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					      NORTHERN ILLINOIS
2011-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL
 PRESEASON PROSPECTUS
            NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
                     Northern Illinois 2011-12 Quick Facts                                                  2011-12 Northern Illinois Men’s Basketball Schedule

General Information                                                                                       DATE              OPPONENT                   LOCATION
Location ...............................................................................DeKalb, Ill.      Fri, Nov. 4       Carthage College (Exh.) DeKalb, Ill.
Founded........................................................................................... 1895   Fri, Nov. 11      at Purdue            West Lafayette, Ind.
Enrollment ...................................................................................23,850      Mon, Nov. 14      Wisconsin-Milwaukee         DeKalb, Ill.
Nickname ................................................................................. Huskies        Thurs, Nov. 17    at Iowa                 Iowa City, Iowa
Affiliation .................................................................NCAA Division I
                                                                                                          Sun, Nov. 20      Eastern Illinois (DH)       DeKalb, Ill.
Conference ................................... Mid-American (West Division)
                                                                                                          Sat, Nov. 26      at Boise State              Boise, Idaho
Colors ....................................................................Cardinal and Black
Arena ...........................................NIU Convocation Center (9,100)                           Mon, Nov. 28      at Utah Valley              Orem, Utah
President................................... Dr. John Peters (John Carroll, ‘67)                          Sat, Dec. 3       Nebraska-Omaha              DeKalb, Ill.
Assoc. VP/Athletic Director .......................................Jeff Compher                           Sat, Dec. 10      at Illinois-Chicago         Chicago, Ill.
Alma Mater, Year .............................................. James Madison, ‘80                        Wed, Dec. 14      DePaul (DH)                 DeKalb, Ill.
Faculty Athletics Rep ......................................................Jan Rintala                   Sat, Dec. 17      Southern Illinois           DeKalb, Ill.
Ticket Office Phone ..................................................... 520-621-4622                     Tues, Dec. 20     Valparaiso                  DeKalb, Ill.
Website ...................................................................NIUHuskies.com                 Mon, Jan. 2       Roosevelt University        DeKalb, Ill.
                                                                                                          Sat, Jan. 7       Eastern Michigan*           DeKalb, Ill.
History
                                                                                                          Wed, Jan. 11      at Western Michigan*        Kalamazoo,
First Year of Basketball...........................................................1900-01
                                                                                                          Sat, Jan. 14      Central Michigan* (DH) DeKalb, Ill.
All-time Record ..................................................................1,041-1,008
First Year of Division I Basketball ...................................... 1967-68                        Wed, Jan. 18      at Toledo*                 Toledo, Ohio
All-time Division I Record ....................................................543-665                    Sat, Jan. 21      Ball State*                 DeKalb, Ill.
NCAA Appearances .......................................... 3 (1982, 1991, 1996)                          Wed, Jan. 25      at Kent State*               Kent, Ohio
                                                                                                          Sat, Jan. 28      Buffalo* (DH)               DeKalb, Ill.
Coaching Staff                                                                                            Wed, Feb. 1       Ohio*                       DeKalb, Ill.
Head Coach .........................................................Mark Montgomery                       Sat, Feb. 4       at Bowling Green* Bowling Green, Ohio
Alma Mater ......................................................Michigan State, 2003                     Wed, Feb. 8       Miami (Ohio)*               DeKalb, Ill.
Career Record/Years ......................................................First Season                    Sat, Feb. 11      at Akron*                   Akron, Ohio
Best Time to Reach Coach ........................................... Contact SID
                                                                                                          Wed, Feb. 15      Western Michigan*           DeKalb, Ill.
Assistant Coach ..............................................................Jon Borovich
                                                                                                          Sat, Feb. 18      at ESPNU BracketBuster              TBD
Alma Mater ..................................................Central Michigan, 2001
Assistant Coach .......................................................Todd Townsend                      Wed, Feb. 22      at Eastern Michigan*    Ypsilanti, Mich.
Alma Mater .............................................................. Marquette, 2005                 Sun, Feb. 26      at Central Michigan* Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Assistant Coach .............................................................Lou Dawkins                  Wed, Feb. 29      Toledo*                     DeKalb, Ill.
Alma Mater .........................................................................Tulsa, 1994           Fri, March 2 or   at Ball State* %           Muncie, Ind.
Director of Operations ............................................. Kent Dernbach                          Sat, March 3    at Ball State* %            Muncie, Ind.
Athletic Trainer .............................................................. Phil Voorhis
                                                                                                          Mid-American Conference Tournament
Media Relations                                                                                           Mon, March 5 First Round                         campus sites
Basketball Contact .........................................................Jeremy Reid
                                                                                                          Wed, March 7 Second Round                     Cleveland, Ohio
Office Phone ................................................................... 815-753-3706
                                                                                                          Thurs, March 8 Quarterfinals                   Cleveland, Ohio
Cell Phone ........................................................................716-867-1908
E-mail ............................................................................ jreid1@niu.edu        Fri, March 9   Semifinals                      Cleveland, Ohio
Mailing Address .......................................209 Convocation Center                             Sat, March 10 Final                           Cleveland, Ohio
.................................. 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115
Press Row Phone........................................................... 815-753-6767                   Home games in bold, all times central
                                                                                                          * - denotes Mid-American Conference game
Team Information                                                                                          DH - denotes doubleheader with the NIU women’s team
2010-11 ........................................ 9-21 overall (6-8 home, 3-13 road)                       % - denotes ESPN wildcard date, game will be played either
Conference Record .........................................................................5-11           March 2 or 3
Starters Returning/Lost ................................................................. 2/3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost ..................................................... 5/7




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     HEAD COACH                                                                   The Spartans went 31-7, 15-3 in Big Ten play, including 8-1 on the road in
                                                                                  conference, and won the league by four games. MSU knocked off No. 1
                                                                                  seeds Louisville and Connecticut in the regional final and national semi-
     MARK MONTGOMERY                                                              final, respectively, before succumbing to top-ranked North Carolina in
                                                                                  the championship game in Detroit, Mich. Michigan State led the nation
                                   On March 24, 2011, Mark Montgomery was         in rebounding margin (+9.3) and also led the Big Ten in scoring offense
                                   introduced as the 27th head coach in the       (72.0 ppg).
                                   history of the Northern Illinois University
                                   men’s basketball program. Montgomery           The Spartans again won the Big Ten championship in 2009-10, amassing
                                   comes to NIU following 10 seasons at his       a 18-9 overall record, 14-4 in conference, and returned to the Final Four
                                   alma mater, Michigan State University, six     for the third time in six seasons, making a run to college basketball’s
                                   as an assistant coach and the last four as     ultimate stage from the number five seed in the Midwest region. For
                                   associate head coach.                          the second consecutive season, Michigan State again led the nation in
                                                                                  rebounding margin (+8.6).
                                  Montgomery, a Michigan native who
                                  also has experience in the Mid-American         During his 10-year coaching tenure with the Spartans, Montgomery
                                  Conference in four seasons as an assistant      mentored four players (Chris Hill, Kalin Lucas, Drew Neitzel and Travis
                                  coach at Central Michigan, has made 10          Walton) that currently rank among the top-10 in career assists at Michi-
                                  straight trips to the NCAA Tournament           gan State. In addition, Montgomery helped eight Spartan perimeter
                                  and three Final Four appearances with the       players reach the 1,000-point plateau in his time on the Michigan State
                                  Spartans since joining Tom Izzo’s staff in      staff and helped Lucas earn Big Ten Player of the Year honors in 2009
                                  2001. He helped coach 26 All-Big Ten play-      and Walton earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year recognition that
    ers at Michigan State and six players that went on to be selected in the      same season.
    National Basketball Association Draft, while on the bench for 235 MSU
    wins - an average of 23.5 victories per season.                               Montgomery began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Central
                                                                                  Michigan where he became a member of Jay Smith’s first coaching staff
    In 2010, Montgomery was named one of the top five high-major assistant         in 1997-98. Following a 6-23 season in 1999-2000, the Chippewas made
    coaches in the country by FoxSports.com, while Rivals.com put him             a worst-to-first turnaround the following season as they finished the
    on its list of “10 Assistant Coaches Ready to Move Up.” In addition,          2000-01 campaign with a 20-8 record, winning the MAC with a confer-
    FoxSports.com national college basketball writer Jeff Goodman named           ence mark of 14-4.
    Montgomery the top assistant coach in the Big Ten Conference based on
    a poll of league coaches.                                                     An outstanding player during his collegiate career, Montgomery was a
                                                                                  four-year letterwinner at Michigan State from 1988-92. A 1992 All-Big
    In his first season as an assistant coach at Michigan State, Montgomery        Ten Third Team selection, Montgomery ended his career as the then-
    helped mentor First Team All-Big Ten honoree Marcus Taylor, who               career leader in games played at MSU (126). A four-year starter for the
    went on to be selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2002 NBA          Spartans, he was part of the 1990 Big Ten Championship team, three
    Draft. Despite losing 81 percent of its scoring from the previous season,     NCAA Tournament teams and an NIT Final Four. Montgomery ranks
    the Spartans finished just one game out of first place in the Big Ten.          fourth on the career assists chart (561) after leading the team in assists
                                                                                  as a junior (169) and senior (190). He also ranks third on the MSU career
    Montgomery helped the Spartans reach the 2005 NCAA Final Four,                steals list (168).
    the sixth Final Four in school history. Along the way, MSU defeated
    top-seeded Duke and second-seeded Kentucky in the Austin Regional,            Montgomery averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 assists in his four years as a
    becoming the only school to defeat the Blue Devils and Wildcats in the        Spartan. In 1991-92, he averaged 7.0 points and 6.3 assists as a senior
    same year.                                                                    co-captain, leading his team to a 22-8 mark and the second round of the
                                                                                  NCAA Tournament. Montgomery was also a two-time Academic All-Big
    In May of 2007, Montgomery was elevated to associate head coach by            Ten honoree during his playing days as a Spartan.
    Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo. The Spartans returned to the
    NCAA Sweet 16 the following season before falling to national runner-         Following his collegiate career, Montgomery played four years of profes-
    up Memphis.                                                                   sional basketball in Europe. He averaged more than 25 points a game
    Michigan State won the Big Ten championship and made its second               during his time playing in Germany, Lithuania and Sweden.
    Final Four appearance of Montgomery’s coaching tenure in 2008-09.
     Mark Montgomery’s Year-by-Year Coaching History
     Year      School                             Overall               Conference       Postseason                                              Position
     1997-98   Central Michigan                   5-21                  3-15             None                                             Assistant Coach
     1998-99   Central Michigan                   10-16                 7-11             None                                             Assistant Coach
     1999-00   Central Michigan                   6-23                  2-16             None                                             Assistant Coach
     2000-01   Central Michigan                   20-8                  14-4             None                                             Assistant Coach
               Central Michigan Totals            41-68                 26-46

     2001-02      Michigan State                          19-12         10-6             NCAA First Round                                Assistant Coach
     2002-03      Michigan State                          22-13         10-6             NCAA Elite Eight                                Assistant Coach
     2003-04      Michigan State                          18-12         12-4             NCAA First Round                                Assistant Coach
     2004-05      Michigan State                          26-7          13-3             NCAA Final Four                                 Assistant Coach
     2005-06      Michigan State                          22-12         8-8              NCAA First Round                                Assistant Coach
     2006-07      Michigan State                          23-12         8-8              NCAA Second Round                               Assistant Coach
     2007-08      Michigan State                          27-9          12-6             NCAA Sweet 16                              Associate Head Coach
     2008-09      Michigan State                          31-7          15-3             NCAA Championship Game                     Associate Head Coach
     2009-10      Michigan State                          28-9          14-4             NCAA Final Four                            Associate Head Coach
     2010-11      Michigan State                          19-15         9-9              NCAA First Round                           Associate Head Coach
                  Michigan State Totals                   235-108       111-57

                  Total                                   276-176       137-103          10 NCAA Tournament Appearances, 3 Final Fours
                                                                                         2 Big Ten Regular Season Championships
                                                                                         1 MAC Regular Season Championship

NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
NIU COACHING STAFF
JON BOROVICH                                            LOU DAWKINS                                             TODD TOWNSEND
                           Jon Borovich begins his                                 Lou Dawkins begins his                                   Todd Townsend begins
                           first season as an assis-                                first season as an assis-                                 his third season as
                           tant coach at Northern                                  tant coach at Northern                                   an assistant coach at
                           Illinois. Borovich joined                               Illinois. Dawkins joined                                 Northern Illinois, hav-
                           the NIU staff on April                                  the NIU staff on April                                   ing joined the Huskie
                           5, 2011, after spend-
                                                                                   14, 2011, following seven                                men’s basketball
                           ing the previous four
                           seasons as an assistant                                 seasons as the head                                      program prior to the
                           at the University of                                    coach at Saginaw High                                    2009-10 season.
                           Dayton.                                                 School in Saginaw,
                                                                                   Mich.                                                    During his time with
                           As an assistant at Day-                                                                                          the Huskies, Townsend
                           ton, Borovich helped                                    In seven seasons as the                                  has helped NIU land a
                           the Flyers advance to                                   head coach at Saginaw                                    number of high-profile
the postseason in each of the past four seasons. In     High, Dawkins had an overall record of 149-28           recruits, including Abdel Nader, a top-10 recruit in
his first season, 2007-08, Dayton started 14-1 and       and led the Trojans to Michigan Class A state           the State of Illinois, Dre Henley, a top-25 recruit in
climbed to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll, the
                                                        championships in 2007 and 2008 and reached              the State of Illinois, Tim Toler, a first team junior
highest ranking for the program in 40 years. The
next season, Dayton was again nationally-ranked         the state semifinals in 2005; the Trojans finished        college All-American, and highly-recruited twins
and finished with a 27-8 record, including a trip to     2007 ranked second nationally by MaxPreps and           Keith and Kevin Gray.
the second round of the NCAA Tournament.                in 2008 they were fourth in the USA Today Super
                                                        25. Dawkins was named the national coach of the         Prior to coming to NIU, Townsend spent the
In 2009-10, Borovich helped UD win 25 games and         year in 2007. He was also the Basketball Coaches        2008-09 season in Europe, playing and coaching
the NIT Championship, the first NIT crown for            Association of Michigan Coach of the Year in 2007       professionally. Townsend started the season in
the program since 1968. In his final season on the       and the Michigan AP Coach of the Year in 2007           Germany playing for the Dusseldorf Giants before
Flyer staff, 2010-11,Dayton finished with a 22-14        and 2008.                                               finishing the season in Sweden as a player/coach
mark, reaching the championship game of the                                                                     with the Norrkoping Dolphins.
Atlantic 10 Tournament and advancing to the NIT.
                                                        The Trojans won the Saginaw Valley Conference
Borovich began his coaching career as a graduate        championship in six of Dawkins’ seven seasons           A native of Chicago, Townsend worked as an
assistant at Michigan State from 2001-03. He then       as head coach and he was named the conference           assistant coach at Northeastern University during
spent two seasons, 2003-05, at Dayton as the Di-        coach of the year on three occasions. Dawkins           the 2007-08 season under head coach Bill Coen.
rector of Basketball Operations. After working as       also served as the Director of Athletics at Saginaw     Townsend helped Northeastern’s Matt Janning
an assistant coach at Oakland University for two        High during his final three years as head coach.         earn Second Team All-Colonial Athletic Asso-
years from 2005-07, Borovich returned to Dayton                                                                 ciation honors and Chaisson Allen receive CAA
in 2007 in an assistant coaching role.                  Dawkins coached 11 players that went on to              All-Rookie team recognition.
                                                        receive NCAA Division I basketball scholarships,
During his two seasons at Oakland, the Golden           including Michigan State’s Draymond Green and           Before beginning his coaching career at Northeast-
Grizzlies won 30 games. In Borovich’s second
                                                        Josh Southern of Boston College.                        ern, Townsend served two years as the direc-
year, Oakland compiled a 19-14 mark, the most
wins for the school since joining Division I in 1997.                                                           tor of basketball operations at his alma mater,
Borovich helped the Golden Grizzlies recruit a          Prior to becoming the varsity coach at Saginaw          Marquette. Working under then-head coach Tom
class that, as juniors and seniors, went 34-2 in the    High, Dawkins was the junior varsity coach for six      Crean, Townsend was part of a staff that guided
Summit League and appeared in back-to-back              seasons, compiling an overall mark of 112-10.           the Golden Eagles to two-consecutive NCAA
NCAA Tournaments.                                                                                               Tournament appearances, a 20-12 BIG EAST Con-
                                                        A Saginaw, Mich., native, Dawkins played col-           ference record, and a combined record of 44-21 in
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Borovich as-        legiately at the University of Tulsa from 1989-94       back-to-back 20-win campaigns.
sisted in video analysis as a graduate assistant at     under J.D. Barnett and Tubby Smith. He helped
Michigan State while completing his master’s de-        the Golden Hurricanes reach the Sweet 16 of the         In four seasons as a player at Marquette (2001-
gree in athletics administration. He then followed
                                                        NCAA Tournament in 1994; Dawkins earned                 05), Townsend helped the Golden Eagles win 91
Michigan State assistant coach Brian Gregory to
Dayton, where he was the Director of Basketball         all-conference second team honors and was also          games, advancing to postseason play in all four
Operations for two seasons.                             named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive              seasons. Marquette made two trips to the NCAA
                                                        Player of the Year that season. He still ranks fifth     Tournament during Townsend’s playing career,
Borovich played collegiately at Central Michigan        all-time in Tulsa history with 339 career assists       including a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 2003.
from 1997-2001, while NIU head coach Mark               and sixth all-time in school history with 176 steals.   Townsend stared all 33 games on the team that
Montgomery was working as an assistant coach                                                                    reached Marquette’s first Final Four since 1977.
for the Chippewas. As a senior, Borovich was a          Dawkins received his bachelor’s degree in Health,       He captained Marquette during his senior season
part of CMU’s Mid-American Conference champi-           Physical Education and Recreation from Tulsa in         and was a two-time recipient of the Bart Miller
onship team.                                            1994. He and his wife, Latricia, have been married      Standard of Excellence Award during his playing
                                                        for 17 years and have two sons; Mario Robinson,         career with the Golden Eagles.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports studies
from Central Michigan in 2001, with a double            20, and Christian Dawkins, 18, and a daughter,
minor in psychology and coaching. Borovich was          Hailee Dawkins, 13. Their third son, Dorian             Townsend earned his bachelor’s degree in commu-
a team captain for the Chippewas as a junior and        Dawkins, passed away two years ago at the age           nication studies from Marquette in May of 2005.
senior while also earning Academic All-MAC              of 14.                                                  He has a son, Tyson, born in December of 2009,
honors as a senior.                                                                                             and a daughter, Leila, born in June of 2011.

                                                                                                                       NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
    2011-12 ROSTER
    NUMERICAL ROSTER
    No. Name                                        Ht.   Wt.   Pos.   Year     Hometown/Last School
    3   Antone Christian                            6-2   195   G      RS So.   Nashville, Tenn./Martin Luther King Magnet
    5   Tim Toler                                   6-7   275   F      Sr.      Indianapolis, Ind./Avon/Danville Area CC
    11  Zach Miller                                 5-8   170   G      Fr.      Chicago, Ill./Glenbard East
    13  Kevin Gray                                  6-6   205   F      Fr.      Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy
    15  Marquavese Ford                             6-1   170   G      Fr.      Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw
    20  Stian Berg                                  6-2   167   G      Fr.      Baerum, Norway/Norges Toppidretts Gymnas
    21  Keith Gray                                  6-6   205   F      Fr.      Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy
    23  Abdel Nader                                 6-7   210   W      Fr.      Skokie, Ill./Niles North
    25  Tony Nixon                                  6-4   207   G      Jr.      South Holland, Ill./Seton Academy
    32  Aksel Bolin                                 6-7   200   G/F    So.      Asker, Norway/Asker
    35  DeAndre Barnette                            6-4   195   W      Fr.      Jackson, Tenn./Liberty Tech
    43  Jeremiah Jackson                            6-5   195   F      Fr.      Chicago, Ill/Warren Township
    44  Tyler Storm                                 6-5   220   F      Sr.      Geneseo, Ill./Geneseo


    ALPHABETICAL ROSTER
    No. Name                                        Ht.   Wt.   Pos.   Year     Hometown/Last School
    35  DeAndre Barnette                            6-4   195   W      Fr.      Jackson, Tenn./Liberty Tech
    20  Stian Berg                                  6-2   167   G      Fr.      Baerum, Norway/Norges Toppidretts Gymnas
    32  Aksel Bolin                                 6-7   200   G/F    So.      Asker, Norway/Asker
    3   Antone Christian                            6-2   195   G      RS So.   Nashville, Tenn./Martin Luther King Magnet
    15  Marquavese Ford                             6-1   170   G      Fr.      Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw
    21  Keith Gray                                  6-6   205   F      Fr.      Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy
    13  Kevin Gray                                  6-6   205   F      Fr.      Chicago, Ill./Brooks Academy
    43  Jeremiah Jackson                            6-5   195   F      Fr.      Chicago, Ill/Warren Township
    11  Zach Miller                                 5-8   170   G      Fr.      Chicago, Ill./Glenbard East
    23  Abdel Nader                                 6-7   210   W      Fr.      Skokie, Ill./Niles North
    25  Tony Nixon                                  6-4   207   G      Jr.      South Holland, Ill./Seton Academy
    44  Tyler Storm                                 6-5   220   F      Sr.      Geneseo, Ill./Geneseo
    5   Tim Toler                                   6-7   275   F      Sr.      Indianapolis, Ind./Avon/Danville Area CC

    Head Coach: Mark Montgomery
    Assistant Coach: Jon Borovich
    Assistant Coach: Lou Dawkins
    Assistant Coach: Todd Townsend
    Director of Basketball Operations: Kent Dernbach
    Graduate Assistant: D.J. Bakker




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ROSTER BREAKDOWN
LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (5)
No. Name                Pos.                             Year          PPG      RPG       APG       FG%       FT%       3-PT%
3   Antone Christian    G                                RS So.        6.2      2.8       0.8       36.3      79.5      24.7
5   Tim Toler           F                                Sr.           9.9      5.5       1.4       45.9      68.8      39.5
25  Tony Nixon          G                                Jr.           5.1      1.9       0.7       32.3      64.5      27.3
32  Aksel Bolin         G/F                              So.           2.6      1.7       0.3       41.0      90.0      29.2
44  Tyler Storm         F                                Sr.           1.8      1.8       0.5       27.8      80.0      11.8

NEWCOMERS (6)
No. Name                                       Pos.      Year          Note
11  Zach Miller                                G         Fr.           Signed with NIU on Nov. 10, 2010
13  Kevin Gray                                 F         Fr.           Signed with NIU on April 13, 2011
15  Marquavese Ford                            G         Fr.           Signed with NIU on April 13, 2011
22  Keith Gray                                 F         Fr.           Signed with NIU on April 13, 2011
35  DeAndre Barnette                           W         Fr.           Signed with NIU on Nov. 10, 2010
23  Abdel Nader                                W         Fr.           Signed with NIU on May 25, 2011
20  Stian Berg                                 G         Fr.
43  Jeremiah Jackson                           F         Fr.

LETTERWINNERS LOST (7)
No. Name                                       Pos.      PPG           RPG      APG       FG%       FT%       3-PT%
1   Bryan Hall                                 G         3.8           3.3      2.8       44.2      36.4      0.0
4   Michael Patton                             G         3.9           1.0      1.4       34.7      60.0      29.2
12  Nate Rucker                                F/C       So.           7.1      4.1       53.7      55.4      0.0
13  Xavier Silas                               G         22.3          4.6      1.8       45.9      85.1      41.3
23  Cameron Madlock                            F         1.1           2.2      0.1       35.5      37.5      0.0
24  Jeremy Landers                             G         7.1           2.9      1.8       42.3      73.4      29.7
30  Lee Fisher                                 F         3.9           4.7      0.7       43.9      54.7      0.0
RETURNING PLAYER NOTES                                                       - Christian scored a season-high 17 points at Ohio (Feb. 5) capping a
                                                                             stretch of new career scoring highs in four of five games.
- The Huskies return the following from the 2010-11 roster:
33.8 percent of minutes played                                               - Christian made a three-pointer with 16 seconds left in regulation
31.8 percent of rebounds                                                     against Bowling Green (Feb. 2) to force overtime.
26.6 percent of assists
39.7 percent of blocks                                                       - Tyler Storm made 22 appearances last season, all coming off the bench.
27.4 percent of steals                                                       Storm averaged 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
32.0 percent of points scored
                                                                             - Storm scored a season-high 10 points at Miami (Feb. 9). He also scored
- Tim Toler started and played in 28 games last season averaging 9.9         off of an offensive rebound with 10 seconds left at Toledo (Feb. 26) to
points and a team-high 5.5 rebounds per game.                                force overtime, a game the Huskies would go on to win.

- Toler shot 45.9 percent from the field (12th-best in the MAC) and also      - Aksel Bolin appeared in 22 games off the bench for the Huskies, aver-
shot 39.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc, the ninth-best mark       aging 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.
in the MAC.
                                                                             - Bolin missed five games during conference play due to a appendicitis.
- In conference play, Toler averaged 11.7 points (24th in the MAC) and
6.2 rebounds (12th in the MAC) per game. He also shot 49.3 percent           - Bolin shot 90 percent from the free-throw line on the season and
(11th in the MAC) from the field in conference play and 47.4 percent          scored in double figures twice.
(3rd in the MAC) from three-point range.
                                                                             - Tony Nixon appeared in 25 games last season, making one start, and
- Toler scored in double figures 14 times, including 10 during conference     averaged 5.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.
play. He also posted a pair of double-doubles; Feb. 5 at Ohio (11 points,
10 rebounds) and March 5 at Ball State (17 points, 10 rebounds).             - Nixon scored in double figures on four occasions last season, including
                                                                             a career best 11 points at Bradley (Nov. 16) and at Ball State (March 5).
- Antone Christian appeared in 25 games, making five starts, while
averaging 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.                              - Nixon missed three games in January due to an ankle injury. The injury
                                                                             continued to slow Nixon for much of the remainder of the season.
- Christian scored in double figures six times during the season and
averaged 9.4 points per game over the final 14 games of the season.


