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Former Northern Illinois women’s basketball players Ebony Ellis and Marke Freeman recently signed professional contracts to play in the PLKK, a Polish basketball league. Once former teammates and All-Mid-American Conference selections, the duo will now get a chance to compete against each other in a professional environment. The PLKK season starts in October and lasts...
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The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team dropped its Mid-American Conference Tournament first round matchup to Ohio, 72-56, Sunday night at the NIU Convocation Center.  The Bobcats (9-21, 4-12 MAC) claimed a 35-20 first half lead that sparked the victory as Ohio shot 50 percent to the field and held the Huskies (13-17, 7-9) to 30.2...
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The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team will host Ohio in the opening round of the 2011 FirstEnergy Mid-American Conference Tournament at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the NIU Convocation Center. “We can’t wait to play a very good Ohio team on our home floor,” NIU head coach Kathi Bennett said. “This is a great first-round...
MUNCIE, Ind. – Marke Freeman blocked a potentially game-tying three-pointer by Ty’ronda Benning at the buzzer Wednesday, securing a 49-46 win for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team over Ball State at Worthern Arena. “We knew it was going to be hard because it was (Ball State’s) senior night, and I was just proud of...
Ebony Ellis
After leading her team to an upset of Mid-American Conference champion Toledo, senior Ebony Ellis has been named MAC West Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Ellis scored 19 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in the Huskies’ 57-53 win over the Rockets. Toledo trailed by only two with 3:05...
Ebony Ellis
Marke Freeman, one of four seniors on the Northern Illinois women’s basketball roster, led her team to a 57-53 upset over Mid-American Conference regular season champion Toledo
Marke Freeman
The Northern Illinois women’sbasketball team dropped a heartbreaker to Bowling Green, 67-64, Tuesday night in Mid-American Conference play at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior guard Marke Freeman posted a game-high 26 points, adding seven rebounds. TheFalcons improved to 18-4, 6-3 in league play while the Huskies fell to 9-13, 3-6. “I am very happywith my...
Ebony Ellis
Ebony Ellis scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Marke Freeman scored 28 points as the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team defeated Miami (Ohio), 71-64, Sunday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies picked up their second straight win to improve to 8-11 and 2-4 in Mid-American Conference play. Miami (Ohio) lost for the second...
NIU Huskies women's basketball
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team shot 48.9 percent from the field, 12 points better than Eastern Michigan, but fell to the Eagles 79-63 in both teams’ Mid-American Conference opener Wednesday at the Convocation Center. NIU (6-8, 0-1 MAC) trailed for the entire game after a slow start put the Huskies in a 7-0 hole...
Marke Freeman
Senior Marke Freeman scored a season-high 26 points Tuesday as the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team held off a late charge by Western Illinois to win its second straight game, 73-65. The Huskies, who improved to 2-1 on the season, led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Leathernecks (0-2)...
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team fought back from a nine-point second half deficit to beat George Washington, 66-60, giving Kathi Bennett her first win as head coach of the Huskies, Sunday. “The one thing that we showed was heart,” Bennett said. “No matter what the score was, we played on and through. That shows...
Kathi Bennett talks to the NIU women's basketball team.
NIU’s Kathi Bennett era took another step forward Monday as the women’s basketball team had its first practice under the Huskies’ new coach. Bennett put the team through the paces for just over two hours, much of which surrounded developing her new team’s identity. “Overall I was pleased; I thought we had pretty good intensity,” Bennett...