Archive for November 2010

Three Thoughts - Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech

You can read the extended version of my thoughts from the game by going back over the live-blog that is below this. It was a good time and I’m sure I’ll be doing more of them this season. If you read it thanks! A 91-71 victory is pretty impressive, even against a team picked to... Read more »

Live: Northwestern vs. Georgia Tech

This is my second live-blog of the young season! Northwestern will be playing Georgia Tech and the game is going to be on CoverItLive because I’m simulcasting the feed to Rush the Court. The game is on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CT. I’ll be kicking things off live from Welsh-Ryan Arena at 5:45 p.m. Stop... Read more »

Tempo-free DePaul

Note: All statistics in this post are from or the magical spreadsheet that I pump the statistics into. Oliver Purnell’s system has opened up a whole new genre of basketball to the fans at DePaul University. The pressing, attacking offensive style makes for some super-fast paced games and some odd scores. It also... Read more »

Some tempo-free Northwestern notes

Note: All statistics in this post are from or the magical spreadsheet that I pump the statistics into. Now that Northwestern has played four games, I thought it was time to look into some of their tempo-free statistics before the season gets too far along. Maybe there are some early trends that can... Read more »

About that challenge thing

I was going to write something more in depth about the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and then I saw what Ken Pomeroy and John Gasaway had posted already and decided it wasn’t worth my time to essentially duplicate their work.  Suffice it to say: The Big Ten is supposed to win. Minnesota needs to win tonight... Read more »

Northwestern wins with defense

With all due respect to Teddy Greenstein, I think he missed the story of last night’s Northwestern game. Of course, I didn’t even watch the game, but when the Wildcats hold an opponent to less than a point per possession it seems like no matter how many dunks Northwestern has that’s the story. Creighton came... Read more »

New Jersey basketball weekend

You might’ve noticed from my Tweets that I wasn’t in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend. I returned home to New Jersey to be with my family for the holidays and got to attend some other basketball games. In fact, it was sort of like I was the Siena Saints’ beat writer as I went to their... Read more »

Too much turkey, DePaul falls

I’ll have a lot deeper analysis of the style of play that Oliver Purnell plays next week, but here’s a wrap up of some recent college basketball games for Chicago’s teams. Remember, Loyola plays at San Francisco this afternoon at 4 p.m. CT. (Check out these PDF game notes!) Cal State Northridge 88, DePaul 66... Read more »

Learning about Creighton with White & Blue Review

Northwestern takes on Creighton on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network and most Wildcats fans probably don’t know too much about the Blue Jays. This will be one of Northwestern’s most important non-conference games, so I traded questions with Patrick Marshall of the Creighton site White & Blue Review. You can... Read more »

DePaul's rebounding woes resurface in loss

DePaul hung tough with Oklahoma State before falling 60-56 in the first round of the 76 Classic. Marshall Moses (left) scored 27 points for the Cowboys. Yesterday I pointed out three keys to watch, here’s a quick rundown of what happened with each. 1. Easier three-point shots: The struggles of the Blue Demons continue. DePaul shot... Read more »