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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...

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....

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...

Men’s basketball to play Judson in regular season home opener

By Matt Hopkinson | November 14, 2012

Sunday afternoon, men’s basketball will face a squad that represents an athletic governing body that caters to specifically small schools. The Huskies (0-2) will play host to the NAIA school Judson University (1-5). The NAIA is like the NCAA, except...

Northern Illinois University freshman guard Mike Davis attemps to score over Aurora University senior guard Joel Iventosch at the NIU Convocational Center. The Huskies defeated the Spartans 89 to 56.

Men’s basketball hosts seven freshmen, looks forward to season

By Matt Hopkinson | November 5, 2012

With seven new freshman faces on the roster this season, NIU men’s basketball will be a mixed bag. Coach Mark Montgomery knows there will be a lot of excitement, but also a lot for his players to learn. “There’s going to be a lot of coachable moments,...

Men’s basketball impresses at preseason game

By Matt Hopkinson | November 4, 2012

Behind a lot of energy and ball movement, NIU men’s basketball came out scoring early and often in its first and only preseason game against Aurora University on Saturday . With 11:32 left in the first half, NIU had already pushed out to a 21-7 lead...

Men’s basketball falls to Western Michigan in round 2 of MAC tournament

By Brian Thomas | March 8, 2012

The clock struck midnight in Cleveland today as NIU men’s basketball’s run in the MAC tournament came to an end at the hands of No. 8 seed Western Michigan, 71-54. The Huskies (5-26, 3-13 MAC) got off to a strong start in the game, jumping out to...

Huskies win on Senior Night

By Jerry Burnes | February 29, 2012

Add Marquavese Ford to Toledo’s wanted list. With 7.8 seconds left on the clock and the Huskies up three, the freshman guard stole an inbound pass and a 65-61 victory from the Rockets Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. “He was jogging...

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Grading our men’s basketball freshmen

By Brian Belford | February 27, 2012

Barring any success in the MAC tournament, the NIU men’s basketball season is coming to a close. With that in mind, it’s time to grade coach Mark Montgomery’s first recruiting class of seven freshmen. Stian Berg, Guard Berg became the team’s starting...

Brooks’ Kevin Gray (13) takes a shot while brother Keith Gray (23) looks on. The Gray twins announced their commitment and joined the 2011 NIU basketball recruiting class Monday.

Twin peaks commit to Huskies basketball

By Andrew Singer | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | Twin brothers Keith and Kevin Gray of Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy announced their commitment to the NIU men's basketball team on Monday afternoon. The 6'7" forwards are first-year head coach Mark Montgomery's first commitments....