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Former Huskies hooping overseas

By Matt Hopkinson | November 29, 2011

An old saying goes that one should always follow her heart.Nothing could be more true of two former NIU women's basketball players, who now play in the PLKK Polish League.Record setting players Marke Freeman and Ebony Ellis both enjoyed much success at...

Top 10 Huskies: #9 Marke Freeman

By Jimmy Johnson | May 1, 2011

She might only stand at 5'5", but Marke Freeman packs quite the punch. In her final season as a Huskie, the point guard took the MAC by storm. Freeman ranked in the Top 10 in scoring (eighth, 15.9 ppg), rebounding (ninth, 7.4 rpg), steals (first, 2.5...

Marke Freeman named second team All-MAC

Marke Freeman named second team All-MAC

By Andrew Singer | March 8, 2011

Marke Freeman was named to the All-MAC Second Team on Tuesday, two days after the NIU women's basketball team ended its season with a loss to Ohio in the MAC Tournament. Freeman joins ex-WNBA players E.C. Hill and Stephanie Raymond as the only Huskies...

NIU guard Danielle Pulliam plays defense in a game earlier this season. Pulliam and the Huskies were knocked out of the MAC Tournament on Sunday night by Ohio.

Women’s basketball season is all wraped-up

By Jimmy Johnson | March 8, 2011

Before the season started, NIU head women's basketball coach Kathi Bennett said that building the program would be a process. Years from now, Bennett may look back at this season as a missed opportunity for a talented senior class. The Huskies' (13-17...

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...

Seniors underperform in final game

By Katie Leb | March 7, 2011

In every season, a final game is imminent. And while most players for NIU can look forward to next year, Ebony Ellis and Marke Freeman are not among them, as the two leading seniors could not help the Huskies overcome the shooting of Ohio (9-21 overall,...

NIU women’s basketball seals victory against Ball State

March 3, 2011

Looking to close out the regular season with momentum, the NIU women's basketball team sealed a 49-46 victory against Ball State in Muncie, Ind. on Wednesday night. With the win, the Huskies (13-16 overall, 7-8 MAC) locked themselves into a home game...

Women’s basketball wins on Senior Day

By Jimmy Johnson | February 27, 2011

DeKALB | Marke Freeman and Ebony Ellis got the memo that it was Senior Day for the NIU women's basketball team.The Huskies (12-16, 6-9 MAC) duo shined on Saturday at the Convocation Center, propelling their team to victory over Toledo (21-7, 13-2 MAC),...

Huskie Briefs: February 22

By Andrew Singer | February 21, 2011

Men's golf competing in Arizona tournament to kick off season Head coach Tom Porten and the NIU men's golf team traveled west yesterday to kick off the spring 2011 season at the Washington State Snowman Invitational in Chandler, Ariz. Fourteen teams were...

Women’s basketball comes from behind on road

By Katie Leb | February 13, 2011

For the second time this season, the NIU women's basketball team played an additional five minutes of basketball. For the first time, the team claimed victory at the end, taming Buffalo in a decisive overtime period to take the game 61-53, snapping the...

Women’s basketball looks to bounce back against Zips

By Jimmy Johnson | February 3, 2011

Coming off its near upset over Bowling Green, which currently possesses the best overall record of the MAC competitors, the NIU women's basketball team will look to bounce back against Akron. The Huskies (9-12 overall, 3-6 MAC) will host the Zips (9-12,...