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NIU senior guard Chelby Koker (10) passes the ball down court to sophomore forward Laura Nickel (32) during the Huskies’ matchup against Kent State Wednesday at the NIU Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies bested by Kent State

By Nyla Owens, Photographer | January 26, 2023

The Huskie defense locks down UNI sophomore guard AJ Green Saturday during NIUs 64-54 loss against University of Northern Iowa at the Convocation Center.

UNI exposes Huskies’ weaknesses on defense even as second half saw improvements

By Jarrett Huff | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball defense was put to the test Saturday against the University of Northern Iowa. The team seemed to run out of gas toward the end of both halves, letting the Panthers run away with the game.Coming into the game, Head Coach...

Senior guard Myia Starks charges through three Crimson defenders Tuesday in the Huskies’ season opener. The team lost 59-53 at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball’s late comeback not enough as Huskies lose to Harvard

By Quentin Wilson | November 6, 2019

DeKALB — A second quarter run from the Harvard University Crimson buried the women’s basketball team 59-53 Tuesday in its opening game.“[It’s] obviously not the result we were looking for,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “We got a lot of good...

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...

Sophomore center Marin Maric pumps up the crowd late in the game. Maric scored 12 to aid the Huskies in the comeback win over Central Michigan 75-70 on Tuesday night.

Attendance increases as Huskies stay perfect at home

By Krystal Ward | January 21, 2016

Men’s basketball (15-3, 4-1 MAC) overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Central Michigan (9-9, 2-3 MAC) 75-70 on Tuesday night.Neither of the Huskies’ first two home games reached attendance of over 1,000 people, but the last two games...