12 Teams/12 Days: Northern Illinois Huskies

Updated 10/23/2013

 

 

2012-13 Record 7-23, 2-14 MAC (6th/West)  
2013 Postseason MAC Tournament First Round  
Starters Returning/Lost (15+ games started) 2/1   
Letterwinners Returning/Lost 7/4  
Newcomers 7  
     
University Quick Facts    
Founded 1895  
Location DeKalb, Illinois  
Enrollment 22,990  
Nickname Huskies  
Mascot Victor E. Huskie  
Colors Cardinal and Black  
President Dr. Douglas D. Baker  
Athletics Director Sean Frazier  
Senior Woman Administrator Debra Boughton  
Faculty Representative Dr. Matthew J. Streb  
Conference Mid-American Conference/West  
Arena (Capacity) Convocation Center (9,100)  
Press Row 815-753-6767  
Website www.niuhuskies.com  
     
Women’s Basketball Quick Facts    
Head Coach Kathi Bennett  
Alma Mater Wisconsin-Green Bay ‘86  
Record at Northern Illinois 34-57 (Fourth Season)  
Career Record 330-234 (21st Season)  
MAC Record 15-33  
Assistant Coach Kevin McManaman  
Alma Mater St. Mary’s ‘92  
Assistant Coach Debbie Whitman  
Alma Mater Northern Illinois ‘93  
Assistant Coach Latrell Fleming  
Alma Mater Wisconsin ‘06  
Director of Basketball Operations Stephanie Smith  
Alma Mater Northern Illinois ‘04  
     
Program History    
First Year of Women’s Basketball (D1) 1957-58 (1982-83)  
All-Time Record (D1) 607-620 (434-470)  
Overall Record Since Joining MAC (Years) 253-351 (22nd Season)  
All-Time MAC Record 144-195  
NCAA Championship Appearances Five (1990, 92, 93, 94, 95)  
NCAA Championship Record 2-5  
WNIT Appearances One (1991)     
WNIT Record 1-2  
MAC Tournament Titles None  
MAC Regular Season Titles None  
MAC Divisional Titles None  
MAC Players of the Year (Most Recent) None  
MAC Freshmen of the Year (Most Recent) Two (Claire Jakubicek, 2012)  
MAC Coaches of Year (Most Recent) None  
Defensive Players of the Year (Most Recent) None  
Sixth-Player Award (Most Recent) One (Marke Freeman, 2009)  
     
2013-2014 Schedule    
Sat., Nov. 2 Lewis (Exh.) 1:00 PM 
Fri., Nov. 8 at Green Bay 7:00 PM 
Tue., Nov. 12 Mississippi Valley State 7:00 PM 
Sun., Nov. 17 at Wisconsin 2:00 PM 
Thu., Nov. 21 Bradley 7:00 PM 
Fri., Nov. 29 at New Mexico State ! 12:00 PM 
Sat., Nov. 30 vs. Lamar ! 12:00 PM 
Thu., Dec. 5 at Illinois State 7:05 PM 
Tue., Dec. 17 at South Dakota St. 7:00 PM 
Sat., Dec. 21 Northern Iowa 1:00 PM 
Tue., Dec. 31 Illinois-Chicago 1:00 PM 
Sat., Jan. 4 Ohio * 1:00 PM 
Thu., Jan. 9 at Toledo * 10:00 AM 
Sun., Jan. 12 Eastern Michigan * 1:00 PM 
Wed., Jan. 15 at Central Michigan * TBA
Sat., Jan. 18 at Miami (Ohio) * 6:00 PM 
Thu., Jan. 23 Buffalo * 7:00 PM 
Sun., Jan. 26 at Bowling Green * 1:00 PM 
Wed., Jan. 29 Kent State * 7:00 PM 
Sat., Feb. 1 at Western Michigan * TBA
Wed., Feb. 5 Akron * 7:00 PM 
Sun., Feb. 9 Ball State * 1:00 PM 
Sat., Feb. 15 at Buffalo * 11:00 AM
Wed., Feb. 19 at Akron * TBA
Sat., Feb. 22 Central Michigan * 7:00 PM 
Thu., Feb. 27 Toledo * 7:00 PM 
Sun., March 2 at Eastern Michigan * 1:00 PM 
Wed., March 5 at Ball State * 6:00 PM 
Sat., Mar. 8 Western Michigan * 1:00 PM 
Mon., Mar. 10 MAC Tournament First Round $ TBA
Wed., Mar. 12  MAC Tournament Second Round %  TBA
Thurs., Mar. 13 MAC Tournament Third Round % TBA
Fri., Mar. 14 MAC Tournament Semilfinals % TBA
Sat., Mar. 15 MAC Championship% TBA
     
All Times CT and subject to change    
! Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic    
* Denotes Mid-American Conference Game    
$ Hosted By Seeds 5, 6, 7, 8    
% at Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)