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Men’s basketball snags home win

By Khobi Price | December 11, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team returned to the court Saturday with a 61-55 home victory over the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (6-4) closed out a competitive game despite having shot 61...

Huskies fall to No. 28 Iowa State

By Julian Nunnery | December 7, 2017

DeKALB — After a 22-point win Saturday at Chicago State University, NIU did not have enough to fend off Iowa State University Monday. The Huskies fell 94-80, giving them a 1-1 record on their two-game road trip.The Huskies were unable to carry over...

Baller Breakdown: Levi Bradley

By Khobi Price | December 7, 2017

Name: Levi BradleyHometown: MilwaukeeWhen you started playing: Third gradeFavorite sports team: Green Bay PackersAthlete idol/role model: Kevin Durant“[He was a] skinny kid, like myself,” Bradley said. “[Coming out of] college, he weighed 180 or...

Panthers sneak past Huskies

By Julian Nunnery | November 30, 2017

NIU was unable to keep the momentum going from its 52-point victory against Rockford University, losing to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers 75-62 Wednesday.The Panthers stayed a few steps ahead of the Huskies as they maintained a five-to-seven...

Men’s basketball destroys Rockford

By Khobi Price | November 27, 2017

DeKalb — After going 1-2 in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida Wednesday, the men’s basketball team returned to action at the Convocation Center with a 105-53 blowout victory Sunday against the Rockford University Regents.The Huskies (4-2)...

Men’s hoops dominates opener

By Julian Nunnery | November 16, 2017

After Friday’s game against St. Francis was postponed because of condensation on the court, the men’s basketball team was finally able to kick off its season against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix. The Huskies ran up the score in the...

Men’s hoops set for new season

By Julian Nunnery | November 9, 2017

DeKALB — Basketball season is back as the team tips off its season at home against University of St. Francis, and there are several differences in personnel and play style from last year.The Huskies lost seven players from their roster last year, including...

Eugene German

Top-5 men’s basketball players to watch

By Julian Nunnery | November 2, 2017

After getting bounced in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Championship last season, the men’s basketball team looks to improve from an up-and-down campaign last season.Last year, the Huskies finished 15-17 but were never able to find a...

Releasing guards may affect recruiting

By Tom Burton | March 23, 2017

NIU will find itself struggling to replace its five players they lost this season, three to graduation and two to dismissal.Forward Aaric Armstead and centers Sean Damaska and Marin Maric, all seniors, played their last game as Huskies in a 72-69 March...

You can feel the passion with which mens basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery leads his team. Hes often on the court just as much as his players and incessantly paces the floor in front of the bench to get the best view of the next play. Hes currently in his third season as the programs 27th head coach.

Coach’s seat gets warmer

By Tom Burton | March 9, 2017

You can feel the passion with which men's basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery leads his team. He's often on the court just as much as his players and incessantly paces the floor in front of the bench to get the best view of the next play. He's currently in his third season as the program's 27th head coach.