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Freshman Aaric Armstead (23) maneuvers toward the net Nov. 24 against St. Joseph. The men’s basketball team (7-7, 1-1 MAC) has won more than five games in a season for the first time during the Mark Montgomery coaching era, which Montgomery attributes to greater teamwork.

Basketball on way to better season record

By Brian Earle | January 14, 2014

After two five-win seasons, men’s basketball appears to have found its rhythm.The Huskies (7-7, 1-1 MAC) may be looking at a turnaround as for the first time in the Mark Montgomery era they have won more than five games in a season.“What a difference...

Men’s basketball looking for boost at home vs. Dartmouth

By Brian Earle | December 4, 2013

Men’s basketball will look to bounce back after its 63-58 defeat at Nebraska with a matchup with Dartmouth at 7 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (2-4) had a chance to tie the game with nine seconds left, but sophomore guard Travon Baker’s...

Jordan Threloff finishes off a dunk in Saturdays game against San Jose State. The Huskies went on to win, 60-59.

Men’s basketball grabs first win vs. San Jose St.

By Brian Earle | November 17, 2013

Men’s basketball hosted the NIU Invitational for the first time in school history over the weekend at the Convocation Center and went 1-2 in the tournament.The Huskies (1-3), the James Madison Dukes (2-2), the San Jose State Spartans (0-4) and the Milwaukee...

Threloff leads men’s basketball to exhibition win

By Brian Earle | November 3, 2013

In its lone exhibition game of the season, men’s basketball looked sharp as it took down Rockford University, 90-57, Sunday at the Convocation Center.NIU got contributions from a number of players, as five Huskies scored in double figures. The Huskies...

Freshman Daveon Balls dribbles the ball in the game against Eastern Illinois University in February.

Basketball switches up style in coming season

By Brian Earle | October 30, 2013

Men’s basketball will have a different look to it this season based on changes to its roster and style of play.The Huskies lost their leading scorer from the last two seasons, Abdel Nader, who transferred to Iowa State. For the Huskies, it’s not about...