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Basketball ‘mini-plan’ ticket packages now on sale

December 2, 2014
Kathi Bennett

Kathi Bennett

NIU Intercollegiate Athletics is introducing three new basketball mini-plans with options to fit most any schedule.

Fans have two ways to see the NIU men’s basketball team for the remainder of the season. For $45, the “Saturday MAC Plan” gives fans the chance to see the Huskies clash with six Mid-American Conference rivals, including Toledo, Eastern Michigan and Kent State.

Meanwhile, the “Weekday Your Way” plan allows fans to select any three of the remaining six weekday games for just $21.

On the women’s side, the “Starting Five” package lets fans choose any five of the team’s remaining 10 home games – a slate that features contests against MAC foes Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Akron and Ball State – for only $20.

The NIU men’s basketball team kicks off December with match-ups against in-state rivals DePaul tonight and Eastern Illinois on Saturday, Dec. 13, before returning home Tuesday, Dec. 16, to host the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils. Following their Thanksgiving weekend trip to Las Vegas, the Huskies women’s basketball squad returns to the court Sunday, Dec. 14, when they tackle Southeastern Conference foe Missouri, then come home Wednesday, Dec. 17, for the “Hoops for Soups” battle with SIU Edwardsville.

For more information on upcoming promotions or to purchase a mini-plan, call the NIU Athletic Ticket Office at (815) 752-6880 or visit

Men’s Basketball

Mark Montgomery

Mark Montgomery

Saturday MAC Plan (six MAC Saturday games)
Jan. 10 – Kent State (7 p.m.)
Jan. 24 – Miami (Ohio) (3 p.m.)
Jan. 31 – Toledo (7 p.m.)
Feb. 7 – Bowling Green (7 p.m.)
Feb. 21 – Eastern Michigan (7 p.m.)
Feb. 28 – Central Michigan (7 p.m.)

Weekday Your Way (choice of any three games)
Dec. 16 – Mississippi Valley State (7 p.m.)
Dec. 29 – Hampton (7 p.m.)
Jan. 2 – UC Riverside (7 p.m.)
Jan. 21 – Akron (7 p.m.)
Feb. 10 – Ball State (7 p.m.)
March 3 – Western Michigan (7 p.m.)

Women’s Basketball

Starting Five (choice of any five games)
Dec. 17 – SIU Edwardsville (7 p.m.)
Jan. 3 – Eastern Michigan (1 p.m.)
Jan. 17 – Kent State (1 p.m.)
Jan. 28 – Bowling Green (7 p.m.)
Feb. 4 – Miami (Ohio) (7 p.m.)
Feb. 7 – Akron (5 p.m.)
Feb. 11 – Western Michigan (7 p.m.)
Feb. 21 – Ball State (5 p.m.)
Feb. 25 – Central Michigan (7 p.m.)
March 4 – Toledo (11 a.m.)

For more information on NIU basketball and Huskie athletics, visit