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Tuesday night dog fight

By Matt Hopkinson | November 29, 2011

NIU women's basketball will take on Southern Illinois University tonight at the Convocation Center.Heading into this matchup, the Huskies (2-3) are coming off back-to-back losses to Bradley and Illinois State. The Salukis (2-2) are coming off back-to-back...

Erik Anderson, Northern Star File Photo-NIUs Kim Davis blows
past Temples Victoria Macaulay to go in for a lay up in a game
earlier this season.

Women’s basketball falls to Bradley, ISU

By Matt Hopkinson | November 27, 2011

While many people were enjoying a tryptophan-induced stupor for their holiday break, NIU women's basketball had no time to laze around.Thanksgiving was bracketed by losses for the Huskies (2-3), first to Bradley (4-2) and then to Illinois State (2-2)...

NIUs Amanda Corral 22

Women’s hoops looks to extend winning streak

By Matt Hopkinson | November 21, 2011

If previous performances play any part in predicting games to come, expect more excitement from NIU women's basketball. The Huskies (2-1) will take on Bradley (3-2) 7 p.m. Wednesday at the NIU Convocation Center. This game will be the third of a three...

Huskies survive double-overtime thriller

By Eli Gehn | November 17, 2011

Playing extra time in any sport shows how much tenacity a team really has. In last night's game, NIU women's basketball showed it could play with some extra spring in its step. The Huskies (1-1) defeated Western Illinois (1-2) 91-84 in double overtime...

Loyola will be Huskies’ first test

By Matt Hopkinson | November 11, 2011

For the most part, there isn't that much stock in results from exhibition games. This will have to be the case for NIU women's basketball as well.The Huskies will kick off their 2011-2012 regular season with a match-up against Loyola.NIU head coach Kathi...

Breakdown: Women’s basketball frontcourt

By Matt Hopkinson | November 10, 2011

Sometimes inexperience can be a detriment to a sports team, and other times, it can lead to success.This will be one story line sure to play out as the season for NIU women's basketball revs up. There are six new players in the system, and five of them...

Huskies fall to Indiana Wesleyan at home

By Abbe Barton | November 9, 2011

With the start of the regular season approaching, NIU women's basketball had its lone exhibition Tuesday evening against Indiana Wesleyan.However, the result wasn't what the Huskies were looking for as they fell 61-52."We take every game seriously, exhibition...

Women’s basketball to host Indiana Wesleyan tonight

By Matt Hopkinson | November 7, 2011

After only being able to play against each other, NIU women's basketball is starting to get a little cooped up.At 7 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center, the Huskies will play their first and only exhibition game of the season against Indiana Wesleyan."We've...

Women’s guards will feature former backups handling the ball

By Matt Hopkinson | October 31, 2011

NIU women’s basketball has six new players, but realistically, only one will be a member of the backcourt. Amanda Corral is a freshman, brand new to the system and game of collegiate ball.Satavia Taylor is a transfer from Loyola who plays guard on the...

NIU hall of famer takes Arizona assistant job

By Tony Osborne | June 27, 2011

E.C. Hill, former NIU women's basketball assistant coach, said though she enjoys the hot weather in Arizona, leaving NIU was not easy."You never forget where you come from," Hill said. "Northern is a special place."Hill, who is also a former Huskie player,...

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...

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...