Tag: Bill Carmody

Season Recap: Northwestern

This is the fifth and final one of five season recaps that appeared this week. There was one each day in reverse order of current KenPom ranking, so check the archives for your team. This wasn’t the year that Northwestern made the NCAA Tournament, but it wasn’t a complete loss either. The Wildcats showed some... Read more »

College basketball is alive in Chicago

College basketball is alive in Chicago
It’s a known fact that most sports reporters don’t pay attention to college basketball season until approximately February. The Super Bowl and college bowl games typically have to finish before most newspapers will even consider running something about how Connecticut looks strong in the preseason or the fact that Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger is a... Read more »

Carmody should stay at Northwestern

It’s amazing to me that Bill Carmody and Pat Fitzgerald, though they coach at the same school can elicit such different reactions in the fan base. Maybe it’s because Fitzgerald is a Northwestern alum and a former All-American and Carmody is a guy who used to coach at Princeton that says funny things and is... 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 »

Carmody extended, Melvin in a Top 25, Birton suspended

Three pieces of important news that you might’ve missed yesterday from around college basketball in Chicago. Bill Carmody receives contract extension from Northwestern – This one really wasn’t a surprise because Carmody had this extension offer in hand before the season even began. Once the school did that it was just a matter of time.... Read more »

Northwestern fails to make plays down the stretch

Last night’s loss for Northwestern was an odd one on a lot of levels. The Wildcats certainly seemed to be overmatched for much of the game, but a furious late comeback gave them a chance with under 30 seconds remaining in the game. A huge advantage at the free throw line made it possible, even... Read more »

St. John's tougher than Northwestern, leaves question in wake

Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden Northwestern had a chance to prove once and for all that this is a different Wildcats team. This is the team that’s going to go to the NCAA Tournament and this is the team that can win tough games, like playing at a Big East team’s home arena. Unfortunately,... Read more »

Northwestern plays fast, takes out St. Francis

When people think about the Princeton Offense the first thing that comes to mind is the slow, plodding teams of Pete Carril’s later years and Northwestern’s more recent ones. The truth is though it is an offense that can be run at any pace given the personnel at your disposal. The Wildcats are beginning to... Read more »

John Shurna, Northwestern's baby-faced assassin

If Northwestern’s John Shurna were in NBA Jam, he’d be so hot that the even the hyperbolic Tim Kitzrow probably would’ve run out of adjectives by now. After going 10-of-11 from the field against Long Island, Shurna is shooting 64.3 percent from the field and a ridiculous 64.5 percent from three-point range on the season. Shurna... Read more »

Northwestern wins with defense

With all due respect to Teddy Greenstein, I think he missed the story of last night’s Northwestern game. Of course, I didn’t even watch the game, but when the Wildcats hold an opponent to less than a point per possession it seems like no matter how many dunks Northwestern has that’s the story. Creighton came... Read more »