Illinois Bows Out of WNIT

Jenna Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night.

Jenna Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night.

March 23, 2007

Illinois' 2006-07 season came to a close Thursday night in Manhattan, Kansas, with a 66-51 loss to Kansas State in front of 1,747 fans at Bramlage Coliseum on the third round of the postseason WNIT. The Illini trailed by just one at halftime, but KSU pulled away with a 9-0 midway through the second half to move onto the quarterfinals. Illinois finished the season 19-12 overall, finished fourth in the Big Ten, and advanced to the postseason for the 10th time in the last 11 years. Full Story