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Junior Forward Riley Blackwell goes up for a jump ball March 6 during NIUs 67-64 defeat to Ball State University at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball opens season with home game against Harvard

By Justin Kelley | November 5, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team is set to kick off its regular season 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Convocation Center against the Harvard University Crimson. NIU is coming off a solid performance Oct. 29 against Judson University, winning its preseason...

Losing streak at five for women’s basketball

By Ryan Ostry | January 25, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team could not get over the hump Wednesday in Athens, Ohio as it dropped its fifth consecutive contest, losing to the Ohio Bobcats 77-75 in a game that came down to the wire.“There’s a few things that remain consistent....

Huskies need spark from youth

By Eddie Garcia | January 18, 2018

The women’s basketball team headed into the 2017-18 season with a focus on its roster depth.Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said before the start of the season the acquisitions of freshman guard Gabby Nikitinaite, freshman guard Errin Hodges and the return...

Huskies have tough void to fill

By Krystal Megan | November 30, 2017

The women’s basketball team is left with a huge void to fill now that sophomore guard Janae Poisson is out for the season with a torn ACL.The Huskies are going to have to search for ways for their bench to produce in Poisson’s absence, as the sophomore...

Huskies dominate Bradley at home

By Ryan Ostry | November 30, 2017

The women's basketball team had no hangover from its last loss in Texas to Lamar University, as they won against the Bradley Braves Wednesday at home by a score of 76-52.“I was really happy with the way [NIU] came out of the locker room, “ Head Coach...

Women’s basketball falls to Big-10 Hawkeyes

By Krystal Megan | November 16, 2017

Women’s basketball suffered its first loss of the season when it faced the University of Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big-10 Conference Wednesday.NIU (1-1) battled but fell to the Hawkeyes 105-80 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.The Hawkeyes extended...

Huskies dominate Benedictine in Exhibition

By Eddie Garcia | November 6, 2017
Freshman guard Gabby Nikitinaite (right) dribbles past Eagles junior guard Casey Williams (left) in the Huskies’ 96-28 win Saturday against Benedictine. NIU will open its season 6 p.m. Friday against Eastern Illinois.