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     2010-11: RESULTS
    Record                               Overall       Home          Away      Neutral
    All Games                             9-21          6-8          3-13        0-0
    MAC Games                             5-11          3-5           2-6        0-0
    Non-Conference Games                  4-8           3-2           1-6        0-0

    Date    Opponent                       Result       Attendance     Top Scorer      Rebounds          Assists           Steals           Blocks
    Nov. 12 Northwestern                   L, 97-78     4,001           Silas (25)     Rucker (6)       Patton (4)        Nixon (2)     three tied at (1)
                                                                                         Silas (6)
    Nov. 16 at Bradley                     L, 66-63     7,646           Silas (22)     Rucker (10)       Patton (4)      Rucker (2)         Hall (1)
    Nov. 21 Cardinal Stritch               W, 81-57     667             Silas (34)      Fisher (7)        Hall (5)       Fisher (3)       Landers (1)
                                                                                        Toler (7)                       Landers (3)
    Nov. 24 at Md. Eastern Shore           W, 86-80     612             Silas (34)      Fisher (6)        Hall (7)        Silas (2)         Bolin (2)
                                                                                         Silas (6)
    Nov. 29 Boise State                    L, 80-51     694             Hall (10)       Nixon (5)        Hall (3)         Silas (3)     three tied at (1)
                                                                                                        Patton (3)
    Dec. 2 at DePaul                       L, 86-84     7,044           Silas (34)     Rucker (8)        Hall (5)      three tied at (2) three tied at (1)
    Dec. 14 Illinois-Chicago               W, 80-78     779             Silas (40)     Fisher (9)        Silas (3)     four tied at (1)      Hall (2)
    Dec. 18 at Temple                      L, 84-74     3,116           Silas (27)    Madlock (10)       Silas (5)       Christian (2)     Madlock (3)
                                                                                                                          Rucker (2)
    Dec. 22 at Southern Illinois           L, 61-49     4,239           Silas (11)       Fisher (6)      Toler (4)         Hall (2)          Silas (1)
                                                                                                                          Rucker (2)
    Dec. 27 at Missouri                    L, 97-61     10,776          Toler (13)       Fisher (7)      Patton (4)        Silas (2)          none
                                                                                         Toler (7)
    Dec. 31 Utah Valley                    W, 86-76     853             Silas (26)       Toler (6)       Silas (3)        Hall (2)         Rucker (2)
                                                                                                         Toler (3)        Silas (2)
    Jan. 3     at Iowa State               L, 72-63     11,469          Silas (18)       Toler (10)       Silas (4)        Hall (2)         Bolin (1)
                                                                                                                          Silas (2)        Rucker (1)
    Jan. 8     Ball State*                 L, 75-70     1,041           Toler (22)     Landers (5)     four tied (3)     Rucker (1)        Rucker (2)
                                                                                       Rucker (5)                         Silas (1)
    Jan. 11 at Eastern Michigan*           W, 71-69     490             Silas (31)       Toler (7)      Landers (7)       Silas (2)         Toler (1)
    Jan. 15 Toledo*                        W, 64-54     1,757           Silas (20)      Fisher (8)        Hall (7)       Rucker (2)        Nixon (2)
                                                                                       Rucker (8)                                          Toler (2)
    Jan. 20    at Central Michigan*        L, 66-64     1,744           Silas (24)      Rucker (9)         Hall (3)        Hall (2)     three tied at (1)
                                                                                                          Silas (3)
    Jan. 22    at Western Michigan*        L, 82-80      3,311          Silas (23)       Silas (6)         Hall (5)      Hall (4)          Silas (2)
    Jan. 26    Akron*                      W, 83-74      771            Silas (39)      Toler (12)        Hall (4)   three tied at (2) Fisher (1)
    Jan. 29    at Buffalo*                 L, 63-52      2,347          Silas (20)      Rucker (6)        Toler (3)     Fisher (1)      Madlock (1)
    Feb. 2     Bowling Green*              L, 73-70 (ot) 465            Silas (23)     Fisher (10)       Storm (2)       Hall (2)     three tied at (1)
                                                                                       Rucker (10)                       Silas (2)
    Feb. 5     at Ohio*                    L, 80-73     6,879           Silas (25)      Toler (10)      Hall (4)        Fisher (2)         Silas (1)
    Feb. 9     at Miami (Ohio)*            L, 84-72     1,652           Silas (14)     Landers (6)      Silas (5)      Christian (2)      Fisher (1)
                                                                                                                        Fisher (2)
    Feb. 12 Kent State*                    L, 84-77     2,169           Silas (34) three tied at (6) Christian (5) three tied at (1) Landers (1)
                                                                                                                                         Patton (1)
    Feb. 15 Western Michigan*              L, 77-65     557            Rucker (11)     Toler (7)      Patton (4) three tied at (1) Fisher (2)
    Feb. 19 Seattle U.                     L, 60-48     1,182          Patton (15)   Christian (7) three tied at (2)    Bolin (3)       Madlock (2)
                                                                                                                                          Nixon (2)
    Feb. 23 Central Michigan*              L, 64-58     692           Christian (11)  Grady (6)        Toler (4)         Silas (3)      Christian (1)
                                                                                       Toler (6)
    Feb. 26 at Toledo*                     W, 75-70 (ot) 4,747          Toler (19)   Christian (9)    Patton (6)        Patton (4)       Landers (1)
    March 2 Eastern Michigan*              W, 66-49      1,231        Landers (17)    Nixon (7)      Landers (2)       Christian (2) Landers (3)
                                                                                                                       Landers (2)
    March 5 at Ball State                  L, 67-57     3,222           Toler (17)    Toler (10)      Storm (4)        Christian (1)      Toler (1)
                                                                                                                        Rucker (1)

    March 8 at Bowling Green               L, 74-54     1,267           Toler (13)       Toler (8)      Landers (4)      Landers (3)    three tied at (1)
                                                                                                         Patton (4)

    * denotes Mid-American Conference games



NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS
Date   Game                   W/L   Score   FG-FGA   PCT.   3F-3PA   PCT.   FT-FTA   PCT.    O-D TOT F/EJ   A    TO   BLK STL    1st 2nd ot   ot   TP
N12    NIU                     L     78      26-50   .520     6-17   .353   20-28    .714    9-20 29 15/0   13   19    3   5     38 40    -    -   78
       Northwestern                  97      35-70   .500    15-33   .455   12-14    .857   16-19 35 17/0   17   11    2   6     43 54    -    -   97
N16    NIU                     L     63      21-54   .389     5-19   .263    16-19   .842   13-33 46 19/0   13   20    1   6     30 33    -    -   63
       at Bradley                    66      24-62   .387    10-27   .370     8-16   .500   10-22 32 19/0   18   10    3    6    28 38    -    -   66
N21    NIU                    W      81      27-64   .422     9-25   .360   18-25    .720   14-28 42 16/0   11   13    1  13     48 33    -    -   81
       Cardinal Stritch              57      19-52   .365     5-19   .263   14-18    .778    7-27 34 22/1    6   21    0   3     35 22    -    -   57
N24    NIU                    W      86      29-55   .527     7-17   .412    21-32   .656   10-24 34 21/0   22   12    2   4     45 41    -    -   86
       at MD-Eastern Shore           80      28-67   .418     5-16   .313    19-29   .655   22-22 44 26/1   12   12    0    5    38 42    -    -   80
N29    NIU                     L     51      16-53   .302     4-17   .235   15-19    .789   13-13 26 21/0    8   15    3   5     24 27    -    -   51
       Boise State                   80      28-49   .571      4-9   .444   20-27    .741   11-27 38 17/0   13   14    5  13     44 36    -    -   80
D2     NIU                     L     84      34-63   .540     5-14   .357    11-18   .611   11-23 34 24/1   18   14    3   8     28 56    -    -   84
       at DePaul                     86      26-58   .448     2-11   .182    32-41   .780   15-24 39 19/0   16   11    6    9    38 48    -    -   86
D14    NIU                    W      80      18-46   .391     5-11   .455   39-51    .765   16-23 39 22/0    8   15    4   4     29 51    -    -   80
       Illinois-Chicago              78      27-56   .482    7-21    .333   17-28    .607   13-21 34 35/3   9    14    1   5     33 45    -    -   78
D18    NIU                     L     74      26-64   .406     9-21   .429    13-15   .867   13-23 36 29/1   13   15    3   5     32 42    -    -   74
       at Temple                     84      31-58   .534     2-13   .154    20-35   .571   10-25 35 16/0   21    9    5   5     41 43    -    -   84
D22    NIU                     L     49      17-61   .279     3-15   .200    12-16   .750   16-17 33 20/0    9   10    1   7     25 24    -    -   49
       at Southern Illinois          61      23-45   .511     3-12   .250    12-23   .522   12-30 42 18/0   12   19    2    4    36 35    -    -   61
D27    NIU                     L     61      21-66   .318     3-23   .130    16-23   .696   17-24 41 19/0   11   19    0   6     17 44    -    -   61
       at Missouri                   97      37-65   .569     6-21   .286    17-27   .630   10-31 41 20/1   26   14    6   13    57 40    -    -   97
D31    NIU                    W      86      31-58   .534     5-20   .250   19-24    .792    8-18 26 24/2   12   10    4   9     30 56    -    -   86
       Utah Valley                   76      22-50   .440     7-21   .333   25-31    .806   15-21 36 19/1    7   18    0   4     36 40    -    -   76
J3     NIU                     L     63      26-70   .371     6-21   .286      5-8   .625   19-32 51 21/0   11   19    2   6     25 38    -    -   63
       at Iowa State                 72      23-64   .359     7-22   .318    19-29   .655   14-27 41 13/0   11    9    6   11    29 43    -    -   72
J8     NIU                     L     70      26-62   .419     8-19   .421   10-18    .556   11-24 35 20/1   14    8    4   2     23 47    -    -   70
       Ball State*                   75      27-60   .450     5-14   .357   16-21    .762   11-31 42 20/0   13    9    2   4     34 41    -    -   75
J11    NIU                    W      71      25-41   .610    10-15   .667    11-23   .478    4-24 28 19/2   15   17    1   7     39 32    -    -   71
       at Eastern Michigan*          69      20-52   .385    14-32   .438    15-20   .750   10-19 29 22/0   14   16    6    6    26 43    -    -   69
J15    NIU                    W      64      24-58   .414    11-29   .379     5-8    .625   11-30 41 15/0   18   13    4   5     29 35    -    -   64
       Toledo*                       54      22-59   .373     3-20   .150    7-12    .583   10-23 33 15/1    7   11    3   6     23 31    -    -   54
J20    NIU                     L     64      24-56   .429      3-9   .333    13-20   .650   11-31 42 22/2   10   12    3   4     25 39    -    -   64
       at Central Michigan*          66      22-52   .423     6-12   .500    16-31   .516    5-24 29 19/0    6    7    7    5    23 43    -    -   66
J22    NIU                     L     80      31-59   .525    10-18   .556     8-14   .571    8-19 27 18/1   12   11    4   8     40 40    -    -   80
       at Western Michigan*          82      30-55   .545     9-18   .500    13-18   .722    8-24 32 18/0   12   13    3    4    34 48    -    -   82
J26    NIU                    W      83      24-54   .444     6-19   .316   29-40    .725    8-35 43 18/0   11    6    1   6     39 44    -    -   83
       Akron*                        74      28-67   .418    12-30   .400    6-15    .500    9-25 34 27/0   12    8    3   2     32 42    -    -   74
J29    NIU                     L     52      15-42   .357     2-12   .167    20-25   .800    7-21 28 19/0    9   17    1   1     24 28    -    -   52
       at Buffalo*                   63      20-49   .408     6-16   .375    17-24   .708    9-25 34 22/0   12   10    1    4    27 37    -    -   63
F2     NIU                     L     70      23-63   .365     4-22   .182   20-34    .588   16-34 50 21/2    5   13    3   5     28 38 4       -   70
       Bowling Green*                73      26-63   .413    4-13    .308   17-29    .586    9-32 41 25/0    9    9    6   9     33 33 7       -   73
F5     NIU                     L     73      25-63   .397     9-24   .375    14-17   .824   13-25 38 20/0   14   14    1   6     30 43    -    -   73
       at Ohio*                      80      29-65   .446      1-8   .125    21-25   .840   13-27 40 17/0   13    8    3   7     39 41    -    -   80
F9     NIU                     L     72      27-61   .443     6-19   .316    12-16   .750    8-19 27 17/0   13   11    1   7     38 34    -    -   72
       at Miami (Ohio)*              84      30-57   .526    10-22   .455    14-18   .778    8-29 37 17/0    8   16    0    4    44 40    -    -   84
F12    NIU                     L     77      27-63   .429     5-20   .250   18-25    .720   11-26 37 23/1   11    8    2   3     33 44    -    -   77
       Kent State*                   84      27-54   .500     6-16   .375   24-34    .706    7-30 37 20/0    8   10    5   5     42 42    -    -   84
F15    NIU                     L     65      22-53   .415     5-15   .333   16-25    .640    8-24 32 21/1   10   11    4   3     26 39    -    -   65
       Western Michigan*             77      28-62   .452     6-16   .375   15-21    .714   15-31 46 25/1   14   13    4   5     38 39    -    -   77
F19    NIU                     L     48      19-57   .333     3-17   .176     7-9    .778   12-25 37 25/0    9   21    6   8     12 36    -    -   48
       Seattle U.                    60      17-55   .309      1-9   .111   25-31    .806   14-27 41 17/1    6   17    2   7     33 27    -    -   60
F23    NIU                     L     58      20-43   .465     4-12   .333   14-20    .700    6-24 30 22/2   12   18    2   4     34 24    -    -   58
       Central Michigan*             64      18-45   .400     8-17   .471   20-29    .690    6-21 27 21/0    9   11    3  12     33 31    -    -   64
F26    NIU                    W      75      25-63   .397     9-24   .375    16-25   .615   18-29 47 24/1   14   14    1   6     32 32 11      -   75
       at Toledo*                    70      20-58   .345     6-24   .250    24-31   .774   12-26 38 21/2   13    9    2   7     27 37   6     -   70
M2     NIU                    W      66      20-44   .440      0-7   .000   26-33    .455    6-38 44 20/1    4   20    5   8     28 38    -    -   66
       Eastern Michigan*             49      14-52   .269     5-20   .250   16-23    .696    4-21 25 28/1    9   15    6  11     14 35    -    -   49
M5     NIU                     L     57      22-55   .400     7-20   .350     6-15   .400   16-29 45 22/2   17   16    1   2     23 34    -    -   57
       at Ball State*                67      24-50   .480     8-21   .381    11-26   .423    5-22 27 18/0   16    7    3    9    38 29    -    -   67
M8     NIU                     L     54      22-53   .415     5-16   .313      5-7   .714    8-25 33  9/0   14   17    3   5     32 22    -    -   54
       at Bowling Green              74      31-60   .517     7-15   .467      5-8   .625    6-24 30 12/0   20    8    1   10    34 40    -    -   74




                                                                                                             NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
     GAME-BY-GAME PLAYER STATISTICS (PTS-REB-AST)
                                               1 • HALL     2 • GRADY     3 • CHRISTIAN   4 • PATTON    5 • TOLAR    12 • RUCKER   13 • SILAS
     N12     NORTHWESTERN                        6-2-3          DNP            3-0-1          3-0-4       12-3-0        11-6-0      25-6-0
     N16     at Bradley                          2-7-3          DNP             0-3-0         0-0-4        6-7-1        14-10-0      22-6-2
     N21     CARDINAL STRITCH                    6-4-5          DNP             6-4-0         8-1-0        0-7-0         3-5-0      34-4-1
     N24     at Maryland-Eastern Shore           7-3-7          DNP             0-0-0         7-4-1       15-4-2         2-0-0       34-6-3
     N29     BOISE STATE                        10-3-3          DNP             4-4-0         0-0-3        9-1-0         7-4-0       9-1-0
     D2      at DePaul                           6-3-5          DNP             0-2-0         0-0-0        4-1-0        13-8-0       34-1-3
     D14     ILLINOIS-CHICAGO                    4-5-1          DNP             DNP           0-0-0        6-3-2         4-3-1      40-6-3
     D18     at Temple                           2-3-1          DNP             7-4-1         5-0-2        3-1-2         2-2-0       27-6-5
     D22     at Southern Illinois                4-1-1          DNP             0-1-1         6-1-0        9-3-4         9-2-0       11-5-2
     D27     at Missouri                         0-0-2          0-1-2           3-0-1         0-0-4       13-7-0         5-6-0        8-6-0
     D31     UTAH VALLEY                        13-4-1          DNP             DNP           2-0-0        6-6-3         6-4-0      26-0-3
     J3      at Iowa State                       2-3-0          0-0-1           0-0-0         3-2-1       7-10-1          8-7-0      18-4-4
     J8      BALL STATE*                         2-4-2          DNP             0-1-0         0-0-0       22-4-3        10-5-3      15-4-3
     J11     at Eastern Michigan*                4-3-5          DNP             DNP           4-0-1       11-7-0        10-3-0       31-4-0
     J15     TOLEDO*                             4-7-7          DNP             DNP           6-2-1       14-3-2         0-8-0      20-5-0
     J20     at Central Michigan*                3-4-3          0-0-0           DNP           0-0-0       14-6-2         12-9-0      24-6-3
     J22     at Western Michigan*                5-4-5          0-1-0           8-1-1         5-1-0       18-3-3         2-0-1       23-6-2
     J26     AKRON*                              0-3-4          DNP            13-6-0         DNP         2-12-3        13-2-0      39-8-1
     J29     at Buffalo*                         0-4-1          DNP             6-1-1         6-1-1        3-3-3        11-6-2       20-5-0
     F2      BOWLING GREEN*                      4-7-1         5-1-1           15-6-1         3-0-0        DNP         10-10-0      23-7-0
     F5      at Ohio*                            0-0-4          9-0-3          17-2-0         0-4-0      11-10-0         2-2-0       25-3-3
     F9      at Miami (Ohio)*                     DNP           7-1-1           2-1-2         9-1-0        6-4-1         9-2-0       14-2-5
     F12     KENT STATE*                         DNP           2-2-1            8-6-5         3-1-0       10-5-0         4-4-1      34-6-1
     F15     WESTERN MICHIGAN*                   4-3-1        10-2-2            6-1-0         2-2-4        7-7-0        11-3-2       7-3-1
     F19     SEATTLE U.                          DNP           2-3-1           12-7-2        15-1-2        DNP           4-1-0       6-5-0
     F23     CENTRAL MICHIGAN*                   DNP           5-6-3           11-2-0         0-3-1        9-6-4        10-1-0      10-4-3
     F26     at Toledo*                           DNP          11-4-0           8-9-1         2-3-6       19-7-0         2-1-0        DNP
     M2      EASTERN MICHIGAN*                   DNP           0-0-0           13-4-0         6-3-1       12-6-0         6-1-1        DNP
     M5      at Ball State*                      0-0-0          2-3-0           7-3-3         9-0-2      17-10-3         3-1-1        DNP
     M8      at Bowling Green                     DNP           0-1-1           6-3-1         9-0-4       13-8-1         10-6-1       DNP




                                            23 • MADLOCK   24 • LANDERS    25 • NIXON     30 • FISHER   32 • BOLIN   44 • STORM    55 • JONES
     N12     NORTHWESTERN                        0-1-0          2-1-3         8-1-0          2-0-0         DNP          1-1-0         5-3-2
     N16     at Bradley                           DNP            0-3-0       11-0-3           2-3-0        0-0-0         0-0-0        6-2-0
     N21     CARDINAL STRITCH                     DNP           9-3-0         2-1-0          5-7-1        3-0-0         0-1-1         5-2-3
     N24     at Maryland-Eastern Shore           2-1-0           2-4-1        0-1-0           7-6-5       10-1-2         DNP          0-1-1
     N29     BOISE STATE                         0-0-0          0-1-0         8-5-1          0-1-1        2-1-0         2-0-0         DNP
     D2      at DePaul                           0-4-2          14-2-3        5-4-1           0-5-2        4-0-0         0-1-0         DNP
     D14     ILLINOIS-CHICAGO                    0-1-0          6-2-0         8-3-1          7-9-0        5-3-0          DNP          DNP
     D18     at Temple                           4-10-0         12-3-0       10-1-1           0-0-1        2-4-0         DNP           DNP
     D22     at Southern Illinois                0-2-0          10-2-1         DNP            0-6-0        0-3-0         0-1-0         DNP
     D27     at Missouri                         7-4-0          8-1-1         5-1-0           5-7-0        3-1-1         4-2-0         DNP
     D31     UTAH VALLEY                         2-4-1         17-5-1        10-0-1          0-0-1        4-1-1         0-0-0         DNP
     J3      at Iowa State                        DNP            2-2-1        7-6-3           6-8-0       10-4-0         DNP           DNP
     J8      BALL STATE*                         0-0-0         13-5-3         8-2-0          0-2-0        0-1-0         0-2-0         DNP
     J11     at Eastern Michigan*                0-0-0           6-5-7        0-1-2           5-3-0        DNP           DNP           DNP
     J15     TOLEDO*                             0-0-0          7-2-6         6-1-0          7-8-2        0-2-0          DNP          DNP
     J20     at Central Michigan*                 DNP            2-2-2        2-1-0           7-7-0        0-0-0         DNP           DNP
     J22     at Western Michigan*                0-2-0          12-1-0         DNP            7-4-0        DNP           0-0-0         DNP
     J26     AKRON*                              0-1-0          6-6-3         DNP            8-3-0        2-0-0         0-2-0         DNP
     J29     at Buffalo*                         0-0-0          3-1-1          DNP            3-4-0        0-1-0         0-1-0         DNP
     F2      BOWLING GREEN*                      2-2-0           DNP          0-1-0         6-10-0         DNP          2-1-2         DNP
     F5      at Ohio*                             DNP            2-0-0        0-2-1           5-7-2        DNP           2-2-1         DNP
     F9      at Miami (Ohio)*                     DNP           13-6-4         DNP            2-4-0        DNP          10-4-0         DNP
     F12     KENT STATE*                          DNP          12-3-2         0-0-0          4-6-1         DNP          0-0-0         DNP
     F15     WESTERN MICHIGAN*                    DNP           8-2-0         3-2-0          7-4-0         DNP          0-0-0         DNP
     F19     SEATTLE U.                          2-6-0          0-1-1         0-1-1          6-5-0        0-0-0         1-3-2         DNP
     F23     CENTRAL MICHIGAN*                   0-0-0          0-0-0         9-2-0           DNP         4-3-1          DNP          DNP
     F26     at Toledo*                          2-4-0          14-5-5        9-1-0           DNP          3-8-1         5-3-1         DNP
     M2      EASTERN MICHIGAN*                   0-2-0         17-6-2         3-7-0           DNP         2-2-0         7-6-0         DNP
     M5      at Ball State*                       2-3-0          0-5-2       11-3-1           DNP          0-0-1         6-7-4         DNP
     M8      at Bowling Green                    2-1-0           9-4-4        2-1-1           0-2-1        3-2-0         0-3-0         DNP




NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
  2010-11: BOX SCORES
                     GAME 1                                                                                      GAME 2                                                                              GAME 3
                      NIU: 78                                                                                    NIU: 63                                                                              NIU: 81
                 Northwestern: 97                                                                              Bradley: 66                                                                      Cardinal Stritch: 57
     November 12, 2010 • NIU Convocation Center                                                       November 16, 2010 • Carver Arena                                               November 21, 2010 • NIU Convocation Center
                    DeKalb, Ill.                                                                                Peoria, Ill.                                                                        DeKalb, Ill.
  DeKALB - The largest crowd to see a Northern Illinois basketball                    PEORIA, Ill. – Northern Illinois’ furious comeback from an eight-                           DeKALB - Northern Illinois senior Xavier Silas scored a career
game in the NIU Convocation Center since 2005 saw a tightly-                        point deficit in the final two minutes of the game fell just short as                       high 34 points to lead the Huskies to an 81-57 win over Cardinal
contested first half between Northern Illinois and visiting North-                  Xavier Silas’ three-point attempt from the top of the key bounced                           Stritch Sunday at the NIU Convocation Center as NIU earned its
western turn into a second-half shooting exhibition by the Wild-                    off the rim with 3.4 seconds left, giving Bradley a 66-63 victory                           first win of 2010-11.
cats’ John Shurna, giving NU a 97-78 season-opening victory over                    over the Huskies at Carver Arena.                                                             Silas shot 11-of-17 from the field and was six-of-nine from
the Huskies.                                                                          The Huskies had a chance at one final try after Silas’ three as                           three-point range as he tied his career high for three-pointers in
  Xavier Silas led the Huskies as he scored 25 points, including                    Bradley’s Dodie Dunson missed a pair of free throws with 2.8                                a game. Silas also made all six of his free throw attempts and has
12-of-12 from the free throw line, and pulled down six rebounds.                    seconds on the clock, but Silas could not get the halfcourt shot                            not missed from the line this year (24-for-24). He has made 38
Tim Toler and Nate Rucker joined Silas in double figures with 12                    attempt away.                                                                               consecutive free throws dating back to last season.
and 11 points, respectively, while Rucker added six rebounds.                         Silas led the Huskies with 22 points despite sitting out the last
                                                                                                                                                                                  Northern Illinois improved to 1-2 on the season going into a
  The Huskies shot 52 percent from the field, but gave up 17 of-                    13 minutes of the first half after picking up his second foul.
                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday game at Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Wolves, an
fensive rebounds and committed 19 turnovers on the night.                             Bradley staged a comeback of its own to build an eight-point
                                                                                                                                                                                NAIA squad out of Milwaukee, Wis., cannot count the game in
  The Wildcats did the bulk of their damage in the second half                      lead after the Huskies took a nine-point lead at 55-46 midway
when they shot 55.6 percent from the field, led by John Shurna.                     through the second half. The Braves then went on a 19-2 that                                their season record.
Shurna scored 25 second-half points while shooting seven-of-                        began with a three-point shot by Sam Maniscalo, one of four                                   The Huskies started off slowly, falling behind the smaller Wolves
eight from three-point range en route to a 31-point night. After                    second-half threes by the BU point guard in the second half. He                             7-2 early after a three-pointer by Pat Barron, one of two players in
hitting just one field goal in the first half, Shurna finished 9-of-16              added two more threes and two free throws during the Braves’                                double figures for Stritch with 14 points. Stritch held its last lead
from the floor and 7-of-10 on threes. He added nine rebounds.                       charge, while Andrew Warren, who led Bradley with 24 points on                              of the game at 15-14 after Brandon D’Amico, who led CSU with
NU’s Drew Crawford added 20 points, while Michael Thompson                          9-of-19 shooting, scored six.                                                               15 points, hit a three pointer at the 12:16 mark of the first half.
had 15 points for the Wildcats.                                                       The Huskies did not score from 7:21 until Silas hit a layup with                            Silas scored the next seven points to put the Huskies ahead 21-
  With an energetic crowd of 4,001 cheering them on, Northern                       2:24 remaining that made the score 65-59. NIU freshman Nate                                 15 with 10:31 to go in the half and NIU extended the lead to 11,
Illinois led 13-5 at the 14:16 mark. Northwestern stormed back                      Rucker, who recorded his first career double-double with 14                                 32-21, on a Lee Fisher layup with 6:16 remaining. Northern Illi-
with a 12-5 run to take its first lead of the game at 11:03, and built              points and 10 rebounds, hit a pair of free throws with 1:50 on                              nois built the lead to as many as 19 and took a 13-point lead into
a 28-18 lead with 7:23 remaining. NIU cut the lead to 35-33 in                      the clock and then scored with a rebound and put-back with 56                               the locker room at halftime. Silas scored 22 of his 34 points in the
the last three minutes of the half, and the period ended with NU                    seconds left to close the gap to 65-63. Warren added a free throw                           opening frame and the Huskies shot 50 percent from the floor.
holding a 43-38 lead.                                                               with 18 seconds left, setting up Silas’ final try.                                            Patton decided to start the second half with a more defensive
  Northwestern started the second half with back-to-back                              Sophomore Tony Nixon joined Silas and Rucker in double fig-                               line-up, putting Jeremy Landers, Lee Fisher and Michael Patton
three-pointers by Shurna to turn its five-point edge into a quick                   ures with 11 points, as he picked up for Silas in the first half with                       on the floor in place of Kyree Jones, Tim Toler and Tony Nixon.
11-point advantage, 49-38. Less than three minutes later, Shurna                    nine points. Kyree Jones and Tim Toler added six points apiece                              The move paid off as Stritch shot just 28.6 percent from the field
went back-to-back from three-point range again to put the Wild-                     while Bryan Hall and Tim Toler contributed seven rebounds each.                             in the second half (6-of-21) and committed 13 of their 21 turn-
cats up by 17, 59-42.                                                                 The Huskies dominated the glass as they pulled down 46 re-
                                                                                                                                                                                overs.
  By the time the clock stopped at 14:31, Northwestern had                          bounds to Bradley’s 32.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Landers did not only defend, he ranked second behind Silas in
started the second half with an 18-4 run to open up a 22-point                        Northern Illinois led at halftime, 30-28, but Bradley shot 41.4
                                                                                                                                                                                scoring for the game with nine points. Toler and Fisher led North-
lead. The Huskies played catch-up the remainder of the game                         percent from the field in the second half, including 50 percent
but could cut no deeper into the Wildcats’ lead than 19 in the                      from three-point range.                                                                     ern Illinois in rebounds with seven apiece as 10 Huskies played at
final minute.                                                                                                                                                                   least 13 minutes with Silas in for a team-high 24.
No. NIU                  FG 3FG         FT     O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN                                                                                                   No. NIU                 FG 3FG         FT    O-D TOT F      TP   A TO B S MIN
1     Hall, B.          3-3 0-0         0-0    0-2 2 3       6   3 3 0 1 26         No. NIU                  FG 3FG                FT    O-D TOT F      TP   A TO B S MIN       5     Toler, T.         0-5 0-1        0-0   3-4 7 1         0   0 5 0 1 16
5     Toler, T.         5-7 0-1         2-2    0-3 3 2      12   0 1 1 0 26         5     Toler, T.         2-8 0-2                2-2   0-7 7 2         6   1 4 0 0 28         12 Rucker, N.           1-4 0-0        1-2   1-4 5 3         3   0 2 0 1 20
12 Rucker, N.            4-4 0-0        3-4    2-4 6 0      11   0 2 1 1 30         12 Rucker, N.           4-7 0-0                6-8   2-8 10 4       14   0 5 0 2 36         13 Silas, X.           11-17 6-9       6-6   0-4 4 1        34   1 2 0 1 24
4     Patton, M.         1-4 1-3        0-0    0-0 0 2       3   4 1 0 0 15         1     Hall, B.          1-5 0-0                0-1   4-3 7 2         2   3 4 1 1 19         25 Nixon, T.            1-5 0-3        0-0   1-0 1 0         2   0 0 0 0 21
13 Silas, X.            6-15 1-4       12-12   3-3 6 2      25   0 4 1 1 37         4     Patton, M.        0-5 0-4                0-0   0-0 0 1         0   4 1 0 0 21         55 Jones, K.            1-3 0-2        3-4   0-2 2 2         5   3 2 0 0 22
3     Christian, A.     1-2 1-2         0-0    0-0 0 1       3   1 0 0 0   5        13 Silas, X.            7-11 2-5               6-6   1-5 6 4        22   2 3 0 1 25         1     Hall, B.          3-5 0-0        0-0   1-3 4 0         6   5 0 0 2 19
23 Madlock, C.           0-1 0-0        0-2    0-1 1 1       0   0 1 0 0 14         3     Christian, A.     0-2 0-1                0-0   1-2 3 1         0   0 0 0 0   4        3     Christian, A.     1-4 0-1        4-7   3-1 4 2         6   0 0 0 1 14
24 Landers, J.           1-2 0-0        0-3    1-0 1 0       2   3 2 0 0   8        24 Landers, J.          0-1 0-1                0-0   1-2 3 1         0   0 0 0 0   6        4     Patton, M.        3-6 2-5        0-0   1-0 1 1         8   0 0 0 0 13
25 Nixon, T.             3-5 2-3        0-0    0-1 1 2       8   0 1 0 2 15         25 Nixon, T.            4-7 1-3                2-2   0-0 0 3        11   3 2 0 1 21         24 Landers, J.          3-7 0-2        3-4   1-2 3 2         9   0 1 1 3 14
30 Fisher, L.            0-1 0-0        2-4    0-0 0 1       2   0 0 0 0   3        30 Fisher, L.           1-3 0-0                0-0   1-2 3 0         2   0 0 0 0   9        30 Fisher, L.           2-5 0-0        1-2   1-6 7 2         5   1 1 0 3 23
44 Storm, T.            0-0 0-0         1-1    1-0 1 1       1   0 0 0 0   6        32 Bolin, A.            0-0 0-0                0-0   0-0 0 0         0   0 0 0 0   5        32 Bolin, A.            1-2 1-2        0-0   0-0 0 1         3   0 0 0 0   6
55 Jones, K.             2-6 1-4        0-0    1-2 3 0       5   2 4 0 0 15         44 Storm, T.            0-1 0-0                0-0   0-0 0 0         0   0 1 0 1   5        44 Storm, T.            0-1 0-0        0-0   1-0 1 1         0   1 0 0 1   8
TEAM                                           1-4 5                                55 Jones, K.            2-4 2-3                0-0   0-2 2 1         6   0 0 0 0 21         TEAM                                         1-2 3
TOTALS                 26-50 6-17      20-28   9-20 29 15   78 13   19 3    5 200   TEAM                                                 3-2 5                                  TOTALS                 27-64 9-25     18-25 14-28 42 16     81 11   13 1    13 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 14-26 .538             2nd:    12-24 .500   Game:   26-50   .520    TOTALS                 21-54 5-19             16-19 13-33 46 19     63 13   20 1    6 200   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 18-36 .500            2nd: 9-28 .321        Game:   27-64    .422
3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-8    .375      2nd:    3-9   .333   Game:   6-17    .353    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-34 .353                    2nd: 9-20 .450        Game:   21-54   .389    3-PT FG%:        1st: 6-12 .500       2nd: 3-13 .231        Game:   9-25     .360
FT%:             1st: 7-9   .778       2nd:    13-19 .684   Game:   20-28   .714    3-PT FG%:        1st: 2-9   .222              2nd: 3-10 .300        Game:   5-19    .263    FT%:             1st: 6-6   1.00      2nd: 12-19 .632       Game:   18-25    .720
                                                                                    FT%:             1st: 4-7   .571              2nd: 12-12 1.00       Game:   16-19   .842
No. Northwestern          FG    3FG     FT  O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN                                                                                                   No. Cardinal Stritch FG 3FG            FT     O-D TOT F TP A TO B           S MIN
24 Shurna, J.            9-16   7-10    6-6 3-6 9 0         31   3 5 0 1 34         No. Bradley            FG 3FG                  FT      O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN       12 Barron, P.        5-9 2-4           2-2    0-1 1 1 14 0 2 0              0 29
12 Mirkovic, L.          3-8    0-0     1-2 7-3 10 1         7   1 1 1 2 22         44 Prosser, J.         2-4 0-0                 0-0     4-4 8 2       4   0 1 0 0 20         21 Dobbe, I.         1-4 1-4           0-0    0-3 3 2 3 0 1 0               0 25
1     Crawford, D.       9-13    2-5    0-0 1-2 3 4         20   2 1 0 1 27         1     Dunson, D.       3-9 2-4                 0-2     0-5 5 2       8   3 1 0 0 35         22 D’Amico, B.       4-8 1-4           6-6     0-1 1 1 15 1 5 0             0 25
4     Marcotullio, A.     1-5    1-5    0-0 0-2 2 0          3   3 0 0 0 24         5     Maniscalco, S.  4-12 4-8                 2-2     1-3 4 2      14   5 1 0 2 32         32 Ford, N.          1-5 0-0           0-1    0-2 2 3 2 3 4 0               1 23
22 Thompson, M.          6-14   3-10    0-0 0-0 0 3         15   6 3 0 1 38         24 Warren, A.         9-19 4-9                 2-4     0-3 3 4      24   3 2 0 0 36         33 Singh, N.         3-5 0-1           2-2     2-2 4 3 8 0 3 0              1 18
3     Capocci, M.         1-3    0-0    0-0 3-1 4 2          2   0 0 0 0 11         32 Simms-Edwards 1-7 0-3                       1-2     0-1 1 3       3   6 0 0 1 34         15 Radke, N.         0-0 0-0           0-0    0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0               0  2
5     Ryan, J.            2-2    1-1    0-0 0-4 4 1          5   2 0 0 0 14         25 Lemon Jr., W        3-7 0-2                 1-1     0-2 2 0       7   1 2 2 1 15         23 Nash, L.          0-1 0-0           0-0     0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0              0  3
10 Nichols, A.            0-0    0-0    0-0 0-0 0 0          0   0 0 0 0   2        34 Knezevic, M.        0-1 0-1                 0-0     0-1 1 3       0   0 0 0 0   3        24 D’Amico, J.       2-8 1-4           3-4     0-6 6 1 8 1 0 0              1 18
11 Hearn, R.              0-0   0-0     2-2 0-0 0 0          2   0 1 0 0   2        41 Thompson, A.        0-0 0-0                 0-1     1-1 2 0       0   0 2 1 0   9        30 Boston, M.        0-0 0-0           0-0    0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0               0 0+
15 Fruendt, N.            1-2    0-0    1-2 0-0 0 2          3   0 0 0 1   4        54 Egolf, W.           2-3 0-0                 2-4     2-1 3 3       6   0 1 0 2 16         40 Miles, J.         2-5 0-0           1-1    2-2 4 5 5 1 1 0               0 16
21 Peljusic, I.           0-2    0-0    0-0 1-0 1 1          0   0 0 0 0   4        TEAM                                                   2-1 3                                42 Mayeaux, C.       0-3 0-2           0-2    1-2 3 1 0 0 2 0               0 16
30 Curletti, D.          3-5    1-2     2-2 0-1 1 3          9   0 0 1 0 18         TOTALS               24-62 10-27               8-16   10-22 32 19   66 18   10 3    6 200   52 Woelffer, D.      1-3 0-0           0-0    0-2 2 3 2 0 2 0               0 20
TEAM                                        0-2 2 1                                 TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-33 .364                     2nd:    12-29 .414   Game:   24-62   .387    55 Jackson, J.       0-1 0-0           0-0    1-1 2 2 0 0 1 0               0  5
TOTALS                   35-70 15-33 12-14 16-19 35 17      97 17   11 2    6 200   3-PT FG%:      1st: 3-13 .231                  2nd:    7-14 .500    Game:   10-27   .370    TEAM                                          1-3 4
TOTAL FG%: 1st:         15-34 .441 2nd: 20-36 .556          Game:   35-70   .500    FT%:           1st: 1-2    .500                2nd:    7-14 .500    Game:   8-16    .500    TOTALS              19-52 5-19        14-18   7-27 34 22 57 6 21 0          3 200
3-PT FG%:       1st:    7-17 .412 2nd: 8-16 .500            Game:   15-33   .455                                                                                                TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-31 .419            2nd:    6-21 .286 Game: 19-52         .365
FT%:            1st:    6-6    1.00 2nd: 6-8      .750      Game:   12-14   .857    Technical Fouls: none                                                                       3-PT FG%:     1st: 4-12 .333          2nd:    1-7   .143 Game: 5-19         .263
                                                                                    Officials: Ted Hillary, Chris Beaver, Glen Mayborg                                          FT%:          1st: 5-5   1.00         2nd:    9-13 .692 Game: 14-18         .778
Technical Fouls: none                                                               Attendance: 7,646
Officials: Jerry Sauder, James Ferrari, Steve McJunkins                             Score by Half                                                                               Technical Fouls: none
Attendance: 4,001                                                                   Northern Illinois ...............................30-33 63                                   Officials: Glen Mayborg, Rob Kruger, John Yorkovich
Score by Half                                                                       Bradley.................................................28-38 66                            Attendance: 667
Northwestern....................................43-54 97                                                                                                                        Score by Half
Northern Illinois ...............................38-40 78                                                                                                                       Cardinal Stritch.................................35-22 57
                                                                                                                                                                                Northern Illinois ...............................48-33 81




