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Men’s basketball looks to end losing streak in rematch against CMU

By Jarrett Huff | February 19, 2020

DeKALB — After dropping both games on its road trip, the men’s basketball team returns home to the Convocation Center for a rematch against the Central Michigan University Chippewas.The Huskies lost the first game of their road trip against the Ball...

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...

Junior Chris Johnson prepares to take a free throw Jan. 28 during NIUs 61-59 win over Ohio University at the Convocation Center.

McCarty comes up in the clutch again for the Huskies against Ohio University

By Mike Knapp | January 29, 2020

DeKALB — When a game reaches crunch time, it doesn’t hurt to get the basketball in the hands of someone who has been there a few times before.Senior forward Noah McCarty fits that description.When it came time to deliver against the Ohio University...

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...

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....

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...