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Junior guard David Coit shoots a fadeaway jumper over an Ohio University defender on Saturday. Coit finished with a game-high 28 points against the Bobcats. (Ryanne Sandifer | Northern Star)

Huskies trounced by Bobcats at home

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | February 24, 2024

DeKALB – NIU men’s basketball (9-18, 3-11 MAC) was demolished by Ohio University (15-12, 9-5 MAC) 80-59 Saturday following an ugly 3-for-21 shooting performance from behind the arc. Junior guard David Coit finished with 27 points, but shot just...

Logo for ‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast’ (Graphic by Harrison Linden | Northern Star)

‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast Episode 32’ – Looking toward the rest of the semester

On this episode of All-Star, Sports Editor Ethan Gonzales is joined by Sports Reporter Skyler Kisellus and Sports Reporter Eddie Miller. They discuss NIU sports to come this semester and play some games. This episode was produced by Ethan Gonzales and...

Freshman guard Will Lovings-Watts shoots a three pointer against the Illinois Institute of Technology. NIU mens basketball trounced Illinois Tech by a final score of 107-55. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

Men’s basketball obliterates Illinois Tech for home win

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | November 14, 2023

DeKALB – A historic scoring night on Monday from NIU men’s basketball (2-1) led to a 107-55 Huskies blowout over the Illinois Institute of Technology Scarlet Hawks (1-3). The Huskies’ 107-point outburst was the first time an NIU basketball team...

NIU graduate forward Emma Carter (24) looks for a pass during the Huskies’ home basketball game against Mid-American Conference rival Miami University at the NIU Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Women’s basketball falls to Kent State in season finale

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | March 4, 2023

DeKALB –Turnovers plagued NIU women’s basketball (16-3, 8-10 MAC) in a 73-58 loss to Kent State University (20-9,12-6 MAC). Despite the loss, NIU clinched the No. 5 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Kent State was in control of...

David Coit (11) shoots against Ball State sophomore forward Basheer Jihad (11) and redshirt sophomore forward Mickey Pearson Jr. (3) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Jan. 28 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

NIU defeats Bowling Green for fourth straight road win

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 5, 2023

NIU took down Bowling Green State University 86-78 Saturday afternoon for its fifth win over the last six games. The Huskies earned their fourth straight road win, NIU’s longest such streak since the 2002-2003 season.  “This is a journey and these...

Junior forward AJah Davis shoots from the free throw line during a game on Jan. 15 against the University of Toledo Rockets. The Huskies fell 73-52 as Davis led all NIU scorers with 24 points. (Summer Fitzgerald/ Northern Star)

Huskies snap five-game losing streak

By DeOndre Saunders and Eddie Miller | February 5, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team ends its five-game losing streak as they pick up a win on the road in Buffalo, New York, against the University at Buffalo Bulls, 72-62. SECOND DAY OUT Senior forward A’Jah Davis had a great second game back after...

NIU graduate guard Janae Poisson shoots a three-pointer during the middle of the second period against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at the Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies suffer fifth consecutive loss against Cardinals

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | February 1, 2023

DeKALB – Wednesday's game was a close one, with NIU women’s basketball cutting the Ball State University Cardinals’ double-digit lead down multiple times throughout the contest, even tying the score at 37-37 late in the second quarter. With a great...

NIU sophomore guard Jayden Marable maneuvers past EMU freshman guard Kyndal Lewis during Wednesdays conference matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Marable finished the game with 12 points, the fourth-best scorer for the Huskies in the 72-65 victory over the Eagles. (Alexander Pyevich/Northern Star)

NIU dismantled by Bowling Green at home

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023

The NIU women’s basketball team extends its losing streak to four as they lose at home to the No. 1 team in the MAC, the Bowling Green Falcons, 66-50. Problems without Davis Without the Huskies’ senior forward A’Jah Davis in the lineup, who...

Huskies senior guard Chelby Koker (10) advances the ball down court past Kent State junior guard Casey Santoro (0) during the matchup Wednesday.  Koker racked up 21 points throughout the game at the NIU Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies fall to Kent State, extend losing streak

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women's basketball (10-7, 2-5 MAC) competed against Kent State University (11-6, 4-3 MAC) Wednesday. The Huskies fell short against the Golden Flashes, losing 82-61. The Huskies started off the game slowly scoring 13 points while allowing...

Then-junior guard Kaleb Thornton searches for a passing lane during Wednesdays matchup against the Toledo Rockets. Thornton was NIUs second-best scorer in the contest with 18 points as the Huskies lost 100-72 to their Mid-American Conference Rivals in DeKalb.

Senior guards post career days in loss to Toledo

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | January 15, 2023

DeKALB – Career-best scoring performances by NIU senior guards Darweshi Hunter and Kaleb Thornton were not enough to defend home court in Tuesday’s MAC battle against the University of Toledo. Both players led the box score as the Rockets handed...

Sophomore guard Keshawn WIlliams attempts a layup during Saturdays game against the University of Toledo Rockets. Williams finished as NIUs leading scorer with 19 points in the 100-72 loss at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (NIU Athletics)

Huskie guards shine as NIU wallops Eastern Illinois

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | December 1, 2022

NIU’s dominant guard play led the way for the Huskies as they got back into the win column with a 90-70 victory over Eastern Illinois University. The Huskies’ backcourt dominated the Panthers’ defense, as they combined for 49 points in the dominant...

Then-junior guard Kaleb Thornton searches for a passing lane during Wednesdays matchup against the Toledo Rockets. Thornton was NIUs second-best scorer in the contest with 18 points as the Huskies lost 100-72 to their Mid-American Conference Rivals in DeKalb.

Huskies defeated in first match of Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | November 21, 2022

DeKALB – Shooting woes plagued the Huskies as they fell to 1-3 on their early season, losing 68-50 against the undefeated Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Sophomore guard Zarique Nutter put...