Tag: Big Ten

Chicago attendance figures

The official attendance figures are out for men’s college basketball last season across the NCAA’s three divisions. Here are the relevant facts and figures for the Chicago schools: No Chicago area team finished in the Top 50 nationally in attendance. Though Illinois did finish 10th with 15,851 fans per game. DePaul finished 67th nationally in... Read more »

NIT Bracketology - Intro to the final weekend

After a crazy day of games on Friday the brackets are getting clearer. Desperate Big Ten teams jumped off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament with victories in the quarterfinals and started clearing up a little bit of the seeding picture. What isn’t clear is how it affects the NIT bracket. Any of the... Read more »

Postseason Preview: Big Ten Quarterfinals

I get to write a postseason preview about a team that actually won a game. Huzzah! Thanks to the efforts of Juice Thompson, who scored a Big Ten Tournament record high 35 points, Northwestern advances to the quarterfinals where the Wildcats will take on Ohio State. Yes, this is the same Ohio State team that... Read more »

Chicago College Basketball's All-Big Ten Teams

A lot has already been said about the Big Ten teams. Heck, everyone has selected one. (Two of the better ones you’ll find are at UMHoops.com and Sippin’ On Purple – if only for the award names.) Also, you won’t find any third team here. The league is only 11 teams deep, why do we... Read more »

NIT Bracketology - A human takes a shot

Updated 8:50 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 6 after Florida Atlantic stole another automatic bid after losing in Sun Belt quarterfinals, which pushes UCF out. Since I’m tweaking the Bracket Predictor over the weekend and it isn’t quite ready for prime time again I decided to sit down and do an NIT Bracket by hand.... Read more »

Live: Northwestern vs. Minnesota

There’s a game tonight! It’s Senior Night. I wrote about it here. That post also contains some other “required reading” for tonight. (There isn’t a quiz.) If you care about what the opposition thinks then you should read this post at From the Barn. (Speaking of annoying things, what about the fact that if you... 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 »

NIT Bracketology - Going into Bracket Buster Weekend

It’s Bracket Buster Weekend and the games have already started, but the NCAA Tournament and NIT fields are still in flux. With a lot of mid-major games this weekend there is sure to be some shakeups. Honestly, the fields keep getting worse. Teams that were once positioned to easily get NIT bids are trying to... Read more »

5 Questions about Michigan with Dylan from UMHoops

Northwestern and Michigan are about to play a game critical for both teams’ postseason chances. The Wildcats and Wolverines are both 4-7 in conference with a chance to improve on that mark greatly during the rest of conference play. Whichever team takes the game at Crisler Arena will be in a much better place. Thus... Read more »

Tempo-free conference aerials

Basketball State has some great statistics on it. I use it a lot when doing historical research, but one of the fun things it has for the current season are pretty graphical tempo-free aerials. For instance, here’s the one for the Great West. Why lead with that one? Well, I just want to prove that... Read more »