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MAC Leader Bowling Green Holds Off Huskie Women's Basketball Upset Bid for 16th Straight Home Win (2/8)
BOWLING GREEN, OH --- Northern Illinois University's women's basketball squad was hoping for a major upset, but Mid-American Conference leader Bowling Green State University --- ranked 27th in this week's USA Today/ ESPN poll and tied for 38th in the Associated Press balloting --- held on for a 66-58 victory Wednesday (Feb. 8) night which extended the Falcons' homecourt win streak to 16 straight. Story / Box Score

Huskie Women's Basketball Faces Toughest MAC Challenge Yet in Visit to Unbeaten Bowling Green State (2/6)
DeKALB, IL --- Coach Carol Owens and her Northern Illinois University women's basketball team has its toughest Mid-American Conference test to date with a Wednesday visit to Bowling Green State University, the league's only remaining unbeaten squad at 9-0 and 18-2 overall. Game Notes

Lowe is Latest Off-The-Bench Hero Helping Basic, NIU Women Pull Out MAC Road Win at Miami (2/4)
OXFORD, OH -- After an outstanding defensive effort, Mary Basic waited until the very last eight seconds to score her only points. But that bucket --- plus a career-effort off the bench by Whitney Lowe --- carried the Northern Illinois University women's basketball team to a 51-49 Mid-American Conference road victory over Miami (OH) University.Story / Box Score

NIU Women's Basketball Has First of Two Road Dates With MAC 'East Wing' Foes (2/3)
DeKALB, IL --- Having surviived a triple overtime battle at home with a Mid-American Conference East Division foe, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball squad now prepares for the first of two road games against "East Wing" foes. Game Notes

Northern Illinois Women Cagers Survive Marathon Three Overtime Battle With Buffalo (1/31)
DeKALB, IL --- Fifty-five minutes plus numerous bumps and bruises later, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball team claimed an 81-72 triple-overtime victory over the University at Buffalo in Tuesday (Jan. 31) night's Mid-American Conference game at the NIU Convocation Center. Story / Box Score

Huskie Women Try Get Back on Winning Track as MAC 'East Wing' Tour Continues Versus Buffalo (1/30)
DeKALB, IL --- Coach Carol Owens' Northern Illinois University women's basketball team tries to get back on a winning track Tuesday night when the Huskies host the University at Buffalo in a 7:05 p.m.. Convocation Center contest. Game Notes

This Time, Reserve Sparks Ohio Bobcats to MAC Triumph Over Northern Illinois Women Cagers (1/28)
DeKALB, IL --- Unlike the Northern Illinois University women's basketball squad's previous game, Saturday's (Jan. 28) Mid-American Conference contest saw a reserve spark the opposition to victory. Ohio University came to town and Lauren Revesz came off the bench with a blistering career-high 26-point performance to lead the Bobcats to a 74-62 victory over the Huskies at the Convocation Center. Story / Box Score

NIU Hall of Fame Guard Lisa Foss Wins MVP Honors, Leads Cardinal Alumnae to 81-57 Cage Win (1/28)
DeKALB, IL --- Could you name a better Most Valuable Player at the Northern Illinois University women’s basketball Alumnae Game than two-time Hall of Fame guard Lisa Foss? Probably not. At the same time, there were several outstanding Huskie performances Saturday (January 28) at the Convocation Center where the Cardinal Alumnae defeated the Black alums by an 81-57 tally. Story with Box Score

Hall Of Famer E.C. HIll Picked First For NIU Alumnae Game Which precedes Huskies vs.. Ohio on Saturday (1/27)
DeKalb, IL --- Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame guard E. C. Hill was the first pick Thursday (January 26) in the player draft for this Saturday’s (January 28) women’s basketball Alumnae Day Game which leads into the NIU-Ohio game at the Convocation Center. Story / Game Notes

Williamson Comes Off Bench to Spark NIU Women's Basketball MAC Road Victory over Akron (1/25)
AKRON, OH --- Keishonda Williamson*s scoring explosion off the bench sparked the Northern Illinois University women*s basketball squad to a 75-61 Mid-American Conference road victory over the University of Akron Wednesday (Jan. 25) night at the James A. Rhoades Arena. Story / Box Score

NIU Women's Basketball Begin MAC East Swing at Akron (1/23)
DeKALB, IL --- Northern Illinois University's women's basketball squad begins its tour of the Mid-American Conference East Division schools with a Wednesday (Jan. 25) visit to the University of Akron. Game Notes

Turnovers Plague Huskie Women as Ball State's Second-Half Surge Ends Home Win Streak (1/21)
DeKALB, IL --- Erica Cotton began Ball State University*s second-half resurgence and when the junior guard was finished, her career-high 17-point performance lifted the Cardinals to a 68-62 Mid-American Conference win over the Northern Illinois University women Saturday (Jan. 21) evening. Story /. Box Score

