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An ankle injury forced Xavier Silas to watch his final home game
as Huskie from the bench.

NIU men’s basketball seniors honored on senior night

March 3, 2011

Everything seemed to be in the right place Wednesday evening at the NIU Convocation Center. It was Senior Night for the Huskie men's basketball team. Wearing their NIU jumpsuits, seniors Jeremy Landers and Michael Patton walked with family members toward...

Senior guard leads NIU men’s basketball to victory over Eastern Michigan

By Jimmy Johnson | March 3, 2011

On a night where its seniors were revered, NIU guard Jeremy Landers came through with a huge performance. With senior Xavier Silas still nursing an ankle injury from the Central Michigan matchup on Feb. 23, Landers tied a career-high with 17 points, leading...

Huskies travel to Michigan, chance to start 4-1 in MAC play

By Andrew Singer | January 20, 2011

Coming off two straight wins, the NIU men's basketball team kicks off a two-game road trip tonight against Central Michigan. Following a 75-70 loss to Ball State in their conference opener, the Huskies (6-9, 2-1 MAC) have notched back-to-back wins over...

Michael Patton confident NIU will gel

By Chris Dertz | November 11, 2010

With tonight’s season opener against Northwestern University, the new-look NIU men’s basketball team will try to prove that it can be successful right away. While the Huskies will depend heavily on a platoon of newcomers, seniors like guard Michael...

NIU senior guard Xavier Silas dribbles during practice Wednesday.

Men’s basketball depends on seniors for leadership

By Chris Dertz | November 4, 2010

Twenty wins in a season is a solid barometer of how well a college basketball program is performing. Twenty wins in two seasons is another story entirely. After back-to-back 10-win seasons and an offseason full of roster upheaval, the NIU basketball team...

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