NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS RUMORS & GOSSIP
There’s something mildly comforting watching the Gophers play against a team that we all know is trying desperately to throw away the final chance it has to lock down its first NCAA Tournament bid in school history. Tonight it wasn’t Minnesota on the verge of throwing away its season, disappointing its fans and offering false [...]
With the Gophers on the NIT bubble and Northwestern precariously perched on the important bubble, Thursday's Big Ten Tournament game between Minnesota and the Wildcats matters a lot more to the folks down in Evanston than it should to you. So what better time to check in with the good folks at Lake The Posts, who cover the Wildcats when they aren't collecting flag pictures.
Less than 6 days to Selection Sunday, and then we will know for sure who the committee is going to put in the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament. A strong week for Purdue and Cincinnati has moved them from my bubble to IN status, shrinking the bubble to 10 teams. Illinois St. could have moved the bubble to nine but fell in the Missouri Valley Championship to Creighton in OT. If...
Northwestern and the NCAA Tournament
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John Shurna made Northwestern history on Saturday night, as he surpassed Billy McKinney as the program's all-time leading scorer. His efforts lifted the Wildcats to a key win for their tournament credentials. It all made for a special night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Northwestern knew it needed a win against Iowa Thursday night in order to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. With that in mind, The Wildcats promptly turned in arguably their best performance of the season, a convincing 83-64 win over the Hawkeyes.
Point guard Dave Sobolewski led the way for NU, recording a season-high 26 points and team-high seven assists. The freshman’s impressive...
Who: Northwestern at No. 13 Michigan
Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: MGoBlue, WWJ 950AM, WWWW 102.9 FM, Sirius 128
More: Beilein Video Preview / Douglass, Burke, Morgan Video Preview, Pick to Click
Michigan hosts Northwestern tonight in its fourth home game in five Big Ten contests...
Drew Crawford #1
If you were to tell Drew Crawford he was going to shoot 13 of 17 from the field, 3 of 4 behind the arc, and 5 of 5 from the free throw line for 34 points, but your team would lose by 8 points still, what would he say?
“This was a big game for us, especially for kind of proving ourselves,” Crawford said. “Creighton is a tough team. It was really...
Reggie Hearn scored 15 of his career-high 17 points in the second half, including hitting all four 3-point attempts, as Northwestern fought off Central Connecticut State 70-64 Saturday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Drew Crawford scored 28 points and John Shurna had a critical three-point play down the stretch to lead Northwestern into the Charleston Classic championship game with a 69-65 victory over Tulsa on Friday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Drew Crawford has faced Northwestern teammate John Shurna in practice the last few years and is always amazed at the senior forward's knack for finding the basket.
The Cats need more of this from Shurna, and less not thisTwo years ago, Northwestern entered the 2009/2010 season tabbing it as the year they would finally crack the NCAA tourney, returning four starters and four of their five top starters after their first post-season appearance (in the NIT) in nearly two decades. With Juice Thompson a rising junior and John Shurna and Luka Mirkovic...
Northwestern's outlook actually is pretty rosy this year: John Shurna is back to look like a total spaz nerd and do a little bit of everything, Drew Crawford now has two years under his belt and should just continue to get better, Luka Mrkovich will once again be the middle moving very little, JerShon Cobb should be a breakout candidate, and most of the little bit parts are...
Northwestern has had back-to-back 20-win seasons and three straight NIT appearances.
One thing the Wildcats don't have is an NCAA tournament appearance.
The school that hosted the first NCAA championship game in 1939 hopes to change that. With top scorer John Shurna leading the way, the Wildcats figure to be in contention for one this season. They're looking for more after...
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October 27, 2011
With the college basketball season inching closer, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next few weeks. Today, we continue our team previews with a look at the Northwestern Wildcats.
The Northwestern Wildcats have been rather consistent the last two seasons.
The team’s overall record in 2009-10 and 2010-11 matched at...