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Women’s basketball regroups after lead scorer injury

By Bob Kreider | February 25, 2013

The women’s basketball team is approaching the end of its regular season and has three games left before the start of the MAC tournament. NIU is 7-19, 2-11 MAC and hasn’t been able to win consistently. Injuries have plagued the team and the loss of...

Women’s basketball to take on Bowling Green

By Bob Kreider | February 13, 2013

The women’s basketball team is set to continue MAC play against Bowling Green this Saturday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies (7-16, 2-8 MAC) look to secure a third straight MAC win against Bowling Green (15-8, 6-4 MAC). The small but exciting...

Sophomore forward Jada Buggs attacks the basket during the Huskies game against the Akron Zips.

Women’s basketball set for Ohio

By Bob Kreider | February 5, 2013

As if things couldn’t get any worse for the women’s basketball team, the Huskies now have to finish the season without their leading scorer, senior forward Satavia Taylor. Head coach Kathi Bennett confirmed Tuesday that Taylor tore her ACL in the...

Taylor hopes to make best of time at NIU

By Jacob Onak | December 4, 2012

NIU women’s basketball has guard/forward Satavia Taylor listed as a senior, but Taylor took a curvy road to get to NIU. After playing a season and a half at Loyola University in Chicago, Taylor transferred in the first semester of the 2010-2011 season....

Buggs gives women’s basketball an offensive boost

By Jacob Onak | November 27, 2012

This season, NIU women’s basketball has access to red shirt sophomore forward Jada Buggs, and the Elkhart, Ind., native has made an immediate impact for the Huskies squad. Buggs transferred in from Wisconsin after her freshman season but because of...

Women’s basketball plays hard, falls by a point to Jackrabbits

By Jacob Onak | November 25, 2012

In its regular season home opener NIU women’s basketball put in a strong performance but fell short, losing to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 59-58, Wednesday. The Huskies got off to a quick start in the first three minutes of the game, going on...

Women’s basketball earns first two wins over weekend

By Jacob Onak | November 19, 2012

Women’s basketball continued its Preseason NIT Tournament action this weekend as it defeated both Davidson College and Morehead State University, earning its first two wins of the season. Strong play from sophomore guard Amanda Corral and sophomore...

Women’s basketball looks for first win against Davidson

By Jacob Onak | November 14, 2012

NIU (0-1) women’s basketball will look to get its first win against the Davidson Wildcats in its second game of the Preseason Women’s NIT Tournament on Friday. Davidson (0-1) is in the same boat as NIU as it lost its first game to a tough North Carolina...

Women’s basketball falls to Iowa in preseason tournament

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2012

NIU women’s basketball lost its season opener to Iowa 40-63 in the Preseason WNIT Tournament Friday night. In the beginning of the first half the Huskies came out battling and stayed with the Hawkeyes as the teams were tied 6-6, going into the first...

Women’s basketball looks to strong set of point guards for support

By Jacob Onak | November 7, 2012

Going into the start of the regular season it’s clear that NIU women’s basketball has strength and depth at the guard position. The Huskies have a number of players who can both run the point but can step out and shoot the ball. It helps that all...

Huskies look to cash in at Quicken Loans arena

By Matt Hopkinson | March 6, 2012

NIU women’s basketball will be in Cleveland, Ohio at the Quicken Loans Arena for the second round of the MAC tournament for the first time since 2009. The No. 7 seeded Huskies (13-16, 6-7 MAC) will square off against number No. 6 seeded Akron (14-17,...

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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...