Montgomery: 'This team is all about winning. It doesn’t matter who is the leading scorer, who is the leading rebounder. They just want to win.'
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois men’s basketball team got back to campus around 3 p.m. Saturday returning from a scrimmage at Valparaiso.
NIU coach Mark Montgomery told his team to rest up for the rest of the weekend, while he decided to stick around in his office until the evening. A few hours later, he was surprised when he saw the entire team was still in the gym getting extra shots up.
The following day, an off day for the Huskies, Montgomery again caught a majority of the team back in the gym watching the Bears game and getting an extra workout in.
Moments like these have been reasons why Montgomery believes the Huskies are ready for the 2017-18 season, he said during NIU’s annual media day Tuesday inside the Convocation Center.