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Darrell Bowie
Northern Illinois was within six points midway through the second half, but Akron was able to answer with an 11-2 run to take a 68-53 victory on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center. Freshman wing Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) led the Huskies with a career-high 13 points and five rebounds. “Akron is...
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) scored a team-high 15 points but Northern Illinois dropped a 58-46 decision to UIC on Tuesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskies pulled within five midway through the second half until a 10-2 UIC run helped propel the Flames to the victory. “UIC got off to...
Akeem Springs
Freshman guard Akeem Springs (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan Township) led Northern Illinois with 15 points but it wasn’t enough as Loyola Chicago escaped with a 53-46 victory on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center. The Ramblers led by one at the half and used 56.3 percent shooting in the second half to claim the seven-point victory....
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...
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