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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...

Sophomore guard Georgia Breunig contests a shot in Tuesday’s game against Wisconsin Lutheran. Breunig picked up a block, a steal and an assist in eight minutes to help lead the Huskies to a 69-42 win.

Women’s basketball bounces back

By Joren Apiquian | November 19, 2015

Women’s basketball (1-1, 0-0 MAC) beat Wisconsin Lutheran (0-1, 0-0 NACC) by 27 points Tuesday at home for its first win of the 2015-16 season.Defensive dominance was a key factor in the Huskies’ 69-42 victory. It was an improvement from the first...

Freshman guard MiKayla Voigt drives to the hoop in Saturday’s game against St. Francis. Voigt scored 14 points and picked up six rebounds in her first career game, hitting three 3s and snagging two steals.

Women’s basketball takes blowout loss in season opener

By Christopher Loggins | November 16, 2015

Women’s basketball (0-1, 0-0 MAC) dropped its season opener on Friday in a 93-67 blowout loss to SIUE (1-0, 0-0 OVC).The Cougars outscored NIU in all four periods of the game, holding it to less than 20 points in two of them. They led by just five points...

Carlsen era to begin soon

By Joren Apiquian | November 2, 2015

Women’s Basketball is ready for a new and improved season as it welcomes new head coach Lisa Carlsen.Carlsen signed with NIU in late June this year after having an impressive run in her eight seasons at Lewis University. Her accolades include an appearance...

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...

Face Off: Better basketball season

By Steve Shonder | November 12, 2014

Men’s basketball comes into this season having completed the biggest turnaround in program history. It went 15-17 and 8-11 in the MAC last season, which was a 10-win improvement from the previous campaign. Now, the Huskies are returning four of their...

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 hoops poised for big run next season

By Frank Gogola | March 16, 2014

Women’s basketball crossed a number of items off its to-do list this season, but it will look to take another, possibly even bigger, step toward bringing a MAC title to DeKalb next season.The Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) upped their overall and conference...

Women’s basketball out of MAC Tournament after loss to Ball State

By Frank Gogola | March 12, 2014

Women’s basketball’s 2013-14 season came to a close in the second round of the MAC Tournament when it suffered its third loss of the season to Ball State.The No. 9 seed Huskies (11-19, 7-13 MAC) lost to the No. 5 seed Ball State Cardinals (16-15,...

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 hard

By Frank Gogola | February 9, 2014

Women’s basketball dropped its third straight game Sunday, as it failed to sustain anything on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.The Huskies (8-13, 4-7 MAC) lost to the Ball State Cardinals (10-12, 5-6 MAC), 63-50, at the Convocation Center....

Augusta thriving down low in post

By Frank Gogola | February 3, 2014

Junior forward Natecia Augusta has brought a much-needed offensive and defensive inside presence to women’s basketball, but Augusta gained only after she and the team lost.The Huskies lost four frontcourt players — three of whom were 6 feet or taller...