NIU men's basketball coach Ricardo Patton announced the Huskies' 2008-09 schedule Wednesday.
It features two tournaments, including the Great Alaska Shootout, Nov. 26-29 at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The Huskies 12 home games include dates with in-state rivals Southern Illinois, Loyola and Chicago State as well as 2008 MAC champ Kent State and 2008 NIT entry Akron.
Men's Basketball season tickets for 12 home games are on sale now for
$119 for the general public and $109 for senior citizens. A season
ticket package for both the men's and women's basketball teams is
available for $135 at www.niuhuskies.com or by calling the Athletics
Ticket Office at 815-752-6800.
The schedule follows ...
2 (Sun.) FREED HARDEMAN (EXH) DeKalb, Illinois 2 p.m.
8 (Sat.) CARTHAGE COLLEGE (EXH) DeKalb, Illinois 7 p.m.
14-15 (Fri.-Sat.) at 100 Club Classic Kennesaw, Georgia
(Fri.) vs. Maine 4 p.m.
(Sat.) vs. Western Illinois / Kennesaw State TBA
18 (Tue.) INDIANA STATE DeKalb, Illinois 7 p.m.
21 (Fri.) at Tennessee State Nashville, Tennessee 7:30 p.m.
26-29 (Wed.-Sat.) at Great Alaska Shootout Anchorage, Alaska
(Wed.) vs. Portland State TBA
(Fri.) vs. Hampton/Alaska Anchorage TBA
(Sat.) vs. TBA TBA
3 (Wed.) at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. 8 p.m.
6 (Sat.) CHICAGO STATE DeKalb, Illinois 2 p.m.
14 (Sun.) at Arkansas-Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 1 p.m.
17 (Wed.) SOUTHERN ILLINOIS DeKalb, Illinois 7 p.m.
20 (Sat.) LOYOLA (ILL.) DeKalb, Illinois 3 p.m.
10 (Sat.) TOLEDO DeKalb, Illinois TBA
13 (Tue.) at Ball State Muncie, Indiana TBA
17 (Sat.) at Western Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan TBA
20 (Tue.) EASTERN MICHIGAN DeKalb, Illinois TBA
24 (Sat.) CENTRAL MICHIGAN DeKalb, Illinois TBA
28 (Wed.) at Miami (OH) Oxford, Ohio TBA
31 (Sat.) BOWLING GREEN STATE DeKalb, Illinois TBA
5 (Thurs.) at Ohio Athens, Ohio TBA
7 (Sat.) at Buffalo Buffalo, New York TBA
10 (Tue.) KENT STATE DeKalb, Illinois TBA
15 (Sun.) AKRON DeKalb, Illinois TBA
18 (Wed.) at Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. TBA
21 (Sat.) at Bracket Buster TBA TBA
25 (Wed.) WESTERN MICHIGAN DeKalb, Illinois TBA
28 (Sat.) BALL STATE DeKalb, Illinois TBA
4 (Wed.) at Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. TBA
8 (Sun.) at Toledo Toledo, Ohio TBA
10-14 (Tue.-Sun.) at MAC Championships Cleveland, Ohio TBA