NIU looks to make tourney run
Huskies look to build momentum heading into MAC Tournament
Huskies face Chippewas on Senior Day
The Huskies will face Eastern Michigan Thursday night
NIU heads to Muncie for fourth road contest in five games
2011-12:Made NIU debut at Chicago State (12/11/11) after having to sit out the first semester to complete her transfer, playing a season-high 39 minutes along with scoring 11 points, seven rebounds, a season-high three assists, and one steal while shooting 4-for-7 from the field...averaged 21.9 minutes per game in 25 games with five starts...led team in scoring three straight games against DePaul (8 points, 12/31/11) Central Michigan (17 points, 1/5/12) and Eastern Michigan (14 points, 1/8/12)...most efficient game came against Western Michigan (2/28/12) as she went 8-for-13 for a season-high in field goals made and a season-high 20 points...had four games with four or more field goals made and a shooting percentage of .500 or better...went 4-for-5 from 3-point land at Eastern Michigan (1/8/12) for season-highs in both threes attempted and made en route to a 14-point effort...posted a season-best 4-for-4 free throw effort against Eastern Michigan (2/18/12) for season-highs in free throws made and attempted...grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Indiana (12/17/11) and had five or more rebounds six times...blocked a season-high three shots at Eastern Illinois (12/29/11)...turned in a season-best four steals against Buffalo (1/22/12)...scored in 23 of 25 games while scoring in double digits seven times.
Previous School: Played one and a half seasons at Loyola University Chicago ... Due to NCAA transfer rules, was eligible to play for NIU in the second semester of the 2011-12 season ... Appeared in 22 games off the bench, averaging 9.5 minutes, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 2.1 points per game ... In 2010-11, saw action in eight games before deciding to transfer, averaging 13. 6 minutes, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 3.6 points per game ... During the 2009-10 season, played in 14 games, averaging 7.2 minutes, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 points per game ... In her collegiate debut, had three rebounds and two assists with a turnover in 12 minutes against St. Xavier on Nov. 15, 2009.
Prep: Key player for the Bolingbrook Raiders, which finished third in the ESPN `Fab 50' Poll for Girls Basketball... Averaged 8.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game her senior year, helping her team to the Class 4A Illinois State Title... During her four years at Bolingbrook, helped team to two State Championships and two Runner-Up finishes... Her junior season, tallied a season-high 18 points in wins over Lincoln-Way East and Neuqua Valley... Played under Head Coach Tony Smith.
Personal: Daughter of Samantha and Lawrence Cooper ... Born February 14th, 1991 ... Majoring in business ... Played on AAU team "The Dream Team'' under Coach Mike Henry ... Competed in the 2010 Orange Bowl Tournament, and was named the Most Valuable Player ... Admires Derrick Rose for his humility... Also admires Michael Jordan ... Enjoys eating, sleeping, dancing and watching movies ... Brother Joshua Taylor played cornerback for Ball State University football from 2001-2005.
TAYLOR'S CAREER HIGHS
Minutes: 43, vs Ball State, 1-13-13
TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS
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