Created:Friday, January 11, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

NIU women's hoops loses MAC opener

Buffalo beat Northern Illinois, 60-53, Thursday in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. The Huskies fall to 5-9 and 0-1 in conference play.

Amanda Corral led NIU with 18 points and seven rebounds. Satavia Taylor added nine points for the Huskies and Ashley Sneed finished with seven.

“We are beating ourselves and it is very frustrating,” NIU head coach Kathi Bennett said in a news release.“I thought we played with great heart and hunger tonight, but we are beating ourselves.We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball.It was an improvement from our last game.We almost did it there at the end, scrambling around.Beating ourselves is something that can get fixed, and we will work on that.”

How do you feel about NIU's recruiting class?
NIU couldn't have done better
Huskies went to a BCS bowl in 2012, it's disappointing
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