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NIU women’s basketball drops third straight game in loss to Central Michigan

By Quentin Wilson | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball lost a nailbiter to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 70-66 for its third straight loss. “I felt like we had our chances against a really good Central Michigan team,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “I thought...

Redshirt senior Courtney Woods (left) looks to make a pass Feb. 1 during NIUs 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.

Woods becomes NIU’s second leading scorer all-time in loss to Ball State

By Justin Kelley | February 20, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods became NIU’s second leading scorer in program history. Woods passed Carol Owens on the list by scoring 18 points in a 97-89 loss to the Ball State University Cardinals on Wednesday.  Woods passed Owens...

Senior forward Mikayla Brandon (from the left) and Myia Starks get back on defense Feb. 15 during NIU’s 68-65 loss to the Western Michigan University Broncos at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball’s winning streak ends with loss to Western Michigan University

By Justin Kelley | February 16, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team fell short Saturday of picking up its third Mid-American Conference win. NIU fell to the Western Michigan University Broncos 68-65 after junior forward Gabby Nikitinaite missed a 3-pointer to tie the game at the...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods high-fives her teammates during a Feb. 12 game against Miami University-Ohio at the Convocation Center. 

Women’s basketball wins another thriller in OT

By Quentin Wilson | February 13, 2020

DeKALB — After being down big in the first quarter, women’s basketball won its second straight overtime victory, defeating the Miami University–Ohio RedHawks 86-84. Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods led the Huskies with a double-double, finishing...

Women’s basketball looks to improve home record Wednesday night

By Mattieu Koetters | February 12, 2020
Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods goes up for a layup on Feb. 1 against the University at Buffalo at the Convocation Center.
A clutch shot from Riley Blackwell helps womens basketball win in OT

A clutch shot from Riley Blackwell helps women’s basketball win in OT

By Justin Kelley | February 9, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team edged out the Bowling Green University Falcons 92-87 in overtime Saturday. NIU trailed Bowling Green late in the fourth quarter, but with five seconds left, junior forward Riley Blackwell nailed a 3-pointer to...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods Wednesday during NIUs  85-79 loss to Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

Turnovers sink women’s basketball in Ypsilanti

By Justin Kelley | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team drops to 5-13 on the year, after a 62-55 loss to the Easten Michigan University Eagles on Saturday. NIU struggled with ball control throughout the game, giving up 21 turnovers.EMU took full advantage, scoring...

Womens basketball looks to continue improved play in search of win

Women’s basketball looks to continue improved play in search of win

By Mattieu Koetters | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel to face the Eastern Michigan University Eagles 1 p.m. Saturday at the EMU Convocation Center.The Huskies look forward to their next challenge after tasting defeat in their last matchup, falling to...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods Wednesday during NIUs  85-79 loss to Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

NIU’s comeback falls short despite 17 and 17 night from A’Jah Davis

By Quentin Wilson | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Despite a good shooting performance, the women’s basketball team suffered its fifth conference loss Wednesday after an 85-79 defeat to the Ohio University Bobcats.“We had opportunities to really close this gap that we are going to want...

Student perspective: Australia native Courtney Woods’ family affected by bushfires

By Alma Garcia | January 22, 2020

Courtney Woods, redshirt senior forward for the women’s basketball team and Brisbane, Australia native, finds herself far from home during a national disaster. Burning since September, the Australian bushfires have destroyed approximately 27 million...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods dribbles the ball past a defender.

Women’s basketball takes first MAC win

By Justin Kelley | January 21, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team picked up its first Mid American Conference win Saturday, defeating the Akron University Zips, 70-65. Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods made history during the game by passing Tammy Hinchee for third place...

Redshirt senior forward Ally May finds space for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Fourth-quarter struggles cripple Huskies in loss to Milwaukee

By Justin Kelley | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — Turnovers and an inability to score in opportune situations Thursday led to the demise of the women’s basketball team. NIU lost 78-65 to the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers, falling to 3-5 on the season.NIU had control most of...