Illinois Mens Basketball Travels To Wright State For ESPN
Bracket Buster Contest
DeKalb, IL Northern
Illinois Universitys mens basketball team will travel
to Wright State University, located in Dayton, OH, for the Feb.
19 ESPN Bracket Buster match-up announced Monday (Jan. 31) by the
Mid-American Conference office.
The Feb. 19
contest, which will be played at 6 p.m. (CST), will mark the second
time the Huskies have participated in the ESPN Bracket Buster event.
Last year Northern Illinois traveled to Peoria, IL, to face the
also means that Northern Illinois will host the Raiders in a regular-season
contest during the 2005-06 season at the Convocation Center.
a great opportunity for our team to face another quality opponent,
head coach Rob Judson said. As with the Bradley game last
year, a big perk to this game is that we get to host Wright State
in the Convocation Center next season.
as members of the Mid-Continent (1991-94) and Midwestern Collegiate
(1994-97) Conferences, Northern Illinois and Wright State have met
17 times on the hardwood with the Huskies holding a 10-7 all-time
series lead. The last meeting between the two clubs actually came
in a non-conference affair, with Wright State earning a 73-66 road
win in Chick Evans Field House on Nov. 21, 2000. Northern Illinois
last visit to the Ervin J. Nutter Center (11,019 capacity) came
on Dec. 21, 1999, with the Huskies claiming a 70-58 win. Overall,
NIU is 5-4 when playing on the road in the series, including four
consecutive wins in Dayton.
So far this
season Wright State is 10-10 overall and 5-4 in Horizon League play.
The Huskies and Raiders have shared four common opponents thus far,
with WSU losing at Loyola (65-51) on Jan. 15, vs. Miami (59-54)
on Dec. 8, at Ball State (61-54) on Dec. 1 and vs. Akron (81-70)
on Dec. 11. Wright State does have one win over a Mid-American Conference
opponent this season, a 74-64 home win over Toledo on Nov. 27. Northern
Illinois and Toledo have yet to meet this season and are scheduled
to meet on Feb. 12 in Toledo and on March 2 in DeKalb.
State added to the 2005-06 non-conference home schedule, NIU has
already secured home games vs. DePaul, Kansas State and the Raiders.
(7-11, 3-7 MAC) returns to action on Thursday (Feb. 3) when it hosts
the Marshall Thundering Herd at the NIU Convocation Center. The
game will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago at 7:07
Illinois Wright State All-Time Meetings
Date, Score, Result, Location
2-4-89, 85-84, W, Dayton
2-25-89, 82-73, W, DeKalb
2-3-90, 47-66, L, Dayton
3-5-90, 84-77, W, DeKalb
1-20-92, 70-84, L, DeKalb
2-24-92, 73-78, L, Dayton
2-1-93, 82-77, W, DeKalb
2-20-93, 56-98, L, Dayton
1-24-94, 77-68, W, DeKalb
3-1-94, 66-71, L, Dayton
1-21-95, 77-68, W, Dayton
1-29-96, 71-63, W, Dayton
2-24-96, 81-71, W, DeKalb
1-11-97, 56-55, W, Dayton
2-8-97, 73-77, L, DeKalb
12-21-99, 70-58, W, Dayton
11-21-00, 66-73, L, DeKalb