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NIU women’s basketball: Four pack of Huskies make Academic All-MAC Team

By Northern Star staff | April 21, 2015

A quartet of women's basketball student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC Team, the conference announced Monday.Seniors Amanda Corral, Alex Dumoulin, Danny Pulliam and Jenna Thorp made the cut for the award. Student-athletes must have a 3.20...

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 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...

Sophomore Ally Lehman (31) shoots a free throw Feb. 11 in the game against the Western Michigan Broncos at the Convocation Center. Lehman has played in 53 games, starting 50 of them, during her two seasons at NIU.

NIU women’s basketball: Ally Lehman aims high for future role

By Walter Douglas | February 19, 2015

Women’s basketball’s sophomore Ally Lehman is preparing to have a larger role offensively and leadership-wise next season.The focus is on Lehman because the graduating class of 2015 includes four key players: guards Danny Pulliam and Amanda Corral...

NIU womens basketball: Defense absent as Huskies tumble

NIU women’s basketball: Defense absent as Huskies tumble

By Frank Gogola | January 15, 2015

Women’s basketball had a rare off night on the defensive end as it gave up a season-high 65 points in a losing effort.The Huskies (5-8, 1-2 MAC) lost to the Bowling Green Falcons (8-7, 1-3 MAC), 65-59, Wednesday at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green,...

NIU women’s basketball: Huskies ‘slowly’ improve on offensive end

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2015

Women’s basketball has picked up four wins — and its first road win — in its last seven games after opening the season 1-4.The Huskies (5-7, 1-1 MAC) won back-to-back games for the first time this season before they fell to the Central Michigan...

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...

Women’s hoops seeks ‘aggressive’ play

By Frank Gogola | November 12, 2014

Women’s basketball opens its season in search of establishing its identity.The Huskies will get their first crack at that when they host the Illinois State Redbirds 6 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center in both teams’ season opener.The Huskies have...

Face Off: Better basketball season

By Steve Shonder | November 12, 2014

Men’s basketball comes into this season having completed the biggest turnaround in program history. It went 15-17 and 8-11 in the MAC last season, which was a 10-win improvement from the previous campaign. Now, the Huskies are returning four of their...

Women’s basketball upset by Lewis

By Steve Shonder | November 9, 2014

Women’s basketball couldn’t overcome a poor defensive performance in the first half, dropping its exhibition game Saturday.The Huskies fell to the Lewis Flyers, 60-49, at the Convocation Center. Lewis, of Div. II, shot 61.5 percent from field in the...

Danny Pulliam (left), redshirt senior point guard, dribbles the ball Feb. 9 at the Convocation Center against the Ball State Cardinals. After working her way back from an injury last season, Pulliam will take on an increased role with other players recovering from offseason injuries early this season.

Injuries plague women’s basketball

By Frank Gogola | October 28, 2014

Women’s basketball is focused on healing up for the conference season as it heads into the 2014-15 campaign with nearly half its roster expected to miss part or all of the season.Of the 14-woman roster, three Huskies will miss the entire season, while...