Minnesota at Illinois


Full Results UIUC: 197.575 Minn: 196.850
VT: Townes 9.925 UB: Knight 9.950 BB: Ramler 10.000 FX: Hooten 9.950 AA: Winner Score

The Big Storyline: Illinois learned to senior night home score in this generously but not egregiously scored upset over the Gophers. It was truly a complete, hit meet, and Minnesota also got the big numbers where it should have. Counting a fall on bars hurt the Gophers, a team that has had to count more falls than it would like this year. A near-197 counting a fall is very solid. Overall, though, both teams look very ready for the conference championships night session, where they’ll meet again with Michigan and Iowa next week.

Implications: The big shift here is in Illinois’ NQS, since we’re not dropping high scores. The Illini will scoot up to live No. 16, tied with idle Georgia. This year, the Big Ten is determining conference seeding via NQS, and this total has Illinois hop Iowa for the No. 3 seed.

Records: Illinois set both a team total and beam (49.525) program record, and had top-7 historical finishes on every event.


Current Rankings: No. 7 Minnesota at No. 21 Illinois

Why You Should Clear Space on Your DVR: This is Minnesota’s last chance to replace its 196.975 away number in NQS, the only sub-197 in its total. The Gophers host the Big Ten championship next week, so this is an important one. The Illini have a 196.225 to drop. Not a disastrous number, but it’s a total they can best by at least four tenths. 

You Can Fast Forward, but not Through This: Mya Hooten notched her first 10.0 and the Gophers’ first ever on floor last week, and she is more than capable of replicating the performance. Both teams thrive on beam: Mia Takekawa, Kylie Noonan and Shaylah Scott are Illinois’ headliners, while Lexy Ramler, Ona Loper and Mary Korlin-Downs are your can’t-miss Gophers.

The event is finished.


Mar 13 2021


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