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Glen Ellyn's John Shurna becomes Northwestern's All-Time Leading Scorer

Glen Ellyn's John Shurna becomes Northwestern's All-Time Leading Scorer
John Shurna, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, came in averaging 25.6 points per game over the last five contests. With his 16th, 17th and 18th point tonight versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers, he is now the all-time leading scorer in Northwestern history. He got it done on a three from the top of the key... Read more »

Northwestern's John Shurna Testing NBA Draft Waters

Northwestern Wildcats junior forward John Shurna declared for the 2011 NBA Draft but hasn’t hired an agent. He’s eligible to return to NU for his senior year if he withdraws by May 8th. “This is an exciting opportunity for John and I fully support his decision,” Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody said in a statement.... Read more »

Northwestern Win Tomorrow Night=Greatest Season in NU Hoops History

Just like in blackjack, hitting 21 is the key to ultimate victory for Northwestern as they travel to Pullman, Washington tomorrow night. By Wildcats standards this season became a rousing success with their blowout 85-67 win at #1 seed Boston College this past weekend. It gave them win number 20, tying the school record for... Read more »

Northwestern Takes on Milwaukee in Wednesday NIT Game

By Paul M. Banks Northwestern hosts its first National Invitation Tournament (NIT) game since 1994 Wednesday as the #4 seed Wildcats take on Milwaukee at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Tip is 7 p.m. Milwaukee, the Horizon League regular season champ, fell to the Butler Bulldogs in the HL conference tourney, and were denied a NCAA Tournament bid.... Read more »

Northwestern Beats Indiana Hoosiers for First Big 10 Win

Two teams entered 0-3 in the Big Ten; one emerged with a tremendous burden removed from their shoulders. Since the injury to star forward John Shurna, the conference’s leading scorer, the Northwestern Wildcats have been struggling mightily. But they took care of IU 93-81 Sunday night, to improve to 10-4. The Indiana Hoosiers got off... Read more »

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 »

Northwestern Sipping on John and Juice this Hoops Season

Northwestern hoops has been “sipping on John and Juice” this season. (At least I didn’t make the “purple drank” joke which seemed obvious given the team’s colors). This college basketball season in Evanston, the Wildcats have been led by junior forward John Shurna, the Big Ten‘s leading scorer and one of the most underrated players... Read more »

Northwestern's John Shurna takes home 2nd Big 10 Player of Week Award

A Northwestern player winning the Big Ten Silver Basketball award? We’re a long way off from that and there’s a ton of college basketball left to be played, but it might just happen. NU junior forward John Shurna (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) earned his second Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor this... Read more »

Northwestern Heads to Madison Square Garden; Can they finish Pre-Conference Undefeated?

With their 78-62 win over American University on Thursday night, the Northwestern Wildcats improved to 7-0 on the season. They’ll now head to the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival with a perfect record where they’ll take on St. Francis (Pa.) at 6pm Monday and then St. John’s (in a de facto road game) or Davidson... Read more »

Northwestern's John Shurna Leads Big 10 in Scoring

It’s very early in the college basketball season, but Northwestern’s John Shurna is first among all Big Ten players in scoring; as well as first overall in 3pt field goals made. Shurna’s teammate Drew Crawford is third, giving the ‘Cats an exciting high-scoring team. In 2009-10, Shurna was named the nation’s Most Improved Player by... Read more »