12 Teams/12 Days: 2013-14 Northern Illinois Basketball Preview

Updated 10/25/2013

2013-14 Northern Illinois Men's Basketball Roster
2013-14 Northern Illinois Composite Schedule

Quick Facts          
Location DeKalb, Ill.        
President:  Dr. Douglas D. Baker        
Athletics Director:  Sean Frazier        
Enrollment:  23,850        
Founded:  1895        
First Year of MAC Basketball: 1975-76        
Joined MAC 1975-86, 1997        
Nickname:  Huskies        
Colors:  Cardinal & Black        
Athletics Website:  www.niuhuskies.com        
Men’s Basketball Twitter Account @NIUAthletics        
           
Team Facts          
Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  8/4        
Starters Returning/Lost:  4/1        
2012-13 Overall Record:  5-25        
   Home 3-11        
   Away 2-14        
   Neutral 0-0        
2012-13  Conf. Record/Finish: 3-13/6th        
   Home 1-7        
   Away 2-6        
2012-13  Postseason:  Lost to EMU in MAC 1st Rd., 44-45        
           
Team History          
All-Time Record:  1,051-1,059 (107 years)         
All-Time MAC Record:  177-264 (26 years)        
MAC Tournament App./Record:  19/10-18 (.357)        
MAC Tournament Titles/Last:  1/1982        
NCAA Appearances/Record:  3/0-3 (.000)        
Last NCAA Appearance:  1996        
NIT Appearances/Record:  None        
Last NIT Appearance:  N/A        
           
Roster Breakdown          
Starters Returning Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Travon Baker G So. 3.8 2.0 1.9
Aksel Bolin G/F Sr. 7.4 4.2 1.5
Darrell Bowie W So. 5.9 3.8 0.3
Kevin Gray F Jr. 4.5 3.7 0.5
           
Starters Lost Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Abdel Nader W Jr. 13.1 5.6 0.9
           
Other Letterwinners Returning Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Daveon Balls G So. 3.3 2.0 1.8
Antone Christian G Jr. 3.6 1.5 0.4
J.J. Cravatta G So. 2.7 1.1 0.3
Keith Gray F Jr. 4.1 2.6 0.2
           
Other Letterwinners Lost Pos. Yr. Ppg. Rpg. Apg.
Mike Davis G Fr. 3.8 2.1 0.2
Brandon Hayes F Sr. 0.2 0.3 0.0
Sam Mader F Fr. 3.6 1.8 0.4
           
Newcomers   Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt.
Aaric Armstead   G Fr. 6-5 190
Aaaron Armstead   G Jr. 6-4 195
Dontel Highsmith   G Fr. 6-2 190
Anthony Johnson   G Jr. 6-3 190
Michael Orris   G So. 6-2 195
Jordan Threloff   C Jr. 6-9 255