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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 basketball out of MAC Tournament after loss to Ball State

By Frank Gogola | March 12, 2014

Women’s basketball’s 2013-14 season came to a close in the second round of the MAC Tournament when it suffered its third loss of the season to Ball State.The No. 9 seed Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) lost to the No. 5 seed Ball State Cardinals (16-15,...

Women’s basketball’s offense can’t keep pace with Ball State

By Frank Gogola | March 5, 2014

In a game of runs, women’s basketball couldn’t find the offensive firepower to match Ball State’s 3-point barrage Wednesday.The Huskies (9-18, 5-12 MAC) lost to the Ball State Cardinals (13-15, 8-9 MAC), 67-57, at the John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie,...

Corral charges forward

By Frank Gogola | February 24, 2014

Junior guard Amanda Corral is the definition of a do-it-all player.Corral, who reached the 1,000-point plateau Saturday at the Convocation Center against Western Michigan, has the ability to score at will, dish out assists, grab rebounds, disrupt the...

Women’s basketball dropped

By Frank Gogola | February 19, 2014

Women’s basketball’s longest losing streak of the season continued, as it gave up a season-high 89 points WednesdayThe Huskies (8-15, 4-9 MAC) lost to the Akron Zips (16-8, 10-3 MAC), 89-75, at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio. They have lost...

Women’s basketball can’t run with Bulls

By Frank Gogola | February 16, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its season-high fourth straight game after it collapsed in the second half against Buffalo this weekend.The Huskies (8-14, 4-8 MAC) fell to the Buffalo Bulls (14-9, 7-5 MAC), 66-57, Saturday at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.In...

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...

Lehman thriving in first season

By Frank Gogola | February 10, 2014

Don’t call first-year guard Ally Lehman a freshman; she doesn’t play like or act like a typical freshman.Lehman, a Nineveh, Ind., native, had numerous offers coming out of Indian Creek High School. During her senior season, she led her team in points...

Women’s basketball falls hard

By Frank Gogola | February 9, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its third straight game Sunday, as it failed to sustain anything on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.The Huskies (8-13, 4-7 MAC) lost to the Ball State Cardinals (10-12, 5-6 MAC), 63-50, at the Convocation Center....

Women’s basketball falls late vs. Akron

By Frank Gogola | February 6, 2014

Akron used a 7-0 run in the final 18 seconds to come back and beat women’s basketball after the teams fought back and forth in the second half.The Huskies fell to the Zips, 71-67, Wednesday at the Convocation Center. They led by as many as 13 points,...

Women’s basketball prepped, ready

By Frank Gogola | February 4, 2014

Women’s basketball returns home, a place where it has found success, today after enduring road woes over the past month.In a cross-divisional battle, the Huskies (8-11, 4-5 MAC) will host the Akron Zips (12-8, 6-3 MAC) at 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.They...

Women’s basketball’s offense falls apart

By Frank Gogola | February 2, 2014

Women’s basketball put forth another solid defensive performance, but it also had its lowest scoring output of the season, as it failed to maintain any offensive consistency on the road.The Huskies (8-11, 4-5 MAC) posted a season-low 43 points in a...