32 Todd Peterson
2005-06 (Senior): Appeared in 28 games, including 27 starts, and posted a team-best 12.1 points per game, 5.9 rebounds and 56 three-pointers...finished ninth in the MAC in rebounding...for his efforts, was named to the MAC Honorable Mention team and selected as the team's Most Valuable Player...finished career as NIU's all-time leading three-point shooter, knocking down 235 trifectas...broke the school record for career games played, along with teammate Anthony Maestranzi, with 117 contests...shot 85.7% (66-for-77) from the free throw line, including a school-record 33 straight charity tosses to end his career...his performance at the free throw line was good for third-best in the MAC...shot 40.0% (56-for-140) from three-point range, good for 10th in the MAC...averaged two three-pointers per game, good for sixth in the MAC...scored in double-figures in 17 out of 28 games...scored 20+points in five out of his last six games...twice named the MAC West Division Player of the Week (Dec. 27; March 5)...became the 25th Huskie to crack the 1,000-point plateau with a 22-point, six three-pointer performance against Eastern Michigan (2/26/06) on `Senior Day'...keyed NIU to its first-ever MAC West Division title with his first career double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds in a 74-59 win over Western Michigan (3/4/06)...topped the Huskies in scoring in 10 contests...tallied a game-high 20 points in a 102-61 win over Aurora (11/26/05)...torched Kansas State for 21 points and four three-pointers to lead the Huskies to the 75-70 victory over the Wildcats on Dec. 20...delivered the game-winning assist to James Hughes at the buzzer to lift NIU to the 80-78 win over San Jose State (12/29/05)...scored 12 points off of the bench to help NIU to the 75-74 come-from-behind win over Bowling Green (1/11/06)...chipped in 12 points and grabbed six boards in a 64-59 win over Ohio (1/17/06)...broke Donald Whiteside's career-record for three-pointers with two treys in a 49-43 win over Central Michigan (1/26/06)...pitched in 13 points and seven rebounds in an 86-60 win over Western Michigan (2/4/06)...shot 55.5% (15-for-27) from three-point range, averaged 22.0 points-per-game and led the Huskies in scoring over their final four contests.
2004-05 (Junior): Ranked No. 12 nationally in three-point percentage (45.5) and shot better than 50 percent from three-point range in 12-of-28 games... Would have ranked No. 12 nationally in FT% with enough attempts and finished the year hitting 27 consecutive charity shots ... Moved into the starting lineup at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Flint Hills Islander Invitational (12/28/04) and finished the year starting 22 consecutive games ... Averaged 12.3 points in those 22 starts and 12.4 points in 18 MAC games... Reached double figures in points 14 times, including a career high 31-point night on his 21st birthday against Eastern Michigan (1/22/05)... Hit 9-of-12 shots and 6-of-9 treys vs. the Eagles ... Scored 19 second-half points on 5-of-6 three-point shooting ... Became the first Huskie to score 30+ points since 2002-03 ... Scored 26 points, the second highest scoring game of his career in a win over Ball State (2/27/05) ... Tied an NIU school record by hitting 13-of-13 free throws... Also hit 3-of-5 treys and recorded a career-high four steals in the win ... Closed the regular season with 19 points and six boards vs. Toledo (3/2/05) ... Registered a career high 10 boards at Buffalo in the MAC Tourney opener ...Narrowly missed a double-double with nine points ... Dropped in 18 points at Buffalo (1/25/05) in the initial meeting with seven rebounds... Scored at least 17 points eight times throughout the year ... Poured in 19 at Bowling Green (1/9/05) on 4-of-6 three-point shooting, before burying 5-of-6 treys vs. Ohio (1/12/05) to score a team-high 17 tallies ... Earned AIl-Tourney honors at the Flint Hills Islander Invitational after hitting 8-of-15 three-pointers in wins over St. Bonaventure (12/28/04) and TAMUCC (12/29/04) ... Tied for the team-high with 19 points on 5-8 shooting from bonus distance against TAMUCC in the championship game... Scored a then, career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting at Eastem Illinois (12/11/04) ... Named the inaugural Jay Goedert Memorial Trophy winner as the game MVP in the 84-69 win over DePaul... Hit 5-of-6 three-pointers including 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc in the second half.
