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2019 Schedule
12-14, 4th in MAC W
16d

Persons' free throw lifts Ball State over NIU 72-71

Tayler Persons hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, including the game-winning free throw with two seconds left, and Ball State beat Northern Illinois 72-71 on Tuesday night to end a four-game skid.

19d

Jackson leads Toledo past N. Illinois 69-55 in MAC West

Marreon Jackson scored 16 points, opened the game with the first of his four 3-pointers and Toledo led all the way Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois 69-55 in the battle for first place in the Western Division of the Mid-American Conference.

23d

Thorpe with 20 points leads NIU over Ohio 71-60

Dante Thorpe scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 that sparked a game-deciding 15-4 run, and Northern Illinois beat Ohio 71-60 on Tuesday night for coach Mark Montgomery's 100th career win.

NIU upsets Buffalo on McCarty's game winner (0:53)
NIU's German absorbs contact for and-1 (0:24)
37d

Central Michigan downs Northern Illinois 78-69

Shawn Roundtree hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, David DiLeo added 18 points with five 3s, and Central Michigan pulled away late to beat Northern Illinois 78-69 on Tuesday night.

Ahrens up-and-underpass sets up easy Michigan State layup (0:27)
MSU's Tillman buries jumper to end strong first half (0:20)
Michigan State's Henry flushes dunk (0:19)
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
924dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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1085dJeff Borzello

Ex-NIU forward Bowie commits to Iowa State

Iowa State got some much-needed help in its frontcourt Thursday, when former Northern Illinois forward Darrell Bowie committed to the Cyclones.

Williams collapses, UNC snaps slide (1:42)
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1837dScott Powers

College basketball: State of the state

Illinois college basketball has seen some dark years in the last decade.The state didn’t place a single team in the NCAA tournament in three of the last six seasons.

1938dScott Powers

Five potential impact transfers in Illinois

Here’s a look at five college basketball transfers who could be impact players for Illinois programs this season:Kelsey Barlow, UIC, guard, redshirt seniorBarlow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, has the potential to be one of the top players in the Horizon League this season.

1977dScott Powers

N. Illinois, Northwestern to play in 2014

Northern Illinois and Northwestern will play each other next season for the first time since 2005, the schools announced on Tuesday.Northern Illinois will play at Northwestern on Sept.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.3
Rebounds Per Game35.0
Assists Per Game11.6
Points Allowed71.7190th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-3
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances3