Hoops boss Mark Montgomery extends contract through 2018

Mark Montgomery
Northern Illinois University has extended the contract of men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery by two years, NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Friday. With the extension, Montgomery now has four years remaining on his contract, through 2017-18. This past season, in his third year as head coach at NIU, Montgomery…

MAC tourney ride ends for men’s hoops

Aksel Bolin
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led by 11 at halftime Wednesday night. However, the team saw its lead slip away in the second half as they fell 53-48 to Eastern Michigan in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) and freshman Aaric Armstead…

Women’s hoops falls at MAC Tournament

Natecia Augusta
Ball State opened the game on an 11-0 run Wednesday, and the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team was never able to close the gap, falling 61-47 in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. Junior Natecia Augusta (Peoria, Ill./Limestone) scored 13 points in the contest with five rebounds and a…

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