The NIU women's basketball team took part in the #Layup4Lauren Challenge Wednesday morning, honoring Lauren Hill of Mount Saint Joseph's fight for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). For more information, visit LayupForLauren.com
Highlights from the Huskies-Rockets overtime bout February 27, 2014, in which NIU defeated Toledo, 68-59. Northern Illinois outscored Toledo in the final 11 minutes of the game -- including overtime -- 28-12.
Photos from the Huskies 2013-14 home opener against the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes. NIU defeated MVSU, 79-60.
Will miss at least the first half of the season after sustaining an injury in the summer. 2013-2014: Appeared in 28 games off the bench for the Huskies as a spell forward Explosive player who scored in double-digits seven times Averaged 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game Finished season 63-for-150 in field goals (.420) in 380 minutes (13.6) Made collegiate debut UW-Green Bay, playing 16 minutes, scoring three points with five rebounds (Nov. 8) Scored a season-high 15 points with six field goals in back-to-back games versus Northern Iowa (Dec. 21) and Ohio (Jan. 4) Scored 12 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double in NIU's 68-59 overtime win over Toledo (Feb. 27) Also played a season-high 24 minutes off versus the Rockets (Feb. 27) Was a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line in a 14 point effort versus Central Michigan (Feb. 22) Finished 5-of-8 from the field with 14 points versus Eastern Michigan (Jan. 12) Accounted for 12 points in 13 minutes versus Akron at the Convocation Center (Feb. 5) Was 4-for-6 at the free throw line in a 10-point effort at Ball State (March 5)
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as the 23rd best prospect in Wisconsin heading into her senior season by MaxPreps.com Accumulated 382 points as a senior, shooting 52 percent from the field Was 14-for-41 (.341) behind the three-point arc Led Heritage Christian to its first-ever state championship in junior season Averaged 12.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in same season WBCA Division V All-State selection in 2011-12 Accumulated double-double averages as a sophomore, combining for 15.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Intends on majoring in Business Administration
CAREER HIGHS Minutes: 24, vs Toledo (2/27/14) Field Goals Made: 6, twice, last; vs Ohio Field Goals Attempted: 10, vs Northern Iowa (12/21/13) Three Pointers Made: N/A Three Pointers Attempted: 1, at Ball State (3/5/14) Free Throws Made: 6, vs Central Michigan (2/22/14) Free Throws Attempted: 6, three times, last; vs Toledo (2/27/14) Rebounds: 9, vs Toledo (2/27/14) Assists: 2, vs Bradley (11/21/13) Blocks: 1, three times, last; vs Akron (2/19/14) Steals: 2, at South Dakota State (12/17/13) Points: 15, twice, last; vs Ohio (1/4/14)