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 2010-11: BOX SCORES
                       GAME 4                                                                              GAME 5                                                                                      GAME 6
                       NIU: 86                                                                             NIU: 51                                                                                     NIU: 84
             Maryland-Eastern Shore: 80                                                                 Boise State: 80                                                                              DePaul: 86
       November 24, 2010 • Hytche Athletic Center                                         November 29, 2010 • NIU Convocation Center                                                       December 2, 2010 • Allstate Arena
                 Princess Anne, Md.                                                                      DeKalb, Ill.                                                                              Rosemont, Ill.
  PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Led by senior Xavier Silas’ second straight                    DeKALB, Ill. - In search for its third win in a row, the Northern                        ROSEMONT, Ill. - After trailing by as many as 17 points in the first
34-point scoring effort, the Northern Illinois men’s basketball                     Illinois men’s basketball team could not end Boise State’s unde-                         half to DePaul, the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team rallied
team topped Maryland Eastern Shore, 86-80, at the Hytche Ath-                       feated start to the season as the Huskies lost 80-51 at the Con-                         back only to come up one basket shy. The Huskies fell 86-84 to
letic Center.                                                                       vocation Center. The win moved the Broncos to 6-0, while NIU                             the Blue Demons at Allstate Arena on Thursday night.
                                                                                    dropped to 2-3.                                                                            NIU finished the first half strong, outscoring DePaul 10-3 over
  In a high-scoring affair, NIU was the most proficient team on the                                                                                                          the final 3:40 of the half, trimming the deficit to 38-28 at the half.
floor. With a season-low 12 turnovers, the Huskies totaled 22 as-                     BSU shot a sizzling 57.1 percent (28-for-49) from the field, in-                         NIU continued chipping away at the lead in the second half,
sists on 29 field goals while shooting 29-for-55 (52.7%) from the                   cluding 44.4 percent on (4-for-9) three-pointers, and held the                           outscoring DePaul 56-48. A pair of free throws by Xavier Silas at
field and 7-for-17 (41.2%) from three-point territory. A fast-paced                 Huskies to 30.2 percent (16-for-53) shooting. The key to the                             16:30 brought the Huskies within eight, 48-40, but the Blue De-
attack led to a 10-4 advantage in fast break points for NIU, as well.               Broncos’ success in the first meeting between the two teams was                          mons bounced back to take a 16-point edge, 64-48, after two free
                                                                                    stifling defense on senior guard Xavier Silas, forcing the nation’s                      throws from Stovall with 11:12 remaining.
  Conversely, the Fighting Hawks shot 28-for-67 (41.8%) and
                                                                                    second leading scorer to take tough shots and give up the ball.                            NIU did not get discouraged as the Huskies worked for a 36-22
5-for-16 (31.3%) from behind the arc.                                                                                                                                        scoring advantage over the last 11 minutes behind several key
  Silas hit four of five three-pointers and was 12-for-16 from the                                                                                                           shots by Landers.
                                                                                     Boise State took advantage of its stifling defense, even though
field. He also added six rebounds, three assists and two steals in                  the turnover margin was close. The Broncos capitalized on NIU’s                            After scoring four straight points, Silas set up Tony Nixon in
36 minutes.                                                                         15 miscues for 22 points, while the Huskies managed only 13                              the right corner and the sophomore buried a three to leave NIU
  Two other Huskies chipped in career-high point totals and                                                                                                                  down by just three, 79-76, with 1:38 remaining. Brandon Young
                                                                                    points off 14 turnovers.                                                                 responded for the Blue Demons with a jumper in the lane and
made key contributions in the win. Tim Toler scored 15 on 7-for-                     Another large factor in the loss was the Broncos’ dominance in                          Nixon’s floater in the lane on NIU’s next possession rimmed out,
13 shooting, and added four rebounds. In only 17 minutes, Ak-                       the paint. BSU held a 38-26 rebounding edge, which helped lead                           which led to a foul a two converted free throws for DePaul. Land-
sel Bolin turned in 10 points and two blocks, shooting a perfect                    to a 40-18 advantage in points in the paint.                                             ers fired back with a three from the left corner to pull NIU within
6-for-6 from the charity stripe.                                                     The Broncos were led by La’Shard Anderson’s game-high 17                                four, 83-79, with 22 seconds left. But the Huskies simply ran out
  In addition, Bryan Hall tallied a career-best seven assists and                   points and five assists. Junior guard Bryan Hall scored a career-                        of time.
committed just one turnover.                                                        high 10 points for NIU.                                                                    Silas led all scorers with 34 points, marking the third time in the
  NIU held a steady lead in the first half thanks to solid ball move-                NIU began the game with a 7-2 lead following a fast break la-                           last four games that he has reached his career high. The nation’s
                                                                                    yup by Hall just minutes into the contest, but over the next four                        seventh leading scorer sustained his accurate and efficient scor-
ment and quality shooting. Getting 12 assists on 17 made shots,
                                                                                                                                                                             ing trend, going 12-for-17 from the field and hitting two of four
the Huskies connected on four of nine three-point attempts to                       minutes the Broncos took control. A three-pointer by Anderson
                                                                                                                                                                             three-pointers. Prior to the game he had a 24.8 points per game
take a 45-38 lead into the break.                                                   at 15:46 brought BSU within one, 7-6. On their next possession,                          average and now has a 26.3.
  A deep three from the left wing by Silas gave NIU its largest lead                the Broncos’ Westly Perryman cut through the lane for a layup to                           Tony Freeland led the Blue Demons with 25 points, more than
of the half, 37-26, at the 3:26 mark. The shot gave Silas 17 points                 take the lead, 8-7. Freshman forward Nate Rucker countered with                          half coming from the free throw line. The Blue Demons convert-
for the half as he was a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc.                       a layup at 14:21, but it would be the last time NIU held the lead.                       ed on 32 of 41 trips to the line, while the Huskies made 11 for 18.
  Early in the second half, NIU extended its advantage to a game-                    A 17-7 run from 14:21 to 8:36 saw the Broncos grab all momen-                             Landers was a perfect 6-for-6 in tying his career high with 14
                                                                                    tum in the game, and a 25-13 edge. Twelve of the points during                           points. Rucker went 5-for-7 on field goals for 13 points, his third
high 12 points when Silas buried a three-pointer from the left                                                                                                               double digit output of the season. The freshman forward also led
                                                                                    the spurt came from layups. From there, BSU was able to jump
wing to put the Huskies up 55-43. NIU maintained the lead until                                                                                                              NIU with eight rebounds.
                                                                                    out to a 44-24 lead at the half and ride the momentum for a 36-27
the Hawks cut the deficit to 80-75 with 1:01 remaining. After a
                                                                                    second half advantage.
quick foul, Bolin made a pair of free throws, and the Huskies went                                                                                                           No. NIU                 FG 3FG        FT O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN
                                                                                    No. NIU                  FG 3FG          FT    O-D    TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN
6-for-8 from the line the rest of the way to ice the game.                                                                                                                   5     Toler, T.         2-6 0-2      0-0 0-1 1 2          4   0 1 1 2 16
                                                                                    12 Rucker, N.            1-3 0-0         5-6   3-1     4 2       7   0 4 0 0 25
No. NIU                  FG 3FG       FT    O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN       5     Toler, T.         4-7 1-1          0-0   0-1     1 1       9   0 1 1 0 21          12 Rucker, N.           5-7 0-0      3-6 0-8 8 3         13   0 0 0 0 26
5     Toler, T.         7-13 1-3      0-0   1-3 4 4         15   2 0 0 0 29         1     Hall, B.          5-9 0-0          0-1   1-2     3 3      10   3 1 0 2 19          1     Hall, B.          3-6 0-0      0-1 1-2 3 3          6   5 0 0 2 29
12 Rucker, N.            0-2 0-0      2-2   0-0 0 4          2   0 2 0 0 12         13 Silas, X.             2-9 1-4         4-4   0-1     1 2       9   0 4 0 3 31          13 Silas, X.           12-17 2-4     8-10 0-1 1 4        34   3 8 0 1 32
1     Hall, B.          2-2 0-0       3-6   0-3 3 3          7   7 1 0 1 26         24 Landers, J.          0-1 0-0          0-0   1-0     1 1       0   0 1 0 0   9         24 Landers, J.          6-6 2-2      0-0 0-2 2 1         14   3 0 0 0 19
13 Silas, X.           12-16 4-5      6-9   2-4 6 3         34   3 6 0 2 36         3     Christian, A.     0-3 0-1          4-4   2-2     4 1       4   0 0 0 0   7         2     Edwards, T.       2-2 0-0       0-0 0-0 0 1         4   2 2 0 2 12
24 Landers, J.           0-2 0-1      2-2   0-4 4 0          2   1 0 0 0 13         4     Patton, M.         0-4 0-2         0-0   0-0     0 0       0   3 2 0 0 22          3     Christian, A.     0-1 0-0      0-0 2-0 2 0          0   0 0 1 0   4
3     Christian, A.     0-1 0-0       0-0   0-0 0 0          0   0 2 0 0   1        23 Madlock, C.           0-2 0-0         0-0   0-0     0 2       0   0 0 1 0 10          4     Patton, M.        0-1 0-1      0-0 0-0 0 0          0   0 2 0 1   3
4     Patton, M.         2-4 2-4      1-2   0-4 4 2          7   1 1 0 0 15         25 Nixon, T.            3-11 2-7         0-0   3-2     5 3       8   1 0 0 0 21          23 Madlock, C.          0-1 0-0      0-0 1-3 4 5          0   2 0 1 0 11
23 Madlock, C.           1-1 0-0      0-0   1-0 1 3          2   0 0 0 0   8        30 Fisher, L.           0-0 0-0          0-2   0-1     1 1       0   1 2 1 0 13          25 Nixon, T.            2-7 1-4      0-0 2-2 4 4          5   1 1 0 0 16
25 Nixon, T.             0-0 0-0      0-0   1-0 1 1          0   0 0 0 0   2        32 Bolin, A.            0-2 0-2          2-2   1-0     1 3       2   0 0 0 0 17          30 Fisher, L.           0-3 0-0      0-1 3-2 5 0          0   2 0 0 0 20
30 Fisher, L.            3-4 0-0      1-5   3-3 6 0          7   5 0 0 0 28         44 Storm, T.            1-2 0-0          0-0   0-0     0 2       2   0 0 0 0   5         32 Bolin, A.            2-3 0-0      0-0 0-0 0 0          4   0 0 0 0   9
32 Bolin, A.            2-6 0-2       6-6   0-1 1 1         10   2 0 2 0 17         TEAM                                           2-3     5                                 44 Storm, T.            0-3 0-1      0-0 1-0 1 1          0   0 0 0 0   3
55 Jones, K.             0-4 0-2      0-0   1-0 1 0          0   1 0 0 1 13         TOTALS                 16-53 4-17       15-19 13-13    26 21    51 8    15 3    5 200    TEAM                                       1-2 3
TEAM                                        1-2 3                                   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 8-24 .333               2nd: 8-29       .276    Game:   16-53   .302     TOTALS                 34-63 5-14   11-18 11-23 34 24    84 18     14 3    8 200
TOTALS                 29-55 7-17    21-32 10-24 34 21      86 22   12 2    4 200   3-PT FG%:        1st: 2-8   .250        2nd: 2-9        .222    Game:   4-17    .235     TOTAL FG%: 1st: 11-30 .367          2nd: 23-33 .697      Game:     34-63   .540
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 17-32 .531           2nd: 12-23 .522        Game:   29-55   .527    FT%:             1st: 6-9   .667        2nd: 9-10       .900    Game:   15-19   .789     3-PT FG%:        1st: 1-7   .143    2nd: 4-7     .571    Game:     5-14    .357
3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-9    .444    2nd: 3-8     .375      Game:   7-17    .412                                                                                             FT%:             1st: 5-9   .556    2nd: 6-9     .667    Game:     11-18   .611
FT%:             1st: 7-11 .636      2nd: 14-21 .667        Game:   21-32   .656    No. Boise State          FG 3FG          FT O-D TOT F           TP   A TO B S MIN
                                                                                    1     Arnold, R.        3-8 1-3          2-2 3-5 8 1             9   1 3 2 1 31          No. DePaul               FG 3FG      FT    O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN
No. UMES                FG 3FG         FT O-D TOT F         TP   A TO B S MIN       2     Montreal, D.       1-2 0-0         0-0 0-1 1 2             2   1 2 0 0   8         1     Stovall, M.        5-9 1-2     5-5   1-2 3 0       16   0 1 1 2 18
32 Hines, T.            3-6 0-0       4-7 6-3 9 3           10   1 2 0 0 23         12 Anderson, L.         7-11 1-3         2-2 2-2 4 2            17   5 4 1 2 30          22 Freeland, T.         6-10 0-0    13-16  3-6 9 4       25   2 2 1 0 36
00 Obame Obame 5-10 0-0               8-11 3-12 15 5        18   0 2 0 0 35         20 Imadiyi, S.          1-2 0-0          0-0 1-1 2 3             2   0 1 0 0   5         33 Faber, K.             2-2 0-0     5-6   1-3 4 4        9   1 1 0 1 19
3     White, K.         3-9 0-0        4-5 1-0 1 4          10   3 2 0 1 35         30 Perryman, W.         4-6 0-0         6-11 1-1 2 3             2   0 1 0 0   5         11 Kelly, J.             2-7 0-3     1-2   2-2 4 1        5   6 1 0 3 33
11 Burns, T.           0-3 0-1        0-0 1-0 1 1            0   0 1 0 0   8        10 Nichols, T.          0-2 0-0          0-0 0-0 0 1             0   0 1 0 1   9         20 Young, B.            7-12 0-0     3-4   0-1 1 3       17   2 4 0 1 25
23 Bradshaw, D.        8-16 3-8        1-2 2-1 3 3          20   4 1 0 1 38         11 Elorriaga, J.        1-1 1-1          0-0 0-1 1 2             3   2 0 0 0 16          00 Bizoukas, M.          1-2 0-0     1-2   2-1 3 1        3   3 0 1 1 13
5     Bell, L.         0-0 0-0        0-0 2-0 2 0            0   0 0 0 0   6        15 Bropleh, T.          1-1 0-0          2-2 0-0 0 0             4   0 0 0 0   4         10 Stula, M.             0-1 0-0     0-0   1-0 1 0        0   1 0 0 0   3
10 Bright, J.           0-0 0-0        0-0 0-0 0 0           0   0 0 0 0   3        23 Watkins, R.          2-3 0-0          4-4 1-2 3 0             8   0 0 0 0 10          12 Melvin, C.            1-2 0-0     1-2   0-2 2 1        3   0 1 2 0 14
13 Kelley, D.           2-3 0-0       0-2 1-0 1 4            4   0 2 0 1 13         25 Noonan, P.           4-6 1-2          2-2 0-8 8 2            11   2 1 2 2 32          15 Morgan, M.            0-6 0-4     3-4   1-3 4 1        3   1 1 1 0 20
21 Williams, K.         0-0 0-0       0-0 0-3 3 2            0   1 0 0 0   4        32 Moritz, Z.           4-7 0-0          1-2 2-3 5 0             9   1 1 0 1 23          23 Drew, J.             2-7 1-2      0-0   1-2 3 4        5   0 0 0 1 19
24 Haley, H.           6-17 2-6       2-2 2-1 3 3           16   3 2 0 2 33         42 Hicks, S.            0-0 0-0          1-2 0-0 0 1             1   0 0 0 0   3         TEAM                                       3-2 5
31 Robertson, M.       1-3 0-1        0-0 1-0 1 1            2   0 0 0 0   2        TEAM                                           1-3 4                                     TOTALS                 26-58 2-11   32-41 15-24 39 19    86 16     11 6    9 200
TEAM                                        3-2 5                                   TOTALS                 28-49 4-9        20-27 11-27 38 17       80 13   14 5    13 200   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-31 .387          2nd: 14-27 .519      Game:     26-58   .448
TOTALS                28-67 5-16     19-29 22-22 44 26      80 12   12 0    5 200   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 17-29 .586              2nd: 11-20 .550         Game:   28-49    .571    3-PT FG%:        1st: 0-7   .000    2nd: 2-4     .500    Game:     2-11    .182
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 14-33 .424           2nd: 14-34 .412        Game:   28-67   .418    3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-8   .500        2nd: 0-1     .000       Game:   4-9      .444    FT%:             1st: 14-19 .737    2nd: 18-22 .818      Game:     32-41   .780
3-PT FG%:       1st: 2-8    .250     2nd: 3-8     .375      Game:   5-16    .313    FT%:             1st: 6-9   .667        2nd: 14-18 .778         Game:   20-27    .741
FT%:            1st: 8-13 .615       2nd: 11-16 .688        Game:   19-29   .655                                                                                             Technical Fouls: DePaul - Freeland
                                                                                    Technical Fouls: none                                                                    Officials: Michael Stephens, Todd Williams, Clarence Armstrong
Technical Fouls: NIU - Hall                                                         Officials: Terry Wymer, Lamont Simpson, Rick Hartzell                                    Attendance: 7,044
Officials: Que’z Crawford, Kenneth Clark, Scott Young                               Attendance: 694                                                                          Score by Half
Attendance: 612                                                                     Score by Half                                                                            Northern Illinois ...............................28-56 84
Score by Half                                                                       Boise State .........................................44-36 80                            DePaul .................................................38-48 86
Northern Illinois ...............................45-41 86                           Northern Illinois ...............................24-27 51
Maryland Eastern Shore................38-42 80




NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
  2010-11: BOX SCORES
                         GAME 7                                                                                  GAME 8                                                                                     GAME 9
                         NIU: 80                                                                                  NIU: 74                                                                                   NIU: 49
                  Illinois-Chicago: 78                                                                         Temple: 84                                                                             Southern Illinois: 61
       December 14, 2010 • NIU Convocation Center                                                   December 18, 2010 • Liacouras Center                                                          December 22, 2010 • SIU Arena
                       DeKalb, Ill.                                                                         Philadelphia, Pa.                                                                           Carbondale, Ill.
  DeKALB, Ill. – Senior guard Xavier Silas scored a NIU Convoca-                         PHILADELPHIA - Senior guard Xavier Silas scored a game-high                                CARBONDALE, Ill. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team
tion Center record 40 points as the Northern Illinois men’s bas-                       27 points but the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team fell, 84-                        shot just 27.9 percent (17-of-61) from the field on Wednesday
ketball team earned an 80-78 victory over UIC on Tuesday night.                        74, at Temple on Saturday afternoon. Temple built a nine-point                             night as it fell at Southern Illinois, 61-49. SIU shot 51.1 percent
Silas’ career-best 40 points included a school-record-tying 22                         halftime lead and though NIU was able to cut the advantage to                              (23-of-45) on the other end of the floor while holding the Huskies
points from the free-throw line.                                                       six in the second half it was unable to complete the comeback.                             to a season-low scoring.
                                                                                         The Owls shot 53.4 percent (31-of-58) in the contest to improve                            Senior guard Xavier Silas led NIU with 11 points, senior guard
  NIU overcame a 13-point first half deficit to improve its record                     to 8-2 overall and 5-0 at home in the Liacouras Center; overall                            Jeremy Landers also reached double figures with 10 points.
to 2-3. Junior forward Lee Fisher added seven points and a sea-                        Temple has now won 13-straight games at home.                                                Northern Illinois held on to the basketball well against the tight
son-high nine rebounds                                                                   Senior guard Jeremy Landers added 12 points and sophomore                                SIU man-to-man pressure defense as the Huskies committed just
  UIC opened second half with a 7-2 burst to push its advantage                        guard Tony Nixon also reached double-figures with 10 points                                10 turnovers in the contest, a season-low, while forcing the Salu-
to nine, 40-31.                                                                        while junior forward Cameron Madlock grabbed a team-high 10                                kis into 19 turnovers.
  The Flames lead grew to 46-35 until Silas fueled a charge by the                     rebounds.                                                                                    Both teams struggled offensively in the early going as neither
Huskies, scoring 12-of-14 points to help pull NIU within a pair,                         Temple raced out to an early 7-0 advantage in the opening four                           team was able to crack the scoreboard for two-and-a-half min-
51-49, with 11:16 remaining.                                                           minutes of the contest, forcing a Northern Illinois timeout. The                           utes to begin the contest before Southern Illinois made a basket
  After a basket by UIC, freshman guard Aksel Bolin buried a triple                    Huskies scored the next two points on a pair of free throws but                            to open the scoring.
from the corner to cut the Flames lead to just one. Bolin’s trifecta                   the Owls used a 9-3 burst to push their lead to 16-5 with 13:24 to                           A steal and dunk by Silas gave the Huskies a 7-4 lead just over
                                                                                       play in the first half.                                                                    five minutes into the half, but the Salukis responded with a 7-0
ignited a 13-0 by Northern Illinois that gave the Huskies a 62-                          Back-to-back baskets by Silas trimmed the Temple advantage to                            run to take an 11-7 advantage. NIU came right back with a 7-0
53 lead with 5:33 to play. Following Bolin’s three, the next eight                     seven before a 10-2 run gave the Owls a 26-11 lead.                                        burst of its own over the next two minutes, ignited by a triple
points in the run all came from the free-throw line before Silas                         Using a 9-3 run, Northern Illinois pulled the Temple lead back                           from junior forward Tim Toler, to reclaim the lead, 14-11, with
capped the run with a mid-range jumper.                                                to single-digits, 29-20, with just under six minutes to play in the                        9:12 left in the opening stanza.
  Darrin Williams led five UIC players in double-figures with 16                       half. Junior guard Bryan Hall started the stretch with a putback                             Toler finished with nine points and a career-best four assists.
points. Paul Carter and Robo Kreps each added 14, Zavion Neely                         from an offensive rebound and Silas capped it with a triple from                             NIU was held scoreless for the nearly five minutes as Southern
had 12 and Paris Carter finished with 10 points for the Flames.                        the wing.                                                                                  Illinois regained the lead. Freshman forward Nate Rucker ended
  UIC jumped out to a 13-2 lead 16:14 into the contest, forcing                          Nixon buried a fade away three-pointer at the buzzer to end the                          the drought for the Huskies with an old-fashioned three-point
a Northern Illinois timeout. The Flames opened the game 3-of-4                         first half as Temple took a 41-32 lead into the break.                                     play but the Salukis run continued following the play. The SIU run
                                                                                         Temple scored the first four to start the second stanza but Land-                        reached 18-5 as it took a double-digit lead, 29-19, with 3:33 to
from beyond the three-point arc.
                                                                                       ers responded with an old-fashioned three-point play, followed                             play before the break.
  After another basket by UIC, junior forward Tim Toler connected                      by a traditional three from the corner to bring NIU within seven,                            With the Northern Illinois post players in foul trouble, SIU
on a triple from the top of the key followed by a jumper in the                        45-38. After a basket by Temple, Nixon hit a three-pointer to cut                          pounded the ball inside in the waning moment of the first half,
paint to trim the UIC lead back to single-digits, 15-7.                                the Temple lead to a half-dozen with 15:32 to play.                                        taking an 11-point lead into the intermission
  An 8-4 burst gave UIC a 23-11 advantage with 8:31 left in the                          Temple then used a 15-5 run over the next four-plus minutes to                             NIU scored the first four points out of the break to cut the
first half before Northern Illinois went on an 8-1 run to cut the                      increase its lead to 62-48.                                                                Southern Illinois lead to seven, but the Huskies then went over
Flames lead to just five. All eight points for the Huskies during the                    Silas scored four and redshirt freshman guard Antone Christian                           six minutes scoreless as the SIU advantage reached 43-29.
spurt came from the free-throw line.                                                   added a pair in a 6-0 burst by the Huskies to pull back within in                            Leading by a dozen, the Salukis went on a 7-0 run, capped by a
  The Flames and Huskies traded a pair of baskets before sopho-                        10, 66-56, with 6:44 remaining.                                                            Troy Long trifecta off an offensive rebound, to take a 52-33 lead
more guard Tony Nixon connected on a triple from the wing to                             Northern Illinois continued to chip away at the Temple lead,                             and force an NIU timeout.
                                                                                       cutting the advantage to 73-65 on a bank shot by Silas with two                              NIU had a 9-2 run late in the contest to cut the Southern Illinois
cut the UIC lead to just a pair, 26-24, with 3:14 remaining before                     minutes to play, but NIU would get no closer as Temple closed                              final margin of victory to a dozen, 61-49. Senior guard Michael
the intermission.                                                                      out a 10-point victory.                                                                    Patton made a pair of triples during the late NIU burst.
  UIC still led by two until Kreps hit a jumper from the elbow 12                        Lavoy Allen led Temple with 22 points, 14 coming in the second                             Teague led SIU with a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds,
seconds before the break to give the Flames a 33-29 halftime                           half. Moore finished with 21 points and Michael Eric had eight                             Mamadou Seck added 12 points for the Salukis.
lead.                                                                                  points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                  No. NIU                  FG 3FG      FT    O-D    TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN
No. NIU                 FG 3FG              FT    O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN                                                                                                  5     Toler, T.         2-7 1-3      4-6   1-2     3 4      9   4 1 0 1 26
1     Hall, B.         1-7 0-0              2-4   2-3 5 2       4   1 4 2 0 29         No. NIU                  FG 3FG           FT   O-D TOT F           TP   A TO B S MIN
                                                                                                                                                                                  12 Rucker, N.           3-6 0-0      3-3   2-0     2 2      9   0 0 0 2 27
5     Toler, T.        2-4 1-1              1-4   1-2 3 2       6   2 1 0 0 27         5     Toler, T.         1-3 1-2           0-0  0-1 1 2              3   2 2 0 0 17
                                                                                                                                                                                  1     Hall, B.          2-6 0-0      0-0   0-1     1 2      4   1 1 0 2 22
12 Rucker, N.           1-3 0-0             2-4   2-1 3 4       4   1 2 0 0 14         12 Rucker, N.            0-1 0-0          2-2  0-2 2 1              2   0 1 0 2 18
                                                                                                                                                                                  13 Silas, X.            3-19 0-4     5-6   1-4     5 2     11   2 5 1 1 34
13 Silas, X.           8-18 2-5            22-24  2-4 6 4      40   3 4 0 1 33         1     Hall, B.          1-1 0-0           0-0  1-2 3 2              2   1 0 0 0 10
                                                                                                                                                                                  24 Landers, J.          5-11 0-3     0-1   2-0     2 3     10   1 1 0 0 23
24 Landers, J.          2-4 0-0             2-2   1-1 2 4       6   0 0 1 0 17         13 Silas, X.           11-23 1-4          4-4  2-4 6 3             27   5 3 0 0 37
                                                                                                                                                                                  3     Christian, A.     0-2 0-2      0-0   1-0     1 2      0   1 0 0 1 18
4     Patton, M.        0-2 0-1             0-0   0-0 0 0       0   0 2 0 1   3        24 Landers, J.           4-9 2-3          2-3  2-1 3 4             12   0 0 0 0 17
                                                                                                                                                                                  4     Patton, M.         2-4 2-2     0-0   0-1     1 1      6   0 1 0 0 13
23 Madlock, C.          0-0 0-0             0-0   1-0 1 2       0   0 0 0 0 14         3     Christian, A.     3-6 1-3           0-0  3-1 4 1              7   1 1 0 2 22
                                                                                                                                                                                  23 Madlock, C.           0-2 0-0     0-0   1-1     2 2      0   0 0 0 0   8
25 Nixon, T.            1-5 1-3             5-6   1-2 3 1       8   1 2 0 1 23         4     Patton, M.         2-3 1-1          0-0  0-0 0 3              5   2 3 0 0   8
                                                                                                                                                                                  30 Fisher, L.            0-3 0-0     0-0   3-3     6 1      0   0 0 0 0 13
30 Fisher, L.           2-2 0-0             3-5   4-5 9 3       7   0 0 0 1 25         23 Madlock, C.           1-7 0-0          2-2  2-8 10 5             4   0 2 3 0 27
                                                                                                                                                                                  32 Bolin, A.            0-1 0-1      0-0   2-1     3 1      0   0 0 0 0 14
32 Bolin, A.           1-1 1-1              2-2   0-3 3 0       5   0 0 1 0 15         25 Nixon, T.            3-10 3-8          1-2  0-1 1 1             10   1 1 0 0 23
                                                                                                                                                                                  44 Storm, T.            0-0 0-0      0-0   0-1     1 0      0   0 1 0 0   2
TEAM                                              2-2 4                                30 Fisher, L.           0-0 0-0           0-0  0-0 0 4              0   1 0 0 0   9
                                                                                                                                                                                  TEAM                                       3-3     6
TOTALS                18-46 5-11           39-51 16-23 39 22   80 8    15 4    4 200   32 Bolin, A.            0-1 0-0           2-2  2-2 4 4              2   0 2 0 1 12
                                                                                                                                                                                  TOTALS                 17-61 3-15   12-16 16-17    33 20   49 9    10 1    7 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 6-23 .261                  2nd: 12-23 .522     Game:   18-46   .391    TEAM                                           1-1 2
                                                                                                                                                                                  TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-35 .286          2nd: 7-26       .269   Game:   17-61   .279
3-PT FG%:       1st: 2-6    .333           2nd: 3-5     .600   Game:   5-11    .455    TOTALS                 26-64 9-21       13-15 13-23 36 29          74 13   15 3    5 200
                                                                                                                                                                                  3-PT FG%:        1st: 1-10 .100     2nd: 2-5        .400   Game:   3-15    .200
FT%:            1st: 15-21 .714            2nd: 24-30 .800     Game:   39-51   .765    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-27 .444              2nd: 14-37 .378            Game:   26-64   .406
                                                                                                                                                                                  FT%:             1st: 4-5   .800    2nd: 8-11       .727   Game:   12-16   .750
                                                                                       3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-8   .500        2nd: 5-13 .385             Game:   9-21    .429
No. UIC                  FG 3FG             FT    O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN       FT%:             1st: 4-6   .667        2nd: 9-9     1.00          Game:   13-15   .867
                                                                                                                                                                                  No. Southern Ill.      FG 3FG        FT O-D TOT F          TP   A TO B S MIN
2     Carter, P.         3-9 2-6            6-6   2-4 6 4      14   0 1 0 0 29                                                                                                    0     Seck, M.         5-7 0-0       2-4 3-3 6 2           12   2 2 0 1 29
3     Kreps, R.         5-13 2-8            2-2   0-0 0 5      14   5 2 0 1 37         No. Temple              FG 3FG            FT O-D TOT F             TP   A TO B S MIN
                                                                                                                                                                                  30 Fay, C.             2-5 0-1       1-2 3-4 7 2            5   1 3 1 0 26
23 Neely, Z.            4-12 2-5            2-2   1-2 3 5      12   0 0 0 0 26         24 Allen, L.           8-11 0-0           6-9 3-4 7 0              22   3 2 0 0 38
                                                                                                                                                                                  21 Teague, G.          6-9 0-0      4-10 3-8 11 3          16   0 5 1 1 27
32 Williams, D.          6-6 0-0            4-7   1-6 7 3      16   0 4 0 1 25         33 Randall, S.         4-11 0-4           4-4 1-1 2 3              12   1 0 0 1 40
                                                                                                                                                                                  2     Brown-Surles, K. 1-1 0-0       1-1 0-0 0 0            3   0 3 0 0 10
34 Carter, P.            5-6 0-0            0-3   3-2 5 5      10   0 3 1 1 30         50 Eric, M.            4-5 0-0           0-5 3-9 12 4               8   1 0 2 1 12
                                                                                                                                                                                  34 Freeman, J.         1-5 0-2       1-2 0-4 4 3            3   2 2 0 1 22
14 Gray, C.              2-5 1-2            2-4   0-0 0 2       7   2 1 0 1 16         4     Fernandez, J.    3-11 0-4          2-2 0-2 2 3                8   7 5 0 0 38
                                                                                                                                                                                  3     Cleveland, M.    1-4 0-0       0-0 0-1 1 2            2   3 1 0 0 18
20 Kelley, A.            0-0 0-0            0-0   0-0 0 1       0   0 0 0 0   4        23 Moore, R.           7-12 1-3          6-10 1-5 6 2              21   6 1 2 2 34
                                                                                                                                                                                  11 Long, T.            1-4 1-4       0-0 0-1 1 0            3   1 0 0 0 14
33 King, S.              0-1 0-0            0-0   0-1 1 1       0   2 1 0 0   7        1     Wyatt, K.         0-0 0-0           0-0 0-0 0 0               0   0 0 0 0   3
                                                                                                                                                                                  15 Crowder, J.         3-4 2-3       0-0 1-5 6 2            8   1 0 0 0 21
35 Birton, B.            1-2 0-0            0-0   2-1 3 5       2   0 0 0 1 14         11 DiLeo, T.J.          1-2 1-2           2-2 0-0 0 0               5   2 0 0 0   8
                                                                                                                                                                                  23 Bocot, J.           0-2 0-2       0-0 0-1 1 1            0   2 0 0 1   9
44 Robbins, K.C.        1-1 0-0             0-0   0-1 1 3       2   0 2 0 0   4        22 Brown, A.            0-1 0-0          0-0 1-1 2 1                0   0 0 0 0   6
                                                                                                                                                                                  24 Taylor, D.          2-3 0-0       3-4 1-1 2 2            7   0 2 0 0 12
45 Tyler, D.             0-1 0-0            1-4   2-1 3 1       1   0 0 0 0   8        32 Jefferson, R.        4-5 0-0           0-3 1-2 3 3               8   1 1 1 1 21
                                                                                                                                                                                  44 Drinkard, D.        1-1 0-0       0-0 0-1 1 1            2   0 1 0 0 12
TEAM                                              2-3 5                                TEAM                                           0-1 1
                                                                                                                                                                                  TEAM                                       1-1 2
TOTALS                 27-56 7-21          17-28 13-21 34 35   78 9    14 1    5 200   TOTALS                31-58 2-13        20-35 10-25 35 16          84 21   9 5     5 200
                                                                                                                                                                                  TOTALS                23-45 3-12    12-23 12-30 42 18      61 12   19 2    4 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-23 .565                 2nd: 14-33 .424     Game:   27-56   .482    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 16-32 .500              2nd: 15-26 .577            Game:   31-58   .534
                                                                                                                                                                                  TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-20 .650          2nd: 10-25 .400        Game:   23-45   .511
3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-9    .444          2nd: 3-12 .250      Game:   7-21    .333    3-PT FG%:       1st: 2-9    .222        2nd: 0-4     .000          Game:   2-13    .154
                                                                                                                                                                                  3-PT FG%:      1st: 2-4    .500     2nd: 1-8     .125      Game:   3-12    .250
FT%:             1st: 3-4   .750           2nd: 14-24 .583     Game:   17-28   .607    FT%:            1st: 7-12 .583          2nd: 13-23 .565            Game:   20-35   .571
                                                                                                                                                                                  FT%:           1st: 8-12 .667       2nd: 4-11 .364         Game:   12-23   .522

Technical Fouls: none                                                                  Technical Fouls: Temple - Fernandez
                                                                                                                                                                                  Technical Fouls: none
Officials: Terry Wymer, Bo Boroski, Tom O’Neill                                        Officials: Joe DeMayo, Kevin O’Connell, Kenneth Turner
                                                                                                                                                                                  Officials: Steve Skiles, Lamont Simpson, Dan Nowakowski
Attendance: 779                                                                        Attendance: 3,116
                                                                                                                                                                                  Attendance: 4,239
Score by Half                                                                          Score by Half
                                                                                                                                                                                  Score by Half
Illinois-Chicago.................................33-45 78                              Northern Illinois ...............................32-42 74
                                                                                                                                                                                  Northern Illinois ...............................25-24 49
Northern Illinois ...............................29-51 80                              Temple .................................................41-43 84
                                                                                                                                                                                  Southern Illinois ...............................36-25 61




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                          GAME 10                                                                           GAME 11                                                                                       GAME 12
                           NIU: 61                                                                           NIU: 86                                                                                       NIU: 63
                     No. 10 Missouri: 97                                                                  Utah Valley: 76                                                                              Iowa State: 72
               December 27, 2010 • Mizzou Arena                                             December 31, 2010 • NIU Convocation Center                                                        January 3, 2011 • Hilton Coliseum
                       Columbia, Mo.                                                                        DeKalb, Ill.                                                                                 Ames, Iowa
  COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team                          DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team                               AMES, Iowa - Senior guard Xavier Silas scored 18 points but
fell behind early at No. 10 Missouri on Monday night and was un-                     snapped a three-game losing streak with an 86-76 victory over                            the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team came up just short
able to recover, falling 97-61 at the Mizzou Arena. Junior forward                   Utah Valley on Friday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center.                           on Monday night at Iowa State, falling 72-63. The Huskies gave
Tim Toler led NIU with 13 points and seven rebounds.                                   Senior guard Xavier Silas scored a game-high 26 points, senior                         the Cyclones all they could handle, trailing by just five with under
  Missouri opened the game with a 17-0 run and took a 57-17                          guard Jeremy Landers added a career-best 17 points, junior                               four minutes to play, but were unable cut the deficit in the final
lead into the intermission; NIU outscored Missouri 44-40 in the                      guard Bryan Hall also recorded a career-high 13 points and soph-                         moments.
second half.                                                                         omore guard Tony Nixon chipped in 10 points.                                               Freshman guard Aksel Bolin added 10 points and junior forward
  The Tigers forced the Huskies into 19 turnovers in the contest                       Utah Valley held an early 9-4 advantage before NIU used a 7-3                          Tim Toler had seven points and 10 rebounds.
while improving to 12-1 on the season; NIU drops to 3-7 with the                     burst to pull within one, 12-11, with 13:10 to play in the opening                         With Iowa State leading by a pair, Bolin scored five-straight to
loss. Missouri’s victory was its 55th consecutive home win against                   half. Landers started the burst for the Huskies with a layup off a                       give NIU an 11-8 edge with 10:37 to play in the half.
non-conference foes.                                                                 feed from junior forward Lee Fisher. Nixon added a jumper and                              The Cyclones responded with the next eight to take a five-point
  Missouri jumped on NIU quickly, scoring the first nine points of                   Silas capped the spurt with a triple.                                                    advantage before a jumper by sophomore guard Tony Nixon
the contest, forcing a Northern Illinois timeout two minutes into                      After Utah Valley increased its advantage to eight, Northern Il-                       stopped the Iowa State run and cut the ISU lead to three, 16-13.
                                                                                     linois used a 10-0 to take its first lead of the contest.                                  Five consecutive points from Silas tied the contest, 18-18, with
the game.
                                                                                       Silas started the run with a triple before back-to-back baskets                        five minutes remaining until the intermission. Iowa State out-
  The Tigers burst to start the game reached 17-0 before senior                                                                                                               scored NIU 11-7 over those final five minutes to take a 29-25 lead
                                                                                     from Hall pulled NIU within one. Freshman guard Aksel Bolin
guard Xavier Silas made a 15-foot jumper to get the Huskies on                       then gave the Huskies a lead with a fast break layup and Silas                           into the half.
the board.                                                                           added a free throw to cap the run with the Huskies holding a 26-                           Silas led all scorers with 11 points at the intermission; Diante
  Following the Silas basket, sophomore guard Tony Nixon hit a                       24 lead 5:39 before the intermission.                                                    Garrett led Iowa State with seven points at the break. Both teams
triple from the wing and junior forward Cameron Madlock scored                         Utah Valley used an 8-0 run headed into the break to lead 36-30.                       struggled from the field in the opening 20 minutes as the Huskies
in the paint as the NIU offense briefly found a rhythm. But Mis-                       The Huskies and Wolverines exchanged the first 12 points of the                        shot just 30.6 percent (11-of-36) and the Cyclones shot just 25.0
souri then stifled NIU again as the Tigers went on a 20-3 run after                  second half before NIU scored five-straight to pull within one, 40-                      percent (10-of-40).
the Madlock basket to push its advantage to 43-9 with eight min-                     39.                                                                                        Iowa State went 6-of-10 from the free-throw line in the first half
utes to play in the first half.                                                        Utah Valley pushed its advantage back to five before Silas hit a                       while Northern Illinois was 0-of-2 from the charity stripe.
  Missouri took a 57-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.                       pull-up jumper and Nixon buried a three from the corner to knot                            Freshman forward Nate Rucker scored six of the first eight out
  Missouri’s Matt Pressey led all scorers with 13 before the inter-                  the score, 46-46, with 12:35 left in the half.                                           of the intermission for the Huskies but Iowa State maintained its
mission; Marcus Denmon added 11 for the Tigers.                                        The Wolverines responded with a basket to regain the lead, but                         four-point advantage early in the second stanza, 37-33.
  Senior guard Jeremy Landers scored six points in the first three-                  Hall scored and was fouled, tying the contest again. Hall missed                           A triple by the Cyclones increased their lead to seven before
and-a-half minutes of the second stanza as the Huskies played                        the free throw but NIU grabbed an offensive rebound and Silas                            back-to-back baskets at the rim by junior forward Lee Fisher
even with the Tigers to open the half.                                               hit a trifecta to give the Huskies their first lead of the half, 51-48.                  brought Northern Illinois back within three, 44-41. The NIU run
  NIU went on a 7-0 run, beginning with a Madlock free throw                           Utah Valley came right back with a 10-2 run to take a 58-53 lead                       reached 7-0 on a three-pointer off glass by senior guard Michael
with 14:10 to play in the second half. Madlock added another                         with 10:26 to play, forcing a Northern Illinois timeout.                                 Patton to tie the contest with 11:16 to play in the second half.
basket before Silas knocked down a pair of free throws and Land-                       Six-straight from NIU gave the Huskies a 62-61 edge with just                            Iowa State followed the Patton triple with a 9-0 run to take a 53-
ers capped the run with a jumper.                                                    under eight minutes to play. The Huskie run continued to 10-0 on                         44 lead before Silas ended the run with an old-fashioned three-
  Toler ensured that NIU would outscore Missouri in the second                       back-to-back baskets by Landers and Hall.                                                point play with 8:21 remaining.
half as he scored scored seven consecutive points down the                             Utah Valley again answered, scoring the next five to even the                            The Cyclones responded with the next five points to push their
stretch as NIU finished the game on a 10-2 spurt.                                    game again, 66-66, with 5:52 remaining.                                                  lead to double-digits, 58-47.
  Denmon led five Missouri players in double figures with 24                           Silas scored the next six points of the game, all from the free-                         Trailing by a dozen, Bolin sparked a 7-0 NIU run with a triple
points. Pressey added 18, Laurence Bowers scored 16, Ricardo                         throw line, as NIU went ahead, 72-66.                                                    from the corner to bring the Huskies within five, 65-60, with un-
Ratliffe chipped in 14 and Justin Safford netted 10 as Missouri fin-                   The Wolverines trimmed the lead to four on four occasions, but                         der four minutes to play.
ished the game shooting 56.9 percent (37-of-65) from the field.                      each time the Huskies had an answer. With NIU still ahead by six                           Following that run, Iowa State held NIU scoreless for over three
                                                                                     and less than a minute to play, Bolin came up with a block and                           minutes as the Cyclones used a 6-0 run of their own to secure
                                                                                     Silas made a pair of free throws to push the lead to eight, 82-74.                       the victory.
No. NIU                  FG 3FG         FT    O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN                                                                                                   Garrett scored a game-high 22 points to lead Iowa State. Jake
                                                                                       Hunsaker led Utah Valley with 20 points, Ben Aird recorded a
5     Toler, T.         6-13 0-4        1-1   3-4 7 3       13   0 0 0 0 20          double-double with 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.                                Anderson added 16 while Melvin Ejim and Jamie Vanderbeken
12 Rucker, N.            2-6 0-0        1-2   1-5 6 3        5   0 1 0 1 20                                                                                                   each chipped in 11 points.
1     Hall, B.          0-1 0-0         0-2   0-0 0 1        0   2 5 0 1 16          No. NIU                 FG 3FG               FT     O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN       No. NIU                  FG 3FG FT O-D TOT F                    TP   A TO B S MIN
13 Silas, X.            2-12 0-2        4-4   2-4 6 1        8   0 5 0 2 22          5     Toler, T.        1-5 0-3               4-4    1-5 6 1       6   3 2 0 1 25         1     Hall, B.          1-4 0-1 0-0 2-1 3 2                      2   0 0 0 2 12
24 Landers, J.           2-7 0-2        4-4   1-0 1 3        8   1 0 0 0 14          12 Rucker, N.           2-3 0-0              2-2    0-4 4 5       6   0 1 2 1 29         5     Toler, T.         3-7 1-1 0-2 3-7 10 4                     7   1 5 0 0 21
2     Grady, D.          0-2 0-2        0-0   0-1 1 0        0   2 0 0 0   5         1     Hall, B.         6-10 0-1              1-3    3-1 4 3      13   1 1 0 2 31         12 Rucker, N.            4-9 0-0 0-0 3-4 7 3                     8   0 2 1 1 27
3     Christian, A.     1-5 1-4         0-0   0-0 0 1        3   1 2 0 0   9         13 Silas, X.           6-11 3-5             11-12    0-0 0 3     26   3 1 0 2 33         13 Silas, X.            7-17 1-5 3-4 0-4 4 2                    18   4 6 0 2 36
4     Patton, M.         0-2 0-1        0-0   0-0 0 2        0   4 3 0 1 13          24 Landers, J.         8-12 1-3              0-0    1-4 5 5      17   1 2 1 1 27         24 Landers, J.           0-6 0-0 2-2 1-1 2 4                     2   1 2 0 1 14
23 Madlock, C.           3-4 0-0        1-2   2-2 4 0        7   0 0 0 0 20          4     Patton, M.       1-4 0-3               0-0    0-0 0 1       2   0 2 0 0   7        2     Grady, D.          0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0                     0   1 0 0 0   3
25 Nixon, T.             1-6 1-5        2-4   0-1 1 0        5   0 0 0 0 19          23 Madlock, C.         1-1 0-0               0-0    2-2 4 1       2   1 1 0 1   8        3     Christian, A.     0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0                      0   0 0 0 0   2
30 Fisher, L.            2-4 0-0        1-2   2-5 7 4        5   0 1 0 0 20          25 Nixon, T.           4-7 1-3               1-2    0-0 0 3      10   1 0 0 0 17         4     Patton, M.        1-4 1-3 0-0 1-1 2 0                      3   1 1 0 0 17
32 Bolin, A.            1-2 1-2         0-0   1-0 1 0        3   1 2 0 1 14          30 Fisher, L.          0-1 0-0               0-0    0-0 0 2       0   1 0 0 0   7        25 Nixon, T.            3-11 1-6 0-0 1-5 6 1                     7   3 1 0 0 28
44 Storm, T.            1-2 0-1         2-2   1-1 2 1        4   0 0 0 0   8         32 Bolin, A.           2-3 0-1               0-1    1-0 1 0       4   1 0 1 1 14         30 Fisher, L.            3-5 0-0 0-0 3-5 8 4                     6   0 2 0 0 19
TEAM                                          4-1 5                                  44 Storm, T.           0-1 0-1               0-0    0-0 0 0       0   0 0 0 0   2        32 Bolin, A.            4-6 2-4 0-0 1-3 4 1                     10   0 0 1 0 21
TOTALS                 21-66 3-23      16-23 17-24 41 19    61 11   19 0    6 200    TEAM                                                0-2 2                                TEAM                                   4-1 5
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 6-26 .231              2nd: 15-40 .375      Game:   21-66   .318     TOTALS                31-58 5-20            19-24   8-18 26 24   86 12   10 4    9 200   TOTALS                 26-70 6-21 5-8 19-32 51 21               63 11   19 2    6 200
3-PT FG%:        1st: 2-13 .154        2nd: 1-10 .100       Game:   3-23    .130     TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-32 .406                  2nd:    18-26 .692   Game:   31-58   .534    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 11-36 .306 2nd: 15-34 .441                      Game:   26-70   .371
FT%:             1st: 3-8   .375       2nd: 13-15 .867      Game:   16-23   .696     3-PT FG%:       1st: 2-14 .143              2nd:    3-6   .500   Game:   5-20    .250    3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-10 .300 2nd: 3-11 .273                  Game:   6-21    .286
                                                                                     FT%:            1st: 2-5   .400             2nd:    17-19 .895   Game:   19-24   .792    FT%:             1st: 0-2   .000 2nd: 5-6    .833               Game:   5-8     .625
No. Missouri            FG 3FG          FT    O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN
10 Ratliffe, R.         5-8 0-0         4-8   3-4 7 4       14   2 2 3 1 21          No. Utah Valley          FG 3FG              FT    O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN       No. Iowa State         FG 3FG           FT O-D TOT F            TP   A TO B S MIN
21 Bowers, L.           5-7 0-0         6-7   1-2 3 1       16   5 1 2 2 22          14 Swarbrick, J.        0-0 0-0              2-2   2-1 3 5        2   1 1 0 0 18         1     Palo, B.         1-5 1-3         0-0 0-2 2 2               3   2 1 0 1 30
3     Pressey, M.       6-9 0-2         6-7   0-5 5 1       18   3 0 0 1 23          15 Robinson, G.         0-1 0-0              3-4   1-3 4 1        3   0 1 0 1 32         3     Ejim, M.         1-6 1-2         8-10 6-5 11 3            11   2 0 0 1 26
12 Denmon, M.          9-11 5-7         1-2   1-2 3 2       24   2 1 0 3 24          34 Aird, B.             6-10 0-0             4-6   7-6 13 2      16   3 2 0 0 28         5     Anderson, J.    6-12 1-3          3-5 2-3 5 2             16   1 4 0 0 36
24 English, K.          1-8 1-6         0-0   0-3 3 0        3   0 1 0 1 25          2     Williams, I.      3-13 2-6             2-2   1-1 2 4       10   1 5 0 0 26         10 Garrett, D.        8-24 1-5          5-8 1-1 2 4             22   4 3 0 4 37
2     Kreklow, R.       1-2 0-1         0-0   1-3 4 3        2   3 3 0 1 20          12 Hunsaker, H.         8-16 2-10            2-3   0-2 2 3       20   1 6 0 3 36         23 Vanderbeken, J. 4-13 3-9            0-2 1-6 7 2              11   1 1 6 2 38
11 Dixon, M.            4-7 0-2         0-1   1-1 2 2        8   8 2 0 4 25          3     Deadwiler, S.     3-5 2-4              3-4   0-2 2 1       11   0 2 0 0 19         12 McBeth, A.         0-0 0-0          0-0 0-0 0 0               0   0 0 0 0   1
23 Safford, J.          5-9 0-1         0-0   2-6 8 2       10   3 2 0 0 21          33 Thompson, K.          0-3 0-0             5-6   2-2 4 2        5   1 0 0 0 21         13 McKnight, E.        0-0 0-0          0-0 0-0 0 0              0   0 0 0 0   1
25 Sutton, J.           0-3 0-2         0-0   0-0 0 0        0   0 0 0 0   3         42 Fannon, R.            0-0 0-0             0-0   0-0 0 0        0   0 0 0 0   1        15 Godfrey, C.        3-4 0-0          3-4 2-7 9 0               9   1 0 0 3 30
32 Moore, S.            1-1 0-0         0-2   0-3 3 5        2   0 1 1 0 16          45 Baker, J.            2-2 1-1              4-4   1-1 2 1        9   0 1 0 0 19         33 Mitchell, A.        0-0 0-0          0-0 0-0 0 0              0   0 0 0 0   1
TEAM                                          1-2 3                                  TEAM                                               1-3 4                                 TEAM                                         2-3 5
TOTALS                37-65 6-21       17-27 10-31 41 20    97 26   14 6    13 200   TOTALS                 22-50 7-21           25-31 15-21 36 19    76 7    18 0    4 200   TOTALS               23-64 7-22       19-29 14-27 41 13         72 11   9 6     11 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 23-35 .657             2nd: 14-30 .467      Game:   37-65    .569    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-21 .476                  2nd: 12-29 .414      Game:   22-50   .440    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-40 .250            2nd: 13-24 .542           Game:   23-64    .359
3-PT FG%:       1st: 3-10 .300         2nd: 3-11 .273       Game:   6-21     .286    3-PT FG%:        1st: 2-9   .222            2nd: 5-12 .417       Game:   7-21    .333    3-PT FG%:      1st: 3-13 .231         2nd: 4-9     .444         Game:   7-22     .318
FT%:            1st: 8-11 .727         2nd: 9-16 .563       Game:   17-27    .630    FT%:             1st: 14-17 .824            2nd: 11-14 .786      Game:   25-31   .806    FT%:           1st: 6-10 .600         2nd: 13-19 .684           Game:   19-29    .655

Technical Fouls: none                                                                Technical Fouls: Utah Valley - Team                                                      Technical Fouls: none
Officials: Randy McCall, Terry Moore, Kipp Kissinger                                 Officials: James Ferrari, Rick Hartzell, Rob Kruger                                      Officials: Mike Stuart, Roland Simmons, Anthony Jordan
Attendance: 10,776                                                                   Attendance: 853                                                                          Attendance: 11,469
Score by Half                                                                        Score by Half                                                                            Score by Half
Northern Illinois ...............................17-44 61                            Utah Valley .........................................36-40 76                            Northern Illinois ...............................25-38 63
No. 10 Missouri.................................57-40 97                             Northern Illinois ...............................30-56 86                                Iowa State...........................................29-43 72


