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Huskies riding high-powered offense to success

Huskies riding high-powered offense to success

By Khobi Price | December 20, 2018

The men's basketball team's solid 6-4 start to the 2018-19 season is due to its historic offensive production, but it will need to pick up the slack on defense if it wants to contend for the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championship.The Huskies’ defensive...

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 top Rockford in season opener

By James Krause | November 7, 2018

The men’s basketball team opened its season with a dominant 93-54 win Tuesday over the Rockford Regents in the Battle for the 16th District.The Huskies took the lead early in the first half and never surrendered, shooting 61.7 percent from the field...

Three NIU basketball players charged with theft

By Khobi Price | October 31, 2018

Men’s basketball senior guard Dante Thorpe, junior guard Eugene German and sophomore guard Zaire Mateen have been suspended indefinitely from competition after being charged with retail theft Oct. 24, according to a DeKalb County Police Report.DeKalb...

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...

Men’s basketball start preseason practice

By Michael Urbanec | September 26, 2018

The men’s basketball team is back on the court for practice for the first time since March, when they suffered an early exit in the Mid-American Conference tournament.The Huskies got bounced by Kent State in a 61-59 heartbreaker but aim to right the...

Men’s basketball schedule released

By Michael Urbanec | August 20, 2018

The NIU men’s basketball team’s schedule has been released, featuring marquis matchups against the usual MAC opponents and a late December visit to the Michigan State Spartans.The Huskies will open the season on Nov. 6 against Rockford before playing...

Eugene German, men’s basketball sophomore guard, surveys the floor in the Huskies’ 81-65 Feb. 3 home loss to Miami University. 

German not ready for NBA just yet

By Julian Nunnery | April 16, 2018

Eugene German, men’s basketball sophomore guard, surveys the floor in the Huskies’ 81-65 Feb. 3 home loss to Miami University.