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NIU men’s basketball: Huskies inch toward brighter future

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

Injuries and inconsistent play were the biggest factors in men’s basketball’s season going awry, but a strong foundation for next season is present.The Huskies ended the regular season playing their best basketball of the year — the blowout loss...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies tame Broncos, win 3rd straight

By Steve Shonder | March 4, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (13-15, 7-10 MAC) won its third-straight game, taking down the Western Michigan Broncos (18-12, 9-8 MAC) Tuesday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedWith the Huskies leading just by one and with only two minutes left,...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies host Western Michigan on Senior Night

By Steve Shonder | March 3, 2015

What’s happeningMen’s basketball (12-15, 6-10 MAC) will take on the Western Michigan Broncos (18-11, 9-7 MAC) 7 p.m. today at the Convocation Center in the Huskies’ final regular season home game. Prior to the game, the Huskies’ seniors will be...

NIU men’s basketball: Aaron Armstead named MAC West Player of the Week

By Northern Star staff | March 2, 2015

Men’s basketball senior Aaron Armstead was named MAC West Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.Armstead averaged 13 points per game in the Huskies’ upsets of the Toledo Rockets on the road Wednesday and Central Michigan Chippewas at...

Junior guard Travon Baker prepares to take a shot during Saturdays game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center. NIU beat the No. 1 team in the MAC West, 73-55.

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies topple MAC West No. 1 Central Michigan Chippewas

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (12-15, 6-10 MAC) dominated the MAC West-leading Central Michigan Chippewas (21-6, 11-5 MAC), winning 73-55 Saturday at the Convocation Center.NIU scored 38 points in the paint, and its strong play inside was highlighted...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies come up short against Central Michigan Chippewas

By Steve Shonder | February 19, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-14, 4-9 MAC) fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas (19-5, 9-4 MAC), 68-66, Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The Huskies remain slated for the No. 10 seed out of 12 teams in the MAC Tournament.How it happenedIn what’s...

NIU men’s basketball: Armsteads enjoy final go-around

By Steve Shonder | February 12, 2015

Senior Aaron Armstead and sophomore Aaric Armstead have been playing together since birth, but that will end as the men’s basketball season draws to a close.While the brothers will probably still play together in pick-up games, Aaron’s impending graduation...

Ask an Athlete: NIU mens basketball

Ask an Athlete: NIU men’s basketball

By Steve Shonder | February 11, 2015

Senior forward Kevin GrayMajor: General studiesFavorite Basketball Player: Kevin DurantPlans for Valentine’s Day: I’m probably just going to stay at the crib and watch some movies with a girl.Redshirt center Jordan ThreloffMajor: General studiesFavorite...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies beat Ball State, end 3-game home skid

By Steve Shonder | February 11, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-12, 4-7 MAC) took down the Ball State Cardinals (7-15, 2-9 MAC), 75-63, Tuesday at the Convocation Center. The win ended a three-game home losing streak.How it happenedAfter a closely contested first half, the Huskies...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies ‘stymied’ by Bowling Green at home

By Steve Shonder | February 9, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (9-12, 3-7 MAC) fell to the Bowling Green Falcons (15-6, 7-3 MAC), 69-65, Saturday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedDespite an 18-4 lead to start the game, the Huskies couldn’t build on their momentum as the Falcons...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies beat Miami (Ohio) on Travon Baker’s game-winner

By Steve Shonder | February 5, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (9-11, 3-6 MAC) picked up its second road win and ended a three-game losing streak with a come-from-behind victory over the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (8-14, 3-6 MAC), 69-67, Wednesday at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio.How it...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies fall to Bowling Green Falcons

By Steve Shonder | January 28, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (8-10, 2-5 MAC) dropped its second game in a row, losing to the Bowling Green Falcons (13-5, 5-2 MAC), 56-46, Tuesday in Bowling Green, Ohio.How it happenedAfter a tightly contested first half, the second half turned into...