Tipoff: 11 a.m. today, EMU Convocation Center
The road wasn’t kind to the Northern Illinois men’s and women’s basketball teams Wednesday in a pair of Mid-American Conference contests.
Tipoff: 6 p.m. today, at Alumni Arena
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Aaric Armstead scored 17 points as Northern Illinois beat Ohio 70-60 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night.
The state of Mid-American Conference men’s basketball, you ask?
DeKALB – Northern Illinois improved to 6-5 overall and remained unbeaten at the NIU Convocation Center with Friday's 72-67, overtime win over UC-Riverside.
DeKALB – Over the offseason, Darrell Bowie tried to shoot 100 free throws every day.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa's Gabriel Olaseni inspired his teammates just by playing.
DeKALB – After years of mediocre and bad seasons, there was reason to be optimistic about Northern Illinois coming into the 2014-15 campaign, Mark Montgomery’s fourth season as Huskies coach.
Images from the first half of the game on Thursday.
Dixon 6-foot-7 forward Roby expects to garner a lot of attention
DeKALB – In the world of college athletics, transfer students are becoming increasingly more common.
Sometimes the distance between “high-profile” and “behind-the-scenes” isn’t very far.
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University has suspended Abdel Nader from the basketball team after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend.
NIU finishes season with 15 wins
MAC tournament second-round preview: NIU vs. Eastern Michigan
Rhetorical Question: So, who would you put on the all-time, Top 10 Northern Illinois University’s men’s basketball rebounder’s list?
Images from Northern Illinois' win over Ball State on Saturday
DeKALB – For all of the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team’s well-documented struggles on offense this year, the Huskies’ defense has been a consistent positive.
Images from the Huskies' win over Toldeo Wednesday night.
Toledo (23-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference) at Northern Illinois (12-14, 6-8 MAC)
DeKALB – For Northern Illinois men’s basketball, the first half of Thursday night’s contest against Eastern Michigan probably brought back erie memories of the Huskies’ game against the Eagles in Ypsilanti, Mich., back in January 2013.
Eastern Michigan (15-10, 7-5 MAC)
AKRON, Ohio - Three Huskies scored in double figures, led by 14 points from redshirt junior Jordan Threloff but the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team dropped a 62-54 decision on Saturday night at Rhodes Arena. Freshman Aaric Armstead scored 13 points and sophomore Travon Baker added 10 points.
Northern Illinois (11-12, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) at Akron (16-8, 8-3)
Images from NIU's 11th win this season.
DeKALB – The 2,005 fans that filled the Convocation Center crescendoed throughout the final 10 minutes of the Northern Illinois men's basketball team's Mid-American Conference West Division game against Western Michigan, some even rising to their feet as NIU stormed back from a 16-point deficit.
NIU uses big second-half run for third straight victory
Images from a Huskie win against Miami on Tuesday night.
KENT, Ohio – Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State on Wednesday night.