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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...

Sophomore guard Darius Beane drives to the basket Monday during NIUs 65-48 victory against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

Defense and depth key to men’s basketball’s success this season

By Jarrett Huff | November 21, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball has been on a tear lately, winning its last three games in four days, against Coppin State University, Rockford University and Longwood University. The team’s defense and depth have been the brightest over the three-game...

Redshirt senior forward Lacey James attempts a shot Wednesday while James Claar, WIU redshirt senior forward, pressures the Huskie at Western Hall.

Huskies march out of Macomb with victory over Western Illinois

By Mike Knapp | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — After winning three-straight home games over the weekend, the men’s basketball team headed back on the road Wednesday to take on Western Illinois University at Western Hall for the first time since 1994.After starting the season with two...

Huskies hit season-high in assists as men’s basketball routs Rockford

By Jarrett Huff | November 17, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies soundly defeated the Rockford University Regents by a score of 96-48 Saturday. The team had a season-high 18 assists.NIU struggled early in the season with getting players involved on offense, posting just seven combined assists...

Four Huskies post double-digit points en route to men’s basketball’s first victory

By Mike Knapp | November 16, 2019

DeKALB — Nathan Scott and Darius Beane joined the men’s basketball program for the 2019-20 season with a reputation of being impact players.Junior forward Scott and sophomore guard Beane both lived up to that billing Friday night as the Huskies took...

Huskies have tough road to MAC play, German says he wants to ‘win them all’

By Mike Knapp | November 8, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s basketball opens its 2019-20 season this Saturday, and expectations couldn’t be higher.NIU is coming off a season where it won 17 games and advanced to the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals for the first time since 2003....

Senior guard Eugene German defends an opponent Tuesday at NIU’s 85-50 exhibition-match win against Roosevelt University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies dominate Roosevelt in exhibition match

By Mike Knapp | November 6, 2019

DeKALB — While college basketball teams around the country began their regular seasons Tuesday night, the men’s basketball team had one more dress rehearsal.Taking on Roosevelt University in an exhibition game ahead of Saturday’s home opener against...

Huskies to focus on defense, Montgomery says James will be vital for team success

By James Krause | October 24, 2019

DeKALB — Head Coach Mark Montgomery set his expectations for the men’s basketball upcoming season during the NIU Winter Media Day on Wednesday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies finished 17-17 in the 2018-19 season, with an 8-10 record in Mid-American...