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NIU men’s basketball: Huskies beat Ball State, end 3-game home skid

By Steve Shonder | February 11, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (10-12, 4-7 MAC) took down the Ball State Cardinals (7-15, 2-9 MAC), 75-63, Tuesday at the Convocation Center. The win ended a three-game home losing streak.How it happenedAfter a closely contested first half, the Huskies...

Ask an Athlete: NIU mens basketball

Ask an Athlete: NIU men’s basketball

By Steve Shonder | February 11, 2015

Senior forward Kevin GrayMajor: General studiesFavorite Basketball Player: Kevin DurantPlans for Valentine’s Day: I’m probably just going to stay at the crib and watch some movies with a girl.Redshirt center Jordan ThreloffMajor: General studiesFavorite...

NIU men’s basketball recap: Eastern Michigan Eagles 54, Huskies 46

January 18, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (7-8, 1-3 MAC) lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-5, 1-3 MAC), 54-46, in a defensive struggle Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happenedBoth teams held each other to sub-40 shooting percentages. Eastern Michigan shot...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take nosedive against Buffalo Bulls

By Steve Shonder | January 15, 2015

Men’s basketball was able to run with the Bulls early, but Buffalo used an offensive outburst to separate it from the pack.After a missed jumper by redshirt freshman Marin Maric, Buffalo Bulls sophomore Jarryn Skeete hit a 3-pointer at the 8:45 mark...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies come up short in MAC home opener

By Steve Shonder | January 12, 2015

Men’s basketball wrapped up winter break with its first home loss in its last 12 home games.The Huskies (7-6, 1-1 MAC) fell to the Kent State Golden Flashes (10-5, 1-1 MAC), 67-65, Saturday at the Convocation Center in a back-and-forth game that ended...

NIU men’s basketball fights for victory over Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

By Frank Gogola | December 17, 2014

Mark Montgomery, men’s basketball head coach, liked what his team did in the final three-plus minutes of Tuesday's game, but he didn’t like that they had to do it.The Huskies (4-3) held the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (1-9) to a pair of...

5 minutes with… Threloff adds punch to men’s hoops

By Steve Shonder | December 3, 2014

Redshirt senior center Jordan Threloff is helping men’s basketball get off to a hot start on both ends of the floor.Threloff is averaging a double-double with 10 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.Threloff spent the tail end of his summer playing in...

Men’s basketball caps ‘impressive’ comeback

By Steve Shonder | November 30, 2014

Men’s basketball could have given up when it faced a 21-point deficit days after a 21-point road loss. Instead, it fought back and pulled off an unlikely comeback win.The Huskies (3-1) fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2), 70-49, Wednesday in Iowa City,...

Men’s basketball takes on Big Ten’s Hawkeyes

Men’s basketball takes on Big Ten’s Hawkeyes

By Steve Shonder | November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving won’t provide much of a break for men’s basketball as it hits the road for the first time this season.The Huskies (2-0) will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Iowa City, Iowa. Their road trip will be short lived as they’ll...

Balanced effort guides men’s hoops past Idaho

By Frank Gogola | November 23, 2014

A quartet of Huskies scored in double figures as men’s basketball held off the Idaho Vandals to remain undefeated.The Huskies (2-0) beat the Vandals (2-1), 78-67, Thursday at the Convocation Center to improve to 2-0 for the first time since the 2006-07...

Junior wing Darrell Bowie (10) drives to the basket Saturday at the Convocation Center in the game against the Aurora Spartans. Four Huskies scored nine or more points in the 86-56 victory.

Men’s basketball rolls to win

By Steve Shonder | November 16, 2014

Men’s basketball cruised past an overmatched Aurora Spartans squad to win its first season opener since 2006.The Huskies (1-0) took down Aurora, 86-56, Saturday at the Convocation Center. Redshirt senior Jordan Threloff said the win sets the tone for...

Face Off: Better basketball season

By Steve Shonder | November 12, 2014

Men’s basketball comes into this season having completed the biggest turnaround in program history. It went 15-17 and 8-11 in the MAC last season, which was a 10-win improvement from the previous campaign. Now, the Huskies are returning four of their...