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Redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump lining up to shoot a free throw during the Huskies matchup against the Miami RedHawks on Jan 28. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Crump transferring to Western Michigan

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | April 21, 2023

DeKALB – NIU redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump announced Friday on his Instagram that he is transferring to Western Michigan University.  Crump is the third NIU men’s basketball player to transfer this season, all of which transferred to other...

Anthony Crump (50) shooting a free throw as lined up players from both teams prepare to recover the shot. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Crump, Hunter enter transfer portal

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 28, 2023

DeKALB – NIU senior guard Darweshi Hunter and redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump have entered the transfer portal. Hunter entered the portal Thursday and Crump entered Monday.  Hunter and Crump are two of three NIU players to enter the transfer...

Senior guard Darweshi Hunter attempts a layup in NIUs 85-75 loss on Feb. 28.

Slow start burns Huskies in loss to Buffalo

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – A dominant first half led the University at Buffalo to an 85-75 win over the Huskies. Buffalo shot 58% from the field in the first half, while holding NIU to 34% shooting in the first 20 minutes en route to clinching a spot in the Mid-American...

Senior guard Anthony Crump attempts a layup during Saturdays loss to the University of Toledo.

Ice-cold shooting hurts Huskies in loss to Ohio

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 22, 2023

DeKALB – NIU fell to Ohio University 77-68 Tuesday thanks to a poor 1-for-19 three-point shooting night, as the Bobcats extended their win streak to six. The Huskies were once again without sophomore guard David Coit, who missed his second straight...

Sophomore guard David Coit attempting to maneuver past CMU’s freshman guard Emil Skytta in the second half of the game on January 10, 2023 at NIU. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Undermanned Huskies drop second straight game to Ball State

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 15, 2023

DeKALB - Ball State University took down NIU men’s basketball Tuesday 87-77, snapping the Huskies four game road win streak. The Cardinals completed a season-series sweep of the shorthanded Huskies, led by a dominant performance from sophomore center...

NIU redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump attempts to defend against a shot by Gonzaga University senior forward Drew Timme during Monday’s game. The Huskies failed to deliver an upset to the No. 15 Gonzaga, allowing the Bulldogs to extend their home winning streak to 71 games. (Courtesy Gonzaga Athletics)

Offensive struggles prevent NIU upset of No. 15 Gonzaga

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | December 13, 2022

The NIU men’s basketball team was defeated by No. 15 Gonzaga University 88-67 on Monday in its first ever meeting with the Bulldogs. Gonzaga extended its home winning streak to 71 games, the longest active home winning streak in the NCAA. A backdoor...