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Men’s basketball closes season with loss to Santa Barbara

By Krystal Ward | March 31, 2016

Men’s basketball (21-13, 9-9 MAC) fell to the University of California, Santa Barbara 70-63 on Monday, ending the Huskies’ season.NIU’s season comes to a close with 21 wins, tying the second-most wins in school history. Baker finished his remarkable...

Baker, Iroegbu get to first postseason

By Krystal Ward | March 28, 2016

Men’s basketball is preparing to participate in the Vegas 16 Tournament, a feat that marks the first time seniors Travon Baker and Chuks Iroegbu have made it to postseason play.The quality of the eight teams in the field, the national exposure on CBS...

Men’s basketball conquers Ball State on senior night

By Krystal Ward | March 7, 2016

Men’s basketball (20-11, 9-9 MAC) defeated Ball State University (19-12, 10-8 MAC) 80-69 on Friday to capture its first 20-win season since the 1995-96 season, the fourth time in school history the team has reached that plateau.Hot shooting guided the...

Last day to vote for Iroegbu in dunk contest approaching

Last day to vote for Iroegbu in dunk contest approaching

By Northern Star staff | February 22, 2016

The last day to vote for NIU senior wing Chuks Iroegbu in the second round of the 2016 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition is Wednesday.The competition is a digital media contest that matches up 16 college dunkers in a bracket. Fans can use

Junior guard Aaric Armstead drives around the key in Saturdays game against the University of Akron. The Huskies beat the Zips 80-79.

Basketball breaks streak with late win

By Krystal Ward | February 15, 2016

Men’s basketball (17-8, 6-6 MAC) drew its biggest crowd of the season Saturday, snapping its five-game losing streak in a thrilling 80-79 victory against the University of Akron (20-5, 9-3 MAC) at the Convocation Center.Junior guard Aaric Armstead was...

Iroegbu chosen for dunk contest

By Krystal Ward | February 15, 2016

NIU senior wing Chuks Iroegbu has been selected to participate in the 2016 State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition in the 28th Annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championship on Mar. 31 on ESPN.Iroegbu is one of 16 contestants that fans...

Mens basketball set to defend home streak

Men’s basketball set to defend home streak

By Krystal Ward | January 21, 2016

Freshman guard Marshawn Wilson rises for a layup during Tuesday’s game against Central Michigan. Wilson scored 7 points on 3-7 shooting in the game, helping to lead the Huskies to a comeback victory over the Chippewas. The Huskies will play Toledo at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Convocation Center.

Huskies fight through tough conference game to win seventh straight

By Krystal Ward | January 15, 2016

Men’s basketball (14-2, 3-0 MAC) defeated Toledo (10-6, 1-2 MAC) 71-66 in a nail-biter on Tuesday to remain undefeated in conference play.NIU ran out to a 12-5 lead in the first, causing an early Toledo timeout. The game went on to remain close despite...

Huskies continue hot start to season

By Krystal Ward | January 11, 2016

Men’s basketball (13-2, 2-0 MAC) defeated Eastern Michigan (9-6, 1-1 MAC) 80-63 for its second consecutive win in conference play on Saturday.Both teams were getting up and down the floor early and the bigs for both teams were the beneficiaries. EMU’s...

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...

Men’s basketball wins double overtime thriller against Panthers

By Krystal Ward | December 20, 2015

Men’s basketball (8-2, 0-0 MAC) rose victorious on Saturday after a double overtime battle against Florida International (4-7).The Huskies had early trouble getting set on offense and let the Panthers hit some easy baskets. FIU jumped out to an early...

Freshman guard Laytwan Porter advances the ball in Friday’s game against Cal State Northridge. He went on to score 11 points and three rebounds in his first career game.

Men’s basketball opens season 3-0 for second straight year

By Christopher Loggins | November 16, 2015

Men’s basketball (3-0, 0-0 MAC) won its first three games of the season last weekend and swept its way through the annual NIU Showcase.Cal State NorthridgeGame one of the weekend came on Friday against Cal State Northridge. Both teams shot over 45 percent...