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NIU men’s basketball: Turnovers continue to dog Huskies

By Steve Shonder | January 20, 2015

Turnovers have been the bane for men’s basketball (7-8, 1-3 MAC) as it’s struggled in its last two games, giving up a combined 18 turnovers in the two first halves.It’s been difficult for the Huskies to maintain any offensive momentum when turnovers...

NIU men’s basketball recap: Eastern Michigan Eagles 54, Huskies 46

January 18, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (7-8, 1-3 MAC) lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-5, 1-3 MAC), 54-46, in a defensive struggle Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happenedBoth teams held each other to sub-40 shooting percentages. Eastern Michigan shot...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take nosedive against Buffalo Bulls

By Steve Shonder | January 15, 2015

Men’s basketball was able to run with the Bulls early, but Buffalo used an offensive outburst to separate it from the pack.After a missed jumper by redshirt freshman Marin Maric, Buffalo Bulls sophomore Jarryn Skeete hit a 3-pointer at the 8:45 mark...

NIU men’s basketball fights for victory over Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

By Frank Gogola | December 17, 2014

Mark Montgomery, men’s basketball head coach, liked what his team did in the final three-plus minutes of Tuesday's game, but he didn’t like that they had to do it.The Huskies (4-3) held the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (1-9) to a pair of...

Men’s basketball can’t solve DePaul

By Steve Shonder | December 3, 2014

Men’s basketball couldn’t handle the DePaul Blue Demons’ full-court pressure as it turned the ball over 21 times.The Huskies (3-2) fell to the Blue Demons (4-1), 78-67, Tuesday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. DePaul scored 30 points off turnovers...

Men’s basketball caps ‘impressive’ comeback

By Steve Shonder | November 30, 2014

Men’s basketball could have given up when it faced a 21-point deficit days after a 21-point road loss. Instead, it fought back and pulled off an unlikely comeback win.The Huskies (3-1) fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2), 70-49, Wednesday in Iowa City,...

Men’s basketball takes on Big Ten’s Hawkeyes

Men’s basketball takes on Big Ten’s Hawkeyes

By Steve Shonder | November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving won’t provide much of a break for men’s basketball as it hits the road for the first time this season.The Huskies (2-0) will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Iowa City, Iowa. Their road trip will be short lived as they’ll...

Balanced effort guides men’s hoops past Idaho

By Frank Gogola | November 23, 2014

A quartet of Huskies scored in double figures as men’s basketball held off the Idaho Vandals to remain undefeated.The Huskies (2-0) beat the Vandals (2-1), 78-67, Thursday at the Convocation Center to improve to 2-0 for the first time since the 2006-07...

Junior wing Darrell Bowie (10) drives to the basket Saturday at the Convocation Center in the game against the Aurora Spartans. Four Huskies scored nine or more points in the 86-56 victory.

Men’s basketball rolls to win

By Steve Shonder | November 16, 2014

Men’s basketball cruised past an overmatched Aurora Spartans squad to win its first season opener since 2006.The Huskies (1-0) took down Aurora, 86-56, Saturday at the Convocation Center. Redshirt senior Jordan Threloff said the win sets the tone for...

Face Off: Better basketball season

By Steve Shonder | November 12, 2014

Men’s basketball comes into this season having completed the biggest turnaround in program history. It went 15-17 and 8-11 in the MAC last season, which was a 10-win improvement from the previous campaign. Now, the Huskies are returning four of their...

Men’s basketball drowns Lakers

By Steve Shonder | November 9, 2014

Men’s basketball set the tone early and never looked back in a lopsided win over Roosevelt.The Huskies flattened the Roosevelt Lakers, 71-44, Saturday at the Convocation Center. NIU opened the game with a 17-0 run in the first nine minutes, forcing...

Junior Aaron Armstead throws down a dunk during NIU’s 111-61 win over St. Joseph Nov. 24 at the Convocation Center. Men’s basketball is returning four starters and is hoping to improve next season.

Men’s hoops on right path

By Brian Earle | March 17, 2014

DeKalb | In year three of the Mark Montgomery era, men’s basketball took a giant step in the right direction in the biggest turnaround in school history.After winning just five games total in each of the last two seasons, the Huskies tripled that by...