Huskie Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Ball State (1/18)
DeKALB, IL --- After having played 10 of the first 15 games away from home, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball squad looks forward to returning to the Convocation Center to host Ball State University. Game Notes

Red-Hot Shooting Carries Western Michigan to MAC Triumph over NIU Women (1/18)
KALAMAZOO, MI --- Led by a red-hot Casey Rost, Western Michigan University jumped out to a 23-point halftime lead and held on for a 78-65 Mid-American Conference victory over the visiting Northern Illinois University women*s basketball squad Wednesday (Jan. 18) night. Story / Box Score

NIU Women's Basketball Returns to Michigan to Face Broncos (1/17)
DeKalb, IL--- After opening the Mid-American Conference campaign with two games in Michigan followed by a brief home appearance, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball squad head north again in order to face Western Michigan University. Notes

Huskies' Stephanie Raymond is MAC West Division's Initial Repeat Player of the Week Honoree (1/16)
CLEVELAND, OH --- With Stephanie Raymond racking up multiple 20-plus point performances, it*s no wonder she added a second Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week accolade on Monday (Jan. 16) when MAC Commissioner Rick Chryst revealed this week*s honorees. Story

Raymond's Career-High 27 Paces Huskie Women's Basketball To MAC Win over Toledo (1/14)
DeKALB, IL --- Paced by Stephanie Raymond*s career-high 27 points, the Northern Illinois University women*s basketball squad chalked up a 71-60 Mid-American Conference victory Saturday (Jan. 14) afternoon over the University of Toledo. Story / Box Score

Northern Illinois Women's Basketball Rallies for MAC Road Victory Over Central Michigan (1/11)
MT. PLEASANT, MI ---Clipboard from OfficeMax in DeKalb: $9.99. Packet of markers from OfficeMax: $1.29. A Mid-American Conference road win at Central Michigan University: Priceless. First-year Northern Illinois University women*s basketball coach Carol Owens may even consider upping her supplies budget if necessary after Wednesday night*s 59-57 thriller which gave the NIU women their first *road* victory of the season * not counting an earlier neutral site triumph. Of course, it came at the expense of her coaching clipboard. Story / Box Score

Huskies Women's Basketball Heads to Central Michigan (1/9)
DeKalb, IL--- From the frying pan to the fire? After losing to preseason favorite Eastern Michigan, the Northern Illinois women's basketball team now faces one of the league's hottest teams in 9-3 Central Michigan.
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Second-Half Woes Plague NIU Women's Basketball in MAC-Opening Loss at Eastern Michigan (1/7)
Ypsilanti, MI --- Second-half troubles shooting and turnovers proved particularly costly for the Northern Illinois University women*s basketball team in Saturday's (Jan. 7) Mid-American Conference opener as preseason MAC West Division favorite Eastern Michigan University chalked up a 73-59 home victory. Story / Box Score

Huskies Open MAC Schedule On The Road Against West Division Favorites Eastern Michigan (1/6)
DeKalb, IL--- Coming off back-to-back victories over Coppin State and IPFW, the Huskies hit the road to open the MAC slate as they battle the 6-5 Eastern Michigan Eagles Saturday (Jan. 7) at 6 p.m. CST. Notes

Raymond Paces Balanced Attack in Huskie Women's Basketball's First Back-to-Back Victories (1/4)
DeKalb, IL --- With Stephanie Raymond equalling her career high of 24 points for the fifth time, the Northern Illinois University women*s basketball squad posted back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a 73-64 triumph over Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Wednesday (Jan. 4) night. Story ./. Box Score

Huskies' Raymond Rewarded as Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week (1/2)
Cleveland, OH --- Stephanie Raymonds* play not only earned her a spot on the Florida International University Fun & Sun Classic all-tournament squad, it also caught the attention of the Mid-American Conference front office. Story

Raymond Paces Huskie Women's Basketball to Consolation Title Win over Coppin State (12/30)
MIAMI, FL ---
With Stephanie Raymond leading four players in double figures, the Northern Illinois University women*s basketball squad snapped a seven-game road losing streak with Friday*s 69-56 victory over Coppin State University in the consolation game of the Florida International University Fun & Sun Classic. Box Score /. Story

NIU Women's Basketball Goes to Wire Before Losing to Tourney Host Florida International 12/29)
MIAMI, FL --- Northern Illinois University threw quite a scare into touRnament host Florida International University before the Golden Panthers were able to pull out a 74-71 victory in Thursday*s opener to the FIU Fun & Sun Classic. Box Score / Story

Huskie Women's Basketball Looking for Success at FIU's Sun & Fun Classicc (12/28)
DeKalb, IL - Although it'll be the sixth and seventh away dates for the Northern Illinois University women's basketball team, the Huskies are hoping to start a turnaround at Thursday and Friday's Florida International University Sun & Fun Classic. Game Notes

