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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...

Huskies go 2-1 in Men Against Cancer Oakland Hoops Challenge

By Khobi Price | November 25, 2018

The men's basketball team won two of its three contests in the Men Against Breast Cancer Oakland Hoops Challenge.The Huskies (4-2) defeated the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles 87-66 Friday, loss to the James Madison University Dukes 78-74 Saturday...

Huskies host black and red scrimmage

By Khobi Price | October 18, 2018

The men’s basketball team hosted its annual Red and Black scrimmage Wednesday ahead of its 2018-19 campaign opener against the Rockford University Regents 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Convocation Center. The scrimmages served as the Huskies first public competition...

Men’s basketball start preseason practice

By Michael Urbanec | September 26, 2018

The men’s basketball team is back on the court for practice for the first time since March, when they suffered an early exit in the Mid-American Conference tournament.The Huskies got bounced by Kent State in a 61-59 heartbreaker but aim to right the...

Mens basketball drops another at home

Men’s basketball drops another at home

By Julian Nunnery | February 15, 2018

DeKALB — In its most back-and-forth game of the season, the men’s basketball team could not follow up the upset win over University at Buffalo, as they were defeated by Central Michigan University Tuesday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (11-15,...

Men’s basketball drops second straight

By Julian Nunnery | February 1, 2018

DeKalb — A tough start on the road was too much for the men’s basketball team (10-12, 3-6 Mid-American Conference) to overcome against Central Michigan University Tuesday as it fell 81-67.The Chippewas knocked down a staggering 17 3-pointers in the...

Huskies lose big on road

Huskies lose big on road

By Khobi Price | January 21, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team concluded its two-game road trip with a 82-67 blowout loss to the University of Akron Zips Saturday in Akron, Ohio.The loss by the Huskies (9-10, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) marks their fourth MAC game defeat in...

Bulls beat Huskies in second half surge

By Julian Nunnery | January 17, 2018

DeKALB — In a quick turnaround from its home victory Saturday over Eastern Michigan, the men’s basketball team wasn’t able to duplicate its performance Tuesday at Buffalo.The Huskies fell 95-67 in what was mainly the result of a dominant second...

Freshman forward Gairges Daow drives to the lane in the Huskies’ 61-55 home win Saturday against Central Connecticut State. Daow made his first start of the season. 

Q-and-A with Gairges Daow

By Khobi Price | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — After leading his high school team at Victory Rock Academy to a National Championship with a 27-8 record this past season, freshman forward Gairges Daow is one of six freshmen who joined the men’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season.He’s...

Men’s basketball snags home win

By Khobi Price | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team returned to the court Saturday with a 61-55 home victory over the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (6-4) closed out a competitive game despite having shot 61...

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