Jenna Thorp has played organized basketball since she was 4 years old.
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The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team suffered a 67-57 loss at Ball State Wednesday evening. The loss drops the Huskies to 9-18 and 5-12 in Mid-American Conference play.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois women’s basketball coach Kathi Bennett thought her team played with “no fear” in the overtime period of Thursday’s 68-59 win against Toledo.
Images from Thursday's day game.
Northern Illinois women’s basketball lost to Akron on the road, 89-75.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Northern Illinois defense held Western Michigan to less than 60 points and caused 17 turnovers, but the Huskies (8-11, 4-5 MAC) were unable to sustain an offensive rhythm against the Broncos (9-11, 5-4 MAC) as they fell to WMU, 56-43. NIU only committed seven turnovers in the game, tying its season-low mark.
OXFORD, Ohio - Trailing the entire first half, Northern Illinois rallied back in the second half to earn its first road victory of the Mid-American Conference season Saturday at Miami, 69-66. NIU (7-8, 3-2 MAC) posted 42 points in the second half, 11 of which came from Amanda Corral who closed the game with 24 points. The Redhawks fall to 5-11 overall and 1-4 in the MAC.
DeKALB, Ill. - From start to finish, Northern Illinois led Eastern Michigan at the NIU Convocation Center as the Huskies defeated the Eagles, 77-54, led by a career-high scoring effort from Amanda Corral, who finished the game with 30 points, six rebounds four assists. NIU (5-7, 2-1 MAC) earned its first victory over EMU (11-3, 1-2 MAC) since January 17, 2009, also at the Convocation Center.
Freshman guard pushing Huskies to a new level
DeKALB – Northern Illinois head coach Kathi Bennett wants to see balance with her team.
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DeKALB, Ill. - With a strong rebounding presence and the wherewithal to sink shots when it counted, the Northern Illinois women's basketball improved to 2-0 in the NIU Convocation Center as it defeated Bradley, 63-60. The Huskies (2-2) out rebounded the Braves (2-3) in the contest, 45-43, with 19 on the offensive glass to account for 25 second chance points.
The Northern Illinois women's basketball team lost its season opener, 78-44, at Wisconsin-Green Bay.
DeKALB – Danny Pulliam thrived as a freshman.
Both Northern Illinois basketball teams start the season today with the men playing host to Nebraska-Omaha and the women traveling north for a game at Green Bay.
DEKALB, Ill. – Five players scored in double figures as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team earned a 90-57 exhibition victory over Rockford University on Saturday evening at the NIU Convocation Center. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench to pace the Huskies.
Coaches speak at Media Day at Convocation Center in DeKalb