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Claire Jakubicek
With the game tied at 47, Illinois Chicago’s Jasmine Bailey drove the left baseline for a game-winning layup with one second left to hand the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team a tough 49-47 loss at the NIU Convocation Center on Wednesday night. With no timeouts left, NIU quickly inbounded the ball to Courtney Shelton (Rockford,...
Courtney Shelton
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team earned its first road win of the season with a 73-40 decision over Chicago State on Sunday at Jones Convocation Center. Helping the Huskies (4-3) to victory was a huge shooting discrepancy as NIU shot a season-high 61.2 percent from the field and held the Cougars (1-10) to 25...
Amanda Corral
Trailing by as much as nine points halfway through the first half Sunday, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team defeated Temple 58-52 at the Convocation Center to give the Huskies their second straight victory and improve the team to 2-1. NIU avenged a loss from last season to the Owls, a 79-56 triumph for Temple...
Danny Pulliam
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team won its home opener in thrilling fashion with a 91-84 two-overtime decision over Western Illinois Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The last time the Huskies (1-1) reached the two-overtime mark was on February 18, 2003, at Bowling Green. That day, it took four overtimes for NIU to...
Ashley Sneed
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team dropped its 2011-12 season opener to Loyola 73-42 Sunday afternoon at North Park Gym. The loss dropped the Huskies (0-1) to 33-22 all-time in season openers. Loyola (2-0), who came into the game after a 77-34 win at Chicago State Friday, continued to play well against NIU as the...
Kathi Bennett
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball program received three National Letters of Intent for the 2012-13 season on Wednesday’s signing day from forward McKenzie Hoelmenn (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North), guard Alexis Lindstrom (Howards Grove, Wis./Howards Grove), and forward Nichole Wittman (Hutchinson, Minn./Hutchinson). Second-year NIU head coach Kathi Bennett had plenty of time to recruit the northerly trio...
Kathi Bennett
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team will begin its 2011-12 campaign at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, with an exhibition contest against Indiana Wesleyan inside the NIU Convocation Center. The game will mark the beginning of Year Two for head coach Kathi Bennett, who last year led the Huskies to 30 percent more overall wins...
The annual Huskie Basketball Tip-Off, featuring Northern Illinois head basketball coaches Mark Montgomery and Kathi Bennett, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown DeKalb. Montgomery, the first-year head coach of the NIU men’s basketball program, and Bennett, beginning her second season in charge of the...
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As part of the Mid-American Conference’s 39-game men’s basketball and women’s basketball television package, Northern Illinois will have at least three games televised during the 2011-12 season, the league announced Tuesday. Produced and distributed by the MAC’s regional cable partner SportsTime Ohio (STO), the games also will air on Comcast Michigan, Comcast Indiana and Comcast...
With the 2011-12 season nearly a month away, the NIU women’s basketball team will host its first practice Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the NIU Convocation Center’s Victor E. Court. Northern Illinois head coach Kathi Bennett, who joined the 300-win club last season, has already taken the team through two weeks of individual workouts and two...
With basketball season right around the corner, the Northern Illinois Athletics Department announced ticket price information and game times for the 2011-12 season of Huskie men’s and women’s basketball. A number of different season ticket options are available for Huskie fans this season, including the combined men’s basketball/football or men’s basketball/women’s basketball season tickets, priced...
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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