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Northern Illinois Huskies
Northern Illinois Huskies.jpg
School Name: Northern Illinois University
Location: DeKalb, Illinois
Arena: Convocation Center
Capacity: 10,000
Conference: MAC
Head coach: Mark Montgomery

The Northern Illinois Huskies Basketball team is the basketball team that represent Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 1996. The Huskies are coached by Mark Montgomery. Mark Montgomery spent 10 years on the Michigan State University Staff under Coach Tom Izzo. [1]

History

1970-1972: In Mid-Con

1972-1975

1975-1986: In the MAC

1986-1990

1990-1997: In the MCC

1997-present: Back to the MAC

Division I Season-By-Season Records

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tom Jorgensen (1966–1973)
1966-67 Tom Jorgensen 8-12
1967-68 Tom Jorgensen 10-14
1968-69 Tom Jorgensen 13-11
1970-71 Tom Jorgensen 13-10 4-4 3rd (Mid-Con)
1971-72 Tom Jorgensen 21-4 7-1 1st (Mid-Con)
1972-73 Tom Jorgensen 17-8
Tom Jorgensen: 82-49
Emory Luck (1973–1976)
1973-74 Emory Luck 8-17
1974-75 Emory Luck 8-15
1975-76 Emory Luck 5-12 2-14 9th (MAC)
Emory Luck: 29-44
John McDougal (1976–1986)
1976-77 John McDougal 13-14 10-6 4th (MAC)
1977-78 John McDougal 11-16 9-7 5th (MAC)
1978-79 John McDougal 14-13 8-8 5th (MAC)
1979-80 John McDougal 16-13 9-7 3rd (MAC)
1980-81 John McDougal 17-12 10-6 T-1st (MAC)
1981-82 John McDougal 16-14 9-7 3rd (MAC) NCAA 1st Round
1982-83 John McDougal 11-16 8-10 8th (MAC)
1983-84 John McDougal 12-15 9-9 5th (MAC)
1984-85 John McDougal 11-16 7-11 T-7th (MAC)
1985-86 John McDougal 15-12 10-8 4th (MAC)
John McDougal: 136-141
Jim Rosborough (1986–1989)
1986-87 Jim Rosborough 9-19
1987-88 Jim Rosborough 8-20
1988-89 Jim Rosborough 11-17
Jim Rosborough: 28-56
Jim Molinari (1989–1991)
1989-90 Jim Molinari 17-11
1990-91 Jim Molinari 25-6 14-2 1st (Mid-Con) NCAA 1st Round
Jim Molinari: 42-17
Brian Hammel (1991–2000)
1991-92 Brian Hammel 11-17 7-9 T-6th (Mid-Con)
1992-93 Brian Hammel 15-12 10-6 T-2nd (Mid-Con)
1993-94 Brian Hammel 10-17 7-11 T-6th (Mid-Con)
1994-95 Brian Hammel 19-10 7-8 7th (MCC)
1995-96 Brian Hammel 20-10 10-6 3rd (MCC) NCAA 1st Round
1996-97 Brian Hammel 12-15 6-10 T-6th (MCC)
1997-98 Brian Hammel 10-16 6-12 5th (MAC-W)
1998-99 Brian Hammel 6-20 2-16 6th (MAC-W)
1999-00 Brian Hammel 13-15 7-11 4th (MAC-W)
Brian Hammel: 116-132
Andy Greer (2000–2001)
2000-01 Andy Greer 5-23 7-11 5th (MAC-W)
Andy Greer: 5-23 7-11
Rob Judson (2001–2007)
2001-02 Rob Judson 12-16 8-10 4th (MAC-W)
2002-03 Rob Judson 17-14 11-7 2nd (MAC-W)
2003-04 Rob Judson 10-20 5-13 6th (MAC-W)
2004-05 Rob Judson 11-17 7-11 5th (MAC-W)
2005-06 Rob Judson 17-11 12-6 1st (MAC-W)
2006-07 Rob Judson 7-23 4-12 6th (MAC-W)
Rob Judson: 74-101
Ricardo Patton (2007–2011)
2007-08 Ricardo Patton 6-22 3-12 6th (MAC-W)
2008-09 Ricardo Patton 10-20 5-11 5th (MAC-W)
2009-10 Ricardo Patton 10-20 6-10 5th (MAC-W)
2010-11 Ricardo Patton 9-21 5-11 4th (MAC-W)
Ricardo Patton: 35-83 19-44
Mark Montgomery (2011–present)
2011–12 Mark Montgomery
Mark Montgomery: 0-0 0-0
Total:

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Division I postseason results

Mid-American Conference Tournament

The Huskies have won the Mid-American Conference Tournament once in 1982.

