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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,...

Falcons make Freeman beat them

By Jimmy Johnson | February 1, 2011

Bowling Green head coach Curt Miller had a feeling that NIU point guard Marke Freeman was going to get her baskets.Miller's prediction about Freeman would be true, as she carried her teammates in the initial moments during the first-half of the Huskies'...

Women’s basketball loses nailbiter

By Katie Leb | February 1, 2011

Severe winter weather may have cancelled classes, but NIU women's basketball took the court Tuesday night at the Convocation Center.Taking on defending MAC champions in Bowling Green, the Huskies battled to the last second, but came up shy in a 67-64...

Women’s basketball: It is now or never

By Katie Leb | February 1, 2011

At some point in all of our lives we have said "it is now or never." And even if it has not been in those exact words, there has been an occasion where we come to the realization that we either have to focus and pick it up, or give in to failure and defeat....

Women’s basketball seeks road win

By Jimmy Johnson | January 25, 2011

The NIU women's basketball team will hit the road to take on perhaps its most challenging opponent so far in Kent State. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. If NIU defeats Kent State, it will be the Huskies' first three-game MAC winning streak since 2008-09....

Five minutes with.. Courtney Shelton, captain for NIU women’s basketball

By Katie Leb | January 25, 2011

More than halfway through her junior season as guard and captain for NIU women's basketball, Courtney Shelton has racked up some memorable moments this season. The Northern Star sat down with Shelton to discuss the action both on and off the court, as...

NIUs Shaakira Haywood fights for a loose ball in Sundays win over Miami (OH).

Women’s basketball wins second straight game

By Andrew Singer | January 23, 2011

DeKALB | Notching its second consecutive win at home against a MAC opponent, the NIU women's basketball team downed Miami (OH) 71-64 on Sunday afternoon. Led by a combination of Ebony Ellis' post play and the sharp shooting of Marke Freeman, the Huskies...

NIU women’s basketball ranks nationally for shooting record

By Katie Leb | January 20, 2011

NIU women's basketball's season has not gone the way it hoped. More than halfway complete, the Huskies stand at 7-11, with a 1-4 conference record. Yet the team has one element that has garnered attention. From behind the arc, the Huskies are shooting...

Courtney Shelton’s career high game not enough for an NIU victory

By Katie Leb | January 17, 2011

With the clock winding down, Courtney Shelton found the hot hand NIU needed to make a comeback run against Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday. In front of a home crowd, the junior guard was unstoppable at the end, hitting 14 of her career-high 29 points...

Women’s basketball hits the road

By Jimmy Johnson | December 5, 2010

The NIU women's basketball team has an opportunity to leap ahead of the two teams that are ahead of them in the MAC West division. Matchups against Central (5-2) and Eastern Michigan (5-3) will be on tap for the Huskies (5-3) during their winter break...

Women’s basketball offensive woes continue in loss to UIC

By Jimmy Johnson | December 1, 2010

An improved second half of play was not enough for the NIU women’s basketball team as they fell to UIC on Tuesday, 50-45.The Huskies (4-3) continued to struggle shooting the ball as they missed their first 15 shot attempts.“We kind of spotted them...