Tag: schedule

Bears vs. Packers impacts college basketball schedule

The effects of the Bears vs. Packers playoff game are already being felt in the college basketball world. Northwestern’s game against Wisconsin, see a trend there, was scheduled to start at 12 p.m. CT has been moved to 11:30 p.m. CT. That’s because the NFC Championship Game, which just so happens to include teams from... Read more »

Northwestern in Massey and KenPom

As Carmody Court pointed out yesterday, Ken Pomeroy’s statistics aren’t the only game in town, and some of the other methods seem to like Northwestern a lot more. The example used in that link are the Massey Ratings. Ken Massey is better known for his college football rankings, which are used as part of the... Read more »

The week ahead in Chicago

I’m back! And its time to get this fired up again. The city of Chicago had a rough weekend, as no team got a victory. Thankfully everyone has a chance to rebound. Typically this is a light week because everyone is finishing finals, but Northwestern and DePaul’s students are already gone for the winter, so... Read more »

DePaul an underdog tonight

The DePaul Blue Demons return to the role of the scrappy underdog tonight when they go to Indiana State to take on the Sycamores. The three locations that I use to check out probabilities before games all have Oliver Purnell’s team on the wrong side of the projection.  Here they are: Accuscore – Indiana State 69.2,... Read more »

The Champions Classic will come to Chicago (eventually)

This morning ESPN’s Andy Katz reported that ESPN has found a solution for college basketball’s lack of a marquee starting event. All it took was some big names, some even bigger neutral site arenas and some good marketing. It’s all going to come together, be called the Champions Classic and give the sport of college... Read more »

Northwestern losing without playing

Unfortunately for a college basketball team Selection Sunday comes down to two things: What you did and what your opponents did. While Northwestern is 1-0 and presumably taking care of that first part of the equation, the second one is in a lot of danger after Monday night. Credit St. John’s and Georgia Tech for... Read more »

This week's Chicago college basketball games

College basketball really kicks into high-gear this week as the games come in floods. That includes one 24-hour spurt when ESPN is once again hosting its College Basketball Marathon. It actually starts at 11 p.m. CT time, so I might catch the beginning of Miami at Memphis, but you should set your DVR for a... Read more »

Illinois opens season tonight, good luck watching it

Illinois opens the season tonight with a game against UC Irvine. Yes, this is the same UC Irvine team that lost to Concordia University in its exhibition game. Let’s just say that I’m not expecting much from the Anteaters in this game, but I am happy that basketball is back. Now here’s the tricky part.... Read more »

Let the games begin!

College basketball season doesn’t officially kick off until Monday when the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic begins, which includes Illinois. UIC plays the first game for any of the city teams on Wednesday at Pittsburgh. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t games to analyze. As you saw from the DePaul exhibition, these things can mean something,... Read more »

A note about Northwestern's schedule

I think I hammered this point home the last time, but I just wanted to point out that CollegeHoops.net is publishing its annual look at the top 144 teams in the country. A few days ago it published #77 (Creighton) and #80 (Georgia Tech). You might also know those teams as the hardest (currently scheduled)... Read more »