Year Seed Location Round Result
1980 3rd DeKalb, IL Quarterfinal W 58-53 to (6) Miami
Ann Arbor, MI Semifinal L 54-49 to (2) Bowling Green
Ann Arbor, MI Consolation W 71-58 to (5) Ball State
1981 5th Bowling Green, OH Quarterfinal W 79-72 to (4) Bowling Green
Ann Arbor, MI Semifinal W 78-73 to (1) Western Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI Championship L 79-66 to (2) Ball State
1982 3rd DeKalb, IL Quarterfinal W 70-68 to (6) Ohio
Ann Arbor, MI Semifinal W 67-66 to (2) Bowling Green
Ann Arbor, MI Championship W 79-75 (OT) to (1) Ball State
1984 5th Rockford, IL Quarterfinal L 73-68 to (4) Toledo
1986 4th Rockford, IL Quarterfinal L 82-79 to (5) Toledo
2000 10th Toledo, OH First Round L 68-64 to (7) Toledo
2001 11th Muncie, IN First Round L 89-57 to (6) Ball State
2002 9th Huntington, WV First Round L 97-93 to (8) Marshall
2003 4th DeKalb, IL First Round W 81-64 to (13) Buffalo
Cleveland, OH Quarterfinal W 75-63 to (5) Western Michigan
Cleveland, OH Semifinal L 94-72 to (1) Central Michigan
2004 12th Buffalo, NY First Round L 90-73 to (5) Buffalo
2005 10th Buffalo, NY First Round L 73-66 to (7) Buffalo
2006 2nd Cleveland, OH Quarterfinal L 78-77 to (7) Toledo
2007 11th Cleveland, OH First Round L 67-62 to (6) Western Michigan
2008 11th Cleveland, OH First Round L 83-71 to (6) Central Michigan
2009 11th Cleveland, OH First Round L 64-61 to (6) Kent State
2010 11th Cleveland, OH First Round L 65-59 to (6) Eastern Michigan
2011 10th Bowling Green, OH First Round L 74-54 to (7) Bowling Green

The Summit League Tournament

Year Seed Location Round Result
1991 1st Green Bay, WI Quarterfinal W 77-52 to (8) Illinois-Chicago
Green Bay, WI Semifinal W 76-63 OT to (5) Northern Iowa
Green Bay, WI Championship L 56-39 to (2) UW-Green Bay
1992 6th Cleveland, OH Quarterfinal L 80-66 to (6) Illinois-Chicago
1993 2nd Dayton, OH Quarterfinal L 83-75 to (7) Valparaiso
1994 7th Rosemont, IL Quarterfinal L 87-77 to (2) Illinois-Chicago

Horizon League Tournament

The Huskies have won the Horizon League Tournament once in 1996.

Year Seed Round Result
1995 7th First Round W 62-57 to (10) Loyola
Quarterfinal W 87-83 to (2) Illinois-Chicago
Semifinal L 68-65 to (2) UW-Green Bay
1996 3rd Quarterfinal W 80-60 (6) UW-Milwaukee
Semifinal W 95-60 (7) Illinois-Chicago
Championship W 84-60 (5) Detroit
1997 6th Quarterfinal L 76-65 (3) Illinois-Chicago

NCAA Tournament

The Huskies have appeared in three NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–3.

Year Seed Location Region Round Result
1982 12th Dallas, TX Midwest First Round L 77-68 to (5) Kansas State
1991 13th Dayton, OH Midwest First Round L 75-68 to (4) St. John's
1996 14th Richmond, VA East First Round L 74-73 to (3) Texas Tech

External Links

  • Powers, Scott. "NIU hires Mich. St.'s Mark Montgomery". http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/ncb/news/story?id=6251695&campaign=rss&source=ESPNUHeadlines. Retrieved 24 March 2011.