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Basketball’s marquee matchups highlight this week in Huskie sports

Ria Pathak
A graphic shows the dates for this week in Huskie sports. NIU men’s and women’s basketball are set to face Big Ten opponents and extend their respective win streaks. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

DeKALB – NIU men’s and women’s basketball look to extend their win streaks as they face Big Ten opponents this week in Huskie sports.


Monday, Nov. 27: at Northwestern University, 7 p.m.

Evanston / Welsh-Ryan Arena

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Riding a five-game win streak, NIU men’s basketball (5-1) travels Monday to Northwestern to take on the Wildcats (4-1). Led by a career-high 34 points from junior guard David Coit, the Huskies took down DePaul University 89-79 Saturday. 


Wednesday, Nov. 29: at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 6:30 p.m.

Madison, Wisconsin / Kohl Center 

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Sunday, Dec. 3: at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1 p.m.

Edwardsville / First Community Arena

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NIU women’s basketball (3-3) looks to build on a three-game win streak after leaving the November Classico undefeated. The Huskies found their first win of the season with a 77-60 victory against Lindenwood University. In the November Classico, NIU beat Radford University 72-55 and Indiana State University 67-62.

The Huskies’ next game is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Madison, Wisconsin, against the University of Wisconsin-Madison (4-2). At 1 p.m. Sunday, NIU will head to Edwardsville to face off against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1-6).


Saturday, Dec. 2: at Cougar Clash, 10 a.m. 

Edwardsville / First Community Arena 

After a 12-day Thanksgiving break, NIU wrestling (3-1) will travel Saturday to Edwardsville for the Cougar Clash tournament. In its most recent contest at the Boilermakers Duals on Nov. 19, NIU ended with a 1-1 team record and saw three wrestlers go undefeated. 


Friday, Dec. 1: at Purdue Northwest, 7:30 p.m.

Hammond, Indiana / Kube Sports Complex

Saturday, Dec. 2: vs. Purdue Northwest, 8 p.m.

West Dundee / Canlan Ice Sports

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NIU Hockey returns from Thanksgiving break after collecting its first win of the season on Nov. 17 against Alabama. The Huskies have four games remaining this semester, starting with a home-and-home against No. 11 ranked Purdue Northwest. The Pride enter the weekend on a five-game winning streak, most recently defeating No. 14 Indiana Tech by a final score of 6-4. 

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