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Sophomore Darius Beane (no.24) drives under the basket Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball sweeps Kent State, sets school record with six consecutive MAC wins

By Mike Knapp | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team proved it was more than ready for primetime Friday night.Playing in front of a national audience on CBS Sports Network and one of the more raucous crowds of the season, the Huskies ran their winning streak to six...

Then sophomore guard Darius Beane drives to the basket in a Jan. 25 game against Western Michigan University at the NIU Convocation Center. Beane scored 13 points in the last game against UIC.

Men’s basketball grinds out a MAC victory

By Jarrett Huff | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team gutted out a tough and gritty Mid-American Conference victory Saturday against the Western Michigan University Broncos. “Typical MAC game,” Montgomery said. “Unbelievable defense [was] played on both ends...

Men’s basketball looks to bounce back Tuesday vs Kent State University

By Jemea Green | January 20, 2020

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team will face the Kent State University Golden Flashes 6 p.m. Tuesday in Kent, Ohio.NIU is 2-3 in Mid-American Conference play after a 66-64 loss Saturday to the Bowling Green State University Falcons. There were three...

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...

Senior guard Eugene German drives to the basket Monday during NIUs home victory against Oakland University at the Convocation Center.

Huskies win sixth-straight, German climbs up all-time scoring list

By Mike Knapp | November 27, 2019

DeKALB — Forgive the men’s basketball team for being a little defensive about its efforts Monday against Oakland University.Actually, that is a good thing, as it was the Huskie defense in the second half that paved the way for a 74-50 win. The victory...

Then-first-year guard Tyler Cochran looks to get the edge on a screen Monday during NIUs 65-48 win against Longwood University at the Convocation Center.

German comes in clutch for men’s basketball with four-point play late in game

By Jarrett Huff | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Wins keep rolling in for men’s basketball as it defeated Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville in a close game on Saturday. Senior guard Eugene German’s four-point play in the final 10 seconds lifted the Huskies over the Cougars...

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...

Huskies see late comeback attempt shot down as UNI down NIU in season opener

By Mike Knapp | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies’ pre-conference schedule looked to be one that posed several challenges. That reality came true Saturday during the team’s first match up. During the opening of the 2019-20 men’s basketball season against the University of...

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....

Michigan State forward Nick Ward (44) and Northern Illinois forward Lacey James (4) fight for the rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Huskies win MAC opener

By James Krause | January 8, 2019

The men’s basketball team came from behind to win their Mid-American Conference opener Saturday against the Ohio Bobcats in overtime 72-66.After being down 13 at halftime, the Huskies came back to force overtime. Senior forward Lacey James scored eight...

Huskies host black and red scrimmage

By Khobi Price | October 18, 2018

The men’s basketball team hosted its annual Red and Black scrimmage Wednesday ahead of its 2018-19 campaign opener against the Rockford University Regents 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Convocation Center. The scrimmages served as the Huskies first public competition...