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DEKALB, Ailing. — The Northern Illinois College males’s basketball crew begins a stretch of eight video games away from residence on Thursday night time, Nov. 17, when the Huskies journey to Georgia Tech. Sport time in opposition to the Yellow Jackets is slated for 7 p.m. CT and will likely be accessible on the ACC Community, in addition to 94-9 WDKB and The Varsity Community app. 

NIU picked up its first win of the season on Monday (Nov. 14) with a 99-73 victory over Purdue Northwest. Zarique Nutter (Newark, N.J./Clarendon Faculty) scored a game-high 20 factors to tempo the Huskies, Keshawn Williams (Chicago Heights, Ailing./Tulsa) added 14 whereas David Coit (Columbus, N.J./Atlantic Cape CC) chipped in 11 factors. 

The 99 factors scored by NIU had been its most since a 100-59 victory over Chicago State on Dec. 22, 2018. The Huskies shot 60.6 p.c (40-of-66) from the sector; it was the primary time NIU has shot higher than 60 p.c in a recreation since going 34-of-56 (60.7 p.c) in a win over Western Illinois on Dec. 17, 2018.

Thursday’s recreation begins a stretch that may see NIU journey roughly 16,000 miles earlier than its subsequent residence recreation. NIU will play video games in seven totally different states and in three totally different time zones earlier than coming residence to host Albany on Dec. 20. 

Georgia Tech comes into Thursday’s matchup with a 2-0 file after profitable at Georgia State, 59-57, on Saturday (Nov. 12). Three gamers are scoring in double figures for the Yellow Jackets, led by led by Miles Kelly and Dallan Coleman at 12.5 factors per recreation. Lance Terry provides 10.0 factors per contest whereas Jalon Moore is averaging 9.0 factors and a team-best 8.0 rebounds per recreation.

This would be the first all-time assembly between NIU and Georgia Tech. The Huskies have performed simply 10 video games all-time in opposition to present members of the Atlantic Coast Convention, with simply three of these video games, a Dec. 22, 2014, matchup with Notre Dame and video games in opposition to Pittsburgh in 2019 and 2020, coming whereas the varsity was within the ACC.

NIU is taking part in its first recreation within the State of Georgia since opening the 2008-09 season on the 100 Membership Basic in Kennesaw, Ga., the place the Huskies fell to Maine earlier than topping Western Illinois. 

Following Thursday’s contest, the Huskies will journey to Fort Myers, Fla., the place they’ll tackle Sam Houston on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Suncoast Credit score Union Area within the Palms Division of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Sport time in opposition to the Bearkats is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT. 

 

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