NIU Men's Hoops Battle #7 Toledo In Mid-Am Quarterfinals

GO HUSKIES Senior guard Anthony Maestranzi and his teammates head into MAC Tournament play on Thursday against Toledo
Senior guard Anthony Maestranzi and his teammates head into MAC Tournament play on Thursday against Toledo

March 7, 2006

NIU vs. Toledo Game Notes in PDF Format
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Game Day Quick Facts:

Television: Highlights of NIU men's basketball are part of Inside Huskie Sports which airs on Comcast Sports Net Chicago with Brad Hoey and Rob Judson. Please check local listings for times and dates. The tentative air dates are slated for the following Thursdays at 5 p.m.: Mar. 16, and Mar. 30.

Radio: Northern Illinois vs. Toledo (LIVE) Thursday (Mar. 9) on the Huskie Radio Network with flagship station WLBK (1360 khz) in DeKalb, WSEY (95.7 mhz) in Oregon-Mount Morris and WRHL (1060 khz) in Rochelle with Bill Baker (Play-by-Play) and Sid Simmons (Color Analyst). Toledo origination: Flagship station WSPD (1370 khz) with Mark Beier (Play-by-Play) and Jay Lehman (Color Analyst).

Note: Broadcast available on <> at NIU's Athletics Website <>

Tickets: Contact the Northern Illinois Ticket Office at (815) 752-6800.

Coaches: Rob Judson (Illinois '80) is 67-77 in his fifth season at Northern Illinois and owns a career-record of 4-6 against the Rockets. Toledo skipper Stan Joplin is 171-122 in his 10th season of coaching and owns a career-record of 12-5 against the Huskies.

Officials: To be announced on game day.

Last Time Out:

Northern Illinois senior forward Todd Peterson tallied a team-season best 24 points, including a career-high 15 rebounds for his first career double-double to push the Huskies past Western Michigan, 74-59, for the undisputed MAC West Division championship on Saturday (March 4).

Scouting Toledo:

Toledo junior guard Justin Ingram scored a game-high 23 points to lift the Rockets to the 77-52 victory over Bowling Green in the opening round of the MAC Tournament on Monday (March 6). Ingram leads Toledo in scoring with 14.2 points-per-game, while teammates Florentino Valencia and Keonta Howell are each pouring in 11.6 points-per-game.

All-Time Series:

Toledo leads the all-time series, 34-16. In their last meeting, UT's trio of Kashif Payne, Justin Ingram and Keonta Howell combined for eight three-pointers in the second-half to help the visiting Rockets rally from a 15-point deficit in the final stanza and earn the 67-66 come-from-behind MAC win over NIU. NIU juniors James Hughes and Mike McKinney led the Huskies with 15 points apiece.

Huskies / Rockets Tournament History:

NIU is winless in three tries against Toledo in the MAC Tournament. Toledo picked up the 68-64 double-overtime win against NIU at Savage Hall on March 1, 2000 in their last tourney meeting.



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