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The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

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Sophomore guard Keshawn Williams goes for a layup in NIUs exhibition game against St. Francis on Oct. 30.

Marquette bests men’s basketball

Davione Barrow, Sports Reporter November 28, 2021

DeKALB — The Huskies and the Marquette University Golden Eagles went head-to-head Saturday with the Golden Eagles defeating the Huskies 80-66.  Redshirt freshman Justin Lewis led Marquette in scoring with 15 points, two steals and a block. The Golden...

Junior guard Kaleb Thornton goes for a layup against St. Francis on Oct. 30. Thornton led the Huskies with 15 points.

Huskies drops fourth straight to Little Rock

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s basketball suffered its fourth consecutive loss of the season, dropping the third game of the Jacksonville Classic against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans 67-60 Monday in Jacksonville, Florida. A late scoring run...

Sophomore guard Keshawn Williams shoots a free throw in NIUs exhibition game on Oct. 30.

Huskies poor shooting proves costly

Davione Barrow, Sports Reporter November 21, 2021

DeKALB — The Huskies and the Boston University Terriers went head-to-head Sunday, with Boston defeating the Huskies 76-58. All five of the Boston starters made it into double figures and received good effort off the bench from junior forward Nevin...

Senior center Adong Makoui (left) and junior guard Edward Manuel help up teammate and senior guard Anthony Crump during NIUs exhibition on Oct. 30.

Huskies shoot poorly versus Mizzou

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor November 18, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s basketball fell to the University of Missouri Tigers 54-37 in the first game of the Jacksonville Classic Thursday night.  The Huskies and the Tigers battled for the lead for the majority of the game, remaining within five points...

Sophomore guard Keshawn Williams shoots a free throw in NIUs exhibition game on Oct. 30.

Huskies turnovers turn Indiana win into blowout

Davione Barrow, Sports Reporter November 12, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU Huskies and the Indiana University Hoosiers went head-to-head Friday with the Hoosiers, defeating the Huskies 85-49. Hoosier junior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis finished the game with 19 points and seven blocks, acting as the defensive...

The 1971-72 mens basketball team that knocked off fifth-ranked Indiana on Jan. 4, 1972. 50 years later, NIU and Indiana meet again in Bloomington, Indiana.

Huskies battle Hooisers 50 years after upset

James Krause, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

On the eve of what would be one of the most significant victories in NIU Athletics history, senior forward Jerry Zielinski and his teammates on the men’s basketball team are surprised by what they see as they exit Chick Evans Field House. On a cold...

Junior guard Kaleb Thornton drives by two St. Francis defenders in NIUs 80-57 victory over the Fighting Saints at the Convocation Center on Oct. 30.

NIU enters year one of Burno-era

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor November 1, 2021

At a glance NIU enters their first season under former Arizona State assistant coach Rashon Burno Huskies have non-conference scheduled filled with high-profile matchups Men's basketball looking for first March Madness appearance since 1996 DeKALB...

Junior guard Kaleb Thornton goes for a layup against St. Francis on Oct. 30. Thornton led the Huskies with 15 points.

NIU handles St. Francis exhibition

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor October 30, 2021

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team notched an 80-57 victory in an exhibition game against the University of St. Francis Fighting Saints Saturday in DeKalb. “It feels good,” head coach Rashon Burno said. “More so for the guys. (I’m) happy...

Head mens basketball coach Rashon Burno coaches on his team during a practice at the Convocation Center. Burno became the Huskies head coach in March, joining from Arizona State University.

Burno ready to revamp men’s basketball

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor October 11, 2021

Entering his first season as head coach of NIU’s men’s basketball program, Rashon Burno seeks to establish a competitive culture. “We’re just going to try to establish a culture of being a competitive program on and off the court,” Burno...

NIU Head Coach Rashon Burno speaks with the media following the announcement as the next head coach of Huskies mens basketball March 13 at the NIU Convocation Center.

Men’s basketball faces Washington and Indiana during 2021-2022 season

Northern Star Staff August 27, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU men’s basketball team announced their 2021-2022 schedule Friday, highlighted by 10 conference home games and several high-profile non-conference opponents. After a 3-16 season and the hiring of Rashon Burno as head coach in May,...

Senior Eugene German (center) rises into the air, taking contact from an Akron defender on a layup attempt during NIUs 72-49 loss to the University of Akron Jan. 14, 2020. German announced Friday he plans to play in the Greek Basket League with the Ionikos Nikaias Basketball Club.

Former NIU guard Eugene German joins team in Greece

Northern Star Staff August 13, 2021

DeKALB — After a stint in the NBA Summer League, former NIU guard and all-time men’s basketball leading scorer Eugene German will join the Ionikos Nikaias Basketball Club in Greece. The Gary, Indiana native German announced the move to Ionkios...

Former NIU point guard Eugene German waits for an inbound play March 6, 2020 during his final college game at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb.

NIU all-time leading scorer Eugene German lands Summer League gig

Northern Star Staff July 30, 2021

DeKALB — Eugene German, NIU’s all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball, has signed on to join the Denver Nuggets for the NBA Summer League. German posted the news to Twitter on Friday morning, adding he was “excited and beyond blessed.”...

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