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4 home matchups highlight this week in Huskie sports

Ria Pathak
A graphic shows the dates for this week in Huskie sports. NIU men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and hockey’s home matchups headline NIU sports events this upcoming week. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

DeKALB – NIU Hockey’s matchup with top-5 ranked University of Mary and men’s and women’s basketball’s home slate headlines a light week in NIU sports.


Tuesday, Dec. 5: vs. Indiana State University, 7 p.m.

DeKalb / Convocation Center

Watch: ESPN+ / Live stats: SideArm Stats

Saturday, Dec. 9: at Monmouth University, 1 p.m.

West Long Branch, New Jersey / OceanFirst Bank Center

Watch: FloHoops / Live stats: StatBroadcast

NIU men’s basketball (5-2) returns Tuesday to the Convocation Center for its first home game in over three weeks after a four-game road trip. 

After seeing its five-game win streak snapped by Northwestern University last week, the Huskies will look to get back in the win column against the Indiana State University Sycamores (7-1). The Huskies will then travel to New Jersey to take on the Monmouth University Hawks (4-4) in their final game before winter break. 

Junior guards David Coit (19.6 points per game) and Zarique Nutter (16.1 ppg) each rank in the top-10 in points per game in the MAC. 


Sunday, Dec. 10: vs. University of Detroit Mercy, 1 p.m. 

DeKalb / The Convocation Center

NIU women’s basketball returns home (3-5) at 1 p.m. Sunday to host the University of Detroit Mercy (6-3). The Huskies’ are coming off a 89-79 loss to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (2-7).


Friday, Dec. 8: vs. University of Mary, 7:30 p.m.

West Dundee / Canlan Ice Sports

Watch: NIU Hockey YouTube

Saturday, Dec. 9: vs. University of Mary, 5 p.m.

West Dundee / Canlan Ice Sports

Watch: NIU Hockey YouTube

NIU Hockey looks to close out the first semester on a positive note as it takes on No. 5 ranked University of Mary. The Marauders are fresh off a 3-2 victory over No. 4 University of Jamestown on Saturday. The Huskies are on a four-game losing streak, most recently dropping a home-and-home series to Purdue University Northwest 14-2 on Friday and 6-1 on Saturday. 

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