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NIU men’s basketball stuns Central Michigan in overtime

By Mattieu Koetters | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — Men’s basketball is finally back to its winning ways following the Huskies’ victory over the Central Michigan University Chippewas on Saturday in a thrilling come-from-behind 82-81 overtime win.Led by a 23-point, 9-rebound performance from...

Huskies’ historic win streak ends at six in loss to Cardinals

By Mike Knapp | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — All good things, no matter how fun they are, ultimately come to an end.The men’s basketball team has been having a lot of fun the last few weeks, rolling to six wins in a row and to the top of the Mid-American Conference standings. The win...

Senior Eugene German (center) runs to the right corner after handing off the ball to a sophomore Trendon Hankerson (back right) Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball seeks seven straight versus Ball State

By Mike Knapp | February 10, 2020

DeKALB — The one thing that  has sparked the men’s basketball team’s six-game winning streak has been the ability to impose its will on the opponent on the defensive end.That’s a bit of an anomaly in the Mid-American Conference where up-tempo...

Sophomore Darius Beane (no.24) drives under the basket Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball sweeps Kent State, sets school record with six consecutive MAC wins

By Mike Knapp | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team proved it was more than ready for primetime Friday night.Playing in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network and one of the more raucous crowds of the season, the Huskies ran their winning streak to six...

Senior Eugene German (10, center)shoots over a RedHawk defender Feb. 1 during NIUs 70-55 win over the Miami University-Ohio RedHawks at the Convocation Center.

2,000 points was not handed to Eugene German

By Mike Knapp | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — Eugene German’s ascent up the NIU men’s basketball career scoring list started innocently enough with two points against Indiana State University in his first game Nov. 11, 2016.Just over three years and 115 games later, his journey to...

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...

Then sophomore guard Darius Beane drives to the basket in a Jan. 25 game against Western Michigan University at the NIU Convocation Center. Beane scored 13 points in the last game against UIC.

Men’s basketball grinds out a MAC victory

By Jarrett Huff | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team gutted out a tough and gritty Mid-American Conference victory Saturday against the Western Michigan University Broncos. “Typical MAC game,” Montgomery said. “Unbelievable defense [was] played on both ends...

Senior guard Eugene German gets up and under defenders Nov. 25 during NIU’s home win against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies falter in second half during loss against Aggies

By Mike Knapp | December 8, 2019

DeKALB — For the second game in a row, the men’s basketball team fell into an early-game hole and had to play from behind the entire game.After trailing 19-5 Thursday night in the first half against Saint Mary’s College – California, the Huskies...

Sophomore guard Trendon Hankerson pulls up for a 3-point shot attempt during the Huskies´ home win against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Six-match win streak ends with a mens basketball loss to the Gaels

By Mike Knapp | December 6, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team headed to the west coast for the first time since 1997 for a two-game California swing, but they won’t be bringing back an extension of their six-game winning streak with them.The Huskies first game on the trip...

German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

Senior guard Eugene German drives to the basket Monday during NIUs home victory against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies win sixth-straight, German climbs up all-time scoring list

By Mike Knapp | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — Forgive the men’s basketball team for being a little defensive about its efforts Monday against Oakland University.Actually, that is a good thing, as it was the Huskie defense in the second half that paved the way for a 74-50 win. The victory...

Then-first-year guard Tyler Cochran looks to get the edge on a screen Monday during NIUs 65-48 win against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

German comes in clutch for men’s basketball with four-point play late in game

By Jarrett Huff | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Wins keep rolling in for men’s basketball as it defeated Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville in a close game on Saturday. Senior guard Eugene German’s four-point play in the final 10 seconds lifted the Huskies over the Cougars...