which were one-point losses.
If the Lions want to win a Big Ten championship, they are going to need to keep their momentum rolling and get another conference win on the road to help them climb up the rankings in the conference.
Fresh off of a 93-73 shellacking at Nebraska, the team is confident that they can continue their winning ways and return to Happy Valley 4-2 in conference play.
Predictions and what to watch for:
Aaron Dunlevy: 79-64 Lady Lions. Watch for a huge second half just like the squad had in their last game at the Cornhuskers.
Tim Gilbert: 86-60. Watch for Maggie Lucas to record her 11th 20-point game of the year.
Dan Norton: 88-69. Watch for Mia Nickson to break out offensively and record a double double.