Posts tagged "NU hoops"

Northwestern needs 3 Wins to grab a NCAA Tournament berth

Northwestern needs 3 Wins to grab a NCAA Tournament berth
In our latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection, we have Northwestern as a #12 seed, one of the last four teams in. Of course, this isn’t a place you want to stay right now as Selection Sunday approaches. Even though this is a supposedly “weak bubble,” bracket projections don’t and can’t factor in the “bid-stealing” that... Read more »

Northwestern Outscores Nebraska in Battle of NUs

Northwestern Outscores Nebraska in Battle of NUs
In what essentially turned into a three-point shooting contest, Northwestern was able to beat Nebraska in the battle from beyond the arc, taking down the Huskers 84-74. The Wildcats shot 45.2 percent from three (14-31) and 12 of their first 13 shots came from beyond the arc. The Huskers relied on the three as well,... Read more »

Northwestern's Surprisingly Good RPI, NCAA Tournament Profile

Northwestern's Surprisingly Good RPI, NCAA Tournament Profile
RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) is an algorithm based on opponents’ winning percentage, opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage, and opponents’ opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage. This is the truth, I’m not trying to sound like Dr. Seuss here. So RPI is like the BCS, a very controversial number that certains groups of people ascribe meaning to; other groups... Read more »
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Northwestern Gets Signature Win! End #6 Michigan St. Winning Streak

Northwestern Gets Signature Win! End #6 Michigan St. Winning Streak
Was this a huge upset? On one level, yes. Any time the most prominent college basketball program in the Big Ten falls to the program with the least amount of tradition in the conference, it’s huge! Not to mention it ended the biggest win streak that prominent On the other hand, Northwestern came in with... Read more »

Northwestern Loses Another Battle to Penn State 66-52

Hard to decide which type of domination is stronger. Penn State’s college basketball domination over Northwestern, or Talor Battle’s owning of the PSU hoops record book. State has won six in a row and ten of eleven versus NU. Even when they went 3-15 in conference last year, the Lions still beat the Cats twice.... Read more »

Northwestern, DePaul Make Dubious College Basketball Program Ranking List

When it comes to the worst head coaching gigs in all of college basketball, or at least the teams in the big six power conferences, Lost Lettermen.com thinks they’ve figured out the ten worst. Obviously, this is a highly subjective survey, but the list is bookended by a pair of local Chicago teams. And the... Read more »
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Northwestern Gives #18 Michigan State a Scare, but Falls by 2

Although the final outcome was still a loss, it was a much more exciting and interesting loss to Michigan State this time for Northwestern, who took one of their toughest Big Ten opponents down to the final possession. No wants to believe in nor accept moral victories, but losing to the #18 Spartans, when your... Read more »

Latest Northwestern Recruiting Class has Chicago Area Feel

On National Signing Day, Northwestern Wildcats head men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody announced the signing of guards Tre Demps (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan) and Dave Sobolewski (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) and forward Mike Turner (Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago Laboratory High School) to National Letters of Intent. “We are excited to welcome Dave, Tre and Mike to... Read more »

Snoop Dogg at Northwestern Hoops Madness Tonight Fo Schizzle Dizzle

Pour out some gin and juice! For rizeal, the most famous resident of the LBC, Snoop D-O-double G, is coming to Evanston to officially open izup Northwestern Wildcat Basketball season. Fans are invited to be in the hizzle for SPAC on Friday, Oct. 15 5:30 p.m. to check out the teams at the inaugural Friday... Read more »
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On the Rizeal: Snoop Dogg coming to Northwestern Midnight Madness

Pour out some gin and juice! For rizeal, the most famous resident of the LBC, Snoop D-O-double G, is coming to Evanston to officially open izup Northwestern Wildcat Basketball season. Fans are invited to be in the hizzle for SPAC on Friday, Oct. 15 5:30 p.m. to check out the teams at the inaugural Friday... Read more »