Created:Monday, October 29, 2012 3:49 p.m.CDT
Updated:Monday, October 29, 2012 3:51 p.m.CDT
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Montgomery meets the press

By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
NIU men's basketball coach Mark Montgomery enters his second season as the coach of the Huskies. (Chronicle file photo)

DeKALB – An optimistic Mark Montgomery greeted reporters this afternoon at Northern Illinois' basketball media day in DeKalb.

"It comes down to making it to Quicken Loans [Arena, site of the MAC tournament] in March, to see who goes to the NCAA tournament," Montgomery said. "So, our goal is to make it to the MAC tournament and then win games and see what happens."

The Huskies are coming off a 5-26 season, Montgomery's first in DeKalb. NIU returns four starters and has eight newcomers.

To see what Montgomery had to say today, check out the video below or click this link. Also, click here to see our video interview with sophomore wing Abdel Nader and click here for our video interview with NIU women's basketball sophomore forward Jenna Thorp.

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