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Darrell Bowie
Northern Illinois had a chance to tie the game with 14.8 seconds left, but a Huskie triple rimmed out and Buffalo escaped with a 59-54 victory on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) scored a team-high 13 points while playing just 19 minutes due to foul trouble. Sophomore forward...
Abdel Nader
Bowling Green opened the game with an 11-1 run Wednesday night and never looked back, earning a 57-41 victory over Northern Illinois at the NIU Convocation Center. The Falcons shot 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from the field in the first half en route to the road victory. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) led the...
Mark Montgomery
Northern Illinois has been paired with Eastern Illinois in the 2013 Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters. The Huskies will host the Panthers at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the NIU Convocation Center. In conjunction with the BracketBuster contest, Northern Illinois also will hold its annual alumni day festivities that afternoon. NIU will participate in the BracketBuster...
Abdel Nader
Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) of the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week, the league office announced today. Nader averaged 22.5 points and 11.0 rebounds as the Huskies split a pair of contests against Kent State and Toledo. This is his first career weekly...
Mike Davis
Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) recorded his second consecutive double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds but Northern Illinois was unable to hang on to a late 3-point lead, falling to Toledo, 69-64, at the NIU Convocation Center. Junior forward Aksel Bolin (Asker, Norway/Asker) added a career-best 18 points with six rebounds and...
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...
Sam Mader
Intercollegiate Athletics and the University Honors Program will celebrate “University Honors Night” during the NIU men’s basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30. A ceremony is planned at halftime of the 7 p.m. game at the Convocation Center, and other activities will take place during the evening. Because NIU Huskie athletes are committed to excellence both off...
Daveon "Petey" Balls
Northern Illinois posted its best defensive effort in seven seasons allowing just 42 points on Saturday afternoon, but it came in a losing effort as the Huskies fell to Eastern Michigan, 42-25, at the EMU Convocation Center. “Our guys played hard,” said NIU head coach Mark Montgomery. “Unfortunately, we just couldn’t make a shot. We...
Abdel Nader
Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) scored a game-high 23 points as Northern Illinois claimed a 74-61 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night at McGuirk Arena. The Huskies shot 60 percent (12-of-20) from the field in the second half while holding the Chippewas to just 29.2 percent (7-of-24) shooting in the second stanza....
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DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC and Northern Illinois Athletics are giving three lucky fans chances to win new cars at upcoming NIU basketball games. One fan will have a chance to compete in a halftime contest and win a car at each of the Huskie men’s basketball games Saturday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, March 2,...
Kevin Gray
Western Michigan shot 54.3 percent (19-of-35) from the field while holding Northern Illinois to just 20 percent shooting (11-of-55) as the Broncos earned a 71-34 victory on Saturday night at the NIU Convocation Center. Sophomore forward Kevin Gray (Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy) tied a career-high with 13 points and grabbed a team-best five rebounds for the...
Abdel Nader
Four Huskies scored in double figures but Northern Illinois was unable to recover from a 20-0 first half run by Ohio, falling 81-63 on Wednesday night. Sophomore wing Abdel Nader (Skokie, Ill./Niles North) scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed a game-best seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Keith Gray (Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy) scored 14 points while...
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