Mondays with Monty returns Oct. 17

monday-monty-portraitFor the second consecutive season, NIUs men’s basketball Head Coach Mark Montgomery will host a monthly luncheon, Mondays With Monty, at Fanatico Cucina Italiana, 1215 Blackhawk Road, in DeKalb. 

Each month, Montgomery will provide an in-depth update on Huskie men’s basketball while taking questions and interacting with Huskie fans in attendance. Coach Monty will be joined by members of his coaching staff as well as occasional special guests. The first come, first served buffet lunch costs $10 and will begin at noon each month. In addition to lunch, all fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win NIU Basketball door prizes. Mondays with Monty dates are Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 23 and Feb. 13.

Montgomery and the Huskies are coming off a successful 2015-16 campaign in which they posted a 21-13 record and advanced to the postseason for just the fourth time in school history. NIU returns 72 percent of its scoring and 81 percent of its rebounding from a season ago, including Third Team All-MAC honoree Marin Maric (Split, Croatia/La Lumiere School), MAC All-Defensive Team honoree Aaric Armstead (Fresno, CA/La Jolla Prep) and MAC All-Freshman Team selection Marshawn Wilson (Oakdale, MN/Hill-Murray). The Huskies begin the 2016-17 season on Friday, Nov. 11, when they host Indiana State at the NIU Convocation Center.

NIU basketball season tickets are on sale now. Reserved season tickets for the Huskie men’s basketball team are available for $120, or just $105 for NIU football or women’s basketball season ticket members, NIU faculty/staff, alumni association members or senior citizens. Huskie Land Season Tickets, located in sections 115-118, are also available for just $80. 

For more information, call the NIU Athletic Ticket Office at 815-753-PACK (7225) or log on to NIUHuskies.com/tickets.

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