Posts tagged "NIT"

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 »

DeAngelo Casto is playing for WSU

Well, DeAngelo Casto is apparently playing for Washington State tonight according to this Seattle Times article. There’s also a Tweet from the Athletic Director, who apparently decided to un-suspend his star forward for the game. The details are fishy, but this can’t be good for Northwestern. It is what it is. Hopefully the Wildcats have... Read more »

Postseason Preview: NIT Quarterfinals

For the third time this season I’m expecting Northwestern’s season to end with a loss tonight. The first was the Big Ten Quarterfinal game against Ohio State, because I wasn’t sure that Northwestern was going to get an invite to the NIT and I knew it wasn’t going to play in the CBI or CIT.... Read more »

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 »

5 Questions about Washington State

Northwestern is on its way to Pullman, WA to take on Washington State in the quarterfinals of the NIT for the right to play at Madison Square Garden next week. The Cougars just beat Oklahoma State last night, but the two teams will play on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. CT on ESPN2. It’s a... 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 »

5 Questions with Brian from BC Interruption

Northwestern is set to play Boston College early tomorrow morning. Because of that I had to really hop on the 5 Questions and Brian from Boston College blog BC Interruption was kind enough to oblige. He did it even after answering questions for Sippin’ On Purple, so be very thankful. Hopefully our questions were a... 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: NIT First Round

So while Northwestern didn’t make the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever (and reporters secretly rejoiced because they can just reuse their stories next season), the Wildcats are in the postseason. In fact, they even have a home game.  In their was is the generously over seeded Milwaukee Panthers. How Harvard got a 6... Read more »

5 Questions with Jimmy of PantherU

Northwestern is set to play Milwaukee in the NIT on Wednesday night and Ken Pomeroy has them as a decisive favorite. The Panthers have played better late in the season, but they also won a lot of close games in the Horizon League, which kept their rating down at 148 – which is actually below... Read more »