Head Coach Kathi Bennett Addresses Reporters at Basketball Media Day



Oct. 29, 2013

Kathi Bennett Press Conference (NIUTube)

DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois University women's basketball program hosted its annual Basketball Media Day at the Convocation Center Tuesday afternoon, in conjunction with the men's program. Fourth-year Head Coach Kathi Bennett addressed the media and previewed the 2013-14 season, which gets underway Saturday at 1 p.m. with an exhibition versus Lewis University.

When previewing her team's style of play this season, Bennett said "we have to create some offense from our defense this year. We've always been a very good defensive team, but now we're a little bit smaller, a little more athletic and we're quicker. We're going to pressure the ball and try to deny a ball and just get after it in the passing lane. We're going to see if we can get some transition and some added scoring this year."

Complete video of Coach Bennett's remarks can be viewed on NIUTube by clicking here. Topics covered during the press conference can be viewed below.

-- Opening remarks/team preview
-- Schedule
-- Forward Natecia Augusta
-- Forward Jenna Thorp
-- New rules this season
-- Guard Danny Pulliam
-- Guard Alexis Lindstrom
-- Guard Amanda Corral's return to shooting guard

The Huskies will begin its 2013-14 season with an exhibition contest against Division II Lewis this Saturday. Tipoff with the Flyers is slated for 1 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center.

NIU women’s basketball season tickets are just $50, or $40 for NIU football season ticket holders, faculty/staff or seniors. Season tickets for Huskie women’s basketball are a 45 percent discount over single game prices and guarantee fans the same seat for all 14 Huskie women’s home games this season as well as a ticket for a MAC Tournament game, either at home in DeKalb or in Cleveland. Courtside season tickets are also available for $100.

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NIU students are admitted FREE to all regular season home men's and women's basketball games with a valid student OneCard.

The Huskie women will host Lewis University in an exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., and will take on Mississippi Valley State in their regular season home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

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