Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors
NIU looks to repeat last season's first round upset of the Eagles
NIU to hold 2013 Football Kickoff prior to the contest
NIU Orange Bowl Pep Rally to Be Held at Halftime
Matchup will be just the second all-time meeting against the Flyers
2012-13:Played in five games, averaging 7.6 minutes per contest ... Pulled down four rebounds and hit a three vs. UIC (11/27).
2011-12: Appeared in 28 games, including five starts ... Averaged 5.5 points and 2.9 rebounds while playing 19 minutes per contest ... Missed the first three games of the season due to injury, returned against Eastern Illinois (11/20) ... Scored in double figures six times during the season, including five times in the last eight games of the season ... Scored a season-best 14 points in the First Round of the MAC Tournament against Eastern Michigan (3/5) ... Had 12 points against Western Michigan (2/15) and SIU Edwardsville (2/18) ... Grabbed five rebounds on seven different occasions ... Tied a career-high with three steals against Ball State (1/21) ... Averaged 9.9 points per game over the final eight games of the season, shooting 45.8 percent from the field, 42.3 percent from three, and 77.8 percent from the line during that stretch.
2009-10: Played in all 30 games, and started five-of the first six contests ... Averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game on a 36.2 field goal percentage ... Tallied three double-digit scoring efforts, including two in the first three games of the season ... Poured in a season-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including four three-pointers, in the Huskies' 85-57 win over Tennessee State (11/20/09) ... Scored 12 points on four field goals at Akron (2/3/2010) ... Chipped in 10 points at No. 23/25 Illinois (11/17/09) ... Scored eight or more points on four other occasions ... Swiped a season-high three steals at Bowling Green (2/10/2010) ... One-of eight NIU players to score 100 or more (129) points on the season.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Seton Academy ... Starting all 33 games, led the Sting to the Class 2A State Championship as a senior, with a 31-2 overall (14-0 Chicago Catholic League) record ... Garnered all-area and All-Chicago League accolades in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Served as a team captain as both a junior and senior ... Was named all-state and participated in the Chicago All-Star Classic following his senior campaign ... Averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... On the AAU circuit, played for Mac Irvin Fire.
Personal: Full name is Antone Ferez Nixon ... Born March 13, 1991, in Harvey, Ill. ... Son of Renee Nixon ... Intends to major in business ... Was a three-sport standout, also lettering three years in baseball and two seasons in football.
NIXON'S CAREER STATISTICS
NIXON'S CAREER HIGHS
04/22/2013 - M. Basketball
03/11/2013 - M. Basketball
03/10/2013 - M. Basketball
03/09/2013 - M. Basketball
03/08/2013 - M. Basketball
03/05/2013 - M. Basketball
03/04/2013 - M. Basketball
03/02/2013 - M. Basketball
03/01/2013 - M. Basketball
02/27/2013 - M. Basketball