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                           GAME 13                                                                                  GAME 14                                                                                GAME 15
                            NIU: 70                                                                                  NIU: 71                                                                                NIU: 64
                         Ball State: 75                                                                       Eastern Michigan: 69                                                                        Toledo: 54
           January 8, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center                                                January 11, 2011 • EMU Convocation Center                                               January 15, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center
                          DeKalb, Ill.                                                                           Ypsilanti, Mich.                                                                         DeKalb, Ill.
  DEKALB, Ill.- Junior forward Tim Toler scored a career-high 22                             YPSILANTI, Mich. - Senior guard Xavier Silas scored 31 points,                         DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team de-
points but the Northern Illinois men’s basketball team dropped                             including a career-high-tying six three-pointers, as the Northern                      feated Toledo, 64-54, on Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convoca-
its Mid-American Conference opener to Ball State, 75-70, on Sat-                           Illinois men’s basketball team survived for a 71-69 victory on                         tion Center to improve to 2-1 in the Mid-American Conference,
urday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center.                                             Tuesday night at Eastern Michigan. The Huskies led by 13 at the                        6-9 overall. Senior guard Xavier Silas led NIU with 20 points; ju-
  NIU trailed by as much as 11 in the second half before pulling                           intermission and hung on for two-point victory.                                        nior forward Tim Toler added 14 points while junior guard Bryan
to within one with in the final minute, but Ball State was able to                           Junior forward Tim Toler added 11 points and a team-high                             Hall tied a career-high with seven assists.
hang on for the road victory.                                                              seven rebounds while freshman forward Nate Rucker added                                  Northern Illinois shot 41.4 percent (24-of-58) in the contest. The
  Senior guard Xavier Silas scored 15 points, senior guard Jer-                            10 points for the Huskies. Senior guard Jeremy Landers had six                         Huskies made 11 three-pointers in the victory while Toledo made
emy Landers had 13 points and freshman forward Nate Rucker                                 points, five rebounds and a career-best seven assists.                                 just three.
chipped in 10 points for the Huskies.                                                        NIU shot a season-best 61.0 percent (25-of-41) from the field in                       Silas started red-hot from beyond the three-point arc, knocking
  Northern Illinois scored the first six points out of the locker                          the contest, including 10-of-15 from beyond the three-point arc.                       down his first three attempts of the contest as the Huskies took
room to begin the second half, cutting the Ball State advantage                            Eastern Michigan shot 38.5 percent (20-of-52) from the floor, but                      an early 9-5 lead.
to 34-29.                                                                                  made 14 triples, including 8-of-16 in the second half.                                   Combined with his 6-of-6 performance against Eastern Michi-
  Still leading by five, Jauwan Scaife drained back-to-back threes                           Eastern Michigan took an early 15-6 lead as the Eagles made                          gan, Silas made nine-straight three-point attempts before miss-
for the Cardinals to increase the Ball State lead to 49-38 with 13                         five three-pointers in the first five minutes of the contest.                          ing his fourth attempt against the Rockets.
minutes remaining in the second half.                                                        Silas ignited a 6-0 run for the Huskies with a triple. Junior for-                     The NIU lead reached double figures just past the midway point
  NIU responded with five-straight, including baskets by Silas and                         ward Lee Fisher added a free throw and junior guard Bryan Hall                         of the half as senior guard Michael Patton buried a triple from
Toler, to cut the deficit to a half-dozen, 49-43, halfway through                          scored on a layup as NIU cut the Eastern Michigan lead to 15-12                        the wing to increase the Huskies lead to 23-13. Northern Illinois
the second stanza.                                                                         with 11:58 to play in the first half.                                                  started the game 6-of-9 from three-point range.
  Just before the five minute mark, Toler hit a triple from the cor-                         Trailing by six with 7:27 remaining in the half, Northern Illinois                     Toledo held NIU scoreless for six minutes late in the first half as
ner to trim the Ball State lead to just five, 60-55. The Ball State                        outscored Eastern Michigan 25-6 to close the half to take a 39-26                      the Rockets cut the Huskie lead to five, 26-21. Sophomore guard
lead climbed back to nine before Rucker ignited a 7-0 NIU run.                             lead into the break. Silas connected on four triples during the run                    Tony Nixon ended the NIU drought with a triple to push the lead
Sophomore guard Tony Nixon connected on a trifecta from the                                and Rucker chipped in four points as NIU went to the intermis-                         back to eight with 1:24 to play in the opening stanza.
corner and Silas made a pair of free throws as the Huskies pulled                          sion with a 13-point advantage.                                                          The Rockets scored a basket with four seconds remaining to cut
within a pair, 66-64, with 2:05 remaining.                                                   Silas led all scorers with 19 points in the first half, including 15                 the NIU lead to six, 29-23, at the intermission.
  After the two teams traded baskets, Ball State scored to take a                          from beyond the three-point arc.                                                         Toledo’s Malcolm Griffin led all scorers with 10 points in the
four-point lead. NIU came up empty on its next possession and                                After NIU pushed its advantage to 16, Eastern Michigan made                          opening 20 minutes; Silas scored nine to lead Northern Illinois.
the Cardinals lead grew to five, 71-66, with a free-throw on the                           three-straight triples to trim the Northern Illinois to lead 47-40                     NIU went 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) from beyond the three-point arc
ensuing possession. Toler then buried a triple to bring Northern                           four minutes into the second half.                                                     in the first half while Toledo shot just 2-of-10 (20.0 percent) from
Illinois within a pair and a Ball State offensive foul gave NIU pos-                         An 8-1 Eastern Michigan run pulled the Eagles within four, 58-                       deep.
session with 25 seconds to play.                                                           54, before Toler knocked down a triple from the wing to push the                         Silas opened the second half with a triple, pushing the NIU lead
  Rucker made a free throw with 16 seconds left to cut the Ball                            NIU lead back to seven with 8:10 to play in the second half.                           to nine, 32-23.
State lead to just one, 71-70, but that was as close as the Hus-                             The Eagles pulled to within a pair, 62-60, and had chances to                          After Toledo cut the NIU advantage back to a half-dozen, 35-29,
kies would get as the Cardinals made four free throws down the                             either tie or take the lead, but NIU came up with stops and Land-                      the Huskies used a 7-0 run to take a 42-29 lead with 12:23 to play.
stretch to preserve the victory.                                                           ers hit a jumper from the elbow with 3:23 to play to push the                          Silas started the burst with a basket before senior guard Jeremy
  Jarrod Jones led Ball State with 25 points and a game-high 12                            lead back to four.                                                                     Landers hit a trifecta and Toler capped the run with a bucket.
rebounds, Scaife added 17 points for the Cardinals.                                          With NIU leading by five, 68-63, Thompson cut the advantage to                         The Rockets responded with nine-straight to pull within four,
  Leading by one nine minutes into the contest, Ball State used                            just two with a three-pointer with 18 seconds to play.                                 42-38, before Nixon stopped the run with a three for NIU with just
a 9-2 run to push its lead to eight, 22-14, with 8:54 remaining in                           Senior guard Michael Patton and Landers combined to make                             over nine minutes remaining.
the first half.                                                                            three free throws to put the Huskies up by five, 71-66, before                           Still leading by seven with under two minutes to play, Toler fin-
  Silas and Landers answered with back-to-back buckets for NIU                             Thompson made another three at the buzzer for the final two-                           ished a fast break at the rim to give NIU a 58-49 lead with 1:50 to
to cut the Ball State advantage in half, but the Cardinals scored                          point margin.                                                                          play, forcing a Toledo timeout.
the next five to extend their lead to 27-18 with 6:39 to play in the                         Thompson led Eastern Michigan with 31 points, Bowdry added                             The Rockets would get no closer down the stretch as they made
opening half.                                                                              16 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles.                                           just 2-of-7 shots in the final two minutes.
  After Nixon connected on a triple for NIU, Ball State finished the                                                                                                                Griffin paced Toledo with a game-high 31 points; he was the
first half on a 7-2 run to take a 34-23 lead into the intermission.                        No. NIU                FG 3FG FT                  O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN       only Rocket in double figures.
No. NIU                  FG 3FG                FT O-D TOT F        TP   A TO B S MIN       5     Toler, T.        4-7 3-5 0-0                0-7 7 0      11   0 3 1 1 32         No. NIU                 FG 3FG                FT      O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN
5     Toler, T.         9-14 4-6               0-0 0-4 4 2         22   3 2 1 0 35         12 Rucker, N.          4-6 0-0 2-7                0-3 3 5      10   0 0 0 1 27         5     Toler, T.        6-14 2-6               0-1     1-2 3 4       14   2 1 2 0 22
12 Rucker, N.            3-6 0-0              4-11 3-2 5 2         10   3 0 2 1 24         1     Hall, B.         2-3 0-0 0-1                1-2 3 3       4   5 4 0 1 31         12 Rucker, N.          0-2 0-0                0-0     2-6 8 2        0   0 2 0 2 21
1     Hall, B.           0-1 0-0               2-2 2-2 4 4          2   2 0 0 0 23         13 Silas, X.          11-14 6-6 3-5                0-4 4 3     31   0 7 0 2 37         1     Hall, B.         2-3 0-0                0-0     1-6 7 3        4   7 2 0 1 33
13 Silas, X.            6-16 1-5               2-2 1-3 4 4         15   3 3 0 1 29         24 Landers, J.         2-4 1-1 1-2                1-4 5 1       6   7 0 0 1 31         13 Silas, X.           6-15 4-9               4-6     0-5 5 2       20   0 2 0 1 34
24 Landers, J.          5-13 1-2               2-2 1-4 5 5         13   3 0 0 0 33         4     Patton, M.       1-1 0-0 2-2                0-0 0 0       4   1 0 0 0   9        24 Landers, J.          3-6 1-3               0-0     0-2 2 1        7   6 4 0 0 32
3     Christian, A.     0-0 0-0                0-0 1-0 1 0          0   0 0 0 0   6        23 Madlock, C.         0-0 0-0 0-0                0-0 0 1       0   0 0 0 0   2        4     Patton, M.        2-6 2-5               0-0     1-1 2 0        6   1 1 0 0 11
4     Patton, M.         0-3 0-1               0-0 0-0 0 1          0   0 2 0 0   8        25 Nixon, T.           0-4 0-3 0-0                0-1 1 1       0   2 2 0 1 12         23 Madlock, C.          0-0 0-0               0-0     0-0 0 0        0   0 0 0 0   1
23 Madlock, C.           0-0 0-0               0-0 0-0 0 0          0   0 0 0 0   1        30 Fisher, L.          1-2 0-0 3-6                1-2 3 5       5   0 1 0 0 19         25 Nixon, T.           2-6 2-5                0-0     0-1 1 1        6   0 0 2 1 14
25 Nixon, T.             3-6 2-5               0-0 0-2 2 1          8   0 1 1 0 20         TEAM                                              1-1 2                                30 Fisher, L.           3-5 0-0               1-1     3-5 8 2        7   2 0 0 0 23
30 Fisher, L.            0-2 0-0               0-1 1-1 2 1          0   0 0 0 0 16         TOTALS                25-41 10-15 11-23           4-24 28 19   71 15   17 1    7 200   32 Bolin, A.           0-1 0-1                0-0     1-1 2 0        0   0 1 0 0   9
32 Bolin, A.            0-0 0-0                0-0 0-1 1 0          0   0 0 0 0   2        TOTAL FG%: 1st: 15-23 .652 2nd:                   10-18 .556   Game:   25-41   .610    TEAM                                                  2-1 3
44 Storm, T.            0-1 0-0                0-0 2-0 2 0          0   0 0 0 0   3        3-PT FG%:       1st: 6-8    .750 2nd:             4-7   .571   Game:   10-15   .667    TOTALS                24-58 11-29              5-8   11-30 41 15    64 18   13 4    5 200
TEAM                                                 0-5 5                                 FT%:            1st: 3-7   .429 2nd:              8-16 .500    Game:   11-23   .478    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 11-31 .355                    2nd:    13-27 .481    Game:   24-58   .414
TOTALS                 26-62 8-19             10-18 11-24 35 20    70 14   8 4     2 200                                                                                          3-PT FG%:       1st: 7-16 .438                2nd:    4-13 .308     Game:   11-29   .379
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-27 .370                    2nd: 16-35 .457      Game:   26-62   .419    No. Eastern Mich.        FG 3FG FT O-D TOT F                   TP   A TO B S MIN       FT%:            1st: 0-0   .000               2nd:    5-8   .625    Game:   5-8     .625
3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-9    .333             2nd: 5-10 .500       Game:   8-19    .421    32 Harris, J.           1-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 4 4                     2   3 2 5 0 28
FT%:             1st: 0-0   .000              2nd: 10-18 .556      Game:   10-18   .556    33 Bowdry, B.           4-14 2-6 6-10 1-6 7 3                  16   4 7 0 2 34         No. Toledo              FG 3FG                FT      O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN
                                                                                           13 Green, A.             3-7 2-5 0-0 2-1 3 2                    8   1 0 0 1 31         2     Dear, D.         4-10 0-0               1-3     2-6 8 1        9   0 2 1 0 34
No. Ball State           FG 3FG                 FT   O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN       30 Thompson, D.         8-11 8-10 7-7 1-2 3 3                  31   1 1 1 0 31         4     Humes, H.         1-4 0-1               1-2     2-4 6 3        3   0 1 2 1 31
1     Perry, M.         2-5 0-0                 1-1  2-6 8 4        5   4 0 0 1 26         34 Lampley, D.           2-7 1-5 2-3 1-3 4 3                    7   5 1 0 0 28         22 Shunnar, J.          0-5 0-4               4-4     0-4 4 5        4   3 1 0 2 25
45 Jones, J.           10-18 0-0                5-8 1-11 12 3      25   0 3 2 2 32         2     Higgins, J.        1-5 1-4 0-0 0-2 2 1                    3   0 2 0 3 20         23 Griffin, M.        14-24 3-8               0-1     1-3 4 2       31   4 4 0 1 32
3     Davis, R.         1-6 1-4                 5-6  2-2 4 2        8   5 0 0 0 30         3     Sims, J.R.         0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1                    0   0 0 0 0   6        32 Holliday, R.        2-10 0-2               1-2     1-3 4 2        5   0 1 0 2 36
32 Berry, J.            1-4 1-4                 2-2  1-1 2 1        5   1 2 0 0 25         10 Burton, A.            1-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 1                    2   0 1 0 0   6        1     Anyijong, J.      0-1 0-1               0-0     0-1 1 1        0   0 0 0 0   9
34 Sneed, P.            1-3 0-0                 1-2  1-3 4 1        3   1 1 0 0 24         15 Cooper, W.            0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0                    0   0 0 0 0   2        3     Thomas, J.T.      0-2 0-2               0-0     1-1 2 1        0   0 1 0 0 22
4     Scaife, J.        6-12 3-6                2-2  1-1 2 3       17   1 2 0 0 28         20 Dailey, Q.            0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2                    0   0 0 0 0   9        10 Leahy, Z.            0-0 0-0               0-0     0-0 0 0        0   0 0 0 0   3
12 Robinson, T.         1-4 0-0                 0-0  0-3 3 2        2   1 0 0 0 13         45 Balkema, M.           0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0                    0   0 0 0 0   3        12 Wright, A.           1-3 0-2               0-0     0-0 0 0        2   0 1 0 0   6
20 Bond, C.             5-8 0-0                 0-0  2-1 3 4       10   0 1 0 1 22         51 Janton, K.            0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 2                    0   0 2 0 0   2        55 Wonnell, R.          0-0 0-0               0-0     0-0 0 0        0   0 0 0 0   2
TEAM                                                 1-3 4                                 TEAM                                      1-2 3                                        TEAM                                                  3-1 4
TOTALS                 27-60 5-14             16-21 11-31 42 20    75 13   9 2     4 200   TOTALS                 20-52 14-32 15-20 10-19 29 22           69 14   16 6    6 200   TOTALS                22-59 3-20              7-12   10-23 33 15    54 7    11 3    6 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 14-35 .300                    2nd: 13-25 .520      Game:   27-60   .450    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 9-30 .300 2nd: 11-22 .500                      Game:   20-52   .385    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 9-28 .321                     2nd:    13-31 .419    Game:   22-59   .373
3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-8   .375              2nd: 2-6     .333    Game:   5-14    .357    3-PT FG%:        1st: 6-16 .375 2nd: 8-16 .500                 Game:   14-32   .438    3-PT FG%:       1st: 2-10 .200                2nd:    1-10 .100     Game:   3-20    .150
FT%:             1st: 3-4   .750              2nd: 13-17 .765      Game:   16-21   .762    FT%:             1st: 2-3   .557 2nd: 13-17 .765               Game:   15-20   .750    FT%:            1st: 3-4   .750               2nd:    4-8   .500    Game:   7-12    .583

Technical Fouls: none                                                                      Technical Fouls: none                                                                  Technical Fouls: none
Officials: Steve Skiles, Darryl Smith, Dave Cronin                                         Officials: Eric Curry, James Ferrari, Terry Wymer                                      Officials: William Ek, Glenn Mayborg, Jim Schipper
Attendance: 1,041                                                                          Attendance: 490                                                                        Attendance: 1,757
Score by Half                                                                              Score by Half                                                                          Score by Half
Ball State .............................................34-41 75                           Northern Illinois ...............................39-32 71                              Toledo ..................................................23-31 54
Northern Illinois ...............................23-47 70                                  Eastern Michigan .............................26-43 69                                 Northern Illinois ...............................29-35 64


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  2010-11: BOX SCORES
                           GAME 16                                                                            GAME 17                                                                            GAME 18
                            NIU: 64                                                                            NIU: 80                                                                            NIU: 83
                     Central Michigan: 66                                                              Western Michigan: 82                                                                      Akron: 74
               January 20, 2011 • McGuirk Arena                                                  January 22, 2011 • University Arena                                             January 26, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center
                      Mt. Pleasant, Mich.                                                                Kalamazoo, Mich.                                                                       DeKalb, Ill.
  MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The Northern Illinois men’s basketball                        KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Matt Stainbrook tipped in an offensive                           DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team posted
team battled back from an eight-point deficit in the final minutes                  rebound with less than a second to play as the Northern Illinois                    an 83-74 win over Akron Wednesday night at the NIU Convo-
but came up just short, falling 66-64 on Thursday night at Cen-                     men’s basketball team fell, 82-80, to Western Michigan on Satur-                    cation Center. Senior guard Xavier Silas torched the Zips for a
tral Michigan. Senior guard Xavier Silas led the Huskies with 24                    day afternoon at University Arena.                                                  game-high 39 points, going 9-for-17 from the field, 5-for-9 from
points, junior forward Tim Toler added 14 points and freshman                         Senior guard Xavier Silas led NIU with a game-high 23 points                      behind the arc and 16-for-20 from the charity stripe. Redshirt
forward Nate Rucker chipped in 12 points and a game-high nine                       and a team-best six rebounds. Junior forward Tim Toler added 18                     freshman guard Antone Christian added 13 points and fresh-
rebounds.                                                                           points, including four three-pointers, and senior guard Jeremy                      man forward Nate Rucker also chipped in 13 for the Huskies in
  NIU held a two-point halftime lead, but Central Michigan shot                     Landers chipped in 12 points.                                                       the victory.
50.0 percent (13-of-26) in the second half, including 62.5 percent                    Northern Illinois raced out to a 10-0 advantage in the first two-                   The Huskies went 29-of-40 (72.5 percent) from the free-throw
(5-of-8) from the three-point arc, to earn the victory.                             and-a-half minutes of the contest. The Huskies lead reached 13,                     line in the contest and committed a season-low six turnovers in
  The Huskies and Chippewas traded baskets early in the second                      16-3, on a pull-up jumper by Silas with 14:57 to play in the half.                  the contest.
half until back-to-back buckets by CMU knotted the game, 34-34,                       The Broncos cut the lead to eight before another triple by Toler                    Junior forward Tim Toler grabbed a season-best 12 rebounds as
with 14:46 to play.                                                                 and a three-point play by Silas pushed the NIU advantage back                       the Huskies beat the Zips on the glass, 43-34.
  A basket by Silas and a pair of free throws from junior forward                   to 14, the largest of the half, 26-12, just past the midway point                     Rucker fueled the NIU offense in the early going, scoring the
Lee Fisher put NIU back up four, 40-36, before Central Michigan                     of the half.                                                                        first six points for the Huskies as NIU took a 6-2 advantage in the
responded with an 11-2 run to take a five-point lead, 47-42, with                     A 14-5 run for Western Michigan helped the Broncos close the                      early going.
11:26 remaining.                                                                    gap to just five, 35-30, with 3:26 remaining before the intermis-                     After Akron took a 12-11 lead, NIU went on an 11-2 run to open
  The Central Michigan lead grew to as much as eight, but NIU                       sion.                                                                               up an eight-point advantage, 22-14, with 10:43 to play in the first
responded with an 11-3 run to tie the game, 58-58, with 4:20 left.                    Western Michigan used an 8-0 run early in the second half to                      half. Silas ignited the run with a triple and scored seven points
Fisher ignited the run with a put back dunk and Silas capped the                    take its first lead of the day, 47-46. The run reached 10-0 before a                during the burst for the Huskies.
burst with a banker in the lane. Fisher finished with seven points                  runner from Landers and a triple from Christian put NIU back on                       Northern Illinois continued to connect from beyond the three-
and seven rebounds for the Huskies.                                                 top, 51-49, with 13:26 to play in the half.                                         point line as Christian drained a triple and Silas connected on
  CMU took a three-point advantage with a triple on the next                          The Broncos responded with a 10-0 run to take a 59-51 lead un-                    two more to help NIU increase its advantage to 35-22, its largest
                                                                                    til Silas ended the run with a three from the corner with 10:42                     lead of the first half, with 6:23 remaining.
possession, a lead they held with 27 seconds remaining and pos-
                                                                                    to play.                                                                              Following the NIU run, the Zips scored eight-straight to cut the
session belonging to Northern Illinois. Silas rattled home a base-
                                                                                      Toler started an 8-0 for the Huskies with a put back and, follow-                 Northern Illinois lead to just five, 35-30.
line jumper with 15 seconds left to cut the lead to one, 65-64.                     ing a Silas layup, Toler capped the burst with a triple to bring NIU                  NIU pushed its lead back to nine before Akron scored the final
  Central Michigan split a pair of free throws to take a two-point                  back within a pair, 63-61.                                                          bucket of the half as Northern Illinois took a 39-32 lead into the
lead and the Chippewas got a defensive stop on the final posses-                      A trifecta from senior guard Michael Patton tied the game, 72-                    intermission.
sion to hang on for the win.                                                        72, with 3:29 to play and NIU regained the lead with a pair of free                   Akron made a triple on the opening possession of the second
  Trey Zeigler led Central Michigan with a game-high 27 points                      throws from Silas.                                                                  stanza, but NIU responded with a 17-2 run to push its lead to 56-
and nine rebounds, 23 of Zeigler’s 27 points came in the second                       The game swung between a two-point NIU lead and a tie game,                       37 with 14:20 to play in the second half. Silas started the run for
half. Andre Coimbra added 14 points and William McClure had 10                      until Western Michigan got a defensive stop and a basket to take                    the Huskies with a three-pointer, he added four free throws dur-
points for the Chippewas.                                                           a 78-76 advantage with just over a minute to play. Another WMU                      ing the stretch and senior guard Jeremy Landers also scored four
  Rucker ignited the NIU offense in the early going, scoring nine                   stop helped the Broncos lead reached four before junior forward                     from the charity stripe as the NIU lead reached 19 points.
of the first 11 for the Huskies as NIU held an 11-10 lead six-and-a-                Lee Fisher went to the line for NIU. Fisher made the first, missed                    The Zips came right back however, using a 14-2 run to cut the
half minutes into the contest.                                                      the second, but the Huskies grabbed an offensive rebound and                        Huskies lead to just seven, 58-51, with 11:13 remaining.
  Northern Illinois took a five-point lead, 19-14, on a layup by                    Silas buried a three with 16 seconds to play, tying the game 80-                      NIU’s advantage ballooned back to 15, but again Akron an-
Rucker with 8:43 to play in the half, forcing a Central Michigan                    80.                                                                                 swered, trimming the lead back to seven, 74-67, with 2:31 to play.
timeout. The Huskies held CMU scoreless for over four minutes                         Western Michigan came down and called a timeout with eight                          Northern Illinois made seven free throws in the final two-and-a-
until a free throw for the Chippewas ended the drought and cut                      seconds to play to draw up a final play. Demetrius Ward drove to                    half minutes as Akron was unable to get any closer than seven in
the NIU lead to 19-15.                                                              the basket and missed the shot, but Stainbrook was there to give                    the closing moments. The Huskies made 25-of-36 free throws in
  The free throw started a 5-0 spurt for Central Michigan that tied                 the Broncos the two-point win.                                                      the second half while Akron went 5-of-8 from the charity stripe
the contest, 19-19, before Silas put the Huskies back in front with                   Stainbrook led five Broncos in double figures with 18 points.                     in the final 20 minutes.
a baseline jumper with 4:37 to play in the opening half.                            Ward and Whitfield each added 15 while Alex Wolf came off the                         Cvetinovic scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed 10 re-
  NIU regained a five-point advantage, 25-20, before Central                        bench to add 14 and Nate Hutcheson scored 13 points.                                bounds for Akron. Brett McClanahan added 15 points for the
Michigan closed the scoring in the first half with a triple to cut                  No. NIU                  FG 3FG       FT     O-D TOT F      TP   A TO B S MIN       Zips.
the NIU lead to a pair, 25-23.                                                      5     Toler, T.         7-11 4-5      0-0    1-2 3 2        18   3 0 0 1 25         No. NIU                  FG 3FG              FT     O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN
No. NIU                 FG 3FG        FT    O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN       12 Rucker, N.            1-2 0-0      0-2    0-0 0 5         2   1 2 0 0 20         1     Hall, B.           0-3 0-0             0-0     1-2 3 1         0   4 0 0 2 36
5     Toler, T.        5-7 3-3        1-2   1-5 6 2         14   2 1 0 0 37         1     Hall, B.          2-7 0-0       1-3    1-3 4 3         5   5 1 1 4 30         5     Toler, T.          1-7 0-3             0-0    1-11 12 1        2   3 1 0 0 30
12 Rucker, N.           5-9 0-0       2-4   4-5 9 5         12   0 1 1 0 23         13 Silas, X.            8-15 2-4      5-6    1-5 6 1        23   2 4 2 0 32         12 Rucker, N.            5-6 0-0             3-5     1-1 2 4        13   0 0 0 0 14
1     Hall, B.         1-5 0-0        1-2   0-4 4 4          3   3 3 0 2 34         24 Landers, J.           5-7 1-1      1-1    0-1 1 3        12   0 2 0 2 26         13 Silas, X.            9-17 5-9            16-20    0-8 8 1        39   1 2 0 2 36
13 Silas, X.           9-18 0-3       6-8   0-6 6 3         24   3 3 1 0 36         2     Grady, D.          0-0 0-0      0-0     0-1 1 0        0   0 0 0 0   2        24 Landers, J.           0-3 0-1             6-8     2-4 6 1        13   0 0 0 2 27
24 Landers, J.          1-7 0-1       0-0   1-1 2 5          2   2 3 0 1 27         3     Christian, A.     3-8 2-6       0-0    0-1 1 0         8   1 2 0 0 13         3     Christian, A.     5-11 1-5             2-2    1-5 6 1         13   0 0 0 2 18
2     Grady, D.         0-0 0-0       0-0   0-0 0 0          0   0 0 0 0   1        4     Patton, M.         2-4 1-2      0-0    0-1 1 1         5   0 0 0 0 19         23 Madlock, C.           0-0 0-0             0-0     0-1 1 2         0   0 0 0 0   3
4     Patton, M.        0-1 0-0       0-0   0-0 0 0          0   0 0 0 0   5        23 Madlock, C.           0-0 0-0      0-0    2-0 2 2         0   0 0 0 1   7        30 Fisher, L.            3-4 0-0             2-4     1-2 3 3         8   0 0 1 0 26
25 Nixon, T.            1-4 0-1       0-0   1-0 1 1          2   0 0 0 1 12         30 Fisher, L.           3-4 0-0       1-2    2-2 4 0         7   0 0 0 0 23         32 Bolin, A.            1-2 0-1              0-1    0-0 0 0          2   0 0 0 0   6
30 Fisher, L.           2-4 0-0       3-4   2-5 7 2          7   0 0 1 0 22         44 Storm, T.            0-1 0-0       0-0    0-0 0 1         0   0 0 1 0   3        44 Storm, T.             0-1 0-0             0-0    1-1 2 1          0   0 2 0 0   4
32 Bolin, A.           0-1 0-1        0-0   0-0 0 0          0   0 1 0 0   3        TEAM                                         1-3 4                                  TEAM                                                0-0 0
TEAM                                        2-5 7                                   TOTALS                 31-59 10-18   8-14    8-19 27 18     80 12   11 4    8 200   TOTALS                 24-54 6-19           29-40   8-35 43 18      83 11   6 1     6 200
TOTALS                24-56 3-9      13-20 11-31 42 22      64 10   12 3    4 200   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 17-29 .586           2nd:    14-30 .467     Game:   31-59   .525    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 15-31 .484                  2nd:    9-23 .391       Game:   24-54   .444
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-29 .414           2nd: 12-27 .444        Game:   24-56   .429    3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-9    .444    2nd:    6-9   .667     Game:   10-18   .556    3-PT FG%:        1st: 5-13 .385             2nd:    1-6   .167      Game:   6-19    .316
3-PT FG%:       1st: 0-3    .000     2nd: 3-6     .500      Game:   3-9     .333    FT%:             1st: 2-6    .333    2nd:    6-8   .750     Game:   8-14    .571    FT%:             1st: 4-4    1.00           2nd:    25-36 .694      Game:   29-40   .725
FT%:            1st: 1-2   .500      2nd: 12-18 .667        Game:   13-20   .650
                                                                                    No. Western Mich       FG 3FG         FT     O-D TOT F      TP   A TO B S MIN       No. Akron              FG 3FG                FT     O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN
No. Central Mich          FG 3FG      FT O-D TOT F          TP   A TO B S MIN       11 Hutcheson, N. 5-11 2-6             1-2     0-7 7 2       13   3 1 2 1 29         4     McNees, S.      4-9 2-5                0-2    0-2 2 4         10   4 1 0 0 36
10 Coimbra, A.            4-6 3-3     3-6 0-6 6 3           14   0 0 3 0 37         33 Whitfield, F.      7-11 0-0        1-2     1-3 4 3       15   0 4 1 0 34         5     McClanahan, B. 5-12 5-11               0-1    1-2 3 4         15   0 1 0 0 31
34 McClure, W.            3-7 0-0     4-6 1-2 3 3           10   0 1 1 1 30         40 Stainbrook, M. 8-12 0-0            2-2     3-4 7 2       18   1 3 0 0 24         11 Abreu, A.           1-5 1-2               0-0     0-0 0 4         3   2 1 1 0 14
0     Zeigler, T.        9-21 3-4    6-11 1-8 9 2           27   1 4 3 2 36         1     Ward, D.        4-8 3-4         4-5    1-2 3 3        15   3 1 0 1 33         13 Cvetinovic, N.     8-13 0-0               4-6    1-9 10 4        20   2 0 0 0 33
2     Rashid, A.          1-5 0-1     0-0 0-1 1 3            2   2 0 0 1 28         5     Douglas, M.     0-2 0-0         3-5    0-2 2 3         3   1 1 0 1 21         44 Marshall, Z.        3-6 0-0               0-0    1-5 6 3          6   0 1 2 0 24
24 Weary, A.             2-3 0-1      1-4 2-2 4 4            5   0 1 0 0 24         2     Howard Jr., J.  1-3 0-1         2-2     0-3 3 2        4   3 1 0 1 18         12 Roberts, D.        3-6 2-5                2-2    0-0 0 2         10   3 0 0 0 27
5     Craddock, F.        1-2 0-1     2-2 0-1 1 0            4   1 0 0 0 14         10 Pokley, B.         0-1 0-1         0-0    0-1 1 0         0   0 0 0 0   6        22 Diggs, Q.           0-1 0-1               0-0     1-0 1 2         0   1 1 0 0 10
23 Jackson, D.            2-5 0-2     0-0 0-1 1 1            4   2 1 0 1 18         15 Wolf, A.           5-7 4-6         0-0    1-1 2 2        14   1 1 0 0 21         23 McKnight, B.       4-15 2-6               0-0     1-5 6 4        10   0 3 0 1 21
33 Voss, C.              0-3 0-0      0-2 1-1 2 3            0   0 0 0 0 13         32 Conteh, M.         0-0 0-0         0-0     0-1 1 1        0   0 1 0 0 14         54 Bardo, M.           0-0 0-0               0-1    1-0 1 0          0   0 0 0 1   4
TEAM                                       0-2 2                                    TEAM                                         2-0 2                                  TEAM                                                3-2 5
TOTALS                  22-52 6-12   16-31 5-24 29 19       66 6    7 7     5 200   TOTALS               30-55 9-18      13-18   8-24 32 18     82 12   13 3    4 200   TOTALS               28-67 12-30            6-12    9-25 34 27      74 12   8 3     2 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 9-26 .346            2nd: 13-26 .500        Game:   22-52   .423    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-26 .462           2nd:    18-29 .621     Game:   30-55   .545    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-29 .448                  2nd:    15-38 .395      Game:   28-67   .418
3-PT FG%:         1st: 1-4    .250   2nd: 5-8    .625       Game:   6-12    .500    3-PT FG%:      1st: 4-10 .400        2nd:    5-8   .625     Game:   9-18    .500    3-PT FG%:      1st: 4-10 .400               2nd:    8-20 .400       Game:   12-30   .400
FT%:              1st: 4-8   .500    2nd: 12-23 .522        Game:   16-31   .516    FT%:           1st: 6-8   .750       2nd:    7-10 .700      Game:   13-18   .722    FT%:           1st: 2-4   .500              2nd:    4-8   .500      Game:   6-12    .500

