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Online voting open for NIU Play of the Year

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

Voting is open online until April 22 for Play of the Year, an award that will be presented at the sixth Victors awards banquet on April 27 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Nominees include Paris Logan’s interception at Northwestern, Lauren...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies inch toward brighter future

By Steve Shonder | March 16, 2015

Injuries and inconsistent play were the biggest factors in men’s basketball’s season going awry, but a strong foundation for next season is present.The Huskies ended the regular season playing their best basketball of the year — the blowout loss...

Jordan Threloff, mens basketball redshirt senior center, shoots a free throw Saturday in the game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball: Full-circle journey for Jordan Threloff

By Steve Shonder | March 5, 2015

Jordan Threloff, men’s basketball redshirt senior center, took the floor Tuesday for what will likely be the last time in his hometown of DeKalb, putting him at the end of a journey that has taken him through two schools and sent him overseas to Europe.“It’s...

Junior guard Travon Baker prepares to take a shot during Saturdays game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the Convocation Center. NIU beat the No. 1 team in the MAC West, 73-55.

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies topple MAC West No. 1 Central Michigan Chippewas

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

What happenedMen’s basketball (12-15, 6-10 MAC) dominated the MAC West-leading Central Michigan Chippewas (21-6, 11-5 MAC), winning 73-55 Saturday at the Convocation Center.NIU scored 38 points in the paint, and its strong play inside was highlighted...

Redshirt junior center Pete Rakocevic cheers as the Huskies (13-14, 7-8 MAC) head toward an upset victory over the Toledo Rockets (23-5, 11-4 MAC), 74-66, last season in the Convocation Center. The crowd rushed the court following the win.

NIU men’s basketball: Pete Rakocevic takes down stanchion at Huskies-Chippewas game

By Northern Star staff | March 1, 2015

Pete Rakocevic, men’s basketball redshirt senior center, threw down a thundering two-hand slam that forced the hoop to collapse.Rakocevic’s dunk came in the Huskies’ upset win over the MAC West-leading Central Michigan Chippewas, 73-55, Saturday...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies take on red-hot Toledo Rockets

By Steve Shonder | February 24, 2015

What’s happeningMen’s basketball (10-15, 4-10 MAC) heads out on the road to take another shot at beating the Toledo Rockets (18-9, 10-4 MAC) 8 p.m. Wednesday in Toledo, Ohio. The Rockets came out on top, 80-69, when the Huskies met them Jan. 31 in...

NIU men’s basketball: Huskies to take on Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Steve Shonder | February 21, 2015

Men’s basketball (10-14, 4-9 MAC) will play host to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-10, 5-8 MAC) 7 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center in a battle for the ninth seed in the MAC Tournament. The Huskies are the No. 10 seed, while the Eagles are No....

NIU men’s basketball recap: Eastern Michigan Eagles 54, Huskies 46

January 18, 2015

What happenedMen's basketball (7-8, 1-3 MAC) lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-5, 1-3 MAC), 54-46, in a defensive struggle Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich.How it happenedBoth teams held each other to sub-40 shooting percentages. Eastern Michigan shot...

Men’s hoops spars with Aurora

By Steve Shonder | November 13, 2014

Men’s basketball will put its new-look offense on display when it opens its regular season Saturday.The Huskies will take on the Aurora Spartans 3 p.m. at the Convocation Center. NIU is coming off a 71-44 preseason win over the Roosevelt Lakers.The...

Face Off: Better basketball season

By Steve Shonder | November 12, 2014

Men’s basketball comes into this season having completed the biggest turnaround in program history. It went 15-17 and 8-11 in the MAC last season, which was a 10-win improvement from the previous campaign. Now, the Huskies are returning four of their...

Sophomore Travon Baker drops in a layup against Kent State Jan. 15 at the Convocation Center. Men’s basketball will play Ball State in its last regular season home game at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

High expectations set for men’s basketball

By Steve Shonder | October 28, 2014

Men’s basketball will lean on a veteran lineup as it gears up for another season it hopes ends with a trip to the MAC Tournament in Cleveland.The Huskies are returning their top six scorers and four of their five starters. On top of that, redshirt senior...

Men’s basketball to face MAC West’s best

By Brian Earle | February 26, 2014

Men’s basketball will look to rebound from its Sunday loss when it hosts the MAC West Division-leading Toledo Rockets at 7 p.m. today at the Convocation Center.The Huskies (12-14, 6-8 MAC) lost their Jan. 22 game against the Rockets, 77-68, in Toledo,...

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