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Back-Door Cuts huge part of Northwestern Offense

Back-Door Cuts huge part of Northwestern Offense
Northwestern is playing some really good offense lately. During their current three-game winning streak, the Wildcats are averaging 80.3 points per game while shooting 53.7 percent from the field, including 46.1 percent from 3-point range. Four different NU players are averaging at least 15 points per game during the stretch: John Shurna (23.0), Dave Sobolewski... 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 »

Illini End 5 Game Chicagoland Losing Streak; Win at Northwestern

Illini End 5 Game Chicagoland Losing Streak; Win at Northwestern
Lots of cliches applied in this college basketball game “tale of two halves,” “halftime adjustments” “wining ugly” “blue-collar”  I could go on and on, but I’ve tortured you enough already. In the battle to be “Chicago’s Big Ten team” Illinois defeated Northwestern 57-56 in the same manner they won this year’s college football meeting- starting... Read more »

Northwestern Moves to 10-1; #24 Creighton Looms

Northwestern Moves to 10-1; #24 Creighton Looms
Northwestern basketball closed out the home portion of their non conference schedule tonight with a 87-72 win over the Eastern Illinois Panthers, pushing their record to 10-1. Meaning they’re ready for their second big test of the season- at #24 Creighton. The Blue Jays, favorites to win the Missouri Valley, also have only one loss... Read more »
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Northwestern Destroys MVSU, Now 7-0 Entering #7 Baylor

Northwestern Destroys MVSU, Now 7-0 Entering #7 Baylor
In two days we’ll really know what we have, or don’t have with Northwestern college basketball. Yes, they’re undefeated right now, and they won the Charleston Classic. But they still haven’t played anyone. The road win at Georgia Tech was nice, but the Yellow Jackets are down this year. Much like the rest of the... Read more »

Northwestern Wins Early Season Tourney; Helping NCAA Chances?

Northwestern Wins Early Season Tourney; Helping NCAA Chances?
For the second time in three years, Northwestern, the only college basketball team from a power six conference never to have made the NCAA Tournament, has won an early season holiday basketball tournament. In 2009, the Wildcats stayed home and beat a tourney bound Notre Dame team in the semi-finals of the Chicago Invitational Tournament.... Read more »

Northwestern Beats Up UTPA; Prepares for Charleston Classic

Northwestern Beats Up UTPA; Prepares for Charleston Classic
The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs (that’s Broncs not Broncos, not a typo- even though it really looks like one) didn’t do too well in their Chi-City college basketball double-header. DePaul got a big lead on them early; although UTPA fought back to within 5 in the second half. And the Blue Demons pulled away... Read more »
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Comprehensive Northwestern Basketball Season Preview

Comprehensive Northwestern Basketball Season Preview
The Northwestern Wildcats have the dancing ability of Elaine from Seinfeld.  The main difference between the two; at least Elaine has actually danced before.  Northwestern has still never played in the NCAA Tournament although they have flirted with being a bubble team the past three seasons.  That should once again be the case in 2011-2012.... Read more »