Tag: Luka Mirkovic

WSU's Casto suspended for NIT game

Northwestern caught a break tonight when it was announced that Washington State’s DeAngelo Casto, the team’s leading rebounder and third leading scorer, is suspended for tomorrow’s game for a violation of team rules. The Spokesman-Review reported today that the reason for the suspension is one that has hit WSU before this season, pot. Star Klay... 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 »

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 »

The development of Luka Mirkovic

One of the most interesting players on Northwestern is Luka Mirkovic. The junior center is all over the place in terms of his performance. This variance leads people to think he’s regressing when often he’s just fine. At least offensively you can show objectively that Mirkovic has actually improved during the season.  His 111.1 offensive... Read more »

About Northwestern's decision making

Today Basketball Stats came up with a random musing, Offensive Decision %, that I thought was pretty interesting. Basically the goal was to capture all the good decisions a player makes on offense and all the bad decisions and then divide. While I have a little quibble with the fact that free throws are included... Read more »

Northwestern loses critical game to Michigan

The game was never going to be easy. You don’t just walk into opposing gyms and walk away victorious without putting in a lot of effort. Ken Pomeroy had Michigan by three points and a 63% chance of victory for the Wolverines. For the entire first half it appeared that Northwestern forgot that it had... 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 »

Photos from Northwestern vs. SIU Edwardsville

There’s not much you can say about a 98-55 victory. Northwestern came out focused and five players scored in double-figures, including Reggie Hearn with 10 points. Austin Nichols was the only player that got into the game and didn’t score. Also, Michael Thompson only played 18 minutes tonight, but you sure wouldn’t know it from... Read more »

Good news, bad news for Northwestern against Iowa

Northwestern goes into Iowa City on Wednesday to play the Iowa Hawkeyes. While the Wildcats football team owns the Hawkeyes, that isn’t the case with the basketball team. This is a huge game for Northwestern and the Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament hopes, so let’s play a little “Good News”, “Bad News.” Very Bad News – This... 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 »