Tag: Davide Curletti

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 »

Curletti ready to break out for Northwestern?

Last night at Welsh-Ryan Arena was all about Michael Thompson, and with good reason, the senior has done everything he possibly could for the Wildcats during his four seasons, but it was another player, Davide Curletti, that caught my eye. The junior 6’9 forward went up against one of the tallest teams in the country... Read more »

The curse of DeChellis continues

Northwestern lost again to Penn State on Thursday night, 66-52, at Welsh-Ryan Arena. It’s safe to say that right now the Nittany Lions own the Wildcats. Unfortunately, only Michael Thompson showed up for Northwestern. He scored 22 points on 9-16 shooting, but the rest of the team combined to score 30 and go 11-36 from... Read more »

Hack a Gopher lets Minnesota beat Northwestern

Last season Northwestern had a serious problem with fouling opponents. It seemed like that problem had been solved this season, but against Minnesota it resurfaced and was the key as the Gophers pulled out an 81-70 victory. It was like whack-a-mole, except it wasn’t nearly as fun. Minnesota attempted 46 free throws and made 31.... 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 »

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 »

Halftime Notes: Northwestern 44, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 25

Northwestern has a comfortable 44-25 lead at halftime. The Wildcats have managed to go nine deep in the first half and four of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s players have foul concerns. It’s going to be a long night for the Golden Lions, but it’ll help us take a look at a bunch of Northwestern’s bench players. Notes... Read more »

European statistics are sketchy

I was hoping to do per possession statistics for Northwestern’s trip to Italy, but I discovered when I looked at the recaps that the box scores don’t quite have enough statistical depth to allow for it. No offensive rebounds means no way of calculating possessions and now minutes played means usage rates are impossible to... Read more »

Ugly statistics from Northwestern vs. Iowa

Can anyone explain John Shurna’s terrible plus-minus numbers? Northwestern just lost to a team that is ranked last in the league by Pomeroy. Sure Iowa might have a couple of Big Ten wins, but they should’ve have beaten the Wildcats and especially not by 13. This game was ugly for a number of reasons. But... Read more »