2003-04 (Sophomore): Started 21 games, including each of the first 18 games... Finished third on the team with a 7.4 ppg. scoring average ... Team leader with 60 three-pointers and made at least one three-pointer in 27-of-30 games ... His average of 2.0 three-point buckets per game ranked eighth in the MAC ... His 36-percent success rate from bonus distance ranked ninth in the league among players averaging at least two makes a game ... Had a streak of 24 consecutive games with a trey halted at Eastern Michigan (Feb. 28), when he played just seven minutes and was 0-1 from the field ... That streak was the second longest in school history to current assistant coach Donald Whiteside, who hit a three in 29 straight games... Responded with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point land two days later against Central Michigan (March 1) in a 88-58 win, the team's largest of the season ... Hit multiple three-pointers in 17-of-30 games and hit five treys twice during the season and four on three other occasions... Scored a season high 19 points against Illinois State (Nov. 26) on 4-of-6 three-point shooting... Led the team with a 17-point effort against Ohio (Jan. 17) on 5-of-12 shooting from downtown ... Reached double-figures six times on the year including three times during MAC play... Grabbed a season high seven boards in the season-opener with Eastern Illinois (Nov. 22) ... Was the team's top free throw shooter (.929), canning 13-of-14 charity shots.
2002-03 (Freshman): Rated fourth on the squad and sixth among Mid-American Conference freshmen with his 6.1 points per game ... Three-point rate (.375) placed him third among league rookies and third on the team ... Hit at least one three-pointer in 24 contests with three or more on six occasions ... Fifth-best NIU rebounding rate at 3.6 rebounds per game ... Lone start of the season came against Illinois-Chicago (12-28-02) after a homecoming game at Illinois State (12-21-02) ... Central Illinois native nailed six three-pointers for 18 points against the Redbirds, while grabbing four rebounds ... Posted double digits in the scoring column on six occasions, including a career-high 19 against Eastern Michigan (1-18-03) ... Had best back-to-back performances at Buffalo (2-6-03) and Kent State (2-8-03) ... First outing was a 14-point and career-best nine-rebound affair against the Bulls, followed by a 17 -point, seven-rebound afternoon to help beat the Golden Flashes... Nailed a three-pointer late in the second half to give the Huskies the lead for good ... Final double-digit contest was a 15-point night at Central Michigan (3-5-03) in which he hit five three-pointers.
Prep: Led Joe Stoner's Pekin High School squad to a 24-7 mark and a Mid-State Six Conference championship while garnering his second straight First-Team all-conference award ... Averaged 16.2 points per game with 6.2 rebounds per game as he earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-State honors ... All-State recognition included a spot on the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's Third-Team as well as a Special Mention nod from the Champaign News-Gazette... Finished Pekin career as the ninth leading scorer in school history, following a 502-point senior season ... One of the best shooters in the region, he nailed 46 three-pointers his senior year to earn a First-Team selection on both the Peoria Journal Star and Pekin Daily Times All-Area squads ... Earned recognition from the local papers following his junior year in which he averaged 16.3 ppg. and shot 40 percent behind the arc as a Second-Team AII-Area selection by the Journal Star to go along with a Daily Times First-Team honor.
Personal: Son of Craig and Peggy Peterson ... Born Jan. 22, 1984... Majoring in Business ... Older brother Scott played two seasons for Northern Illinois under former head coach Brian Hammel.
Peterson Career Highs
|Minutes: 38 vs. Toledo||(3/9/06)|
|Points: 31 vs. Eastern Michigan||(1/22/05)|
|Rebounds: 15 at Western Michigan||(3/4/06)|
|Assists: 4 vs. Akron||(12/4/04)|
|Steals: 4 vs. Ball State||(2/27/05)|
|Blocks: 3 vs. Winthrop||(2/18/06)|
|FG: 9||on two occasions|
|FG Att.: 16 vs. Winthrop||(2/18/06)|
|3PT FG Made: 6||on three occasions|
|3PT FG Att.: 13 at Iowa||(12/6/03)|
|FT Made: 13 at Ball State||(2/27/05)|
|FT Att.: 13 at Ball State||(2/27/05)|
Peterson Career Stats at Northern Illinois
Year G-GS FG-A Pct. 3FG-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb. Avg. Pts. Avg.
2002-03 31-1 62-163 .380 54-144 .375 12-14 .857 61 2.0 190 6.1
2003-04 30-21 75-207 .362 60-167 .359 13-14 .929 73 2.4 223 7.4
2004-05 28-22 103-229 .450 65-143 .455 46-52 .885 126 4.5 317 11.3
2005-06 28-27 109-237 .460 56-140 .400 66-77 .857 164 5.9 340 12.1
Totals 117-71 349-836 .417 235-594 .396 137-157 .873 424 3.6 1070 9.2