men’s basketball

Balanced scoring leads men’s hoops past Idaho

Travon Baker
The NIU men’s basketball team shot 51 percent from the field, including 57.1 percent in the second half, to earn a 78-67 victory over Idaho Thursday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) and junior Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) each scored 16 as the Huskies moved to 2-0…

Men’s basketball cruises past Aurora in opener

Jordan Threloff
Redshirt senior center Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Saturday as the NIU men’s basketball team claimed an 86-56 victory over Aurora in the regular season opener at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore guard Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) also added 17 points as the Huskies won their season…

Men’s basketball signs four new recruits

Coach Mark Montgomery
Northern Illinois University men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery announced the signings of Levi Bradley (Milwaukee, Wis./Pius XI), Jaylen Key (Mequon, Wis./Homestead), Austin Pauga (Naperville, Ill./IMG Academy) and Laytwan Porter (Rockford, Ill./Auburn)  to National Letters of Intent to join the NIU basketball program. “I’m very happy with our recruiting class,” Montgomery said. “We have two local…

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