Best of Northwestern Basketball Social Media Night vs Indiana

Best of Northwestern Basketball Social Media Night vs Indiana

Northwestern basketball won at Indiana 54-47 back on January 18th, but the Hoosiers came into Welsh-Ryan Arena tonight and avenged that loss by winning at NU by a score of 61-56. Northwestern basketball was missing it's second leading scorer Jershon Cobb, who might return this season. Or he might not be back this year. He's out indefinitely, and he's been dealing with a knee issue as well.

"Certainly it's a huge blow to take anybody's second leading scorer off your team," said Chris Collins in the postgame press conference. "Certainly no one wants to be out there more than Jershon."

It's the fifth straight loss for NU, who's postseason hopes are fading fast. The Hoosiers boast a likely top ten NBA Draft pick in Noah Vonleh and a potential first rounder in 2015 in Troy Williams. The Wildcats were short-handed and IU just had too much talent for them to overcome. The 'Cats were missing their back-up center Nikola Cerina who was suspended for throwing a punch on Ohio State's Amir Williams on Wednesday. And their starting center, Alex Olah was playing on two sprained ankles. So they really went in to this one short-handed.

Collins' team played great team defense, and were able to stop some of Indiana's weapons. However, you can't stop everybody. And they fell to Tom Crean a.k.a. basketball Ron Zook.

"When you're under-manned you gotta live with something," Collins said.

So that's the Northwestern basketball side of Northwestern basketball social media night. Let's get to the social media side of Northwestern basketball social media night.

The scoreboard at The Welsh had hashtags. Instead of "Northwestern and "Indiana" it read "#B1GCats" and "#IUBB." As you can see from my introductory picture, the nameplates at press row included the Twitter handles of all the journalists.

Now on to some of the Twitter highlights from Northwestern basketball social media night. As always, I through in a couple of my own tweets.




Since these last two tweets are about players possibly making money one day, and whether they are employees or not, here's a link explaining what's occurring the Northwestern football players versus Northwestern hearing before the NLRB

And in case you didn't get the Navy Seals joke, this link explains it.



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