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Huskies take home 3 conference awards

By Krystal Ward | March 10, 2016

The men’s basketball team took home three honors when the MAC announced its all-league teams Monday.Sophomore center Marin Maric was named to the All-MAC Third Team, freshman guard Marshawn Wilson was named to the All-Freshman Team and junior guard...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies inch toward brighter future

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

Injuries and inconsistent play were the biggest factors in men’s basketball’s season going awry, but a strong foundation for next season is present.The Huskies ended the regular season playing their best basketball of the year — the blowout loss...

Jordan Threloff, mens basketball redshirt senior center, shoots a free throw Saturday in the game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball: Full-circle journey for Jordan Threloff

By Steve Shonder | March 5, 2015

Jordan Threloff, men’s basketball redshirt senior center, took the floor Tuesday for what will likely be the last time in his hometown of DeKalb, putting him at the end of a journey that has taken him through two schools and sent him overseas to Europe.“It’s...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies tame Broncos, win 3rd straight

By Steve Shonder | March 4, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (13-15, 7-10 MAC) won its third-straight game, taking down the Western Michigan Broncos (18-12, 9-8 MAC) Tuesday at the Convocation Center.How it happenedWith the Huskies leading just by one and with only two minutes left,...

Junior guard Travon Baker prepares to take a shot during Saturdays game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center. NIU beat the No. 1 team in the MAC West, 73-55.

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies topple MAC West No. 1 Central Michigan Chippewas

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (12-15, 6-10 MAC) dominated the MAC West-leading Central Michigan Chippewas (21-6, 11-5 MAC), winning 73-55 Saturday at the Convocation Center.NIU scored 38 points in the paint, and its strong play inside was highlighted...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take on red-hot Toledo Rockets

By Steve Shonder | February 24, 2015

What’s happeningMen’s basketball (10-15, 4-10 MAC) heads out on the road to take another shot at beating the Toledo Rockets (18-9, 10-4 MAC) 8 p.m. Wednesday in Toledo, Ohio. The Rockets came out on top, 80-69, when the Huskies met them Jan. 31 in...

Redshirt sophomore Michael Orris (55) drives past an Eastern Michigan Eagles defender in the game Saturday at the Convocation Center. Orris was one of three Huskies to foul out in the 73-65 loss.

NIU men’s basketball: Eastern Michigan Eagles hold off Huskies

By Steve Shonder | February 23, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-15, 4-10 MAC) fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (17-10, 6-8 MAC), 73-65, Saturday at the Convocation Center. The Huskies remain slated for the No. 10 seed in the MAC Tournament.How it happenedThe Huskies weren’t...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies to take on Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Steve Shonder | February 21, 2015

Men’s basketball (10-14, 4-9 MAC) will play host to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-10, 5-8 MAC) 7 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center in a battle for the ninth seed in the MAC Tournament. The Huskies are the No. 10 seed, while the Eagles are No....

NIU men’s basketball: Consistent defense imperative for Huskies’ success

By Steve Shonder | February 19, 2015

With the MAC Tournament approaching, it’s time men’s basketball finds some consistency, especially on the defensive end.Despite their 4-9 record in MAC play, the Huskies are far from the team their record shows. NIU’s success or lack thereof has...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies come up short against Central Michigan Chippewas

By Steve Shonder | February 19, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-14, 4-9 MAC) fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas (19-5, 9-4 MAC), 68-66, Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The Huskies remain slated for the No. 10 seed out of 12 teams in the MAC Tournament.How it happenedIn what’s...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies lose to Broncos by a nose

By Steve Shonder | February 16, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-13, 4-8 MAC) fell to the Western Michigan Broncos (15-10, 6-6 MAC), 69-65, Saturday at in Kalamazoo, Mich.The loss would put NIU at the No. 10 seed out of 12 teams for the MAC Tournament if the season ended today. Seeds...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies clash with Western Michigan Broncos

By Steve Shonder | February 14, 2015

What’s happeningMen’s basketball (10-12, 4-7 MAC) will take on the reigning MAC Tournament champion Western Michigan Broncos (14-10, 5-6 MAC) 3:30 p.m. today in Kalamazoo, Mich.This game has postseason implications as a win would allow the Huskies...