March 7, 2006
NIU vs. Toledo Game Notes in PDF Format
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Game Day Quick Facts:
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 <broadcastmonsters.com> at NIU's Athletics Website <www.niuhuskies.com>
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).
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.
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.