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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...

Hoops: Fourth win may not come easy

By Brian Earle | February 6, 2014

Men’s basketball will look to extend its conference winning streak to four games when it hosts Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (10-11, 4-5 MAC) have won three straight games against Kent State, Ball State and...

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 defeats Judson in home opener

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

In men’s basketball’s home opener, it earned its first win of the season as it took down Judson University 72-54 at the NIU Convocation Center Sunday. The Huskies (1-2) were led offensively by freshmen forward Sam Mader and guard Akeem Springs, who...

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...

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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....