Technical Fouls: NIU - Rucker; CMU - McClure                                        Technical Fouls: none                                                               Technical Fouls: Akron - bench
Officials: Chris Beaver, Lamar Simpson, Frank Spencer                               Officials: Mike Sanzere, Dan Nowakowski, Tony Chiazza                               Officials: D.J. Carstensen, Bart Wegenke, Rob Kruger
Attendance: 1,744                                                                   Attendance: 3,311                                                                   Attendance: 771
Score by Half                                                                       Score by Half                                                                       Score by Half
Northern Illinois ...............................25-39 64                           Northern Illinois ...............................40-40 80                           Akron ...................................................32-42 74
Central Michigan .............................23-43 66                              Western Michigan ...........................34-48 82                                Northern Illinois ...............................39-44 83


NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
  2010-11: BOX SCORES
                                  GAME 19                                                                                    GAME 20                                                                                                 GAME 21
                                   NIU: 52                                                                                    NIU: 70                                                                                                 NIU: 73
                                 Buffalo: 63                                                                       Bowling Green: 73 (overtime)                                                                                      Ohio: 80
                       January 29, 2011 • Alumni Arena                                                       February 2, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center                                                                February 5, 2011 • Convocation Center
                                Buffalo, N.Y.                                                                               DeKalb, Ill.                                                                                           Athens, Ohio
  BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team fell,                                   DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team                                            ATHENS, Ohio - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team fell
63-52, to Buffalo on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena. Buffalo                                    dropped a 73-70 overtime decision to Bowling Green Wednes-                                            80-73 on Saturday afternoon at Ohio University. Senior guard
held a three-point halftime lead and used a 12-0 second half run                                    day night at the NIU Convocation Center. The Huskies forced the                                       Xavier Silas scored 25 points to lead NIU and redshirt freshman
to pull away from the Huskies. Senior guard Xavier Silas led NIU                                    extra session after trailing by eight with two minutes left in regu-                                  guard Antone Christian added a career-best 17 points. After trail-
with 20 points.                                                                                     lation but came up short in the extra five minutes. Senior guard                                      ing by as much as 15, the Huskies pulled to within five, but saw
  Freshman forward Nate Rucker scored 11 points and grabbed                                         Xavier Silas led NIU with 23 points and redshirt freshman guard                                       their late run come up short.
a team-best six rebounds. Buffalo shot 47.6 percent (10-of-21) in                                   Antone Christian scored 15 off the bench.                                                               Junior forward Tim Toler scored 11 points and grabbed 10 re-
the second half and forced NIU into 17 turnovers in the contest.                                      Freshman forward Nate Rucker had his second career double-                                          bounds for his first career double-double while freshman for-
  NIU shot just 16.7 percent (2-of-12) in the contest from behind                                   double with 10 points and 10 rebounds but fouled out a minute                                         ward Nate Rucker played just six minutes before leaving the
the three-point line.                                                                               into the overtime.                                                                                    game due to injury.
  Buffalo took an early 10-4 lead as the Bulls made a pair of triples                                 A layup by Scott Thomas gave Bowling Green a 65-57 lead with                                          Rucker opened the scoring with a basket for NIU before Ohio
in the early going. Rucker made both of the first two baskets for                                   2:04 left in the second half before back-to-back baskets by Chris-                                    scored seven-straight to take a five-point lead with 16:29 to play.
the Huskies as NIU try to pound the ball into the ball to open                                      tian cut the Falcons advantage in half.                                                               Christian ended the Bobcats run with a triple to bring the Huskies
the contest.                                                                                          The Falcons split a pair of free throws, followed by a pair of                                      back within two.
  Junior forward Tim Toler knocked down a triple from the wing                                      makes from the line by Silas to trim the Bowling Green lead to                                          Still leading by a pair, 12-10, Ohio used a 7-0 burst to push its
to bring NIU within a point, 10-9, before Buffalo scored five-                                      three. After the Falcons missed two more from the charity stripe,                                     lead to nine, 19-10, with just under eight minutes to play before
straight to push its lead to six with 12:17 to play in the first half.                              Christian hit a three to tie the game, 66-66, with 16 seconds left                                    the intermission.
The triple by Toler was his only field goal of the contest.                                         in regulation.                                                                                          Christian ignited a 6-0 run for NIU with a pair of free throws and
  Both teams were held scoreless for the next three minutes until                                     Following a timeout, Bowling Green missed a pair of wild shots                                      a layup, Silas capped the run with a 15-foot jumper to bring the
Silas netted a pair of free throws. Junior forward Lee Fisher then                                  in the closing seconds of regulation and the contest headed to                                        Huskies within two, 23-21. But Ohio responded immediately with
scored on a tip-in but Buffalo responded with an 8-0 to increase                                    overtime.                                                                                             the next eight to take a 31-21 advantage with 3:58 left before
its lead to 23-13 with 5:26 left before halftime.                                                     Rucker made the first basket of the extra session on a put-back,                                    the half.
  NIU scored the final six points of the first half, capped by a triple                             but the Falcons answered with six-straight to lead 72-68. The bas-                                      The Ohio lead grew to as much as 12 before junior guard De-
                                                                                                    ket by Rucker would be NIU’s only field goal of the overtime as                                       Marcus Grady hit a triple to cut the Bobcats lead to nine, 39-30, at
from senior guard Michael Patton, to pull within three at the in-
                                                                                                    the Huskies went 1-of-10 from the field in the extra session.                                         the half. Grady finished with a career-best nine points.
termission, 27-24.
                                                                                                      Junior forward Lee Fisher made a pair from the line and Bowling                                       Ivo Baltic led all scorers for Ohio with 21 points in the first half
  Buffalo’s Zach Filzen led all scorers in the opening 20 minutes                                   Green went 1-of-4 at the stripe in the final minute to give NIU a                                     on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from the free-throw
with 10 points; Silas scored seven to lead NIU in the opening                                       chance down by three, 73-70, with less than 10 seconds remain-                                        line. Christian had 10 to lead NIU at the intermission.
stanza.                                                                                             ing, but a three-point attempt by Silas rimmed out and the Fal-                                         The Bobcats and Huskies traded baskets in the first nine min-
  Silas scored the first seven out of the intermission for the Hus-                                 cons escaped with the victory.                                                                        utes of the second half, with the Ohio leading never reaching less
kies, but NIU was unable to cut into the Buffalo advantage in the                                     Thomas led Bowling Green with 23 points, A’uston Calhoun                                            than seven or more than 11.
first four minutes of the half.                                                                     added in 16 and 11 rebounds while Dee Brown chipped in 12                                               Following a basket by Christian that trimmed the Bobcats lead
  Leading by five, Buffalo used a 7-0 burst to take a 49-37 lead                                    points.                                                                                               to seven, Ohio went on an 11-3 run to take a 15-point lead, 67-52,
with 12 minutes remaining in the second half, forcing a Northern                                      In the early going, senior guard Michael Patton knocked down                                        with 7:50 remaining.
Illinois timeout.                                                                                   an elbow jumper to give NIU 5-4 advantage until Bowling Green                                           NIU answered with a 13-3 run of its own to pull within five, 70-
  The Bulls run reached 12-0 as Buffalo led 54-37 until Rucker                                      answered with a 10-1 run to take a 14-6 lead with 13:11 to play                                       65. Toler started the spurt for the Huskies with a triple; Silas then
ended the burst with a layup. The basket ended a drought of                                         in the first half.                                                                                    went 7-of-7 from the charity stripe and knocked down a trifecta
nearly four minutes for NIU.                                                                          Christian then made a bucket that sparked a 12-2 burst for NIU.                                     of his own to bring NIU within striking distance with 4:16 left to
  Northern Illinois responded with a 10-1 run, six coming from                                      Silas scored eight of the dozen for the Huskies, capped by a triple                                   play.
Rucker, to cut the lead back to eight, 55-47, with 4:18 to play, but                                to give Northern Illinois a 18-16 lead with just under nine min-                                        But Ohio scored six of the next seven points to push its lead
that was as close as NIU would come as Buffalo held on for the                                      utes left in the opening stanza.                                                                      back to 10, 76-66, and put the game out of reach.
victory.                                                                                              Bowling Green scored the next five points to take a three-point                                       Baltic finished with a game-high 31 points. DeVaughn Washing-
  Filzen scored a game-high 21 points, including five three-point-                                  lead, an advantage it still held when Calhoun made a pair of free                                     ton added 16 points and D.J. Copper finished with 13 points for
ers, to lead Buffalo. Bryan Mulkey added 19 points for the Bulls.                                   throws with 28 seconds left in the half to give the Falcons a 33-28                                   the Bobcats.
No. NIU                  FG 3FG                       FT       O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN       lead at the intermission.
5     Toler, T.         1-6 1-4                       0-0      0-3 3 3       3   3 2 0 0 33         No. NIU                   FG 3FG FT O-D                       TOT    F     TP   A TO B S MIN          No. NIU                  FG 3FG           FT    O-D TOT F         TP   A TO B S MIN
12 Rucker, N.            4-6 0-0                      3-4      1-5 6 4      11   2 4 0 0 25         12 Rucker, N.            3-8 0-0 4-7 5-5                       10    5     10   0 0 1 0 31            12 Rucker, N.            1-2 0-0          0-0   1-1 2 1            2   0 0 0 0   6
1     Hall, B.          0-0 0-0                       0-0      0-4 4 3       0   1 2 0 0 30         30 Fisher, L.            1-6 0-0 4-4 3-7                       10    3      6   0 1 0 0 29            1     Hall, B.           0-0 0-0          0-0   0-0 0 2            0   4 3 0 1 14
13 Silas, X.            4-15 0-3                     12-13     1-4 5 3      20   0 4 0 0 33         1     Hall, B.           1-2 0-0 2-6 1-6                        7    0      4   1 2 0 2 21            5     Toler, T.         5-11 1-3          0-0   1-9 10 3          11   0 2 0 1 29
24 Landers, J.           0-2 0-0                      3-4      0-1 1 2       3   1 2 0 0 20         4     Patton, M.         1-5 0-4 1-3 0-0                        0    2      3   0 1 0 0 21            13 Silas, X.            6-16 3-6         10-10  1-2 3 4           25   3 4 1 1 36
3     Christian, A.     3-6 0-2                       0-0      0-1 1 2       6   1 1 0 0 19         13 Silas, X.             6-15 2-6 9-12 0-7                      7    3     23   0 8 1 2 42            24 Landers, J.           1-3 0-0          0-0   0-0 0 0            2   0 1 0 0   8
4     Patton, M.         2-5 1-3                      1-2      1-0 1 1       6   1 0 0 0 14         2     Grady, D.           2-3 1-2 0-0 1-0                       1    0      5   1 0 0 0 16            2     Grady, D.          3-5 2-3          1-2   0-0 0 2            9   3 0 0 0 20
23 Madlock, C.           0-0 0-0                      0-0      0-0 0 0       0   0 0 1 0   3        3     Christian, A.     7-16 1-7 0-0 1-5                        6    3     15   1 1 1 1 32            3     Christian, A.     6-13 3-8          2-2   0-2 2 1           17   0 1 0 1 31
30 Fisher, L.            1-2 0-0                      1-2      2-2 4 0       3   0 1 0 1 17         23 Madlock, C.           1-2 0-0 0-2 1-1                        2    0      2   0 0 0 0 10            4     Patton, M.         0-1 0-0          0-0   2-2 4 0            0   0 1 0 0 10
32 Bolin, A.            0-0 0-0                       0-0      1-0 1 1       0   0 1 0 0   4        25 Nixon, T.             0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1                        1    0      0   0 0 0 0   5           25 Nixon, T.             0-4 0-3          0-0   0-2 2 0            0   1 1 0 0 10
44 Storm, T.            0-0 0-0                       0-0      1-0 1 0       0   0 0 0 0   2        44 Storm, T.             1-5 0-2 0-0 0-1                        1    5      2   2 0 0 0 18            30 Fisher, L.            2-5 0-0          1-3   4-3 7 4            5   2 1 0 2 26
TEAM                                                           0-1 1                                TEAM                                      4-1                   5                                     44 Storm, T.             1-3 0-1          0-0   2-0 2 3            2   1 0 0 0 10
TOTALS                 15-42 2-12                    20-25     7-21 28 19   52 9    17 1    1 200   TOTALS                  23-63 4-22 20-34 16-34                 50    21 70 5      13 3 5       225    TEAM                                            2-4 6
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 7-19 .368                            2nd:      8-23 .348    Game:   15-42   .357    TOTAL FG%:     1st: 7-26 .269 2nd: 15-27 .556                  OT:   1-10 .100   Game: 23-63   .365   TOTALS                 25-63 9-24        14-17 13-25 38 20        73 14   14 1    6 200
3-PT FG%:        1st: 2-7    .286                    2nd:      0-5   .000   Game:   2-12    .167    3-PT FG%:      1st: 2-11 .182 2nd: 2-6     .333                OT:   0-5 .000    Game: 4-22    .182   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 11-31 .355               2nd: 14-32 .438          Game:   25-63   .397
FT%:             1st: 8-9   .889                     2nd:      12-16 .750   Game:   20-25   .800    FT%:           1st: 12-16 .750 2nd: 6-14 .429                  OT:   2-4 .500    Game: 20-34   .588   3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-9    .333        2nd: 6-15 .400           Game:   9-24    .375
                                                                                                                                                                                                          FT%:             1st: 5-6    .833        2nd: 9-11 .818           Game:   14-17   .824
No. Buffalo              FG 3FG                       FT O-D TOT F          TP   A TO B S MIN       No. Bowling Green FG 3FG FT O-D                               TOT    F     TP   A TO B S MIN
21 Watt, M.              2-5 0-0                      2-2 2-6 8 4            6   1 1 0 0 17         10 Thomas, S.             7-13 0-2 9-15 0-5                     5    3     23   1 1 0 4 33            No. Ohio               FG 3FG              FT O-D TOT F           TP   A TO B S MIN
30 Robinson, T.         2-5 0-0                       1-3 0-1 1 2            5   1 1 1 0 20         15 Calhoun, A.            5-11 0-2 6-6 3-8                     11    4     16   0 2 0 1 34            1     Washington, D. 6-10 0-0             4-5 3-3 6 3             16   0 0 1 1 20
2     Mulkey, B.        5-11 1-3                     8-10 0-5 5 2           19   4 1 0 0 37         32 Oglesby, T.             1-3 0-0 0-2 1-1                      2    3      2   0 0 1 1 10            30 Keely, R.           3-8 0-0            0-0 3-2 5 2              6   0 2 0 2 13
5     Filzen, Z.        8-15 5-8                      0-0 0-6 6 2           21   0 2 0 2 37         3     Kraus, L.            2-6 1-3 0-0 0-2                      2    2      5   1 1 0 0 21            5     Cooper, D.J.    3-10 1-2            6-6 0-6 6 3             13   7 4 0 3 34
24 Barnett, D.           1-6 0-3                      0-0 2-1 3 4            2   0 2 0 0 23         14 Jakubowski, J.         2-3 2-3 0-0 0-2                       2    3      6   1 1 0 0 10            15 Kellogg, N.         1-7 0-3            2-2 0-0 0 1              4   3 0 0 0 33
1     Watson, T.         0-1 0-1                      0-0 0-1 1 0            0   1 0 0 0   5        1     Crawford, J.         1-7 1-2 0-0 1-3                      4    2      3   3 1 0 2 34            24 Freeman, T.        0-2 0-1             2-2 0-4 4 2              2   0 0 0 1 32
3     Oldham, J.         1-2 0-1                      0-0 0-2 2 3            2   2 1 0 0 19         12 Erger, J.               0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0                      0    0      0   0 0 0 1   2           11 Adedipe, A.        0-0 0-0             0-0 2-1 3 0              0   0 0 1 0   4
12 McCrea, J.            1-3 0-0                      5-7 2-0 2 4            7   2 1 0 1 19         22 Brown, D.              5-12 0-1 2-4 0-1                      1    2     12   3 0 0 0 35            13 Hall, T.J.          1-2 0-1            0-0 0-3 3 2              2   2 2 0 0 10
32 Alston, J.            0-1 0-0                      1-2 2-0 2 1            1   1 0 0 1 21         33 McElroy, D.             3-7 0-0 0-2 3-3                      6    3      6   0 2 3 0 28            20 Johnson, R.        2-4 0-0              0-0 0-0 0 3             4   0 0 0 0   7
33 Downing, C.           0-0 0-0                      0-0 0-0 0 0            0   0 0 0 0 0+         35 Black, C.               0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1                      1    0      0   0 0 0 0   4           23 Baltic, I.        12-20 0-0            7-10 3-6 9 1            31   1 0 0 0 33
44 Clifford, M.          0-0 0-0                      0-0 0-1 1 0            0   0 1 0 0   2        44 Dabney, M.              0-1 0-0 0-0 0-3                      3    3      0   0 1 2 0 14            44 Sayles, A.         1-2 0-1             0-0 1-0 1 0              2   0 0 1 0 14
TEAM                                                       1-2 3                                    TEAM                                       1-3                  4                                     TEAM                                            1-2 3
TOTALS                 20-49 6-16                    17-24 9-25 34 22       63 12   10 1    4 200   TOTALS                   26-63 4-13 17-29 9-32                 41    25    73 9 9 6 9          225    TOTALS               29-65 1-8           21-25 13-27 40 17        80 13   8 3     7 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-28 .357                           2nd: 10-21 .476        Game:   20-49   .408    TOTAL FG%:      1st: 13-31 .419 2nd: 11-28 .393                OT:   2-4    .500 Game: 26-63   .413   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 15-32 .469               2nd: 14-33 .424          Game:   29-65   .446
3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-8    .375                    2nd: 3-8    .375       Game:   6-16    .375    3-PT FG%:       1st: 3-7 .429 2nd: 1-6      .167               OT:   0-0    .000 Game: 4-13    .308   3-PT FG%:      1st: 0-5   .000           2nd: 1-3     .333        Game:   1-8     .125
FT%:             1st: 4-7    .571                    2nd: 13-17 .765        Game:   17-24   .708    FT%:            1st: 4-8 .500 2nd: 10-15 .667                  OT:   3-6    .500 Game: 17-29   .586   FT%:           1st: 9-12 .750            2nd: 12-13 .923          Game:   21-25   .840

Technical Fouls: none                                                                               Technical Fouls: none                                                                                 Technical Fouls: none
Officials: Jerry Sauder, Bill Ek, Craig Griffith                                                    Officials: Dave Cronin, Bill Neketis, Rob Kruger                                                      Officials: Glenn Mayborg, Todd Von Sossan, Mike Ashurst
Attendance: 2,347                                                                                   Attendance: 465                                                                                       Attendance: 771
Score by Half                                                                                       Score by Half                                                                                         Score by Half
Northern Illinois ...............................24-28 52                                           Bowling Green ..................................33-33-7 73                                            Northern Illinois ...............................30-43 73
Buffalo .................................................27-36 63                                   Northern Illinois ...............................28-38-4 70                                           Ohio ......................................................39-41 80

