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Jenna Thorp
With less than 30 seconds left in the game, Northern Illinois (8-12, 4-6 MAC) carried a three-point lead over Akron (13-8, 7-3 MAC). But an NIU foul called in the shooting motion of a successful three-point basket, followed by two made free throws, lifted the Zips over the Huskies with 18 seconds left and lifted...
Aksel Bolin
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team outscored Miami (Ohio) 25-4 in the final 14 minutes Tuesday night to claim its third consecutive victory, 53-41, at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker), sophomore Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) and junior Aaron Armstead (Chicago, Ill./Hales Franciscan/San Jose City College) each scored 10 points for...
Darrell Bowie
NIU Athletics will debut a new way for fans to enjoy their experience at Huskie men’s and women’s basketball games by opening “The Nelson Club at NIU.” The Nelson Club features enhanced food and beverage options throughout the game, different menus for each game and the opportunity to interact with athletic department, university and community...
Danny Pulliam
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team’s defense held Western Michigan to less than 60 points and caused 17 turnovers Saturday. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Huskies (8-11, 4-5 MAC) were unable to sustain an offensive rhythm against the Broncos (9-11, 5-4 MAC) and dropped the contest, 56-43. NIU only committed seven turnovers in the...
Amanda Corral
Northern Illinois University junior shooting guard Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) was named Thursday afternoon to the Capital One Academic All-District V Women’s Basketball, one of only five players selected from Division I schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. In the classroom, Corral has a 4.0 grade point average in pre-physical therapy and is averaging...
Amanda Corral
Four different Northern Illinois scorers reached double-figures and the Huskie defense held Kent State to under 50 points as NIU (8-10, 4-4 MAC) evened its conference record against the Golden Flashes (3-16, 0-8 MAC) with a 65-43 triumph. The Huskies out-rebounded Kent State, 31-28, improving their record to 8-1 when completing the task while also...
Aksel Bolin
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point second half deficit to defeat Kent State, 50-49, on Wednesday night at the M.A.C. Center. Senior Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker) scored a game-high 14 points and sophomore Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) scored 11, including two free throws with five seconds to play to...
Alex Dumolin
Northern Illinois fell to Bowling Green in a defensive showdown Sunday afternoon at the Stroh Center. The Huskies (7-10, 3-4 MAC) held the Falcons (16-3, 6-1 MAC) to its lowest scoring total in Mid-American Conference and home games this season, but NIU fell to the MAC East’s No. 1 team, 57-44. Junior Natecia Augusta (Peoria,...
Aksel Bolin
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team trailed Buffalo by just two with eight minutes to play, but the Bulls scored seven of the next eight points in the contest and went on to a 75-67 victory on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker) scored a season-high 17 points...
Jenna Thorp
After a solid opening half and a promising start to the second, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team (7-9, 3-3 MAC) could not continue its rhythm as Buffalo (10-7, 3-3 MAC) defeated the Huskies, 63-52. Junior Jenna Thorp (Hinckley, Ill./Hinckley-Big Rock) recorded her first career double-double as she she scored 12 points and grabbed 11...
Travon Baker
Four Huskies scored in double figures Wednesday night, led by a career-high tying 17 points from sophomore Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium), but the NIU men’s basketball team fell to Toledo, 77-68, at Savage Arena. The Rockets shot 50 percent (25-of-50) from the field. Sophomore Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) added 16 points, redshirt...
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As part of the ongoing commitment of Northern Illinois Athletics to community engagement, a “Breakfast with Bennett” is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Lincoln Inn in downtown DeKalb. The event will serve as an opportunity for fans to talk with women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett and other coaches at NIU over...
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