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Men’s basketball feeds off crowd support, beats SIU-E

By Matt Hopkinson | December 5, 2012

With home crowd support rarely seen at the Convocation Center and coach Mark Montgomery’s lucky orange tie, NIU men’s basketball won its second game of the season. The Huskies (2-5) defeated the Cougars of Southern Illinois Edwardsville (2-6) by the...

Men’s basketball taken down by Flames in homestand finale

By Brian Earle | November 28, 2012

Despite a team-high 15-point performance from freshman forward Sam Mader off the bench, NIU men’s basketball fell to the University of Illinois at Chicago at the Convocation Center on Tuesday. Mader helped lead the Huskies (1-4) bench to an impressive...

Men’s basketball to host Loyola Saturday

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

While everyone will be at home over Thanksgiving break, NIU men’s basketball will be taking care of business when they host the Loyola Ramblers on Saturday. This will be the second of a three game home stand for NIU. The Huskies (1-2) are coming off...

Men’s basketball defeats Judson in home opener

By Brian Earle | November 19, 2012

In men’s basketball’s home opener, it earned its first win of the season as it took down Judson University 72-54 at the NIU Convocation Center Sunday. The Huskies (1-2) were led offensively by freshmen forward Sam Mader and guard Akeem Springs, who...

Baker added to men’s basketball’s ’12 recruiting class

By Northern Star Staff | April 15, 2012

Mark Montgomery nabbed the fifth member of his 2012-13 recruiting class. The NIU men’s basketball coach announced Thursday Travon Baker of Detroit Consortium signed his letter of intent to join the program. “We are excited to have Travon join us and...

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Montgomery plans to build NIU his way

By Brian Belford | February 28, 2012

Mark Montgomery, NIU men’s basketball coach, said he is slowly building up the program the way he wants to. Montgomery, following in the footsteps of Joe Novak, former NIU football coach, said he wants to build the basketball program with a certain...

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