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                                GAME 22                                                                            GAME 23                                                                                   GAME 24
                                 NIU: 72                                                                            NIU: 77                                                                                   NIU: 65
                               Miami: 84                                                                         Kent State: 84                                                                        Western Michigan: 77
                      February 9, 2011 • Millett Hall                                              February 12, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center                                                February 15, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center
                             Oxford, Ohio                                                                          DeKalb, Ill.                                                                              DeKalb, Ill.
  OXFORD, Ohio - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team fell                             DEKALB, Ill.- The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team made                           DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team tied
84-72 on Wednesday night at Miami (Ohio). The RedHawks led                                  a late charge against Kent State on Saturday afternoon, but ulti-                        Western Michigan in the second half, 39-39, but it was not
by six at the half and used a 14-0 run early in the second stanza                           mately came up just short, falling 84-77 at the NIU Convocation                          enough to overcome a 38-26 halftime deficit. With the 77-65 win,
to build a lead that was too much for the Huskies to overcome.                              Center. Senior guard Xavier Silas netted a game-high 34 points                           the Broncos improved to 14-10, 7-4 in Mid-American Conference
  Senior guard Xavier Silas scored a team-high 14 points for NIU;                           while senior guard Jeremy Landers added 12 and junior forward                            play, while the Huskies fell to 7-17, 3-9 in league action. Freshman
it was the first time in eight games Silas has been held below                              Tim Toler chipped in 10 points.                                                          forward Nate Rucker paced NIU with 11 points, marking his 10th
20 points. Senior guard Jeremy Landers scored 13 points and                                   Kent State (17-7, 8-2 MAC) shot 50 percent (27-of-54) from the                         double figure scoring output of the season.
grabbed a team-high six rebounds while junior forward Tyler                                 field in the contest. NIU was 42.9 percent (27-of-63) from the field                       Junior guard DeMarcus Grady added 10 points in nine minutes
Storm netted a season-high 10 points.                                                       but just 25.0 percent (5-of-20) from beyond the three-point line.                        of play off the bench.
  Miami shot 52.6 percent (30-of-57) for the contest and made                                 The Huskies committed just eight turnovers in the contest, two                           The Broncos shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) in the first half to help
10 three-pointers. NIU shot 44.3 percent (27-of-61) but just 31.6                           off of their season-low.                                                                 build their halftime advantage and although the Huskies shot
percent (6-of-19) from three.                                                                 Back-to-back baskets by Landers and junior forward Lee Fisher                          54.5 percent (12-of-22) in the second half, they were unable to
  A 14-2 run helped Miami build a 17-5 lead in the opening five-                            gave NIU (7-16, 3-8 MAC) a 7-4 lead in the early going, but Kent                         reduce the WMU lead to less than eight.
and-a-half minutes of the contest, the RedHawks started the                                 State answered with five-straight points to regain the advantage,                          Western Michigan out-rebounded Northern Illinois 46-32 in the
game 4-of-5 from beyond the three-point line. NIU answered                                  9-7, with 14:27 to play in the first half.                                               contest.
with seven-straight points by senior guard Michael Patton to trim                             The Golden Flashes pushed their lead to five, 16-11, until a pair                        The Broncos jumped out to an early 8-2 lead in the opening
the Miami advantage to 17-12 with just over 12 minutes to play                              of triples by Silas ignited a 13-2 Huskie run. Silas scored 11 points                    three minutes, but a 12-5 run gave NIU its first lead of the game,
in the first half.                                                                          during the burst for NIU and Landers added a pair of free throws                         16-15, with 8:46 left in the first half. Redshirt freshman forward
  Patton, staring for an injured Bryan Hall, finished with a season-                        as Northern Illinois took a 24-18 lead with just over eight minutes                      Antone Christian netted a pair of baskets during the run for the
high nine points.                                                                           to play before the intermission.                                                         Huskies and senior guard Jeremy Landers added a deep triple
  Silas added a basket and junior forward Tim Toler knocked                                   Kent State finished the first half on a 22-7 run to take a 42-33                       from the wing.
                                                                                            lead into the half. Silas led all scorers with 16 points in the open-                      Landers finished with eight points, including 2-of-2 from three-
down a triple from the corner to extend the NIU run to 12-0 and
                                                                                            ing stanza; Rodriquez Sherman had 15 points to lead the way for                          point range.
tie the contest, 17-17.
                                                                                            Kent State.                                                                                Tied at 18, the Broncos scored six-straight before the Huskies
  The Miami advantage was 31-30 when the RedHawks used a 6-0                                                                                                                         answered right back with the next six to tie the game again, 24-
                                                                                              Kent State scored six of the first eight points out of the break to
burst to push their lead to seven with 2:37 to play before the half,                                                                                                                 24.
                                                                                            increase its lead to 48-35.
Storm ended the Miami run with a triple from the top of the key.                                                                                                                       Western Michigan then closed the half on a 14-2 run to take a
                                                                                              NIU trimmed the Kent State advantage back to single-digits, 53-
  A triple by junior guard DeMarcus Grady and a pair of free                                44, on a layup by junior guard DeMarcus Grady, but the Golden                            38-26 lead into the intermission.
throws by junior forward Lee Fisher cut the Miami lead to one,                              Flashes answered with a 9-1 run to build the lead back to 17, 62-                          The Broncos scored the first two points of the second half to
39-38, with 51 seconds left, but the RedHawks made a pair of free                           45, with 13:23 to play in the second half.                                               take a 14-point advantage, but junior forward Lee Fisher an-
throws and hit a triple at the buzzer to take a 44-38 lead into the                           Northern Illinois continued to work its way back into the game.                        swered by converting an old-fashioned three-point play, spark-
half.                                                                                       Redshirt freshman guard Antone Christian made a pair from the                            ing a 9-3 burst for NIU that pulled the Huskies back within single-
  Allen Roberts led all scorers with 15 points for Miami at the in-                         charity stripe to start a 12-3 run for the Huskies. Silas made a pair                    digits, 43-35, with just under 14 minutes to play in the second
termission; Patton led NIU with nine points in the first half.                              of baskets during the burst and capped it with two from the free-                        half.
  After Silas netted the first basket of the second half, Miami used                        throw line as the Huskies cut the lead to 69-61 with 7:45 left.                            Still leading by eight with 10:43 remaining, Western Michigan
a 7-0 run to push its lead to double digits, 51-40, forcing a NIU                             Kent State maintained a lead of eight-or-more until a basket by                        went on a 16-6 run to push its lead to 18, the largest of the game,
timeout.                                                                                    Christian with 1:45 remaining brought the lead down to seven,                            with six minutes remaining.
  Following the timeout, the Miami run reached 14-0 until a layup                           79-72.                                                                                     Grady scored eight points in the next 90 seconds for NIU to help
by freshman forward Nate Rucker ended the run with 15 minutes                                 Christian finished with eight points and a career-high five as-                        the Huskies cut the Bronco advantage to 10, but that was as close
to play in the half and the RedHawks leading, 58-42.                                        sists for NIU.                                                                           as Northern Illinois would come in the second half.
  NIU was unable to cut into the Miami advantage until the final                              A layup by Silas then cut the Kent State advantage to a half-                            Mike Douglas led all scorers with 16 points and seven assists
three minutes when the Huskies scored the final seven points of                             dozen with 1:13 left, but that was as close as the Huskies would                         for Western Michigan. Ward added 15 points, Juwan Howard Jr.
the contest.                                                                                get as the Golden Flashes hung on for the victory.                                       netted 12 points off the bench and Whitfield posted a double-
  Roberts led five Miami players in double figures with 23. Ju-                               Sherman finished with a team-high 25 to lead the Golden                                double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
lian Mavunga scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high 11                                    Flashes. Justin Greene added 18 points and a game-high eight                             No. NIU                  FG 3FG              FT     O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN
rebounds.                                                                                   rebounds. Carlton Guyton chipped in 14 points and Randal Holt                            5     Toler, T.         2-4 1-2              2-2    1-6 7 2       7   0 1 1 0 26
No. NIU                  FG 3FG              FT     O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN       scored 10 points for Kent State.                                                         30 Fisher, L.           2-6 0-0              3-3    0-4 4 1       7   0 1 2 0 20
5     Toler, T.         2-6 2-4              0-0    0-4 4 0          6   1 0 0 0 23         No. NIU                 FG 3FG          FT   O-D TOT F           TP   A TO B S MIN       1     Hall, B.          2-3 0-0              0-0    1-2 3 0       4   1 1 0 1 15
12 Rucker, N.            4-7 0-0             1-2    1-1 2 4          9   0 2 0 1 24         5     Toler, T.         5-9 0-2         0-1  1-4 5 3             10   0 0 0 1 27         13 Silas, X.            3-11 0-3             1-4    1-2 3 5       7   1 2 0 1 25
4     Patton, M.         4-7 1-1             0-0    0-1 1 3          9   0 1 0 1 27         12 Rucker, N.           0-5 0-0         4-8  1-3 4 2              4   1 1 0 0 17         24 Landers, J.          3-6 2-2              0-0    0-2 2 4       8   0 1 0 0 22
13 Silas, X.            5-11 1-4             3-4    1-1 2 2         14   5 3 0 0 31         4     Patton, M.        1-5 0-2         1-1  0-1 1 4              3   0 0 1 0 26         2     Grady, D.          3-5 1-2             3-3     0-2 2 0     10   2 2 0 0   9
24 Landers, J.          5-12 0-2             3-5    1-5 6 2         13   4 2 9 1 27         13 Silas, X.           11-20 5-10       7-8  0-6 6 4             34   1 2 0 1 35         3     Christian, A.     2-7 0-3              2-2    1-0 1 2       6   0 0 0 0 27
2     Grady, D.          2-4 1-2             2-2     1-0 1 1         7   1 1 0 0 14         24 Landers, J.          4-9 0-2         4-5  0-3 3 5             12   2 2 1 0 26         4     Patton, M.        0-3 0-1              2-2    0-2 2 2       2   4 1 0 1 19
3     Christian, A.     1-5 0-3              0-0    1-0 1 1          2   2 1 0 2 19         2     Grady, D.         1-4 0-1         0-0  1-1 2 0              2   1 0 0 0 13         12 Rucker, N.           4-6 0-0              3-9    1-2 3 2      11   2 0 1 0 23
30 Fisher, L.            0-2 0-0             2-2    2-2 4 1          2   0 1 1 2 13         3     Christian, A.     3-7 0-3         2-2  3-3 6 2              8   5 0 0 1 30         25 Nixon, T.            1-2 1-2              0-0    0-2 2 3       3   0 2 0 0 12
44 Storm, T.            4-7 1-3              1-1    0-4 4 3         10   0 0 0 0 22         25 Nixon, T.            0-0 0-0         0-0  0-0 0 1              0   0 0 0 0   1        44 Storm, T.            0-0 0-0              0-0    0-0 0 0       0   0 0 0 0   2
TEAM                                                1-1 2                                   30 Fisher, L.           2-4 0-0         0-0  2-4 6 2              4   1 1 0 0 20         TEAM                                                3-0 3
TOTALS                 27-61 6-19          12-16    8-19 27 17      72 13   11 1    7 200   44 Storm, T.            0-0 0-0         0-0  0-0 0 0              0   0 2 0 0   5        TOTALS                 22-53 5-15           16-25   8-24 32 21   65 10   11 4    3 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-28 .464                 2nd:     14-33 .424      Game:   27-61   .443    TEAM                                         3-1 4                                       TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-31 .323                  2nd:    12-22 .545   Game:   22-53   .415
3-PT FG%:        1st: 5-9    .556          2nd:     1-10 .100       Game:   6-19    .316    TOTALS                 27-63 5-20     18-25 11-26 37 23          77 11   8 2     3 200   3-PT FG%:        1st: 1-6   .167            2nd:    4-9   .444   Game:   5-15    .333
FT%:             1st: 7-11 .636            2nd:     5-5   1.00      Game:   12-16   .750    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 12-29 .414            2nd: 15-34 .441            Game:   27-63   .429    FT%:             1st: 5-7   .714            2nd:    11-18 .611   Game:   16-25   .640
                                                                                            3-PT FG%:        1st: 3-10 .300       2nd: 2-10 .200             Game:   5-20    .250
No. Miami                FG 3FG FT                  O-D TOT F       TP   A TO B S MIN       FT%:             1st: 6-9   .667      2nd: 12-16 .750            Game:   18-25   .720    No. Western Mich. FG 3FG                     FT    O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN
4     Mavunga, J.        6-9 1-1 4-6                1-11 12 2       17   1 6 0 0 32                                                                                                  11 Hutcheson, N.       2-6 0-1               0-0   2-1 3 5        4   0 0 1 0 23
20 Winbush, N.          5-11 2-5 2-3                 3-4 7 2        14   1 2 0 0 33         No. Kent State           FG 3FG        FT     O-D TOT F          TP   A TO B S MIN       33 Whitfield, F.       5-6 0-0               1-3   4-6 10 1      11   1 5 0 0 22
3     Roberts, A.       8-11 3-4 4-4                1-3 4 4         23   2 1 0 1 26         34 Greene, J.            4-9 0-0      10-13    1-7 8 3           18   2 2 1 0 33         40 Stainbrook, M.      4-9 0-0               1-2   2-3 5 3        9   2 2 2 0 33
15 Williams, O.         6-13 1-4 0-0                1-3 4 2         13   0 1 0 1 30         33 Manns, J.             3-3 0-0       0-0    3-4 7 4             6   0 0 3 0 17         1     Ward, D.        5-17 2-7               3-4   0-3 3 3       15   3 1 0 1 32
24 McHenry, C.           4-6 3-4 1-2                0-4 4 0         12   3 2 0 1 38         2     Porrini, M.       2-4 0-1        2-4    0-3 3 4             6   4 3 0 1 26         5     Douglas, M.     5-9 2-3                4-6   0-6 6 2       16   7 2 0 2 35
1     Sewell, J.         1-3 0-0 2-2                1-1 2 3          4   1 0 0 0 18         4     Holt, R.           4-7 1-4       1-2     0-5 5 3           10   2 1 1 0 28         2     Howard Jr., J.  5-12 1-3               1-1   3-6 9 3       12   1 2 1 1 24
11 Mock, S.              0-1 0-1 0-0                 0-0 0 0         0   0 0 0 0   3        32 Sherman, R.          8-13 3-6       6-8    0-3 3 2            25   2 0 0 3 33         10 Pokley, B.          0-0 0-0               0-0   1-0 1 2        0   0 0 0 0   4
25 Harris, J.           0-3 0-3 1-1                 1-0 1 1          1   0 0 0 1 10         1     Gaines, E.         1-2 0-0       0-0     1-2 3 1            2   0 0 0 1 16         15 Wolf, A.           1-2 1-2                4-4   0-1 1 2        7   0 1 0 1 19
40 Thomas, A.            0-0 0-0 0-0                0-1 1 1          0   0 1 0 0   2        11 Guyton, C.           4-13 2-5       4-6     0-4 4 1           14   3 3 0 0 33         30 Dean, C.           1-1 0-0                1-1   1-2 3 3        3   0 0 0 0   5
50 McGhee, D.            0-0 0-0 0-0                0-0 0 1          0   0 1 0 0   3        13 Henniger, M.          1-3 0-0       1-1     2-1 3 2            3   0 1 0 0 12         42 Loney, D.           0-0 0-0               0-0   0-1 1 1        0   0 0 0 0   3
55 Legarza, V.           0-0 0-0 0-0                0-0 0 1          0   0 2 0 0   5        21 Johnson, R.           0-0 0-0       0-0     0-0 0 0            0   0 0 0 0   2        TEAM                                               2-2 4
TEAM                                                1-2 3                                   TEAM                                          0-1 1                                      TOTALS               28-62 6-16             15-21 15-31 46 25    77 14   13 4    5 200
TOTALS                 30-57 10-22 14-18            8-29 37 17      84 8    16 0    4 200   TOTALS                 27-54 6-16     24-34   7-30 37 20         84 13   10 5    5 200   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 16-28 .571                  2nd: 12-34 .353      Game:   28-62   .452
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 15-26 .577 2nd:                     15-31 .484      Game:   30-57   .526    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 16-30 .533            2nd:    11-24 .458         Game:   27-54   .500    3-PT FG%:      1st: 4-8   .500              2nd: 2-8     .250    Game:   6-16    .375
3-PT FG%:        1st: 7-11 .636 2nd:                3-11 .273       Game:   10-22   .455    3-PT FG%:        1st: 5-11 .455       2nd:    1-5   .200         Game:   6-16    .375    FT%:           1st: 2-5   .400              2nd: 13-16 .813      Game:   15-21   .714
FT%:             1st: 7-9    .778 2nd:              7-9   .778      Game:   14-18   .778    FT%:             1st: 5-7   .714      2nd:    19-27 .704         Game:   24-34   .706
                                                                                                                                                                                     Technical Fouls: none
Technical Fouls: none                                                                       Technical Fouls: none                                                                    Officials: Bo Boroski, Jim Haney, Craig Griffith
Officials: Chris Beaver, Bret Wegenke, John La Rocca                                        Officials: Tood Von Sossan, Kevin Ferguson, Dave Cronin                                  Attendance: 557
Attendance: 1,652                                                                           Attendance: 2,169                                                                        Score by Half
Score by Half                                                                               Score by Half                                                                            Western Michigan ...........................38-39 77
Northern Illinois ...............................38-34 72                                   Kent State ...........................................42-42 84                           Northern Illinois ...............................26-39 65
Miami ...................................................44-40 84                           Northern Illinois ...............................33-44 77


NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
  2010-11: BOX SCORES
                         GAME 25                                                                                   GAME 26                                                                                     GAME 27
                          NIU: 48                                                                                   NIU: 58                                                                                     NIU: 75
                        Seattle: 60                                                                           Central Michigan: 64                                                                      Toledo: 70 (overtime)
        February 19, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center                                                 February 23, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center                                                      February 26, 2011 • Savage Arena
                        DeKalb, Ill.                                                                               DeKalb, Ill.                                                                              Toledo, Ohio
  DEKALB, Ill.- The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team held its                          DEKALB, Ill.- The Northern Illinois men’s basketball fell, 64-58, to                 TOLEDO, Ohio – Junior forward Tyler Storm forced overtime on
opponents to a 30.9-percent shooting effort, with just a 11.0-per-                          Central Michigan on Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation                           a tip-in with 10 seconds left in regulation and the Northern Il-
cent mark from behind the arc, but the Huskie defense could not                             Center. NIU held a 34-33 halftime lead in a game that featured 10                    linois men’s basketball team went on to win 75-70 in the extra
stifle Seattle as NIU fell 60-48 to the Redhawks on Saturday after-                         ties and 17 lead changes, but Central Michigan scored the final                      session on Saturday night at Toledo. Junior forward Tim Toler led
noon at the NIU Convocation Center.                                                         11 points of the contest to earn the road win.                                       NIU with 19 points, senior forward Jeremy Landers added 14 and
  Senior guard Michael Patton led NIU with a season-best 15                                   Redshirt freshman guard Antone Christian scored a team-high                        junior guard DeMarcus Grady chipped in 11 points in the victory.
points on 7-of-9 shooting. Redshirt freshman guard Antone                                   11 to lead the Huskies, senior guard Xavier Silas and freshman                         With the Rockets in front, 64-63, Zack Leahy split a pair of free
Christian added 12 points and a career-high seven rebounds.                                 forward Nate Rucker each added 10 points. Silas played just 24                       throws for Toledo with 18 seconds to play in regulation. NIU raced
  Northern Illinois shot 53.6 percent (15-of-28) from the floor in                          minutes before leaving with an ankle injury.                                         to the other end and Storm scored off an offensive rebound to tie
the second half while holding Seattle to just four field goals af-                            Central Michigan shot 47.1 percent (8-of-17) from behind the                       the score with 10 seconds left. With no timeouts left, Toledo came
ter the intermission (4-of-18), but was unable to overcome the                              three-point arc while holding NIU to just 33.3 percent (4-of-12).                    down the floor and attempted a corner triple, but the shot came
halftime deficit.                                                                             A basket by Silas and a trifecta from the wing by junior forward                   up short and the contest headed to overtime.
  An 8-0 run early in the contest gave Seattle a 10-2 lead less than                        Tim Toler gave NIU an 11-7 advantage five minutes into the con-                        Redshirt freshman guard Antone Christian scored the first five
four minutes in. The Huskies started 1-of-9 from the field.                                 test before a 7-2 burst from Central Michigan gave the lead back                     of the extra session for NIU, sandwiched around a Toledo triple,
  The Redhawks lead grew to 17-4 with 11 minutes left in the first                          to the Chippewas, 14-13.                                                             giving the Huskies a two-point lead, 69-67, the Huskies never
half. A layup by freshman forward Nate Rucker cut into the Seat-                              The lead continued to swing back-and-forth as the Huskies and                      trailed in the overtime.
tle advantage before the Redhawks went on another run. Seattle                              Chippewas traded baskets. Jalin Thomas made three consecutive                          Northern Illinois used an 8-2 run to take a four-point lead early
took a 33-12 lead into the intermission.                                                    triples for Central Michigan to carry the Chippewas offensively                      in the contest. Toler scored six of the eight for the Huskies.
  Alex Jones had nine points at the break to lead all scorers for                           while Toler made a trio of buckets for NIU as the contest was tied,                    The Rockets answered with a 7-3 burst to tie the game, 11-11,
the Redhawks. The Huskies shot just 13.8 percent (4-of-29) from                             25-25, with 5:47 left in the first half.                                             before Toler knocked down another triple to give the Huskies a
the field in the opening 20 minutes, including 0-of-10 from be-                               NIU used an 11-3 run to take a six-point advantage, 34-28, with                    three-point edge with 11:20 to play in the first half.
                                                                                            1:34 left before the intermission, but Central Michigan scored the                     Toler’s third triple of the half started another 8-2 run for the Hus-
hind the three-point arc. Seattle shot 35.1 percent (13-of-37) in
                                                                                            final five points of the half to cut the Huskies lead to one, 34-33,                 kies, Grady made a layup and freshman guard Aksel Bolin con-
the first half. Seattle outscored Northern Illinois 20-4 in the paint.
                                                                                            at the break.                                                                        nected on a triple from the corner to push the NIU lead to seven,
  Senior guard Xavier Silas and junior forward Lee Fisher made                                Thomas led all scorers with 20 points in the first half for CMU; he                22-15, with 7:35 left before the half, forcing a Toledo timeout.
the first two baskets of the second stanza to spark the Huskies                             was 6-of-7 beyond the three-point arc. Toler led Northern Illinois                     Toledo pull back within three until Grady made a pair of free
out of the locker room. Three consecutive baskets by Patton cut                             with nine points. The Huskies had 10 assists on 13 first half field                  throws with four seconds left in the half to give NIU a 32-27 lead
the Seattle advantage to 39-24 with 12:55 to play in the second                             goals and shot 65.0 percent (13-of-20) in the while the Chippe-                      at the intermission.
half.                                                                                       was shot 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from the floor.                                       A 10-3 run gave Toledo its first lead of the second half, 37-36,
  Following a timeout, Fisher connected on a jumper from the                                  The NIU lead reached four early in the second half until six-                      but NIU answered on the next possession with a put-back by ju-
free-throw line to push the NIU run to 8-0 and cut the Seattle                              straight points by Trey Zeigler gave Central Michigan a 40-38 lead                   nior forward Cameron Madlock to give the lead back to the Hus-
lead to 13.                                                                                 with 15:27 to play.                                                                  kies with 14:26 to play.
  A triple by Christian started a 12-2 burst for NIU that cut the                             The Huskies and Chippewas traded baskets for the next eight                          Six-straight points helped give Toledo a four-point lead, 46-
Seattle advantage to 52-41. Patton and junior forward Cameron                               minutes and found themselves tied for the ninth time, 52-52,                         42, midway through the second half. Following a timeout, NIU
Madlock made field goals during the spurt for the Huskies and                               with 7:30 left before the Huskies used a 6-1 run to take a 58-53                     scored five-straight, all at the free-throw line, to regain the ad-
Christian capped the run with a layup to bring NIU within 11 with                           lead with five minutes remaining, forcing a Central Michigan                         vantage, 47-46.
3:15 to play, but that is as close as the comeback would get.                               timeout.                                                                               The Rockets responded with eight of the next nine points to
  Seattle went 25-of-31 from the free-throw line in the contest                               Following the timeout, Finis Craddock hit a three for Central                      lead by six, 54-48, but the Huskies answered right back with a
while Northern Illinois went 7-of-9 from the charity stripe.                                Michigan and Thomas made a layup to tie the game, 58-58, with                        basket from Landers and a triple by Storm from the wing to cut
  Cervante Burrell led Seattle with 17 points. Jones and Aaron                              3:17 to play. Derek Jackson then made a pair of free throws with                     the Toledo lead to just one, 54-53, with four minutes to play.
Broussard each added 12 points for the Redhawks.                                            1:39 remaining to give Central Michigan a two-point lead. NIU                          A triple by Shunnar increased the Toledo lead to four, but Grady
                                                                                            was held scoreless for the final five minutes.                                       answered with a triple from the corner and, after a defensive
No. NIU                  FG 3FG FT O-D TOT F                        TP   A TO B S MIN         Thomas finished with a game-high 29 points, including seven                        stop, freshman forward Nate Rucker scored in the paint to put
12 Rucker, N.            2-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 4                         4   0 1 0 2 15         three-pointers, for the Chippewas. Trey Zeigler added 19 points.                     NIU up 61-60.
30 Fisher, L.            3-3 0-0 0-0 2-3 5 2                         6   0 4 0 0 20                                                                                                After three more points from Shunnar and a free throw by Chris-
2     Grady, D.          0-4 0-1 2-2 1-2 3 3                         2   1 3 0 0 16         No. NIU                  FG 3FG        FT     O-D TOT F TP A TO B           S MIN    tian, Toledo led 63-62, setting up the final moments of regulation
13 Silas, X.             2-9 0-1 2-2 1-4 5 2                         6   0 4 0 0 21         5     Toler, T.         4-6 1-2        0-0    0-6 6 2 9 4 2 0               0 37     with Leahy at the free-throw line.
24 Landers, J.           0-4 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 2                         0   1 2 0 1 18         12 Rucker, N.           3-4 0-0        4-7    1-0 1 5 10 0 1 0              0 17
3     Christian, A.     4-12 2-5 2-2 3-4 7 3                        12   2 5 1 1 24         2     Grady, D.          1-5 1-3       2-3     0-6 6 0 5 3 2 0              0 24     No. NIU                    FG 3FG FT O-D                    TOT       F   TP   A TO B S MIN
4     Patton, M.         7-9 1-23 0-0 0-1 1 2                       15   2 0 0 0 27         3     Christian, A.     3-8 1-3        4-4    0-2 2 3 11 0 2 1              1 30     5     Toler, T.           7-15 4-7 1-1 3-4                    7       4   19   0 3 0 0 32
23 Madlock, C.           1-2 0-0 0-0 2-4 6 1                         2   0 0 2 0 12         13 Silas, X.            5-11 0-1       0-0     1-3 4 2 10 3 4 0             3 24     12 Rucker, N.             1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1                     1       5    2   0 0 0 0 13
25 Nixon, T.             0-5 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 2                         0   1 0 2 1 15         4     Patton, M.        0-1 0-0        0-2    0-3 3 1 0 1 2 0               0 16     3     Christian, A.       3-7 1-3 1-4 5-4                     9       3    8   1 2 0 0 24
32 Bolin, A.            0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3                          0   0 1 1 3 16         23 Madlock, C.          0-0 0-0        0-0    0-0 0 2 0 0 1 0               0  4     4     Patton, M.           1-7 0-4 0-0 0-3                    3       3    2   6 1 0 4 33
44 Storm, T.             0-6 0-3 1-2 1-2 3 1                         1   2 1 0 0 16         24 Landers, J.          0-0 0-0        0-0    0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0               0  5     24 Landers, J.            4-10 0-0 6-8 1-4                    5       4   14   5 2 1 1 40
TEAM                                   2-2 4                                                25 Nixon, T.            4-7 1-3        0-0    0-2 2 5 9 0 2 0               0 30     2     Grady, D.            4-7 1-2 2-5 3-1                    4       0   11   0 1 0 0 13
TOTALS                 19-57 3-17 7-9 12-25 37 25                   48 9    21 6    8 200   32 Bolin, A.            0-1 0-0        4-4    2-1 3 2 4 1 1 0               0 13     23 Madlock, C.             1-2 0-0 0-0 1-3                    4       1    2   0 0 0 0 18
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 4-29 .138 2nd: 15-28 .536                           Game:   19-57   .333    TEAM                                          2-1 3                                  25 Nixon, T.              1-5 1-3 6-8 1-0                     1       1    9   0 0 0 0 19
3-PT FG%:        1st: 0-10 .000 2nd: 3-7     .429                   Game:   3-17    .176    TOTALS                 20-43 4-12     14-20   6-24 30 22 58 12 18 1         4 200    32 Bolin, A.              1-3 1-3 0-0 2-6                     8       2    3   1 1 0 0 15
FT%:             1st: 4-5    .800 2nd: 3-4   .750                   Game:   7-9     .778    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-20 .650            2nd:    7-23 .304 Game: 20-43         .465     44 Storm, T.              2-6 1-2 0-0 1-2                     3       1    5   1 3 0 1 18
                                                                                            3-PT FG%:        1st: 2-3   .667      2nd:    2-9   .222 Game: 4-12         .333     TEAM                                       1-1                2
No. Seattle               FG 3FG               FT O-D TOT F         TP   A TO B S MIN       FT%:             1st: 6-7   .857      2nd:    8-13 .615 Game: 14-20         .700     TOTALS                   25-63 9-24 16-26 18-29              47    24     75 14 14 1 6        225
2     Broussard, A.      3-12 0-2              6-6 2-7 9 2          12   0 3 1 3 32                                                                                              TOTAL FG%:      1st: 12-30 .400 2nd: 9-25 .360               OT:   4-8     .500 Game: 25-63   .397
33 Gilmore, G.            2-4 0-0              2-2 1-4 5 5           6   0 1 1 0 24         No. Central Mich.         FG 3FG       FT     O-D TOT F     TP   A TO B S MIN        3-PT FG%:       1st: 5-14 .357 2nd: 3-9     .333             OT:   1-1     1.00 Game: 9-24    .375
52 Jones, A.              4-9 0-0              4-6 3-5 8 2          12   0 4 0 0 26         10 Coimbra, A.            0-0 0-0      0-2     0-0 0 1       0   0 2 0 1 17          FT%:            1st: 3-4 .750 2nd: 11-18 .611                OT:   2-4     .500 Game: 16-26   .615
1     Lever, G.           1-1 0-0              0-0 0-1 1 4           2   1 2 0 1 31         31 Thomas, J.            9-17 7-13     4-6    1-5 6 3       29   0 1 0 1 35
10 Carter, S.            2-13 1-5              4-5 2-2 4 2           9   2 2 0 1 30         0     Zeigler, T.        6-14 0-1      7-9    1-4 5 3       19   5 2 2 3 36          No. Toledo                FG 3FG FT O-D                     TOT       F   TP   A TO B S MIN
5     Burrell, C.        5-13 0-0             7-10 3-4 7 0          17   3 5 0 2 31         13 Morris, J.            0-0 0-0       0-0    0-0 0 2        0   2 1 0 2 16          4     Humes, H.          1-1 0-0 1-2 1-2                      3       5    3   0 0 0 0 29
15 Rasmussen, C.          0-3 0-2              2-2 0-1 1 0           2   0 0 0 0 22         23 Jackson, D.            1-7 0-2      3-4    0-5 5 2        5   2 3 0 3 34          12 Wright, A.            2-11 0-4 8-8 3-5                     8       1   12   3 0 0 0 38
25 Durham, B.            0-0 0-0               0-0 0-0 0 2           0   0 0 0 0   4        5     Craddock, F.        2-4 1-1      2-2     0-0 0 1       7   1 0 0 0 17          2     Dear, D.           4-8 0-0 2-3 4-7                     11       2   10   0 1 0 1 36
TEAM                                                 3-3 6                                  11 Paramore, P.           0-0 0-0      0-0     0-0 0 0       0   0 1 0 0   2         22 Shunnar, J.           3-7 2-4 4-5 0-0                      0       4   12   0 1 0 2 40
TOTALS                  17-55 1-9             25-31 14-27 41 17     60 6    17 2    7 200   24 Weary, A.              0-2 0-0      2-2    1-2 3 3        2   0 1 0 0 16          23 Griffin, M.          6-16 2-6 3-5 0-4                      4       1   17   7 5 1 3 36
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 13-37 .351                    2nd: 4-18 .222        Game:   17-55   .309    33 Voss, C.              0-1 0-0       0-0    0-1 1 1        0   0 0 0 0 11          1     Anyijong, J.       2-10 0-7 3-4 2-5                     7       3    7   2 1 1 1 29
3-PT FG%:         1st: 1-6    .167            2nd: 0-3     .000     Game:   1-9     .111    34 McClure, W.            0-0 0-0      2-4    1-2 3 4        2   0 0 1 2 15          10 Leahy, Z.             2-5 2-3 3-4 0-2                      2       5    9   1 1 0 0 15
FT%:              1st: 6-8   .750             2nd: 19-23 .826       Game:   25-31   .806    35 Harden, J.             0-0 0-0      0-0     0-0 0 1       0   0 0 0 0   1         55 Wonnell, R.           0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0                      1       0    0   0 0 0 0   2
                                                                                            TEAM                                          2-2 4                                  TEAM                                      1-1                 2
Technical Fouls: none                                                                       TOTALS                  18-45 8-17    20-29   6-21 27 21    64 10   11 3    12 200   TOTALS                  20-58 6-24 24-31 12-26               38    21     70 13 9 2 7         225
Officials: Greg Nixon, Mark Cook, Ken McDougall                                             TOTAL FG%: 1st: 10-21 .476            2nd:    8-24 .333     Game:   18-45    .400    TOTAL FG%:     1st: 7-25 .280 2nd: 12-26 .462                OT:   1-7     .143 Game: 20-58   .345
Attendance: 1,182                                                                           3-PT FG%:         1st: 6-8    .750    2nd:    2-9   .222    Game:   8-17     .471    3-PT FG%:      1st: 1-9 .111 2nd: 4-11 .364                  OT:   1-4     .250 Game: 6-24    .250
Score by Half                                                                               FT%:              1st: 7-8    .875    2nd:    13-21 .619    Game:   20-29    .690    FT%:           1st: 12-13 .923 2nd: 9-12 .750                OT:   3-6     .500 Game: 24-31   .774
Seattle..................................................33-27 60
Northern Illinois ...............................12-36 48                                   Technical Fouls: none                                                                Technical Fouls: none
                                                                                            Officials: Eric Curry, Glenn Mayborg, John Yorkovich                                 Officials: Glenn Mayborg, Tim Stewart, Frank Spencer
                                                                                            Attendance: 692                                                                      Attendance: 4,747
                                                                                            Score by Half                                                                        Score by Half
                                                                                            Central Michigan .............................33-31 64                               Northern Illinois ...............................32-32-11 75
                                                                                            Northern Illinois ...............................34-24 58                            Toledo ..................................................27-37-6 70


