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Northern Illinois does not have a lot of rebounding beef up front. 6'-6' junior F/G Todd Peterson (7.4 ppg) is a good scorer and will get a lot more shots this season. 6'-9' senior Jon Byrd is not a scorer, more of a role player, along with 6'-7' sophomore Paige Paulsen and skinny 6'-11' sophomore center James Hughes.

Youth will again reign for the Northern Illinois University men's basketball program as the Huskies have just one rostered senior (Johnathan Byrd) for the upcoming 2004-05 campaign and 10 of 13 players in either their first or second year of eligibility. NI was 8-7 SU/6-7 ATS at home, yet 2-13 SU, 6-7 ATS on the road. Don't look for much improvement over last year's 10-win squad.
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Dec 18 Mon 6:00 PM Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Northern Illinois Huskies BMO Harris Bradley Center
Milwaukee, WI
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Dec 21 Thu 7:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Illinois-Chicago Flames NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Dec 26 Tue 5:15 PM Quick Lane Bowl: Duke Blue Devils vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Ford Field
Detroit, MI
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Dec 29 Fri 7:00 PM Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Carver Hawkeye Arena
Iowa City, IA
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Jan 2 Tue 7:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Kent State Golden Flashes NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 3 Wed 6:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Kent State Golden Flashes [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 6 Sat 1:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Buffalo Bulls [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 6 Sat 3:30 PM Ohio Bobcats vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Ohio University Convocation Center
Athens, OH
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Jan 9 Tue 7:00 PM Bowling Green Falcons vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Stroh Center
Bowling Green, OH
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Jan 13 Sat 3:30 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 16 Tue 7:00 PM Buffalo Bulls vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Alumni Arena - NY
Buffalo, NY
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Jan 17 Wed 6:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 20 Sat 1:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 20 Sat 2:00 PM Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Rhodes Arena
Akron, OH
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Jan 23 Tue 7:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Bowling Green Falcons NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Jan 31 Wed 6:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami (OH) Redhawks [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 3 Sat 3:30 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami (OH) Redhawks NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 6 Tue 7:00 PM Toledo Rockets vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Savage Arena
Toledo, OH
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Feb 7 Wed 7:00 PM Akron Zips vs. Northern Illinois Huskies [WOMEN] Rhodes Arena
Akron, OH
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Feb 10 Sat 1:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Bowling Green Falcons [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 10 Sat 3:30 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Buffalo Bulls NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 13 Tue 7:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 17 Sat 1:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Ball State Cardinals [WOMEN] NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 17 Sat 3:30 PM Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Western Michigan Broncos NIU Convocation Center
Dekalb, IL
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Feb 20 Tue 7:00 PM Ball State Cardinals vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Worthen Arena
Muncie, IN
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The Northern Illinois Huskies had an ugly season (10-20 SU, 12-14 ATS), because of free throw struggles and the worst turnover margin in the MAC. With three starters gone, don't expect much this season. The Huskies lacked height last season and were more of a finesse team. That appears to be the case again, along with youth.

The backcourt is good, with 5'-10' junior Anthony Maestranzi, who is a good playmaker (4.6 apg), and 6'-3' sophomore Mike McKinney, who chipped in 4.6 points as a freshman. 5'-11' sophomore G Ryan Paradise comes off the bench. The backcourt is good, but still young.