Highlights from the Huskies 60-49 victory over Miami (Ohio). Freshmen Kelly Smith and Renee Sladek each recorded double-doubles as NIU limited the RedHawks to less than 50 points, the fifth different opponent to score in the 40s.
The Northern Illinois women's basketball earned a complete team win over the Golden Flashes to improve to 4-4 in the MAC.
Became only the 20th player in program history to record 200 career assists on Dec. 17, 2014 versus SIUE … Closed career with 234 assists.
2014-15: • Appeared in 28 of 29 games with 18 starts at point guard; averaged 24.9 minutes per game and 14.5 minutes off the bench • Averaged 4.9 points, 2.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game with a assist/turnover ratio of 2.2 • Scored in double figures four times, dropping a season-best 16 points at Bradley (Dec. 30) on a perfect 7-for-7 night at the free throw line • Dished seven assists while adding 10 points versus Delaware State at the Lady Rebel Round-Up in Las Vegas (Nov. 30) • Shot 72.7 percent from the free throw line (32-for-44) • Pulled down a season-high six rebounds versus Eastern Michigan (Jan. 3) • Scored 12 points at Missouri (5-for-14), dishing three assists with two steals (Dec. 14) • Amassed a season-high four steals versus South Dakota State (Nov. 29) • Helped the Huskies to the second-best turnovers per game rate in the NCAA (10.6/G)
• Graduate student, looking to finish Master's in Sports Management in May 2015 • Completed her first full season after returning from two micro fracture surgeries in 2011-12 and 2012-13 [STORY] Nov. 8, 2013 - Pulliam Back After Long Rehab Road (Daily Chronicle): http://bit.ly/Pulliam
2013-2014: •Appeared in all 30 contests for the Huskies, starting the final 27 games of the season • Averaged 9.1 points, 2.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game • Reached double-figures in points 15 times • Led the Huskies in scoring in six different games this season • Led team in assists last year (88) with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.5 • Recorded at least one assist in 28 games, including a streak of 26-straight games • Registered six blocks and 24 steals as well • Team leader in free throw percentage (.733, 55-of-75) • Accounted for 18 points to set a season and career-high at Central Michigan (Jan. 15) • Was one rebound shy of her first career double-double as she scored 16 points at Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 18) • Distributed a season-high seven assists with zero turnovers at Toledo while scoring 13 points in (Jan. 9) • Also attempted a layup at the buzzer to send the game to overtime, but caromed off the rim • Hit the game-tying layup in the second meeting with the Rockets, helping defeat UT in overtime, 68-59 (Feb. 27) • Went 10-for-15 at the free throw line at Illinois State, finishing with 16 points to defeat the Redbirds, 57-52 (Dec. 5) • Had best three-point shooting night at Central Michigan, hitting 4-of-6 shots attempted (Jan. 15) • Recorded a season-high four steals in NIU's 77-54 victory over Eastern Michigan (Jan. 12) • Made first start of the season versus Bradley on Nov. 21, helping NIU to a 63-60 triumph
2012-2013: • Only appeared in seven games and started three contests before suffering a season ending injury • Scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes at Morehead State (Nov. 18) • Logged a season-high 27 minutes at Bradley (Nov. 28), scoring six points with a season high five rebounds and two assists.
2011-12: • Season was cut short with a torn meniscus and micro fracture surgery in her right knee after playing her final game of the season at Illinois State (11/26/11) • Averaged 25.8 minutes in five games • Against Western Illinois (11/16/11) posted her shortened season's best with 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting with three assists, three steals, and career-high eight rebounds in 40 minutes • Also made a career-high six free throws vs. WIU • Scored and grabbed a rebound in each game she played while recording three or more assists in four of five • Racked up eight steals in five games, including three in each of the first two games • Started all five games • Converted all but one of her nine free throw attempts.
2010-11: • Played in all 30 games and made 24 starts, averaging 27.1 minutes per game • Made Huskie debut at Minnesota (11-13-10), netting four points, four assists, three steals, and two rebounds • Was third in the team with 61 assists and 29 steals • Ranked fourth on the team with 92 rebounds • Played a season-high 41 minutes at Kent State (1-26-11) and at Western Michigan (2-22-11), scoring four and nine points, respectively • Converted a season-high six of seven field goal attempts vs. Illinois State (1-3-11), scoring a season-high 15 points in 19 minutes • Had season-highs of five free throws made and six attempted at Temple (11-23-10) • Pulled down a season-best six rebounds at Temple and vs. Eastern Michigan (1-5-11) • Dished out a season-high eight assists vs. Western Michigan (1-15-11) • Logged 30 or more minutes in 13 contests • Grabbed five or more rebounds on nine occasions • Had multiple steals nine times • Scored in 24 of 30 appearances.
PIKE HIGH SCHOOL: • Two-time team most valuable player won four letters on the court for Pike • Named to the IBCA All-State Honorable Mention team as a senior • Placed on Hoosier Basketball Magazine's list of top-60 seniors • 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee • Garnered All-County honors from the Marion County Coaches of Girls Sports Association after her senior year • Garnered All-City honors playing for Covenant Christian as a sophomore.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: • Daughter of Kimberly and Charles Pulliam • Born March 25, 1992 in Indianapolis • Aspires to coach basketball • Coached and officiated a youth basketball league • Enjoys video games, reading, shopping, and technology • Admires NBA point guard Chris Paul • Majoring in Family and Individual Development
PULLIAM'S CAREER HIGHS Minutes: 41, twice, last; at Western Michigan (2/22/11) Field Goals Made: 7, at Central Michigan (1/15/14) Field Goals Attempted: 14, three times, last; at Missouri (12/14/14) Three Pointers Made: 4, at Central Michigan (1/15/14) Three Pointers Attempted: 7, at Missouri (12/14/14) Free Throws Made: 10, at Illinois State (12/5/13) Free Throws Attempted: 15, at Illinois State (12/5/13) Rebounds: 9, at Miami (1/18/14) Assists: 8, vs Western Michigan (1/15/11) Blocks: 1, eleven times, last; at UIC (11/17/14) Steals: 4, twice, last; vs South Dakota State Points: 18, at Central Michigan (1/15/14)