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Amanda Corral
After reaching overtime for the first time since Feb. 28, 2012, the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team won 68-59 after outscoring Toledo by a margin of 14-5 during the extra period. Coach Kathi Bennett’s team secured its first overtime win since November 2011 versus Western Illinois. The Huskies’ (9-16, 5-10 MAC) win over the Rockets...
Four players scored in double figures, led by 17 points from sophomore Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) as the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team knocked off Toledo, 74-66, on Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskies held the Rockets to just 34.4 percent (11-of-32) shooting in the second half to overcome a...
Aaric Armstead
Despite trailing by six with 32 seconds left, the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a three-pointer fell short and Central Michigan escaped with a 70-67 win Sunday afternoon at McGuirk Arena. Freshman Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) led NIU with a new career-high 19...
Amanda Corral
Against the Mid-American Conference’s top team, Central Michigan (17-9, 13-1 MAC), Northern Illinois (8-16, 4-10) put a fight worth note against the Chips as it traded nine leads and ties in the contest, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies fell, 85-77. Junior Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) scored her 1,000th career point and led NIU...
Jordan Threloff
Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff’s (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) tip-in with 0.8 seconds left lifted the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team to a 61-59 double overtime victory over Eastern Michigan on Thursday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The tip-in capped a career night for Threloff who finishes with 27 points and 18 rebounds, his first...
John Harder
NIU alumnus and high school basketball coach John Harder has scored national recognition this season. USA Today has chosen him as one of the top five coaches in Florida for high school girls basketball and has opened voting to the public to crown the best coach in each state. Fans can visit USA Today through...
Amanda Corral
Northern Illinois had four players reach double-figures at Akron Wednesday night, outscoring the Zips in the second half, 45-41, but the Huskies (8-15, 4-9 MAC) would fall to UA (16-8, 10-3 MAC) as the Zips earned their program record ninth-consecutive victory, 89-75. Junior Amanda Corral (Hobart, Ill./Hobart) scored 21 points, while freshman Ally Lehman (Nineveh,...
Three Huskies scored in double figures, led by 14 points from redshirt junior Jordan Threloff (DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb/Illinois State) but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team dropped a 62-54 decision Saturday night at Rhodes Arena. Freshman Aaric Armstead (Chicago, Ill./La Jolla Prep) scored 13 points and sophomore Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) added 10 points....
The Northern Illinois women’s basketball team played a complete first half and opening nine minutes of the second at Buffalo Saturday afternoon against UB. But the Huskies (8-14, 4-8 MAC) were unable stop the charging Bulls (14-9, 7-5 MAC) as they defeated NIU, 66-57. “I thought they pressured us really well in the second half...
Darrell Bowie
The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team shot 57.7 percent (30-of-52), including 66.7 percent (16-of-24) in the second half, as it cruised to an 88-63 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out...
Daveon “Petey” Balls
Trailing by as much as 16 in the second half Sunday afternoon, the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team had a chance to tie the game in the final minute. A pair of three-point attempts came up short, however, as the Huskies fell to Western Michigan, 74-71, at the NIU Convocation Center. Redshirt junior Jordan Threloff...
Sycamore High School freshman Emani Brinkman works Feb. 7in the NIU Convocation Center video production control room.
Emani Brinkman can’t exactly say what prompted her to attend an informational meeting about Sycamore High School’s SpartanTV broadcasting club. “I just went,” the 14-year-old freshman says. “I started doing graphics for the basketball games, and it was really cool and fun.” Given that same opportunity Feb. 7 inside the NIU Convocation Center for the...
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