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Women’s hoops poised for big run next season

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2014

Women’s basketball crossed a number of items off its to-do list this season, but it will look to take another, possibly even bigger, step toward bringing a MAC title to DeKalb next season.The Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) upped their overall and conference...

Women’s hoops can’t hold on vs. Chippewas

By Frank Gogola | February 23, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its sixth straight game when it failed to keep up with Central Michigan’s high-powered offense.The Huskies (8-16, 4-10 MAC) fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas (17-9, 13-1 MAC), 85-77, Saturday at the Convocation Center.Trailing...

Sneed showcasing leadership, drive

By Frank Gogola | February 11, 2014

Guard/forward combo Ashley Sneed doesn’t take the fact that she’s a senior as a free pass; in fact, she’s one of the hardest-working players on the team.In her four seasons at NIU, Sneed has never been the face of the team, but that’s not her...

Women’s basketball stifles Kent State

By Frank Gogola | January 30, 2014

Four Huskies scored in double figures and the defense allowed a season-low 43 points, as women’s basketball (8-10, 4-4 MAC) halted its two-game losing streak with a midweek win.The Huskies avoided their second three-game losing streak of the season,...

Defense lacks in women’s preseason basketball win

By Frank Gogola | November 3, 2013

DeKalb | Known for its defense under head coach Kathi Bennett, the women’s basketball showed signs of offensive life in its lone preseason game.Five Huskies scored in double figures as NIU held on for a 76-72 win over the Lewis Flyers Saturday at the...

Women’s basketball falls to Western Michigan

By Bob Kreider | March 6, 2013

The women’s basketball team closed out the 2012-13 regular season with a 50-58 loss Wednesday at Western Michigan. NIU took a 22-13 lead after junior guard Ashley Sneed nailed a jump shot with just more than five minutes left in the first half. The...

Women’s basketball regroups after lead scorer injury

By Bob Kreider | February 25, 2013

The women’s basketball team is approaching the end of its regular season and has three games left before the start of the MAC tournament. NIU is 7-19, 2-11 MAC and hasn’t been able to win consistently. Injuries have plagued the team and the loss of...

Women’s basketball fail to topple Sycamores

By Jacob Onak | December 4, 2012

NIU women’s basketball fell to the Indiana State Sycamores 52-58 last night after a close game in Terra Haute, Indiana. Indiana State came out struggling missing its first seven shots and allowed NIU to get out in front 9-6 at the first media timeout...

Womens hoops ready to face Ball State

Women’s hoops ready to face Ball State

By Matt Hopkinson | February 15, 2012

NIU women's basketball has stepped up its game since its first meeting with Ball State earlier this season.The Huskies (11-12, 5-6 MAC) lost to Ball State (8-16, 3-8 MAC) on Jan. 11, 50-43. NIU has won five of its eight games since that time, while Ball...

Music connects women’s basketball teammates Sneed, Brown

By Jimmy Johnson | February 8, 2011

A freshman athlete will sometimes look up to an upperclassman as an example they'd like to emulate. When the NIU women's basketball team met the incoming freshman this season, the coaches wanted to pair the underclassmen with players they could connect...