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NIU women’s basketball: Huskies to host MAC Tournament game

By Northern Star staff | March 5, 2015

Women’s basketball will host the Central Michigan Chippewas in the first round of the MAC Tournament Monday in DeKalb.Based on standings and tiebreakers, Saturday results are irrelevant; NIU will host Central Michigan no matter what happens.NIU is 1-1...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies come up short at Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Walter Douglas | February 28, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (11-15, 7-9 MAC) fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-11, 9-7 MAC), 60-52, Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happenedEagles sophomore guard Janay Morton made a layup to push the lead...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies prepared to take on Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Walter Douglas | February 28, 2015

What’s happeningWomen’s basketball (11-14, 7-8 MAC) will go against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-11, 8-7 MAC) 1 p.m. Saturday at EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.BreakdownNIU snapped its four-game losing streak Wednesday by beating the...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies end 4-game skid

By Walter Douglas | February 26, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (11-14, 7-8 MAC) stopped its four-game losing streak by beating the Central Michigan Chippewas (12-14, 7-8 MAC), 69-62, Wednesday at the Convocation Center.It was the Huskies’ first win over Central Michigan since 2011.How...

Freshman Kelly Smith (25) shoots the ball over a Western Michigan defender Wednesday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies saw their four-game wining streak come to a close with a 60-51 loss to the Broncos. Now, they hit the road for two games looking to start another win streak.

NIU women’s basketball beaten at the buzzer: Huskies left wondering as Kent State sinks winner

By Walter Douglas | February 16, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (10-12, 6-6 MAC) lost its second game in a row as it fell to the Kent State Golden Flashes (4-19, 2-10 MAC), 54-52, Saturday at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio.How it happenedThe Golden Flashes went on a 13-5 run with...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies fall late to Western Michigan

By Walter Douglas | February 12, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (10-11, 6-5 MAC) had its four-game win streak stopped by the visiting Western Michigan Broncos (16-7, 9-3 MAC), 60-51, Wednesday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedIn the first half the Huskies controlled the Broncos...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies grind out road win at Ball State

By Walter Douglas | February 2, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (8-10, 4-4 MAC) picked up its first MAC road win of the season as it beat the Ball State Cardinals (10-10, 6-3 MAC), 65-62, Saturday at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.How it happenedThe Huskies led the Cardinals by 13 points,...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies blown out by Ohio Bobcats

By Walter Douglas | January 22, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (6-9, 2-3 MAC) lost to the Ohio Bobcats (14-3, 5-1 MAC), 67-40, Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio.How it happenedNIU led 3-2 early on, but the Bobcats went on a 10-0 run, and the Huskies were never able to contain the Bobcats’...

NIU women’s basketball recap: Huskies 66, Kent State Golden Flashes 49

January 18, 2015

What happenedWomen’s basketball (6-8, 2-2 MAC) put together one of its most complete games of the season as it beat the Kent State Golden Flashes (3-13, 1-4 MAC), 66-49, Saturday at the Convocation Center.How it HappenedThe Huskies used a 20-4 run spanning...

Women’s basketball salvages win

By Frank Gogola | November 30, 2014

Women’s basketball’s offense came out of hibernation as the Huskies picked up a win in their third and final game over Thanksgiving break.The Huskies (2-4) lost to the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 55-46, in senior guard Amanda Corral’s return Wednesday...

Women’s hoops seeks ‘confidence’

By Frank Gogola | November 25, 2014

Women’s basketball hopes to find its offensive rhythm when it hits the road for a trio of games over Thanksgiving break.The Huskies (1-2) take on the Eastern Illinois Panthers (1-3) noon Wednesday at Lantz Arena in Charleston.They will partake in the...

Bennett: Worst we’ve played

Bennett: Worst we’ve played

By Frank Gogola | November 23, 2014

Fifth-year head coach Kathi Bennett said women’s basketball’s first-half performance Thursday was the worst the Huskies have played in her tenure.The Huskies (1-2) dropped their second game in a row, losing 65-50 to the Valparaiso Crusaders (2-1)...