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Junior Chris Johnson prepares to take a free throw Jan. 28 during NIUs 61-59 win over Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

McCarty comes up in the clutch again for the Huskies against Ohio University

By Mike Knapp | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — When a game reaches crunch time, it doesn’t hurt to get the basketball in the hands of someone who has been there a few times before.Senior forward Noah McCarty fits that description.When it came time to deliver against the Ohio University...

Mens basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

Men’s basketball begins three-game home stand against Western Michigan

By Jemea Green | January 25, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will begin its three-game home stand 3 p.m. Saturday when it hosts the Western Michigan University Broncos. NIU improved its Mid-American Conference record to 3-3 with a 79-69 win over the Kent State University...

Huskies lose a thriller to the Akron Zips

By Khobi Price | January 26, 2019

The men’s basketball team’s late-game rally against Akron fell short, losing to the Zips 67-65 Saturday in a battle between the Mid-American Conference’s most efficient offense and stingiest defense.A high turnover mark plagued the Huskies throughout...

Men’s Basketball picks up second conference victory

By James Krause | January 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team picked up its second straight conference win, beating the Miami of Ohio RedHawks Tuesday with a final score of 83-70 in Oxford, Ohio.After going winless in Mid-American Conference road games last season, the Huskies have racked...

Basketball picks up win against Western Illinois

By James Krause | December 20, 2018

The men’s basketball team picked up their sixth win of the season Monday with a 91-76 victory over the Western Illinois Leathernecks.In the school’s first meeting since 2008, senior forward Lacey James picked up his third career double-double with...

Huskies’ comebacks fall short

By Khobi Price | December 2, 2018

Despite junior guard Eugene German recording a career-high 33 points and NIU closing out the game on a 22-9 run, the men's basketball fell to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix 85-83 Wednesday in Green Bay, Wisconsin.Head Coach Mark Montgomery...

Huskies go 2-1 in Men Against Cancer Oakland Hoops Challenge

By Khobi Price | November 25, 2018

The men's basketball team won two of its three contests in the Men Against Breast Cancer Oakland Hoops Challenge.The Huskies (4-2) defeated the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles 87-66 Friday, loss to the James Madison University Dukes 78-74 Saturday...

Key returns after a long recover

By Khobi Price | November 14, 2018

The process of getting back onto the basketball court came with many challenges for senior forward Jaylen Key.After redshirting and missing the entire 2017-18 season due to a torn labrum and dislocated shoulder he suffered June 2017, Key has returned...

Huskies fall to Northern Kentucky in double overtime

By Michael Urbanec | November 9, 2018

Double-doubles from senior forwards Levi Bradley and Lacey James, and 24 points from returning senior guard Dante Thorpe were not enough to save the Huskies from an 88-85 double-overtime loss to Northern Kentucky Friday.The pace slowed in the beginning,...

Huskies host black and red scrimmage

By Khobi Price | October 18, 2018

The men’s basketball team hosted its annual Red and Black scrimmage Wednesday ahead of its 2018-19 campaign opener against the Rockford University Regents 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Convocation Center. The scrimmages served as the Huskies first public competition...

Huskies focused on improving defense

By Khobi Price | October 14, 2018

The basketball team is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2017-18 campaign. Head Coach Mark Montgomery said the Huskies left a lot on the table. Montgomery said last season’s team was plagued with inconsistent play and struggles on road games.NIU...

Huskies’ season ends at the buzzer

By Julian Nunnery | March 6, 2018

The men’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Kent State Golden Flashes Monday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.The Huskies (13-19, 6-13 MAC) fell 61-59 on the road on a buzzer-beater layup.The game started...