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Men’s basketball stumbles in 2nd half

By Tom Burton | February 2, 2017

DeKALB — Men’s basketball (13-9, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) squandered its 14-point halftime lead against the University of Akron Zips (19-3, 9-0 MAC) at the halftime break, and lost, 76-73 Tuesday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies 12-second...

Men’s basketball stifles in home matchup

By Krystal Ward | January 22, 2017

DeKALB |Men’s basketball (12-7, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) fell to the Ohio University Bobcats (12-5, 4-2 MAC), 78-69, Saturday at the Convocation Center.Ohio trails Akron University (16-3, 6-0 MAC), winners of nine consecutive game, in the MAC East....

Players get hyped up during pre-game routines March 4 of last season against Ball State. The Huskies are riding a four-game win streak.

NIU preps for Bobcats

By Tom Burton | January 19, 2017

Players get hyped up during pre-game routines March 4 of last season against Ball State. The Huskies are riding a four-game win streak.

Freshman guard Eugene German scored 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting. NIU defeated Miami University, 62-58, Tuesday.

Freshman lead NIU to 5th straight win

By Tom Burton | January 18, 2017

DeKALB — Men’s basketball (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) extended its winning streak to four games after defeating the Miami University Redhawks (8-10, 1-4 MAC), 62-58, Tuesday night in a rematch from two weeks ago.The Huskies fell to the Redhawks,...

MARK MONTGOMERYHead Coach

Guard excels in freshman season

By Tom Burton | January 17, 2017

MARK MONTGOMERY

Head Coach

Guard Laytwan Porter dribbles the ball down the court on Friday at the Victor E. Court. The Huskies would lose 80-85 in double overtime against Elon.

NIU looks to create offense

By Tom Burton | December 5, 2016

Guard Laytwan Porter dribbles the ball down the court on Friday at the Victor E. Court. The Huskies would lose 80-85 in double overtime against Elon.

Head CoachMark Montgomery

Offense struggles in early rematch

By Tom Burton | December 1, 2016

Mark Mongtomery

Head Coach

Freshman guard Eugene German (middle) drives the ball to the paint Saturday against University at Illinois at Chicago as part of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies won this game 92-81.

NIU slips by single digits

By Krystal Ward | November 28, 2016

Freshman guard Eugene German (middle) drives the ball to the paint Saturday against University at Illinois at Chicago as part of the NIU Thanksgiving Classic. The Huskies won this game 92-81.

Mark Montgomery Head Coach

Inconsistency results in loss

By Krystal Ward | November 21, 2016

Mark Montgomery Head Coach

Sophomore guard Laytwan Porter looks to set up his offense Wednesday at the Convocation Center against University of Idaho. Porter was ejected in the second half after drawing his second technical foul, but the Huskies still won.

Frustration boils into victory

By Tom Burton | November 17, 2016

DeKALB | Sophomore guard Laytwan Porter scored a team-high 12 points and added two rebounds as men’s basketball (3-0) defeated Idaho University, 63-49, Wednesday night.Three Huskies, including Porter, scored in double-figures in a game which saw both...

Freshman guard Eugene German (right)

Men’s basketball routs opponent

By Northern Star staff | November 14, 2016

Freshman guard Eugene German (right)

Men’s basketball gears up for season

By Tom Burton | November 10, 2016

DeKALB | The men’s basketball team will look to improve upon its first 20-win season since the mid-90’s when they take on Indiana State University 7 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center.The team finished the 2015 season with an 18-1 record at home....