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Sophomore forward Yanic Konan Niederhauser (from left) shoots a free throw while sophomore forward Xavier Amos (13), freshman guard Will Lovings-Watts (1), junior guard Zarique Nutter (2) and redshirt sophomore Zion Russell huddle up in an NIU mens basketball home game against the University at Buffalo on Feb. 13. All five players have entered the transfer portal since the end of the 2023-2024 regular season. (Ryanne Sandifer | Northern Star)

5 NIU men’s basketball players enter transfer portal

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | March 27, 2024

DeKALB – Five NIU men’s basketball players have entered the transfer portal, per multiple social media posts. Verbal Commits announced that junior guard Zarique Nutter, sophomore forwards Xavier Amos and Yanic Konan Niederhauser, freshman guard...

Junior guard David Coit (11) shoots a three-pointer over Ball State junior guard Jalin Anderson (1) on Feb. 20. Coit led the Huskies in scoring with 27 points in a 75-72 upset win over the University of Toledo on Tuesday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Unsung heroes lift Huskies to upset win over Toledo

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | February 28, 2024

Up 73-72 with 16 seconds left and on the verge of handing the University of Toledo Rockets (17-11, 11-4 MAC) its first home conference loss of the season, former student manager guard Steven Tipton stepped to the free throw line and nailed two free throws...

Freshman guard Will Lovings-Watts (1) gets in stance to guard Eastern Michigan University sophomore guard Orlando Lovejoy (55). Lovings-Watts scored 18 points and swiped 5 steals in NIU mens basketballs victory over the Eagles on Saturday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Amos, Lovings-Watts lead men’s basketball to first conference win

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | February 3, 2024

DeKALB – The streak is finally over! After 47 days of winless conference play and 10 straight losses, NIU men’s basketball (7-14, 1-8 MAC) has found the win column after a 76-66 victory over Eastern Michigan University (9-13, 2-8 MAC) on Saturday. The...