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Huskies destroy Chippewas

By Brian Earle | February 12, 2014

Men’s basketball scored its second-highest point total of the season in its convincing 88-63 victory over Central Michigan Wednesday at the Convocation Center.After playing from behind in each of their last four games by double digits or more, the Huskies...

Men’s basketball’s streak ended

By Steve Shonder | February 9, 2014

For the fourth straight game, men’s basketball found itself down by double digits, but it was unable to complete the comeback as it was defeated by Western Michigan, 74-71, Sunday at the Convocation Center.Guard David Brown was huge for the Broncos,...

Hoops: Fourth win may not come easy

By Brian Earle | February 6, 2014

Men’s basketball will look to extend its conference winning streak to four games when it hosts Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (10-11, 4-5 MAC) have won three straight games against Kent State, Ball State and...

Sophomore Travon Baker (5) dribbles the ball down court durring Saturdays game against Buffalo. NIU lost, 75-67.

Men’s basketball ends four-game losing streak

By Brian Earle | January 29, 2014

Behind an impressive defensive performance and a strong second-half comeback, men’s basketball (8-11, 2-5 MAC) got the best of Kent State (11-9, 2-5 MAC) in its rematch on Wednesday night, earning a 50-49 victory on the road.Trailing by one, 49-48,...

Sophomore Daveon Balls (11) hurries the ball down the court during Saturdays loss against Buffalo at the Convocation Center.

Men’s basketball falls to Bulls

By Brian Earle | January 26, 2014

Men’s basketball dropped its fourth straight conference game, 75-67, at the hands of the Buffalo Bulls Saturday at the Convocation Center in a chippy, hard-fought game.The contest featured 47 total fouls and five technical fouls, which resulted in the...

Men’s basketball can’t stop the Rockets

By Brian Earle | January 22, 2014

Men’s basketball fell short in its third straight conference game as it was defeated on the road by Toledo, 77-68, Wednesday night.The Huskies (7-10, 14 MAC) jumped out to a quick start on the road as they led the MAC West Division leaders 7-4 at the...

Freshman Andrew Frankenreider (32) rushes the ball down court Nov. 8 against Omaha Nebraska.

Men’s basketball glad to be home

By Brian Earle | January 14, 2014

After playing six of its last seven games on the road, men’s basketball will return to DeKalb for a MAC showdown against Kent State at 7 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (7-7, 1-1 MAC) are coming off a 45-36 victory over Bowling Green...

Freshman Aaric Armstead (23) maneuvers toward the net Nov. 24 against St. Joseph. The men’s basketball team (7-7, 1-1 MAC) has won more than five games in a season for the first time during the Mark Montgomery coaching era, which Montgomery attributes to greater teamwork.

Basketball on way to better season record

By Brian Earle | January 14, 2014

After two five-win seasons, men’s basketball appears to have found its rhythm.The Huskies (7-7, 1-1 MAC) may be looking at a turnaround as for the first time in the Mark Montgomery era they have won more than five games in a season.“What a difference...

Men’s basketball had successful winter break

By Brian Earle | January 12, 2014

While everyone was away for winter break, men’s basketball continued its season, playing in seven games.The Huskies (7-7, 1-1 MAC) fared well in those games, going 4-3 and earning their first MAC victory of the season with a 45-36 win over Bowling Green...

RS Junior Antone Christian drives into the lane in the game on March 2 against Central Michigan University.

Men’s basketball starting season with ‘big’ additions

By Brian Earle | November 6, 2013

Coming off a win in its only exhibition game of the season, men’s basketball is set for its home season opener against Nebraska Omaha at 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center.These two teams met last season with the Mavericks getting the best of the...

Freshman Daveon Balls dribbles the ball in the game against Eastern Illinois University in February.

Basketball switches up style in coming season

By Brian Earle | October 30, 2013

Men’s basketball will have a different look to it this season based on changes to its roster and style of play.The Huskies lost their leading scorer from the last two seasons, Abdel Nader, who transferred to Iowa State. For the Huskies, it’s not about...

Freshman Forward Darrell Bowie for Northern Illinois University makes a crossover toward the basket.

Darrell Bowie to start for NIU men’s basketball

By Brian Earle | January 14, 2013

Over the course of its season, men’s basketball’s starting lineup has gone through a number of changes. Its latest change was when freshman wing Darrell Bowie was inserted into the starting lineup. The decision was made by coach Mark Montgomery before...