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NIU men’s basketball stuns Central Michigan in overtime

By Mattieu Koetters | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Men’s basketball is finally back to its winning ways following the Huskies’ victory over the Central Michigan University Chippewas on Saturday in a thrilling come-from-behind 82-81 overtime win.Led by a 23-point, 9-rebound performance from...

Men’s basketball looks to end losing streak in rematch against CMU

By Jarrett Huff | February 19, 2020

DeKALB — After dropping both games on its road trip, the men’s basketball team returns home to the Convocation Center for a rematch against the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies lost the first game of their road trip against the Ball...

Huskies’ historic win streak ends at six in loss to Cardinals

By Mike Knapp | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — All good things, no matter how fun they are, ultimately come to an end.The men’s basketball team has been having a lot of fun the last few weeks, rolling to six wins in a row and to the top of the Mid-American Conference standings. The win...

It’s time for fans to embrace NIU’s men’s basketball team

By Mike Knapp | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team is on one of its hottest runs in years, and the community is beginning to notice.The Huskies’ six-game winning streak is the longest in Mid-American Conference play in school history. If the season ended today,...

Senior Eugene German (center) runs to the right corner after handing off the ball to a sophomore Trendon Hankerson (back right) Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball seeks seven straight versus Ball State

By Mike Knapp | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The one thing that  has sparked the men’s basketball team’s six-game winning streak has been the ability to impose its will on the opponent on the defensive end.That’s a bit of an anomaly in the Mid-American Conference where up-tempo...

Sophomore Darius Beane (no.24) drives under the basket Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball sweeps Kent State, sets school record with six consecutive MAC wins

By Mike Knapp | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team proved it was more than ready for primetime Friday night.Playing in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network and one of the more raucous crowds of the season, the Huskies ran their winning streak to six...

Senior Eugene German (10, center)shoots over a RedHawk defender Feb. 1 during NIUs 70-55 win over the Miami University-Ohio RedHawks at the Convocation Center.

2,000 points was not handed to Eugene German

By Mike Knapp | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — Eugene German’s ascent up the NIU men’s basketball career scoring list started innocently enough with two points against Indiana State University in his first game Nov. 11, 2016.Just over three years and 115 games later, his journey to...

Junior Chris Johnson prepares to take a free throw Jan. 28 during NIUs 61-59 win over Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

McCarty comes up in the clutch again for the Huskies against Ohio University

By Mike Knapp | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — When a game reaches crunch time, it doesn’t hurt to get the basketball in the hands of someone who has been there a few times before.Senior forward Noah McCarty fits that description.When it came time to deliver against the Ohio University...

FILE - In this June 7, 2009, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Huskies remember Kobe “the Mamba” Bryant

By Jarrett Huff | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — Kobe Bryant impacted an entire generation. While he was trying to “be like Mike,” the kids watching were trying to be like Kobe. Some of those kids have continued to play the game he loved beyond their childhood years, and Bryant remains...

Then sophomore guard Darius Beane drives to the basket in a Jan. 25 game against Western Michigan University at the NIU Convocation Center. Beane scored 13 points in the last game against UIC.

Men’s basketball grinds out a MAC victory

By Jarrett Huff | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team gutted out a tough and gritty Mid-American Conference victory Saturday against the Western Michigan University Broncos. “Typical MAC game,” Montgomery said. “Unbelievable defense [was] played on both ends...

Mens basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

Men’s basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

By Jemea Green | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will begin its three-game home stand 3 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the Western Michigan University Broncos. NIU improved its Mid-American Conference record to 3-3 with a 79-69 win over the Kent State University...

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back Tuesday vs Kent State University

By Jemea Green | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will face the Kent State University Golden Flashes 6 p.m. Tuesday in Kent, Ohio.NIU is 2-3 in Mid-American Conference play after a 66-64 loss Saturday to the Bowling Green State University Falcons. There were three...