2012–13 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball team

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2012–13 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball
Northern Illinois Huskies basketball wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2012–13 record 5–25 (3–13 MAC)
Head coach Mark Montgomery (2nd season)
Assistant coach Jon Borovich
Assistant coach Todd Townsend
Assistant coach Lou Dawkins
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
2012–13 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 14 2   .875     26 7   .788
Ohio 14 2   .875     24 10   .706
Kent State 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Buffalo 7 9   .438     14 20   .412
Bowling Green 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Miami 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
West
Western Michigan 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
Toledo* 10 6   .625     15 13   .536
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 7 9   .438     16 18   .471
Central Michigan 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
Northern Illinois 3 13   .188     5 25   .167
2013 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2013
*Ineligible for postseason due to APR penalties; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball team represented Northern Illinois University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Huskies, led by second year head coach Mark Montgomery, played their home games at the Convocation Center and were members of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 5–25, 3–13 in MAC play to finish in last place in the West Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Tournament to Eastern Michigan.

Class of 2012 Signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sam Mader
PF
Appleton, Wisconsin Appleton East 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 85
Darrell Bowie
SF
Milwaukee, Wisconsin La Jolla Prep 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Mike Davis
SG
Garfield Heights, Ohio Garfield Heights 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Akeem Springs
SG
Waukegan, Illinois Waukegan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 0 Rakocevic, PetePete Rakocevic (I) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Wilbraham & Monson Prep/Sacramento State Chicago, Illinois
G 3 Christian, AntoneAntone Christian 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Martin Luther King Magnet Nashville, Tennessee
F 4 Hayes, BrandonBrandon Hayes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Homewood-Flossmoor/Parkland College Homewood, Illinois
G 5 Baket, TravonTravon Baket 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Fr Detroit Consortium Detroit, Michigan
G/F 10 Bowie, DarrellDarrell Bowie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr La Jolla Prep Milwaukee, Wisconsin
G 11 Balls, DaveonDaveon Balls 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Lawrence North Indianapolis, Indiana
F 13 Gray, KevinKevin Gray 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Brooks Academy Chicago, Illinois
F 14 Mader, SamSam Mader Current redshirt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Appleton East Appleton, Wisconsin
G 15 Cravatta, J.J.J.J. Cravatta 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Streator Township Streator, Illinois
F 21 Gray, KeithKeith Gray 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Brooks Academy Chicago, Illinois
G/F 23 Nader, AbdelAbdel Nader 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Niles North Skokie, Illinois
G 24 Davis, MikeMike Davis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Garfield Heights Cleveland, Ohio
G 25 Nixon, TonyTony Nixon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Sr Seton Academy Chicago, Illinois
G/F 32 Bolin, AkselAksel Bolin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Asker Asker, Norway
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jon Borovich
  • Todd Townsend
  • Lou Dawkins

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: March 31, 2013

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/03/2012*
7:00 PM
Aurora W 89–56 
Convocation Center (1,005)
DeKalb, IL
Regular Season
11/09/2012*
8:00 PM
at Nebraska-Omaha L 64–77  0–1
Ralston Arena (2,224)
Ralston, NE
11/13/2012*
7:00 AM, ESPN
at Valparaiso
ESPN College Hoops Tip-off Marathon
L 46–69  0–2
Athletics–Recreation Center (2,445)
Valparaiso, IN
11/18/2012*
4:00 PM
Judson W 72–54  1–2
Convocation Center (626)
DeKalb, IL
11/24/2012*
3:00 PM
Loyola–Chicago L 46–53  1–3
Convocation Center (995)
DeKalb, IL
11/27/2012*
7:00 PM
UIC L 46–58  1–4
Convocation Center (947)
DeKalb, IL
12/01/2012*
8:00 PM
at Dayton L 43–60  1–5
University of Dayton Arena (12,637)
Dayton, OH
12/05/2012*
7:00 PM
SIU Edwardsville W 65–54  2–5
Convocation Center (2,750)
DeKalb, IL
12/07/2012*
7:00 PM
at Milwaukee L 73–80 OT 2–6
Klotsche Center (2,034)
Milwaukee, WI
12/16/2012*
4:00 PM
at DePaul L 64–69  2–7
Allstate Arena (7,155)
Rosemont, IL
12/19/2012*
9:00 PM
at Seattle L 48–75  2–8
KeyArena (2,362)
Seattle, WA
12/22/2012*
6:00 PM, Pac-12 Network
at Washington L 57–67  2–9
Alaska Airlines Arena (7,805)
Seattle, WA
12/29/2012*
3:00 PM
at Massachusetts L 59–64  2–10
William D. Mullins Memorial Center (1,100)
Amherst, MA
01/09/2013
6:00 PM
at Miami (OH) W 72–61  3–10 (1–0)
Millett Hall (907)
Oxford, OH
01/12/2013
3:00 PM
Akron L 53–68  3–11 (1–1)
Convocation Center (977)
DeKalb, IL
01/16/2013
6:00 PM
at Ohio L 63–81  3–12 (1–2)
Convocation Center (7,648)
Athens, OH
01/19/2013
7:00 PM
Western Michigan L 34–71  3–13 (1–3)
Convocation Center (997)
DeKalb, IL
01/23/2013
6:00 PM
at Central Michigan W 74–61  4–13 (2–3)
McGuirk Arena (1,347)
Mount Pleasant, MI
01/26/2013
1:00 PM
at Eastern Michigan L 25–42  4–14 (2–4)
Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center (888)
Ypsilanti, MI
01/30/2013
7:00 PM
Kent State W 67–65  5–14 (3–4)
Convocation Center (719)
DeKalb, IL
02/02/2013
3:00 PM
Toledo L 64–69  5–15 (3–5)
Convocation Center (1,382)
DeKalb, IL
02/06/2013
7:00 PM
Bowling Green L 41–57  5–16 (3–6)
Convocation Center (708)
DeKalb, IL
02/09/2013
12:00 PM
at Buffalo L 54–59  5–17 (3–7)
Alumni Arena (4,136)
Amherst, NY
02/13/2013
7:00 PM
Ball State L 52–56  5–18 (3–8)
Convocation Center (864)
DeKalb, IL
02/16/2013
5:00 PM, STO/ESPN3
at Western Michigan L 58–66  5–19 (3–9)
University Arena (3,569)
Kalamazoo, MI
02/23/2013*
3:00 PM
Eastern Illinois
BracketBusters
L 47–59  5–20
Convocation Center (1,009)
DeKalb, IL
02/27/2013
7:00 PM
Eastern Michigan L 41–53  5–21 (3–10)
Convocation Center (826)
DeKalb, IL
03/02/2013
7:00 PM
Central Michigan L 50–69  5–22 (3–11)
Convocation Center (1,324)
DeKalb, IL
03/05/2013
6:00 PM
at Toledo L 46–70  5–23 (3–12)
Savage Arena (3,603)
Toledo, OH
03/09/2013
1:00 PM
at Ball State L 51–53  5–24 (3–13)
John E. Worthen Arena (3,237)
Muncie, IN
2013 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
03/11/2013
6:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
First Round
L 44–45  5–25
Convocation Center (302)
Ypsilanti, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

NCAA Record[edit]

The Huskies set an NCAA Division I record during the shot-clock era on December 1, 2012 against the Dayton Flyers scoring five points in the first half.

This record was broken against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on January 26. 2013, where the Huskies scored four points in the first half. The Huskies had a 3.2% field goal shooting in the first half which also set a record, breaking Savannah State's 4.3% shooting percentage against Kansas State in 2008.

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