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Women’s basketball pulls off second straight win

By Joren Apiquian | November 25, 2015

Women’s basketball (2-1, 0-0 MAC) defeated Eastern Illinois University (1-4) at home Tuesday with a final score of 79-63.NIU shot 51 percent (30-58) from the field and controlled the majority of the game in terms of paint and glass play. The Huskies...

NIU women’s basketball: Head coach Kathi Bennett guides Huskies through troubling times

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2015

Women’s basketball won 12 games and lost 17 times in 2014-15. It went 8-10 in conference play and was bounced from the MAC Tournament in the first round. It registered only three victories away from home.Yet, 2014-15 proved to be head coach Kathi Bennett’s...

Danny Pulliam (left), redshirt senior point guard, dribbles the ball Feb. 9 at the Convocation Center against the Ball State Cardinals. After working her way back from an injury last season, Pulliam will take on an increased role with other players recovering from offseason injuries early this season.

Injuries plague women’s basketball

By Frank Gogola | October 28, 2014

Women’s basketball is focused on healing up for the conference season as it heads into the 2014-15 campaign with nearly half its roster expected to miss part or all of the season.Of the 14-woman roster, three Huskies will miss the entire season, while...

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,...

Harris on path to bright future

By Frank Gogola | March 3, 2014

Freshman forward Jazmine Harris oozes with potential — a potential still being molded into a consistent post presence at the college level.Harris, from West Allis, Wis., averaged 14.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 2.1 assists and 1.3 blocks per...

Women’s basketball splits weekend

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2014

Women’s basketball ended its six-game losing streak with a Thursday victory, but it fell back into the loss column Sunday.The Huskies (9-17, 5-11 MAC) defeated the Toledo Rockets (13-14, 8-8 MAC), 68-59, Thursday at the Convocation Center. They then...

Women’s hoops can’t hold on vs. Chippewas

By Frank Gogola | February 23, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its sixth straight game when it failed to keep up with Central Michigan’s high-powered offense.The Huskies (8-16, 4-10 MAC) fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas (17-9, 13-1 MAC), 85-77, Saturday at the Convocation Center.Trailing...

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,...

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...