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Buffalo to test Huskies’ home streak Tuesday

By Krystal Ward | February 1, 2016

Men’s basketball (16-5, 5-3 MAC) returns home after a short road trip to take on Buffalo University (11-9, 4-3 MAC) in a conference matchup Tuesday.The Huskies are undefeated at home this season and have won six of their last nine games overall. They...

NIU men’s basketball: Anthony Johnson named to Academic All-MAC Team

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

Anthony Johnson, men’s basketball redshirt senior guard, was named to the Academic All-MAC Team, the conference announced Wednesday.Johson averaged 10.8 points (23rd in MAC) and 2.1 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Huskies after tranferring...

Top 5 newcomers: No. 5: Anthony Johnson adds punch to men’s basketball

By Steve Shonder | April 20, 2015

Redshirt senior Anthony Johnson made a big impact for men’s basketball in his first and only year with the team, which is why he’s the No. 5 newcomer.After transferring from Purdue, Johnson stepped in and helped the Huskies on offense. Their scoring...

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 fall to Zips in 1st round of MAC Tournament

March 10, 2015

What happenedThe No. 10 seed men's basketball (13-15, 8-10 MAC) ended its season with a first round loss to the No. 7 seed Akron Zips (18-13, 9-9 MAC), 76-52, Monday in Akron, Ohio. The loss snapped a four-game win streak, which was the Huskies' largest...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take down Ball State Cardinals in overtime

March 8, 2015

What happenedIt took overtime, but men's basketball (14-15, 8-10 MAC) closed the regular season with a win over the Ball State Cardinals (7-22, 2-16 MAC), 71-67, Friday in Muncie, Ind. The win was the Huskies' fourth in a row, a first this season. The...

Jordan Threloff, mens basketball redshirt senior center, shoots a free throw Saturday in the game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball: Full-circle journey for Jordan Threloff

By Steve Shonder | March 5, 2015

Jordan Threloff, men’s basketball redshirt senior center, took the floor Tuesday for what will likely be the last time in his hometown of DeKalb, putting him at the end of a journey that has taken him through two schools and sent him overseas to Europe.“It’s...

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...

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: Anthony Johnson seeks strong finish to career

By Steve Shonder | March 2, 2015

Anthony Johnson, men’s basketball redshirt senior guard, is on a quest to make up for lost time.As a four-star recruit coming out of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Johnson had his pick of schools to choose from. Ultimately, he went...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies host MAC West-leading Chippewas

By Steve Shonder | February 28, 2015

What’s happeningMen's basketball (11-15, 5-10 MAC) will play host to the MAC West-leading Central Michigan Chippewas (21-5, 11-4 MAC) 7 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.BreakdownThe Chippewas are riding a six-game win streak behind the MAC's top...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies earn rare road victory

By Steve Shonder | February 26, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (11-15, 5-10 MAC) upset the Toledo Rockets (18-10, 10-5 MAC), winning 84-82 Wednesday in Toledo, Ohio.The win snaps a three-game losing streak and gives the Huskies their third road win of the season.How it happenedRockets’...

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