Northern Illinois Huskies women's basketball

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Northern Illinois Huskies
2018–19 Northern Illinois Huskies women's basketball team
Northern Illinois Huskies basketball logo.svg
UniversityNorthern Illinois University
Head coachLisa Carlsen (2nd season)
ConferenceMid-American
LocationDeKalb, Illinois
ArenaNIU Convocation Center
(Capacity: 10,000)
NicknameHuskies
ColorsCardinal and Black[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament Second round
1990, 1992
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1972
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1972
Conference Tournament Champions
1990, 1992 (NSC)
1993 (Mid-Con)
1995 (MCC)
Conference Regular Season Champions
1989, 1990 (NSC)
1993, 1994 (Mid-Con)

The Northern Illinois Huskies women's basketball team is the college basketball team that represent Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The team last played in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament in 1995. The Huskies are coached by Lisa Carlsen.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Mary Bell (Independent) (1957–1977)
1957–58 Mary Bell 1–1
1958–59 Mary Bell 3–1
1959–60 Mary Bell 2–3
1960–61 Mary Bell 5–1
1961–62 Mary Bell 4–2
1962–63 Mary Bell 3–3
1963–64 Mary Bell 6–3
1964–65 Mary Bell 4–5
1965–66 Mary Bell 7–2
1966–67 Mary Bell 4–4
1967–68 Mary Bell 6–6
1968–69 Mary Bell 8–3
1969–70 Mary Bell 11–2
1970–71 Mary Bell 9–4
1971–72 Mary Bell 15–3 Midwest AIAW Region Champion[2]
AIAW Elite Eight
1972–73 Mary Bell 6–9 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1973–74 Mary Bell 6–7 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1974–75 Mary Bell 1–11 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1975–76 Mary Bell 5–10 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1976–77 Mary Bell 3–10 Illinois AIAW Tournament
Mary Bell: 109–90
Alex Textor (Independent) (1977–1981)
1977–78 Alex Textor 4–9 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1978–79 Alex Textor 11–8 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1979–80 Alex Textor 17–12 Illinois AIAW Tournament
1980–81 Alex Textor 15–17 Illinois AIAW Tournament
Alex Textor: 47–46
Rita Horky (MAC) (1981–1983)
1981–82 Rita Horky 18–14 7–4 T–3rd Illinois AIAW State Champion[2]
Midwest AIAW Region Final[2]
1982–83 Rita Horky 13–14 7–11 7th
Rita Horky: 31–28 14–15
Cherri Block (MAC) (1983–1984)
1983–84 Cherri Block 15–13 9–9 T–4th
Cherri Block: 15–13 9–9
Jane Albright (MAC) (1984–1986)
1984–85 Jane Albright 15–13 11–7 4th
1985–86 Jane Albright 8–19 6–12 8th
Jane Albright (Independent) (1986–1987)
1986–87 Jane Albright 11–16
Jane Albright (North Star Conference) (1987–1992)
1987–88 Jane Albright 14–14 6–4 4th
1988–89 Jane Albright 23–7 12–2 T–1st
1989–90 Jane Albright 26–5 12–0 1st NCAA 2nd Round
1990–91 Jane Albright 25–10 12–2 2nd 7th in NWIT
1991–92 Jane Albright 18–14 8–4 T–2nd NCAA 2nd Round
Jane Albright (Mid-Continent Conference) (1992–1994)
1992–93 Jane Albright 24–6 15–1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1993–94 Jane Albright 24–6 18–0 1st NCAA 1st Round
Jane Albright: 188–110 100–32
Liz Galloway-McQuitter (Midwestern Collegiate Conference) (1994–1997)
1994–95 Liz Galloway-McQuitter 17–14 10–6 T–4th NCAA 1st Round
1995–96 Liz Galloway-McQuitter 9–19 5–11 T–6th
1996–97 Liz Galloway-McQuitter 7–20 5–11 T–6th
Liz Galloway-McQuitter (MAC) (1997–1998)
1997–98 Liz Galloway-McQuitter 4–22 3–15 6th (West)
Liz Galloway-McQuitter: 37–75 23–43
Carol Hammerle (MAC) (1998–2005)
1998–99 Carol Hammerle 10–16 7–9 3rd (West)
1999–00 Carol Hammerle 6–22 5–11 6th (West)
2000–01 Carol Hammerle 16–16[3] 10–6[3] 3rd (West)[3]
2001–02 Carol Hammerle 17–13[4] 10–6[4] T–4th (West)[4]
2002–03 Carol Hammerle 12–16[5] 8–8[5] 5th (West)[5]
2003–04 Carol Hammerle 12–16[6][7] 7–9[6] T–5th (West)[6]
2004–05 Carol Hammerle 7–21[8] 4–12[8] T–6th (West)[8]
Carol Hammerle: 80–120 51–61
Carol Owens (MAC) (2005–2010)
2005–06 Carol Owens 12–17[9][10] 7–9[9] T–4th (West)[9]
2006–07 Carol Owens 19–12[11] 8–8[11] 3rd (West)[11]
2007–08 Carol Owens 10–18[12] 6–8[12] 4th (West)[12]
2008–09 Carol Owens 15–15[13] 10–6[13] 3rd (West)[13]
2009–10 Carol Owens 10–19[14] 4–12[14] 5th (West)[14]
Carol Owens: 66–81 35–43
Kathi Bennett (MAC) (2010–2015)
2010–11 Kathi Bennett 13–17[15] 7–9[15] 4th (West)[15]
2011–12 Kathi Bennett 14–17[16] 6–10[16] 4th (West)[16]
2012–13 Kathi Bennett 7–23[17] 2–14[17] 6th (West)[17]
2013–14 Kathi Bennett 11–19[18] 6–10[18] 6th (West)[18]
2014–15 Kathi Bennett 12–17[19] 8–10[19] 5th (West)[19]
Kathi Bennett: 57–93 29–53
Lisa Carlsen (MAC) (2015–present)
2015–16 Lisa Carlsen 13–17 [20] 4–13 6th (West)
2016–17 Lisa Carlsen 21–12 12–6 3rd (West) WNIT 1st Round
2017–18 Lisa Carlsen 15–15 7–11 5th (West)
2018–19 Lisa Carlsen 0-0 0-0 (West)
Lisa Carlsen: 49–44 23–30
Total: 679–700

