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A graphic featuring a photo of NIU men’s basketball playing against Central Michigan University last week on Tuesday at the NIU Convocation Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Sports between the semesters

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | January 16, 2023

Redshirt senior Lacey James looks for an open teammate Tuesday during NIUs 70-52 loss to Iowa State University at the James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Men’s basketball deflates in second-half as Iowa State powers back to defeat Huskies

By Mike Knapp | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — Tuesday Night the Huskies headed to the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, looking to beat Iowa State University for the first time since 1971.That elusive win is going to have to wait for another season as a three-point Huskie halftime lead quickly...

Huskies look to beat Iowa State for the first time since 1971

By Jarrett Huff | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s last win against the Iowa State University Cyclones was Jan. 5, 1971 at the Chick Evans Fieldhouse in DeKalb. The Huskies edged out ISU with a 97-95 final score.During the 1970-71 season, the Huskies played in the now-dissolved Midwestern...

Junior forward Riley Blackwell reaches for a layup Nov. 5 during NIU’s home loss to Harvard University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies make comeback in overtime to surprise North Dakota

By Justin Kelley | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — Just after an NIU timeout with three seconds left on the clock, junior guard Gabby Nikitinaite put on the hero’s cape and banked in her layup.That layup ultimately pushed the game into overtime Sunday, and the women’s basketball team showed...

Huskies see late comeback attempt shot down as UNI down NIU in season opener

By Mike Knapp | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies’ pre-conference schedule looked to be one that posed several challenges. That reality came true Saturday during the team’s first match up. During the opening of the 2019-20 men’s basketball season against the University of...

Senior guard Eugene German and redshirt senior forward Lacey James take a defensive position Tuesday during NIU’s 85-50 win against Roosevelt University at the Convocation Center.

Men’s basketball begins season with home-court opener against Northern Iowa

By Jarrett Huff | November 9, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball will host the University of Northern Iowa for its first game of the regular season 3 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center.The teams last met Nov. 28, 2009, with UNI winning 52-45. NIU is 8-13 against UNI all-time. The...

Huskies have tough road to MAC play, German says he wants to ‘win them all’

By Mike Knapp | November 8, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball opens its 2019-20 season this Saturday, and expectations couldn’t be higher.NIU is coming off a season where it won 17 games and advanced to the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2003....

Huskies to focus on defense, Montgomery says James will be vital for team success

By James Krause | October 24, 2019

DeKALB — Head Coach Mark Montgomery set his expectations for the men’s basketball upcoming season during the NIU Winter Media Day on Wednesday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies finished 17-17 in the 2018-19 season, with an 8-10 record in Mid-American...