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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...

Junior Gabby Nikitinaite attempts a 3-point shot Feb. 1 during NIUs 64-63 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls at the Convocation Center.

Huskies head to Michigan to face the Chippewas

By Mattieu Koetters | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team will travel 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, Michigan as it will face the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies will arrive in Michigan hoping to carry the momentum gained from...

Junior guard Gabby Nikitinaite (right)- leans in for a drive to the basket Nov. 5 during NIU’s season-opening loss against Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies snap two-game losing skid as Woods, Koker lead women’s basketball to victory

By Justin Kelley | November 30, 2019

DeKALB — The women's basketball team picked up a much needed win Friday against the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles, winning 82-74 and snapping a two-game losing skid.NIU was led by redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods with 23 points and six...

Senior guard Myia Starks awaits at the top of the key Nov. 5 during NIUs home loss to Harvard at the Convocation Center.

Huskies struggle in third quarter after halftime lead, fall to Purdue on the road

By Quentin Wilson | November 25, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s basketball fell short of an upset Sunday against Purdue University, losing 68-63. The Boilermakers scored 21 points in the third quarter to gain control of the game after a halftime lead by the Huskies.NIU was led by redshirt senior...

Women’s basketball leads Big-10 foe at the half

By Quentin Wilson | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies currently hold a 35-30 lead at halftime on the road in West Lafayette, Indiana against Purdue University.Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods leads the Huskies in points, with all nine coming from beyond the three point arc. Sophomore...

Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods shoots over two Harvard University opponents Nov. 5 during NIUs loss to the Crimson 59-53 at the Convocation Center.

Redbirds thaw Huskie comeback in women’s basketball loss to Illinois State

By Justin Kelley | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team came up a possession short Wednesday against Illinois State University, losing 69-66.The loss snipped NIU’s chance of keeping a three-winning streak, and now sit 2-1 in their current seven road-game stretch. NIU...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies make comeback in overtime to surprise North Dakota

By Justin Kelley | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — Just after an NIU timeout with three seconds left on the clock, junior guard Gabby Nikitinaite put on the hero’s cape and banked in her layup.That layup ultimately pushed the game into overtime Sunday, and the women’s basketball team showed...

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...

Womens Basketball picks up historic win

Women’s Basketball picks up historic win

By Maddie Barret | December 26, 2018

The women's basketball team picked up a 114-52 win against the Chicago State Cougars Friday in the Convocation Center. It was the Huskies’ third consecutive victory, keeping their record on the home court perfect.“We knew we had to get out to a good...

Huskies extend losing streak

By Ryan Ostry | February 1, 2018

The women's basketball team (10-11, 2-8 Mid-American Conference) could not end its losing streak Wednesday as the Miami of Ohio Redhawks (13-8, 5-5 MAC) evened the career series at 19 games a piece."We definitely didn't play a good 40 minutes of basketball,"...

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...