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Men’s hoops set for new season

By Julian Nunnery | November 9, 2017

DeKALB — Basketball season is back as the team tips off its season at home against University of St. Francis, and there are several differences in personnel and play style from last year.The Huskies lost seven players from their roster last year, including...

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Top-5 men’s basketball players to watch

By Julian Nunnery | November 2, 2017

After getting bounced in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Championship last season, the men’s basketball team looks to improve from an up-and-down campaign last season.Last year, the Huskies finished 15-17 but were never able to find a...

Early ejections fuel loss for men’s basketball

By Krystal Ward | January 19, 2016

Men’s basketball (14-3, 3-1 MAC) fell to Western Michigan (7-10, 1-3 MAC) 83-66 on Saturday, breaking the team’s seven-game winning streak.Four Huskies were ejected early in the game during a timeout. Senior guard Travon Baker drew a flagrant 2 foul...

Men’s basketball continues hot start to season with win over Roosevelt

By Krystal Ward | December 23, 2015

Men’s basketball (9-2, 0-0 MAC) defeated Roosevelt (6-9) in a 33-point blowout on Tuesday.The Huskies shot lights out to start the game.  Sophomore center and MAC West Player of the Week Marin Maric scored nine points in the first five minutes of the...

NIU men’s basketball: Andrew Zelis signs with Huskies

By Northern Star staff | April 28, 2015

Men’s basketball announced the signing of 7-footer Andrew Zelis to a National Letter of Intent on Monday.Zelis will have three seasons of eligibility with the Huskies after leading Kaskaskia College to a 23-9 overall record in 2014-15. He redshirted...