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Division I postseason results[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Huskies have appeared in five NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–5.

Year Seed Region Location Round Opponent Result NIU Head Coach
1990 5th Midwest DeKalb, IL
West Lafayette IN
First Round
Second Round
(12) Texas Tech
(4) Purdue
W 84–63
L 86–81
Jane Albright
1992 11th Mideast Ruston, LA
West Lafayette, IN
First Round
Second Round
(6) Louisiana Tech
(3) Purdue
W 77–71 (OT)
L 98–62
Jane Albright
1993 11th East Washington, D.C. First Round (6) Georgetown L 74–73 Jane Albright
1994 11th Mideast Springfield, MO First Round (6) SW Missouri State L 75–56 Jane Albright
1995 16th West Nashville, TN First Round (1) Vanderbilt L 90–54 Liz Galloway-McQuitter

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

The Huskies have appeared in two National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–3.[21]

Year Location Round Opponent Result NIU Head Coach
1991 Amarillo, TX First Round
Consolation Semis
7th Place Game
Houston
Alabama-Birmingham
Notre Dame
L 83–71
L 78–71
W 84–82
Jane Albright
2017 Brookings, SD First Round South Dakota State L 94–84 Lisa Carlsen

AIAW Tournament[edit]

The Huskies have appeared in one AIAW Tournament. Their record is 1–1.

Year Location Round Opponent Result NIU Head Coach
1972 Normal, IL First Round
Quarterfinals
Washington State
West Chester State
W 50–43
L 66–54
Mary Bell

Coaching staff[edit]

On June 30 2015, the Huskies announced Lisa Carlsen as the next women's basketball head coach.[22][23]

  • Lisa Carlsen – Head Coach
  • Kierra McCleary – Assistant Coach
  • John McGinty – Assistant Coach
  • Adam Tandez – Assistant Coach
  • Jazz Weaver – Director of Basketball Operations
  • Takima Keane – Graduate Assistant

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NIU Athletic Marks Standards Guide" (PDF). July 12, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "NIU Women's Basketball Record Book" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
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  5. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  6. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  7. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies Women's Basketball 2003–04 Schedule – Huskies Home and Away – ESPN". ESPN.com.
  8. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  9. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  10. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies Women's Basketball 2005–06 Schedule – Huskies Home and Away – ESPN". ESPN.com.
  11. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  12. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  13. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  14. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  15. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  16. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  17. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  18. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  19. ^ a b c "Mid-American Conference". ESPN.com.
  20. ^ NIU Huskies Women's Basketball Record Book
  21. ^ NIU Earns WNIT Bid for First Postseason Appearance since 1995
  22. ^ "Lisa Carlsen Named NIU Women's Basketball Coach". NIUHuskies.com.
  23. ^ NIU Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

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