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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...
Abdel Nader
Sophomore Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) of the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team has been named to the Mid-American Conference West Division Preseason All-MAC Team announced today by the league office. Nader, an All-MAC Freshman team selection last season, was one of five players selected by the 24-member media panel. Nader averaged 10.4 points and...
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...
NIU cheerleaders run basketball court with H-U-S-K-I-E-S flags
The Northern Illinois men’s and women’s basketball teams each be featured once in the Mid-American Conference television package released today. The Huskie women will be featured Sunday, Feb. 3, when they host Miami while the men will be shown Saturday, Feb. 16, at Western Michigan. A total of 40 games will be produced and distributed...
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...
NIU Huskie athletes
For the seventh consecutive year, all 17 of Northern Illinois University’s sports programs have exceeded the academic standards measured by the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) according to the 2012 APR report released today by the organization. The APR has become the primary tool used by the NCAA to judge a team’s...
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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...
Xavier Silas
Former Northern Illinois men’s basketball player Xavier Silas has signed a contract Tuesday to join the Philadelphia 76ers for the remainder of the season. Silas is slated to be in uniform for his first NBA game on Wednesday night when Philadelphia visits the Milwaukee Bucks. “It would be hard to find someone happier than me...
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...
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