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Davis’ putback seals win for NIU

By Matt Hopkinson | March 7, 2012

NIU women’s basketball won its second round matchup against Akron Wednesday on a tipback by senior Kim Davis with 6.4 seconds remaining in regulation. Davis put the ball back in the net after a missed jumper by senior Courtney Shelton, and Akron (14-16,...

Senior Davis in exclusive club

By Matt Hopkinson | March 7, 2012

Kim Davis likes to lead through her actions for the most part, leaving the effort on the floor every game. The NIU women’s basketball forward took an interesting path to get to playing in the MAC tournament, starting her career at Eastern Michigan as...

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Huskies get defensive over MAC play

By Matt Hopkinson | February 29, 2012

Coming off a tooth and nail overtime loss to Western Michigan, NIU women’s basketball will now begin MAC tournament play. Ironically enough, they will be squaring off against, none other than Western Michigan. Only five games ago, the Huskies seemed...

Women’s hoops clip Redhawks’ wings

By Matt Hopkinson | February 12, 2012

Behind career-high performances from seniors Kim Davis and Courtney Shelton, NIU women's basketball defeated Miami (Ohio) Saturday, 70-58.Davis paced the Huskies (11-12, 5-6 MAC) offensively, shooting 9-12 from the field for 22 points.Shelton was a factor...

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Huskies humble MAC foe Ohio

By Matt Hopkinson | February 5, 2012

Revenge is a dish best served cold. For NIU women's basketball, it was able to warm up its offense just enough to stop Ohio Saturday.Right from tip-off, the energy level of the Huskies (10-12, MAC 4-6) was evident, as they came out aggressive on defense...

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Women’s basketball to play Akron

By Matt Hopkinson | January 24, 2012

NIU women's basketball will take its talents to Akron, Ohio for a MAC showdown.The Huskies (7-11, 1-5 MAC) won one game of their last eight, while Akron (9-11, 3-3 MAC) comes in winning three of its last four.Since the schedule alternates from road to...

Women’s basketball loses at home in MAC Tourney

By Jimmy Johnson | March 7, 2011

A run in the MAC Tournament was not in store for the NIU women's basketball team. The Huskies (13-17, 7-10 MAC) dropped their first-round matchup against Ohio (9-21, 5-12 MAC), 72-56. An early exit by NIU was an upset, seeding-wise, being the seventh...

Huskies lose by 27-points in womens basketball

Huskies lose by 27-points in women’s basketball

By Katie Leb | February 20, 2011

A successful trip to Ypsilanti, Mich. was not to be had as the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan 62-35 on Saturday. After beginning the day with eight straight missed shots, center Ebony Ellis put the Huskies (11-15 overall, 5-8 MAC) on the scoreboard...

NIU women’s basketball wins first conference game

By Katie Leb | January 20, 2011

Clamoring for their first conference victory, the Huskies can now say they have it. Taking on Ball State at the Convocation Center on Wednesday night, the women's basketball team came out strong and would not relent until it had a 73-62 victory. Leading...

A new asset to NIU women’s basketball

By Jimmy Johnson | November 18, 2010

Kathi Bennett had to do some late recruiting for the NIU women's basketball team this summer. The Huskies' first-year head coach started searching for players after freshman forward Jenna Thorp tore her ACL in late July. "I was just asking anybody around...

Division II Parkside UW defeats NIU

By Katie Leb | November 11, 2010

It took a re-jump to get the season started, but the NIU Huskie women have officially begun their 2010-11 campaign. Though Ebony Ellis won the tip off, the Huskies would lose to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Wednesday night in their only exhibition...