Illinois 67, N. 23 Florida 53
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) _ Krista Reinking scored 18 points and provided five assists as Illinois upset previously undefeated No. 23 Florida 67-53 Tuesday night in the first round of the Woodlands Plaza Classic.
Reinking and Currie Robertson hit back-back-to-back three pointers as Illinois opened a 14-6 run midway in the first half to finish ahead 29-22 at the break. Reinking wound up with 4-of-9 in three-pointers.
Florida (9-1) moved to within seven points of Illinois on a 10-6 run with 10:26 left in the game but could draw no closer.
Mahogany Hudson paced Florida with 12 points. Muriel Page had 11 and Crystal Parker 10.
Northern Arizona, which beat Virgina Tech 80-50 in the day’s other game, faces Illinois for the title Wednesday night.