Tag: preview

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Very Early Horizon League 2011-12 Predictions

As Butler took down Milwaukee on tonight for the Horizon League Championship the league part of the season officially concluded. That means it’s time to start looking forward to next season. What follows is a team by team breakdown of the 10 programs in the conference with some projections for next season and some things... Read more »

Postseason Preview: Big East 1st Rd.

DePaul takes on #19 Connecticut in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. The game is on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. CT and is the first of a four-game set on the ESPN Family of Networks. Unfortunately the Blue Demons are in a tough spot without Cleveland Melvin, but hopefully players... Read more »

Juice Thompson's last home stand

Tonight is Michael “Juice” Thompson’s final home game in a Northwestern uniform (barring a home NIT appearance). The 5’10 guard from Lincoln Park has been the face of the Wildcats for almost two full seasons now. He’s the guy Bill Carmody sends out to press conferences without fail and he’s the man who always shows... Read more »

5 Questions with Ken at Voodoo Five

South Florida and DePaul clash in a battle of Big East cellar dwellers on Saturday and Ken from the Bulls blog Voodoo Five answered some questions about USF for me. I also answered some questions about DePaul. In the meantime check out their post about Great Moments in USF-DePaul Basketball History. CCB: South Florida is... Read more »

5 Questions with Brian from VUHoops.com

DePaul just got a big win over Providence on the road on Thursday night, but on Saturday they’ll be back at it again. Villanova comes to Allstate Arena for a Saturday game. Brian from VUHoops.com was kind enough to answer some questions. Unfortunately he won’t be getting any tempo-free goodies from me, because Blue Demons... Read more »

Numbers to know tonight

Due to an odd bit of timing I’m not going to be able to watch any of the games tonight, but I’ll surely be looking at the box score. There are three big games tonight for the Chicago schools and here are some predictions and things to look for this evening. DePaul vs. Notre Dame:... Read more »