men’s basketball

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…

Men’s hoops earns OT ticket to Cleveland

Jordan Threloff and NIU Athletics Director Sean Frazier celebrate.
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team survived a Monday night scare from Bowling Green, winning 54-51 in overtime in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at the NIU Convocation Center. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) led the Huskies with 13 points and nine rebounds. NIU led by three, 49-46, but Bowling Green…

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