Tag: Alex Marcotullio

Northwestern's dangerous reliance on offense

For more about what’s going on in this post check out the beginning from last week. Did it ever feel like Michael Thompson was the only player on the floor for Northwestern in losses this season? Did you miss seeing Drew Crawford step up in big spots? There might be a reason for these feelings.... Read more »

Northwestern's NIT dreams die in OT

Northwestern’s NIT dream run came to a crashing halt against Washington State 69-66 on Wednesday night in Pullman, WA. Well, it was actually Thursday morning for most of the Wildcats’ fans by the time the game ended, but those people weren’t the only ones that looked exhausted. Bill Carmody played his five starters for the... Read more »

Northwestern's offense gets going on the road

Northwestern had its second best offensive showing of the season on Saturday against Boston College. The Wildcats’ offensive efficiency of 137.1 points per 100 possessions was only topped by their effort against SIU-Edwardsville. It better than the opener against Northern Illinois, it was better than the destruction of Indiana at Welsh-Ryan Arena or the torching... Read more »

Northwestern finally wins a postseason game

Northwestern finally wins a postseason game
Northwestern won its first postseason game in 17 years on Wednesday night 70-61 over Milwaukee in an odd fashion. It wasn’t that Wildcats made more threes, even though they did 12 to 11, or committed fewer turnovers, though they did that too 16 to 11, it was offensive rebounding and free throw shooting that carried... Read more »

Postseason Preview: Big Ten 1st Rd.

The undermanned Northwestern Wildcats begin their attempt to gain a very unlikely automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday against Minnesota. This is the #8/9 game and it feeds into a date with #1 Ohio State, probably the worst possible match up for every team in the country.... Read more »

Northwestern guts out a road win at Indiana

This was supposed to be this hard. In fact, it was supposed to be harder. Oddsmakers had Indiana by 3 and Ken Pomeroy had Indiana by 4 with Northwestern having just a 35% chance of victory. Well, for once the Wildcats defied the odds and pulled out a 70-64 victory over the Hoosiers. No, the... Read more »

Northwestern falls to #1 Ohio State

So close, yet so far. That’s going to be the story of the Northwestern season in 2010-11. Once again the Wildcats had a chance for a breakthrough victory and they fell just short. Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger hit a free throw after Northwestern was unable to get a shot up on their final full possession... Read more »

Three thoughts from Northwestern vs. Michigan

Yesterday Northwestern and Michigan battled at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Due to foul trouble for Darius Morris early the Wolverines never seemed to get into a rhythm and scored just 60 points in 59 possessions. That’s not that unexpected, as Michigan has struggled to score against a number of teams this season, but it’s great to see... Read more »

Northwestern blows out Indiana

To be honest, I’m not quite sure what you can take away from Northwestern’s 93-81 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena tonight over Indiana. Oh sure, the Wildcats got a victory and the Hoosiers now have even more questions to answer, but other than that it’s tough to take away too much. This was Northwestern taking advantage... Read more »

Three Thoughts - Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech

You can read the extended version of my thoughts from the game by going back over the live-blog that is below this. It was a good time and I’m sure I’ll be doing more of them this season. If you read it thanks! A 91-71 victory is pretty impressive, even against a team picked to... Read more »