Team effort leads men’s hoops past Mississippi Valley State

Anthony Johnson
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team led by as much as 18 in the second half en route to a 71-64 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Senior Anthony Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young/Purdue) scored a team-high 14 points to lead five Huskies with nine-or-more points in the contest. With…

Women’s hoops falls at the wire to Mizzou, 47-44

Danny Pulliam
The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team held SEC foe Missouri to 47 points Sunday afternoon and caused the Tigers to turn the ball over 19 times at Mizzou Arena. Attempting one final shot after a missed free throw with eight seconds left, the Tigers blocked the Huskies’ final shot to defeat NIU, 47-44. Missouri extended…

Men’s hoops edged at Eastern Illinois, 59-55

Jordan Threloff
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team had two possessions to tie or take the lead in the final minute Saturday night, but Eastern Illinois made a pair of stops and held on for a 59-55 victory over the Huskies at Lantz Arena. Junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) scored a team-high 14 points and…

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