Created:Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:58 p.m.CDT

Preaching Patience

Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach coach Mark Montgomery talks to a reporter during the NIU basketball media day Oct. 29 at O’Leary’s Pub in DeKalb. The former Michigan State assistant enters his second season leading the Huskies, who have seven freshmen on the roster. “You’ve got to have some patience, especially when working with young guys, you have a young team,” Montgomery said. (Kyle Bursaw –

Welcome to the HuskieWire 2012-12 Northern Illinois men's and women's basketball season preview.

Here, we have everything you need to get ready for the 2012-13 season. We take a look at the second year for the men under coach Mark Montgomery, and the third year for the women under coach Kathi Bennett. You'll meet the new faces and find out who to keep an eye on for the upcoming season. We also take a look at the top storylines for both teams.

Click the links below to read more about NIU's men's and women's basketball squads.

Montgomery enters second season with young group

NIU women add height to roster

TAKE 2: Ten wins a good benchmark for men's team

Meet the new guys

Storylines to watch this season

Will NIU football win the MAC this season?