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Abdel Nader
Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) drained a pull-up jumper with 2.2 seconds left as Northern Illinois knocked off Kent State, 67-65, on Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Nader’s game-winner gave him 26 points, tying a career-high; he also grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double. “What a difference from Saturday...
Aksel Bolin
Northern Illinois and Miami were tied at 28 at the half, but the Huskies shot 63.2 percent (12-of-19) after the intermission to run away with a 72-61 conference-opening victory Wednesday night at Millett Hall. NIU shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from behind the 3-point line and 80.8 percent (21-of-26) from the free-throw line in the contest....
Abdel Nader
Trailing by 11 just past the midway point of the second half, Northern Illinois cut the deficit to just two, but was unable to complete the comeback, falling to Massachusetts, 64-59, on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center. A 12-2 run by the Minutemen to close the first half proved to be just too...
Keith Gray
An 11-3 run pulled Northern Illinois within six with 1:43 to play, but Washington made enough plays down the stretch to escape with a 67-57 victory on Saturday afternoon at Alaska Airlines Arena. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) led NIU with 18 points. Nader scored in double figures for the third time in...
Abdel Nader
Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as Northern Illinois gave DePaul all it could handle before falling, 69-64, on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. In a contest that featured 10 ties and 14 lead changes, a five-point deficit with a minute to play ultimately proved...
Akeem Springs
After trailing by as much as 11 in the second half, Northern Illinois battled back to force overtime before falling, 80-73, to UW Milwaukee on Friday night at the Klotsche Center. Freshman guard Akeem Springs (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan Township) scored a career-best 21 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles...
Aksel Bolin
Three Huskies scored in double figures as Northern Illinois used the energy of an Orange Bowl Pep Rally crowd to earn a 65-54 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Junior forward Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker) led the Huskies with 15 points. Northern Illinois (2-5) led nearly the entire...
Sam Mader
Freshman forward Sam Mader (Appleton, Wis./Appleton East) and freshman guard Akeem Springs (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan Township) each scored 16 points Sunday as Northern Illinois earned a 72-54 victory over Judson University at the NIU Convocation Center. Northern Illinois (1-2) shot 50 percent (30-of-60) from the field and out-rebounded Judson, 38-19, but the Eagles hung around in...
Aksel Bolin
Northern Illinois trailed Horizon League preseason favorite Valparaiso by just six at the half, but the Crusaders shot 68 percent from the field in the second half to take a 69-46 victory on Tuesday morning in the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Junior forward Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker) paced NIU with...
Aksel Bolin
Northern Illinois trailed by just one with 13 minutes remaining, but a 13-3 burst helped propel Nebraska Omaha to a 77-64 victory on Friday night at Ralston Arena. Junior forward Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker) scored a team-high 11 points while freshman guard Daveon Balls (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) added 10 for the Huskies. “Omaha’s experience definitely...
Keith Gray
Six players scored in double figures, led by 12 each from sophomore forward Kevin Gray (Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy) and freshman guard Mike Davis (Garfield Heights, Ohio/Garfield Heights) as the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team defeated Aurora University, 89-56, in an exhibition contest Saturday night at the NIU Convocation Center. “I thought that we shared the...
Coach Mark Montgomery
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team kicks off the second year of the Mark Montgomery era tonight when the Huskies hold their first official practice of the 2012-13 season. “It’s a new group, we want to build on the momentum from the end of last year but it’s a new team with new faces,” said...
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