                                                                                                                                                                                         NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
 2010-11: BOX SCORES
                          GAME 28                                                                                GAME 29                                                                    GAME 30 (MAC TOURNAMENT)
                           NIU: 66                                                                                 NIU: 57                                                                              NIU: 54
                    Eastern Michigan: 49                                                                        Ball State: 67                                                                    Bowling Green: 74
           March 2, 2011 • NIU Convocation Center                                                      March 5, 2011 • Worthen Arena                                                        March 8, 2011 • Anderson Arena
                         DeKalb, Ill.                                                                           Muncie, Ind.                                                                     Bowling Green, Ohio
  DEKALB, Ill. - Senior guard Jeremy Landers tied a career-high                         MUNCIE, Ind. - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team fell                       BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Northern Illinois men’s basketball
with 17 points to push Northern Illinois to a 66-49 Senior Night                      67-57 in its regular season finale at Ball State on Saturday after-                   team fell, 74-54, at Bowling Green on Tuesday night in the first
home win over Eastern Michigan Wednesday night at the NIU                             noon. The Huskies fell behind by 10 in the opening four minutes                       round of the FirstEnergy Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Convocation Center. Redshirt freshman guard Antone Christian                          of the contest and, although they played the Cardinals even the                       The Huskies trailed by just two at halftime but the Falcons shot
scored 13 and junior forward Tim Toler added 12 points.                               remainder of the game, were unable to overcome the early defi-                        56.7 percent (17-of-30) in the second half to extend their lead.
  NIU held the Eagles to just 26.9 percent (14-of-52) shooting,                       cit.                                                                                    Junior forward Tim Toler led NIU with 13 points and eight re-
marking the fourth-straight game the Huskie defense has held                            Junior forward Tim Toler led NIU with 17 points and 10 re-                          bounds, freshman forward Nate Rucker added 10 points. Senior
an opponent to 40 percent shooting or lower.                                          bounds, his second double-double of the season. Sophomore                             guards Jeremy Landers and Michael Patton each had nine points
  The Huskies shot 45.5 percent (20-of-44) and did not make a                         guard Tony Nixon added a season-high-tying 11 points off the                          and four rebounds in their final game in a Northern Illinois uni-
triple for the first time this season.                                                bench.                                                                                form.
  NIU jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in the opening five minutes                       Ball State raced out to an early 11-1 lead in the first four minutes                  The Huskies and Falcons traded baskets in the early going, Tol-
of the contest, Toler scored six of the eight for the Huskies. Defen-                 of the contest. The Cardinals made five of their first six shots to                   er and Patton fueled the NIU offense early on as both knocked
sively, Northern Illinois held Eastern Michigan to 0-of-8 from the                    open the game while holding NIU without a field goal in its first                     down a shot from inside and a shot from outside the three-point
field to begin the game.                                                              three attempts until redshirt freshman guard Antone Christian                         arc.
  After the Eagles responded with five-straight points, the Hus-                      slowed the Cardinal run with a triple to cut the lead to seven,                         Redshirt freshman forward Antone Christian hit a trifecta from
kies used a 10-0 run to push the lead to 18-5 with nine minutes                       11-4.                                                                                 the wing to give NIU a 15-13 lead with 14 minutes to play in the
remaining in the first half. Landers scored six points during the                       Following the Christian triple, Ball State went on a 9-0 burst un-                  half, but Bowling Green answered with nine-straight to take a
second NIU run.                                                                       til a basket by freshman forward Nate Rucker ended the Ball State                     22-15 advantage. The Huskies trimmed the lead back to three,
  Eastern Michigan trimmed the lead back to eight, 22-14, but                         run with the Cardinals leading 20-6 with just under nine minutes                      22-19, with a layup from Rucker and a floater by Toler with just
NIU scored the final six points of the half to take a 28-14 lead into                 remaining before halftime.                                                            over eight minutes left before the break.
the intermission.                                                                       Toler started to ignite the Huskie offense with nine-straight                         Trailing by a half-dozen, Landers started a 7-0 run for NIU with
                                                                                      points as NIU went on a 9-2 run to cut the Ball State lead to 31-15.                  a pull-up jumper. Christian added a three from the corner and
  Toler led a balanced attack for the Huskies with eight points
                                                                                        The Huskies trimmed the Cardinal lead to 13, 34-21, as senior                       Toler capped the run with a layup to put the Huskies ahead, 32-
in the opening 20 minutes, Christian added seven and Landers
                                                                                      guard Michael Patton and Christian connected on back-to-back                          31, with less than a minute to play. On the final possession of the
chipped in six points. Brandon Bowdry led EMU with five points                                                                                                              half, Dee Brown buried a three-pointer from the corner for Bowl-
                                                                                      triples, forcing a Ball State timeout.
at the break.                                                                                                                                                               ing Green to give the Falcons a 34-32 lead at the intermission.
                                                                                        Ball State’s Juwan Scaife made the final basket of the first half as
  The NIU lead reached 15 early in the second stanza before East-                                                                                                             Bowling Green raced out to the first seven points after the inter-
                                                                                      the Cardinals took a 38-23 lead into halftime. Jesse Berry led all
ern Michigan cut the Huskie advantage back to 10, 40-30, with 11                      scorers with 11 points in the opening 20 minutes; Toler had nine                      mission, pushing its lead to 41-32, forcing an NIU timeout.
minutes to play in the second half.                                                   to lead Northern Illinois in the first stanza.                                          A basket by Toler trimmed the Bowling Green lead back to sev-
  Neither team made a field goal for the next six minutes as both                       A triple by Patton and a layup by Storm cut the Ball State lead                     en, but the Falcons used a 7-2 spurt to push their advantage to a
teams earned numerous trips to the foul line, NIU went 8-of-10                        to a dozen early in the second half, the Cardinals answered with                      dozen, 50-38, with 12:33 remaining.
from the free-throw line during the stretch and Eastern Michigan                      an 8-0 run until Nixon ended the Ball State burst with a trifecta                       The Huskies continued to struggle offensively and the Falcons
was 4-of-6 at the charity stripe during that time as the Huskies ex-                  with 15:13 to play in the second half and Ball State leading 48-31.                   slowly continued to increase their advantage as the lead grew to
tended their lead to 48-34 with just over five minutes remaining.                       Northern Illinois cut the lead back to 15 on a couple of occa-                      more than 20, 64-43, until freshman guard Aksel Bolin connected
  Bowdry made a field goal to end the drought and trim the lead                       sions, but Ball State had an answer, pushing the lead back to 20                      on a three from the corner with six minutes left.
back to a dozen, but NIU quickly responded with a 7-0 run. Fresh-                     with 4:48 remaining.                                                                    As they had all season, the Huskies continued to play hard but
man forward Nate Rucker ignited the run with a layup, Landers                           The Huskies refused to quit, outscoring Ball State 15-5 in the                      were unable to come up with a run late in the game to threaten
followed with an old-fashioned three-point play before senior                         final five minutes to create the final 10-point margin. Nixon had                     the Falcons.
guard Michael Patton added a jumper to give the Huskies a 55-                         nine of his 11 points in the second half, Patton and Storm each                         Calhoun finished with a game-high 25 points. Scott Thomas
36 lead with just over four minutes remaining.                                        had six in the second 20 minutes as NIU outscored Ball State 34-                      chipped in 12 points and a game-high nine assists and Brown
  NIU made 11 of its 12 free throw attempts in the final four min-                    29 after the intermission.                                                            also reached double figures for the Falcons with 10 points.
utes to claim its second-straight win.                                                  Berry led Ball State with 17 points; Scaife added 16 points and
  Bowdry finished with a team-high 17 points for Eastern Michi-                       Jarrod Jones chipped in 14 for the Cardinals.                                         No. NIU                  FG 3FG FT O-D TOT F TP A TO B                      S MIN
gan; Antonio Green also scored 15 points for the Eagles.                                                                                                                    5     Toler, T.         6-15 1-5 0-0 0-8 8 1 13 1 1 1                       1 29
No. NIU                  FG 3FG          FT     O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN        No. NIU                  FG    3FG      FT      O-D TOT F    TP   A TO B S MIN        12 Rucker, N.           3-5 0-0 4-5 3-3 6 2 10 1 1 0                        0 19
3     Christian, A.     3-7 0-3          7-8    0-4 4 0      13   0 1 0 2 31          5     Toler, T.         7-16   1-4      2-2     4-6 10 2     17   3 2 1 0 34          3     Christian, A.     2-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 6 1 2 1                         0 23
4     Patton, M.        1-5 0-2          4-6    0-3 3 1       6   1 4 0 0 30          12 Rucker, N.            1-2   0-0      1-5     0-1 1 0       3   1 0 0 1 11          4     Patton, M.         4-5 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 9 4 3 0                        0 31
5     Toler, T.         5-9 0-1          2-2    0-6 6 0      12   0 3 1 1 34          3     Christian, A.     2-9    2-5      1-2     0-3 3 2       7   3 3 0 1 31          24 Landers, J.           4-9 0-3 1-2 1-3 4 1 9 4 3 0                        3 28
12 Rucker, N.            2-2 0-0         2-3     0-1 1 4      6   1 3 0 0 12          4     Patton, M.         3-7   3-5      0-0     0-0 0 3       9   2 2 0 0 23          2     Grady, D.          0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0                        0  9
24 Landers, J.          6-10 0-0         5-6    1-5 6 5      17   2 2 3 2 28          24 Landers, J.           0-2   0-0      0-0     0-5 5 5       0   2 2 0 0 23          23 Madlock, C.           1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 1 1                        1 10
2     Grady, D.          0-2 0-0         0-0     0-0 0 1      0   0 3 0 1 12          1     Hall, B.           0-0   0-0      0-1     0-0 0 0       0   0 0 0 0   5         25 Nixon, T.            1-5 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 2 1 0 0                         0 16
23 Madlock, C.          0-1 0-0          0-0    0-2 2 4       0   0 0 0 0   7         2     Grady, D.          1-3   0-1      0-0     0-3 3 0       2   0 0 0 0 12          30 Fisher, L.            0-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 2 1 0 1 1 0                        0 11
25 Nixon, T.            1-3 0-0          1-2    1-6 7 1       3   0 0 0 0 17          23 Madlock, C.           1-2   0-0      0-0     1-2 3 5       2   0 0 0 0 11          32 Bolin, A.            1-2 1-1 0-0 1-1 2 0 3 0 1 0                         0 12
32 Bolin, A.            0-1 0-1          2-2    0-2 2 0       2   0 0 0 1   8         25 Nixon, T.             4-7   1-3      2-5     2-1 3 1      11   1 2 0 0 20          44 Storm, T.            0-3 0-1 0-0 1-2 3 1 0 0 4 0                         0 12
44 Storm, T.            2-4 0-0          3-4    2-4 6 4       7   0 4 1 1 21          32 Bolin, A.            0-0    0-0      0-0     0-0 0 0       0   1 1 0 0   6         TEAM                                  1-2 2
TEAM                                            2-5 7                                 44 Storm, T.            3-7    0-2      0-0     3-4 7 4       6   4 4 0 0 24          TOTALS                 22-53 5-16 5-7 8-25 33 9 54 14 17 3                  5 200
TOTALS                 20-44 0-7        26-33   6-38 44 20   66 4    20 5    8 200    TEAM                                            6-4 10                                TOTAL FG%: 1st: 14-28 .500 2nd: 8-25 .320 Game: 22-53                       .415
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 11-25 .440              2nd:    9-19 .474    Game:   20-44   .455     TOTALS                  22-5    7-20   6-15    16-29 45 22   57 17   16 1     2 200   3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-10 .400 2nd: 1-6    .167 Game: 5-16                 .313
3-PT FG%:        1st: 0-5   .000        2nd:    0-2   .000   Game:   0-7     .000     TOTAL FG%: 1st: 7-20           .350    2nd:     15-35 .429   Game:   22-55    .400    FT%:             1st: 0-0   .000 2nd: 5-7   .714 Game: 5-7                  .714
FT%:             1st: 6-8   .750        2nd:    20-25 .800   Game:   26-33   .788     3-PT FG%:        1st: 4-10     .400    2nd:     3-10 .300    Game:   7-20     .350
                                                                                      FT%:             1st: 5-10     .500    2nd:     1-5   .200   Game:   6-15     .400    No. Bowling Green FG 3FG FT O-D TOT F                       TP   A TO B S MIN
No. Eastern Mich.        FG 3FG          FT O-D TOT F        TP   A TO B S MIN                                                                                              10 Thomas, S.          4-10 3-5 1-2 0-1 1 3                 12   9 5 0 5 33
1     Higgins, J.        1-3 0-1         0-0 1-0 1 3          2   1 1 0 1 12          No. Ball State           FG 3FG         FT     O-D TOT F TP A        TO   B   S MIN   15 Calhoun, A.        12-18 0-0 1-1 1-8 9 1                 25   1 2 0 2 32
13 Green, A.            3-11 3-8         6-7 1-1 2 2         15   1 3 0 2 34          1     Perry, M.          1-6 0-0        3-6    1-5 6 3 5 5            0   1   1 26    32 Oglesby, T.          3-5 0-0 0-0 2-1 3 1                  6   0 0 0 2 13
32 Harris, J.           1-7 0-0          0-0 0-6 6 5          2   0 0 3 2 33          20 Bond, C.              2-4 0-0        0-0    0-1 1 2 4 0            2   0   0 18    1     Crawford, J.      4-6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0                  9   1 1 0 0 24
33 Bowdry, B.           4-10 0-2        9-14 1-6 7 2         17   0 2 2 1 33          45 Jones, J.             5-7 0-0        4-7    1-8 9 1 14 2           1   1   0 29    22 Brown, D.            4-9 2-5 0-0 0-3 3 1                 10   3 0 0 0 27
34 Lampley, D.           0-2 0-1         0-0 0-1 1 2          0   3 4 0 2 19          3     Davis, R.          0-5 0-3        2-2    2-0 2 4 2 2            0   0   3 20    3     Kraus, L.         0-1 0-1 3-3 0-2 2 2                  3   1 0 0 0 12
2     Sims, J.R.         0-3 0-2         0-0 0-1 1 2          0   0 0 0 1   8         4     Scaife, J.         6-9 3-5        1-5    0-2 2 1 16 0           2   0   2 34    4     Roberts, W.      1-2 1-1 0-2 0-0 0 0                   3   0 0 0 0   2
10 Burton, A.            0-0 0-0         0-0 0-1 1 1          0   3 2 0 0   9         2     Kamieniecki, M. 1-1 0-0           0-2    0-2 2 2 2 1            1   1   1 13    12 Erger, J.           0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2 0                   0   1 0 0 0   7
15 Cooper, W.            0-0 0-0         0-0 0-1 1 2          0   0 0 1 1   7         22 Tucker, A.            0-1 0-1        0-2    0-1 1 0 0 0            0   0   0  2    14 Jakubowski, J.      0-2 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 1                   0   4 0 0 0 17
20 Dailey, Q.            1-3 0-1         0-0 0-1 1 0          2   0 0 0 0   5         32 Berry, J.            6-12 4-9        1-2    1-2 3 2 17 1           1   0   1 29    23 Sealey, C.           0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0                  0   0 0 0 0   2
22 Stewart, K.           1-3 0-0         0-0 0-1 1 2          2   0 0 0 0   7         34 Sneed, P.             0-1 0-1        0-0    0-0 0 2 0 0            0   0   0  4    33 McElroy, D.          2-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 2 2                  4   0 0 0 1 13
30 Thompson, D.          2-9 2-5         1-2 0-1 1 4          7   1 3 0 0 26          50 Fields, Z.            0-0 0-0        0-0    0-0 0 0 0 0            0   0   0  1    35 Black, C.            1-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 3 1                  2   0 0 1 0 13
51 Janton, K.            1-1 0-0         0-0 1-1 2 3          2   0 0 0 1   7         TEAM                                           0-0 0                                  44 Dabney, M.           0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0                  0   0 0 0 0   5
TEAM                                          0-0 0                                   TOTALS                 24-50 8-21      11-26   5-22 27 18 67 16      7 3      9 200   TEAM                                 1-0 1
TOTALS                 14-52 5-20       16-23 4-21 25 28     49 9    15 6    11 200   TOTAL FG%: 1st: 15-29 .517             2nd:    9-21 .429 Game:       24-50    .480    TOTALS                31-60 7-15 5-8 6-24 30 12             74 20   8 1     10 200
TOTAL FG%: 1st: 4-25 .160               2nd: 10-27 .370      Game:   14-52    .269    3-PT FG%:        1st: 5-15 .333        2nd:    3-6   .500 Game:      8-21     .381    TOTAL FG%: 1st: 14-30 .467 2nd: 17-30 .567                  Game:   31-60    .517
3-PT FG%:        1st: 1-8    .125       2nd: 4-12 .333       Game:   5-20     .250    FT%:             1st: 3-7    .429      2nd:    8-19 .421 Game:       11-26    .423    3-PT FG%:       1st: 2-6   .333 2nd: 5-9   .556             Game:   7-15     .467
FT%:             1st: 5-6   .833        2nd: 11-17 .647      Game:   16-23    .696                                                                                          FT%:            1st: 4-4   1.00 2nd: 1-4   .250             Game:   5-8      .625
                                                                                      Technical Fouls: Northern Illinois - Madlock, Ball State - Davis
Technical Fouls: none                                                                 Officials: Jerry Sauder, Todd Van Sossan, Troy Pope                                   Technical Fouls: none
Officials: Bart Wegenke, David Walker, Bill Neketis                                   Attendance: 3,222                                                                     Officials: Glenn Mayborg, Eric Curry, Todd Von Sossan
Attendance: 1,231                                                                     Score by Half                                                                         Attendance: 1,267
Score by Half                                                                         Northern Illinois ...............................23-34 57                             Score by Half
Eastern Michigan .............................14-35 49                                Ball State .............................................38-29 67                      Northern Illinois ...............................32-22 54
Northern Illinois ...............................28-38 66                                                                                                                   Bowling Green ..................................34-40 74


NIU 2011-12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Prospectus
                                                       THE STAT CREW SYSTEM
                                    Northern Illinois Combined Team Statistics (as of Mar 28, 2011)
                                                              All games

                    RECORD:                            OVERALL                  HOME                  AWAY                NEUTRAL
                    ALL GAMES                            9-21                    6-8                   3-13                 0-0
                    CONFERENCE                           5-11                    3-5                   2-6                  0-0
                    NON-CONFERENCE                       4-10                    3-3                   1-7                  0-0

                                               Total        3-Point                  F-Throw              Rebounds
##   Player               gp-gs    min avg fg-fga    fg% 3fg-fga 3fg%              ft-fta    ft%    off    def tot avg     pf dq    a     to blk stl   pts   avg
13   SILAS, Xavier        26-26    831    32.0   178-388   .459   52-126   .413   171-201 21 98 119 4.6 70 1 48 103 7 31 579
                                                                                             .851                                                            22.3
05   TOLER, Tim           28-28    757    27.0   111-242   .459   34-86    .395    22-32  27 127 154 5.5 59 0 40 47 11 11 278
                                                                                             .688                                                             9.9
24   LANDERS, Jeremy      29-25    602    20.8   74-175    .423   11-37    .297    47-64  21 62 83 2.9 77 6 53 39 8 17 206
                                                                                             .734                                                             7.1
12   RUCKER, Nate         30-29    626    20.9   73-136    .537    0-0     .000    67-121 40 82 122 4.1 95 7 13 40 9 19 213
                                                                                             .554                                                             7.1
03   CHRISTIAN, Antone    25-5     444    17.8   53-146    .363   18-73    .247    31-39  28 43 71 2.8 33 0 21 26 5 16 155
                                                                                             .795                                                             6.2
25   NIXON, Tony          25-1     409    16.4   43-133    .323   21-77    .273    20-31  14 34 48 1.9 37 1 17 18 5 8 127
                                                                                             .645                                                             5.1
02   EDWARDS, Tre          1-0      12    12.0     2-2    1.000    0-0     .000     0-0    0 .000
                                                                                               0    0 0.0    1 0    2   2 0 2       4                         4.0
55   JONES, Kyree          4-1      71    17.8    5-17    .294     3-11    .273     3-4    2 .750
                                                                                               6    8 2.0    3 0    6   6 0 1 16                              4.0
04   PATTON, Michael      29-9     479    16.5   41-118   .347    19-65    .292    12-20   6 24 30 1.0 38 0 42 38 1 9 113
                                                                                             .600                                                             3.9
30   FISHER, Lee          26-3     474    18.2    36-82   .439     0-0     .000    29-53  46 75 121 4.7 48 1 17 18 6 9 101
                                                                                             .547                                                             3.9
01   HALL, Bryan          23-21    530    23.0    38-86   .442     0-2     .000    12-33  23 54 77 3.3 49 0 65 38 4 30 88
                                                                                             .364                                                             3.8
02   GRADY, DeMarcus      15-2     169    11.3    17-45   .378     7-19    .368    12-17   7 18 25 1.7
                                                                                             .706            7 0 16 12 0 1 53                                 3.5
32   BOLIN, Aksel          22-0    238    10.8    16-39   .410     7-24    .292    18-20  15 22 37 1.7 19 0
                                                                                             .900                   7 12 6 7 57                               2.6
44   STORM, Tyler         22-0     199     9.0    15-54   .278     2-17    .118     8-10  18 22 40 1.8 30 1 11 22 2 4 40
                                                                                             .800                                                             1.8
23   MADLOCK, Cameron     22-0     209     9.5    11-31   .355     0-0     .000     3-8   17 31 48 2.2 40 3
                                                                                             .375                   3   6 9 3 25                              1.1
     Team                                                                                 56 62 118                     1
     Total..........       30      6050          713-1694 .421 174-537 .324 455-653 .697 341 760 1101 36.7 606 20 361 428 73 168 2055                        68.5
     Opponents......       30      6050          756-1711 .442 190-548 .347 497-731 .680 316 757 1073 35.8 605 - 375 359 96 201 2199                         73.3

TEAM STATISTICS                        NIU            OPP                         Date          Opponent                                    Score         Att.
SCORING                               2055            2199                        11/12/10      NORTHWESTERN                        L       78-97        4001
 Points per game                      68.5            73.3                        11-16-10      at Bradley Braves                   L       63-66        7646
 Scoring margin                        -4.8              -                        11/21/10      CARDINAL STRITCH                    W       81-57         667
FIELD GOALS-ATT                   713-1694        756-1711                        11/24/10      at Maryland Eastern Sho             W       86-80         612
 Field goal pct                       .421            .442                        11/29/10      BOISE STATE                         L       51-80         694
3 POINT FG-ATT                     174-537         190-548                        12-02-10      at DePaul                           L       84-86        7044
 3-point FG pct                       .324            .347                        12/14/10      ILLINOIS-CHICAGO                    W       80-78         779
 3-pt FG made per game                  5.8            6.3                        12/18/10      at Temple                           L       74-84        3116
FREE THROWS-ATT                    455-653         497-731                        12-22-10      at Southern Illinois                L       49-61        4239
 Free throw pct                       .697            .680                        12-27-10      at Missouri                         L       61-97       10776
 F-Throws made per game               15.2            16.6                        12/31/10      UTAH VALLEY                         W       86-76         853
REBOUNDS                              1101            1073                        01-03-11      at Iowa State                       L       63-72       11469
 Rebounds per game                    36.7            35.8                  *     01/08/11      BALL STATE                          L       70-75        1041
 Rebounding margin                    +0.9               -                  *     01-11-11      at Eastern Michigan                 W       71-69         490
ASSISTS                                361             375                  *     01/15/11      TOLEDO                              W       64-54        1757
 Assists per game                     12.0            12.5                  *     01/20/11      at Central Michigan                 L       64-66        1744
TURNOVERS                              428             359                  *     1/22/11       at Western Michigan                 L       80-82        3311
 Turnovers per game                   14.3            12.0                  *     1/26/11       AKRON                               W       83-74         771
 Turnover margin                       -2.3              -                  *     01/29/11      at Buffalo                          L       52-63        2347
 Assist/turnover ratio                  0.8            1.0                  *     02/02/11      BOWLING GREEN                       Lot     70-73         465
STEALS                                 168             201                  *     2/5/11        at Ohio Bobcats                     L       73-80        6879
 Steals per game                        5.6            6.7                  *     2/9/11        at Miami                            L       72-84        1652
BLOCKS                                   73             96                  *     02/12/11      KENT STATE                          L       77-84        2169
 Blocks per game                        2.4            3.2                  *     02/15/11      WESTERN MICHIGAN                    L       65-77         557
ATTENDANCE                           16859           70561                        02/19/11      SEATTLE                             L       48-60        1182
 Home games-Avg/Game               14-1204         16-4410                  *     02/23/11      CENTRAL MICHIGAN                    L       58-64         692
 Neutral site-Avg/Game                    -            0-0                  *     02/26/11      at Toledo                           Wot     75-70        4747
                                                                            *     03/02/11      EASTERN MICHIGAN                    W       66-49        1231
Score by Periods        1st 2nd      OT       Totals                        *     03/05/11      at Ball State                       L       57-67        3222
Northern Illinois       906 1134     15        2055                         #     03/08/11      at Bowling Green                    L       54-74        1267
Opponents              1032 1154     13        2199
                                                                            * = Conference game
                                                                            # = MAC Tournament First Round
                                                       THE STAT CREW SYSTEM
                                    Northern Illinois Combined Team Statistics (as of Mar 28, 2011)
                                                          Conference games

                    RECORD:                            OVERALL              HOME                  AWAY               NEUTRAL
                    ALL GAMES                            5-11                3-5                   2-6                 0-0
                    CONFERENCE                           5-11                3-5                   2-6                 0-0
                    NON-CONFERENCE                       0-0                 0-0                   0-0                 0-0

                                               Total        3-Point              F-Throw              Rebounds
##   Player               gp-gs    min avg fg-fga    fg% 3fg-fga 3fg%          ft-fta    ft%    off    def tot avg    pf dq     a    to blk stl    pts   avg
13   SILAS, Xavier        13-13    430    33.1   89-194   .459 29-69   .420    78-98     .796
                                                                                          7 56 63              4.8    37   1   48 5 14
                                                                                                                               22                 285    21.9
05   TOLER, Tim           15-15    456    30.4   70-142   .493 27-57   .474     8-11     .727
                                                                                         14 79 93              6.2    30   0   23 7 5
                                                                                                                               24                 175    11.7
03   CHRISTIAN, Antone    13-4     311    23.9   41-104   .394 11-51   .216    21-26     .808
                                                                                         13 30 43              3.3    20   0   14 2 11
                                                                                                                               14                 114     8.8
24   LANDERS, Jeremy      15-14    375    25.0   39-94    .415 6-15    .400    31-41     .756
                                                                                          8 41 49              3.3    46   5   25 5 8
                                                                                                                               37                 115     7.7
12   RUCKER, Nate         16-15    308    19.3   41-74    .554 0-0     .000    33-74     .446
                                                                                         21 37 58              3.6    55   6   16 5 6
                                                                                                                               11                 115     7.2
30   FISHER, Lee          12-2     254    21.2   20-46    .435 0-0     .000    21-32     .656
                                                                                         23 39 62              5.2    24   1    7 5 5
                                                                                                                                5                  61     5.1
02   GRADY, DeMarcus      11-1     136    12.4   17-38    .447 7-16    .438    10-15     .667
                                                                                          6 14 20              1.8     4   0    9 0 1
                                                                                                                               11                  51     4.6
25   NIXON, Tony          12-0     172    14.3   17-49    .347 8-29    .276     9-15     .600
                                                                                          5 18 23              1.9    16   1   10 3 3
                                                                                                                                4                  51     4.3
04   PATTON, Michael      15-6     271    18.1   18-61    .295 8-30    .267    11-18     .611
                                                                                          4 17 21              1.4    22   0   16 1 6
                                                                                                                               17                  55     3.7
44   STORM, Tyler         12-0     132    11.0   13-35    .371 2-10    .200     4-5      .800
                                                                                         12 16 28              2.3    22   1   15 2 2
                                                                                                                                8                  32     2.7
01   HALL, Bryan          11-10    272    24.7   10-27    .370 0-0     .000    6-15      .400
                                                                                          8 31 39              3.5    23   0   18 1 14
                                                                                                                               33                  26     2.4
32   BOLIN, Aksel          9-0      66     7.3    2-9     .222 1-7     .143     6-7      .857
                                                                                          6 11 17              1.9     5   0    6 0 1
                                                                                                                                3                  11     1.2
23   MADLOCK, Cameron     11-0      67     6.1    3-7     .429 0-0     .000     0-2      .000
                                                                                          5   9 14             1.3    17   1    1 1 1
                                                                                                                                0                   6     0.5
     Team                                                                                30 34 64                               1
     Total..........       16      3250          380-880 .432 99-284 .349 238-359 .663 162 432 594            37.1 321 16 189 209 37 77           1097   68.6
     Opponents......       16      3250          385-900 .428 109-299 .365 252-374 .674 141 410 551           34.4 335 - 181 172 57 100           1131   70.7

TEAM STATISTICS                        NIU            OPP                     Date          Opponent                                   Score          Att.
SCORING                               1097            1131              *     01/08/11      BALL STATE                         L       70-75         1041
 Points per game                      68.6            70.7              *     01-11-11      at Eastern Michigan                W       71-69          490
 Scoring margin                        -2.1              -              *     01/15/11      TOLEDO                             W       64-54         1757
FIELD GOALS-ATT                    380-880         385-900              *     01/20/11      at Central Michigan                L       64-66         1744
 Field goal pct                       .432            .428              *     1/22/11       at Western Michigan                L       80-82         3311
3 POINT FG-ATT                      99-284         109-299              *     1/26/11       AKRON                              W       83-74          771
 3-point FG pct                       .349            .365              *     01/29/11      at Buffalo                         L       52-63         2347
 3-pt FG made per game                  6.2            6.8              *     02/02/11      BOWLING GREEN                      Lot     70-73          465
FREE THROWS-ATT                    238-359         252-374              *     2/5/11        at Ohio Bobcats                    L       73-80         6879
 Free throw pct                       .663            .674              *     2/9/11        at Miami                           L       72-84         1652
 F-Throws made per game               14.9            15.8              *     02/12/11      KENT STATE                         L       77-84         2169
REBOUNDS                               594             551              *     02/15/11      WESTERN MICHIGAN                   L       65-77          557
 Rebounds per game                    37.1            34.4              *     02/23/11      CENTRAL MICHIGAN                   L       58-64          692
 Rebounding margin                    +2.7               -              *     02/26/11      at Toledo                          Wot     75-70         4747
ASSISTS                                189             181              *     03/02/11      EASTERN MICHIGAN                   W       66-49         1231
 Assists per game                     11.8            11.3              *     03/05/11      at Ball State                      L       57-67         3222
TURNOVERS                              209             172
 Turnovers per game                   13.1            10.8              * = Conference game
 Turnover margin                       -2.3              -              # = MAC Tournament First Round
 Assist/turnover ratio                  0.9            1.1
STEALS                                   77            100
 Steals per game                        4.8            6.3
BLOCKS                                   37             57
 Blocks per game                        2.3            3.6
ATTENDANCE                            8683           24392
 Home games-Avg/Game                8-1085          8-3049
 Neutral site-Avg/Game                    -            0-0

Score by Periods         1st 2nd     OT       Totals
Northern Illinois        491 591     15        1097
Opponents                507 611     13        1131

				
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