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Men’s basketball sophomore guard David Coit is the first NIU student-athlete to be named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week for two weeks in a row. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

Coit nets second straight Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Staff | January 30, 2023

DeKALB – Sophomore guard David Coit has become the first NIU student-athlete to gather back-to-back Northern Star Huskie of the Week honors. Coit led the Huskies with 32 points in the Jan. 24 win over the top seeded team in the Mid-American Conference,...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit (11) steps back while being defended by two Ball State University players during Saturdays game at the Convocation Center. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Ball State buries Huskies thanks to three-point parade

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

DeKALB — Ball State University took down NIU Saturday afternoon 87-69 in dominant fashion, snapping the Huskies’ three-game win streak.  The Cardinals used the deep ball to their advantage, knocking down 13 of their 28 three-point attempts. Ball...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit (11) makes a three-point attempt while Kent State University redshirt senior guard Sincere Carry (3) defends during Tuesdays night Mid-American Conference basketball matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Huskies upset the Golden Flashes 86-76. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Huskies strike down Kent State with three-point mania

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | January 24, 2023
NIU sank 13 three-pointers Tuesday as the Huskies, winners of three straight games, downed MAC-unbeaten Kent State during a weeknight home stand.
Coit snags Huskie of the Week after team-leading scoring efforts

Coit snags Huskie of the Week after team-leading scoring efforts

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 24, 2023

DeKALB – NIU sophomore guard David Coit scored 21 or more points in back-to-back games on his way to receiving the Northern Star’s first Huskie of the Week honor of Spring 2023. Coit led the Huskies in scoring during their recent matchups with...

This Week in Huskie Sports: Jan. 23, 2023

This Week in Huskie Sports: Jan. 23, 2023

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 23, 2023

Six NIU sports teams will be tested on the home front this week as NIU settles in for its second week of classes. All competitions on NIU's slate will be played within Illinois state boundaries. Men's and women's basketball will each host a pair Mid-American...

Mens basketball junior guard Kaleb Thornton looks on as Eastern Michigan freshman forward Colin Golson, Jr. makes an attempt at the net during a game in DeKalb on Jan. 15. (Northern Star File Photo)

Huskies top Eagles behind efficient guard play

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | January 23, 2023

Hot shooting nights from sophomore guards David Coit and Zarique Nutter propelled the NIU men’s basketball team to a dominant 88-67 victory over Eastern Michigan University. The Huskies extended their win streak to two games after Saturday’s win. Coit...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit attempts a three-point jump shot over Miami University senior forward Anderson Mirambeaux in the second half of NIUs 81-77 win Tuesday. (Jake Ruffer | The Miami Student)

Timely free throws ward off RedHawks comeback

By Skyler Kisellus and Zachary Bertram | January 17, 2023
Now winners of two of its past three games, NIU men's basketball snapped its five-game skid against Miami-Ohio behind 16-for-26 second-half shooting.
Then-junior guard Kaleb Thornton searches for a passing lane during Wednesdays matchup against the Toledo Rockets. Thornton was NIUs second-best scorer in the contest with 18 points as the Huskies lost 100-72 to their Mid-American Conference Rivals in DeKalb.

Senior guards post career days in loss to Toledo

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | January 15, 2023

DeKALB – Career-best scoring performances by NIU senior guards Darweshi Hunter and Kaleb Thornton were not enough to defend home court in Tuesday’s MAC battle against the University of Toledo. Both players led the box score as the Rockets handed...

NIU sophomore guard David Coit celebrates during the Huskies 73-54 victory over Central Michigan University on Tuesday at the NIU Convocation Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Coit, Nutter push Huskies past Chips

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | January 10, 2023

DeKALB – Less than a week after the Harlem Globetrotters left the Convocation Center, NIU men’s basketball senior guard Kaleb Thornton did his best on-court Globetrotter impersonation as he scored his final points of Tuesday’s game in unusual fashion. The...

Akron sophomore wing Ali Ali (left) plays man defense against senior guard Anthony Crump during Tuesday nights Mid-American Conference matchup at the Convocation center in DeKalb. Crump finished the game third in NIU scoring, recording 11 points in their 70-54 defeat at home. (Zulfiqar Ahmed | Northern Star)

Huskies fall to Akron in MAC opener

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | January 7, 2023

The NIU men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Akron 76-51 in their first conference matchup of the year. Akron junior forward Enrique Freeman scored 27 points and recorded 15 rebounds for the Zips. Junior guard Greg Tribble contributed...