Huskie Women's Basketball Gives Former NIU Coach Albright, Shockers a Scare Before Loss (12/19)
WICHITA, KS ---Despite missing its two top rebounders, the Northern Illinois University women*s basketball squad threw a scare into former NIU coach Jane Albright*s Wichita State University squad before falling short 76-69 at WSU*s Charles Koch Arena Monday (Dec. 19) night. Story / Box Score

Northern Illinois Women's Basketball Runs Into Nationally Rated Buzzsaw Named DePaul (12/12)
Chicago --- Only in Fantasy League basketball could Northern Illinois University women’s coaches Carol Owens and E. C. Hill---both Huskie All-America selections and Hall of Famers---come off the bench and helped the cause. Visiting Northern Illinois could have utilized both former all-stars as the current Huskies ran into a proverbial buzzsaw named DePaul University and suffered an 89-46 setback to the nationally ranked Blue Demons before 2,093 spectators at the DePaul Athletic Center Monday night (December 12). Story / Box Score

Clutch Free Throw Shooting Helps Huskie Women's Basketball Crew End Four-Game Skid (12/2 )
DeKalb , IL --- Buoyed by 10-of-12 free throw shooting over the final 1:44 of the contest, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball squad snapped a four-game losing streak with a 51-40 victory Friday night (Dec. 2) over the University of Illinois-Chicago at the Convocation Center. Story / Box Score

Northern Illinois Women's Basketball Falls Short Versus Illini; Lose Third Straight On Road (11/29)
Champaign, IL - Although the Northern Illinois University women's basketball crew dramatically decreased their turnover tally, the road continued to be unkind to the Huskies as they lost a 57-43 battle Tuesday (Nov. 29) night at the University of Illinois. Story / Box Score

NIU Women's Basketball Drops Second Straight On The Road To Illinois State, 60-50 (11/26)
Normal, IL - The road can be a difficult place for a seasoned team, let alone a young women's basketball squad such as Northern Illinois University's. That proved to be true on Saturday afternoon, as Illinois State University forced 21 Huskie turnovers on its way to the 60-50 non-conference victory over NIU at Redbird Arena. Story / Box Score

Westerwinds Continue Home Win Streak With Win Over NIU Women's Hoops (11/22)
Macomb, IL - Two scoring droughts and too many turnovers proved to be too much of an extra hurdle for the Northern Illinois University women's basketball team as the Huskies lost a 50-34 road opener to Western Illinois University. Story
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Northern Illinois Women's Basketball Begins Land of Lincoln Swing (11/21)
DeKalb, IL - After spltting two home games, the Northern Illinois University begins a stretch of five games with Land of Lincoln opponents on Tuesday as they visit Western Illinois University, owner of the nation's longest homecourt win streak for Division I women. Game Notes

Huskie Women's Basketball Falls Short in 73-67 OT Tussle With Wisconsin-Green Bay (11/20)
DeKALB, IL - Despite a gallant comeback to force overtime, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball squad came up on the short end of a 73-67 overtime tangle with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Sunday (Nov. 20) at the NIU Convocation Center. Story /. Box Score

Carol Owens Earns First Career Victory As NIU Women's Basketball Edges North Dakota State, 67-62 (11/18)
DeKalb, IL - Junior guard Stephanie Raymond tallied a game-high 22 points, including four three-pointers to help Northern Illinois University to the 67-62 non-conference victory over North Dakota State on Friday evening, giving first-year head coach Carol Owens her first career victory. Story / Box Score

Second-Half Surge Propels Huskie Women's Basketball to a 'C.O.' Exhibiton Victory
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DeKalb, IL - Perhaps it wasn't just ironic, but simply fitting. The Northern Illinois University women's basketball team began the Carol Owens era with an exhibition victory that matched the new coach's former No. 31 Huskie jersey. Story /. Box Score

Huskie Guards McKinney, Raymond Earn Preseason All-MAC West Division Accolades (10/14)
DeKalb, IL — Both the Northern Illinois University men’s and women’s basketball teams can boast of having two of the Mid-American Conference’s best floor generals with Michael McKinney and Stephanie Raymond earning Mid-American Conference Preseason All-West Division honors as voted upon by the MAC News Media Association. Story

Hall of Fame Northern Illinois 1989-90 Women's Basketball Team: A 'Ring'-Worthy NCAA Quintet (10/13)
DeKalb, IL --- For Northern Illinois University women’s basketball, it was the start of something big. Really big.
In every conceivable way, the 1989-90 season initiated the Golden Era for head coach Jane Albright’s program. Story

NIU Women’s Basketball Fore Hoops Golf Outing On Aug. 11 Is ‘Back To The Future’ Affair (7/27)
DeKALB — When it comes to Northern Illinois University Women’s Basketball, the upcoming season is billed as “Back to the Future” with head coach Carol Owens, fellow Hall of Famer E.C. Hill, and the rest of the coaching staff. Story