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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...
Mark Montgomery
Northern Illinois men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery announced today the signing of Dontel Highsmith to a National Letter of Intent to join the Huskie men’s basketball program next season. A 6-foot-2 combo guard, Highsmith averaged 27.8 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals per game last season as a junior at Dowagiac High...
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...
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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Fans will have their first chance to see the Northern Illinois men’s and women’s basketball teams in action from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, when NIU hosts the Huskie Hoops Preview inside the NIU Convocation Center. Come out and see the final hour of women’s basketball practice as they prepare for the third...
Coach Mark Montgomery
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team will make 15 appearances at home in the NIU Convocation Center in its 2012-13 schedule, released on Wednesday. “We have good balance to our schedule,” said NIU head coach Mark Montgomery. “We have some exciting home games on the schedule and we look forward to getting the students, the...
Coach Mark Montgomery
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball program will play in front of a national television audience on Tuesday, Nov. 13, as they take part in the 2012 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The Huskies will travel to Valparaiso for a 7 a.m. CT tip-off broadcast on ESPN. “We are excited and honored to be able to...
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J.J. Cravatta, a 6-foot-2 guard from Streator, Ill., has been admitted to Northern Illinois University and will walk on to the men’s basketball team this fall, announced Huskie men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery. “We are pleased to have J.J. joining our program,” Montgomery said. “He is a combo guard who had a great high...
Coach Mark Montgomery
Akeem Springs (Waukegan, Ill. / Waukegan Township) has signed a letter of intent to join the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team, NIU head coach Mark Montgomery announced Thursday. “In high school Akeem was a do-it-all player and at the college level we see him as a combo guard,” Montgomery said. “I think he can play...
Coach Mark Montgomery
Northern Illinois men’s basketball head coach Mark Montgomery announced Travon Baker (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Consortium) has signed a letter of intent to join the Huskie basketball program. “We are excited to have Travon join us and become the fifth member of our incoming class,” Montgomery said. “Travon is a true point guard who has been a...
Tony Nixon
The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team trailed by just a pair early in the second half, but a 17-1 run helped Western Michigan pull away to a 71-54 victory over the Huskies on Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena. NIU shot just 29.6 percent (8-of-27)...
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