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Junior guard Ally Lehman dribbles up the court in Wednesdays game against Ball State University. Lehman set an NIU single-season record for double-digit rebound games in a season but the Huskies fell 73-57. 

Women’s basketball continues recent struggles

By Joren Apiquian | February 18, 2016

Women’s basketball (10-14, 3-10 MAC) took a 73-57 loss to Ball State University (17-7, 9-4 MAC) yesterday, keeping the team at the bottom of the MAC West.Ball State dominated NIU in every aspect of the game aside from rebounding. The Cardinals had a...

Season looks dim for women’s basketball

By Christopher Loggins | February 15, 2016

Women’s basketball fell to 10-13 for the season and 3-9 in the MAC after losing a close matchup with Central Michigan University Saturday at the Convocation Center.NIU controlled the game in the first half, leading the Chippewas 38-25 at halftime. CMU...

Women’s basketball to go toe-to-toe with Ohio

By Christopher Loggins | February 4, 2016

Women’s basketball (9-11, 2-7 MAC) will have an opportunity to build on its last-second victory over Buffalo University last Saturday as it takes on Ohio University (17-3, 9-0 MAC).The Bobcats are 7-0 at home this season and have won 12 games in a row....

Courtney Woods, freshman guard/forward, dribbles down the baseline in a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies won 69-42.

Women’s basketball set for BGSU matchup

By Joren Apiquian | January 19, 2016

Women’s basketball (8-8, 1-4 MAC) will take on Bowling Green (5-8) at 7 p.m. Wednesday after a close loss to Toledo over the weekend.NIU took a 65-59 loss to the Falcons last season under the tutelage of former head coach Kathi Bennett and haven’t...

Shavonne Brewer goes for a layup during a Nov. 17 game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Huskies went on to win 69-42.

Road woes continue for women’s basketball after loss

By Joren Apiquian | December 7, 2015

Women’s basketball (3-3, 0-0 MAC) lost its third road game of the season, falling 73-58 to Milwaukee (3-2) on Thursday.The Huskies went down by 12 in the first quarter, scoring a total of only nine points in the period. Forced turnovers and clutch shots...

Women’s basketball splits weekend at SMU Classic

By Joren Apiquian | November 30, 2015

Women’s basketball (3-2, 0-0 MAC) fell to Kansas and beat Cal State Fullerton this weekend in Dallas at the Southern Methodist University Thanksgiving Classic.KansasThe Huskies and Jayhawks played a game that came down to the wire, but Kansas was able...

Women’s basketball pulls off second straight win

By Joren Apiquian | November 25, 2015

Women’s basketball (2-1, 0-0 MAC) defeated Eastern Illinois University (1-4) at home Tuesday with a final score of 79-63.NIU shot 51 percent (30-58) from the field and controlled the majority of the game in terms of paint and glass play. The Huskies...

Sophomore guard Georgia Breunig contests a shot in Tuesday’s game against Wisconsin Lutheran. Breunig picked up a block, a steal and an assist in eight minutes to help lead the Huskies to a 69-42 win.

Women’s basketball bounces back

By Joren Apiquian | November 19, 2015

Women’s basketball (1-1, 0-0 MAC) beat Wisconsin Lutheran (0-1, 0-0 NACC) by 27 points Tuesday at home for its first win of the 2015-16 season.Defensive dominance was a key factor in the Huskies’ 69-42 victory. It was an improvement from the first...

Freshman guard MiKayla Voigt drives to the hoop in Saturday’s game against St. Francis. Voigt scored 14 points and picked up six rebounds in her first career game, hitting three 3s and snagging two steals.

Women’s basketball takes blowout loss in season opener

By Christopher Loggins | November 16, 2015

Women’s basketball (0-1, 0-0 MAC) dropped its season opener on Friday in a 93-67 blowout loss to SIUE (1-0, 0-0 OVC).The Cougars outscored NIU in all four periods of the game, holding it to less than 20 points in two of them. They led by just five points...

Womens basketball prepares for official opener

Women’s basketball prepares for official opener

By Joren Apiquian | November 12, 2015

Women’s basketball (0-0, 0-0 MAC) will travel for a game against SIUE (0-0, 0-0 OVC) this weekend in its first official game of the season.The Huskies beat the Cougars the last time the teams met, taking home a 69-47 win in the 2014-15 season. SIUE...

NIU women’s basketball: Head coach Kathi Bennett guides Huskies through troubling times

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2015

Women’s basketball won 12 games and lost 17 times in 2014-15. It went 8-10 in conference play and was bounced from the MAC Tournament in the first round. It registered only three victories away from home.Yet, 2014-15 proved to be head coach Kathi Bennett’s...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies’ run in MAC Tournament ends in 1st round

By Frank Gogola | March 9, 2015

What happenedNo. 8 seed women’s basketball’s season came to an abrupt end as it lost to the No. 9 seed Central Michigan Chippewas, 49-44, in the first round of the MAC Tournament on Monday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedSenior guard Amanda...