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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,...

Women’s basketball focused, ready

By Frank Gogola | January 28, 2014

Women’s basketball looks to avoid its second three-game losing streak this season when it hosts the Kent State Golden Flashes at 7 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (7-10, 3-4 MAC) enter the matchup on a two-game losing streak, as they...

Women’s basketball blows by the RedHawks

By Frank Gogola | January 20, 2014

Women’s basketball (7-8, 3-2 MAC) used a second-half surge with a strong close down the stretch to beat Miami (Ohio), 69-66, Saturday at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio.The Huskies’ victory over the RedHawks (5-11, 1-4 MAC) gave NIU its first road win...

Women’s basketball can’t beat CMU

By Frank Gogola | January 16, 2014

Women’s basketball (6-8, 2-2 MAC) gave MAC favorite Central Michigan (8-8, 4-0 MAC) a run for its money but came up short in a game that went down to the wire.The Huskies were forced to play the foul game down the stretch but were unable to close the...

Pulliam returns to the court with style

By Frank Gogola | January 13, 2014

Redshirt junior point guard Danny Pulliam is in the midst of her best year ever after her basketball career at NIU was put on hold for two years.Pulliam, of Pike High School in Indianapolis, joined the Huskies in 2010-11 and made an immediate impact;...

Women’s basketball handles Eastern Michigan

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2014

Women’s basketball (6-7, 2-1 MAC) grounded the Eastern Michigan Eagles (11-3, 1-2 MAC) with a 77-54 win Sunday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies held the Eagles more than 30 points below their season average (84.9), and junior guard Amanda Corral...

Senior Ashley Sneed (3) keeps the ball away from the opposition Nov. 12 against Mississippi Valley.

Women’s basketball unable to stay over .500 during break

By Frank Gogola | January 12, 2014

Women’s basketball (5-7, 1-1 MAC) entered winter break with a winning record (4-3), but one win in its past five games has it back below the .500 mark.The Huskies closed out non-conference play with losses at South Dakota State, vs. Northern Iowa and...

Women’s basketball happy to have Pulliam back after injury

By Jacob Onak | November 19, 2012

Last season, women’s basketball played the majority of its games without sophomore guard Danny Pulliam. Pulliam had her season cut short in the Huskies’ fifth game of 2011 against Illinois State, going down with a torn meniscus, and had micro fracture...

Women’s basketball looks for first win against Davidson

By Jacob Onak | November 14, 2012

NIU (0-1) women’s basketball will look to get its first win against the Davidson Wildcats in its second game of the Preseason Women’s NIT Tournament on Friday. Davidson (0-1) is in the same boat as NIU as it lost its first game to a tough North Carolina...

Women’s basketball looks to strong set of point guards for support

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

Going into the start of the regular season it’s clear that NIU women’s basketball has strength and depth at the guard position. The Huskies have a number of players who can both run the point but can step out and shoot the ball. It helps that all...