Women’s Basketball: Wildcats enter AP Top 25 for first time in 19 years

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Women’s Basketball: Wildcats enter AP Top 25 for first time in 19 years

Nia Coffey navigates her way past an Iowa defender. The sophomore forward’s strong play has helped Northwestern achieve its first ranking in the AP poll in 19 years.

Nia Coffey navigates her way past an Iowa defender. The sophomore forward’s strong play has helped Northwestern achieve its first ranking in the AP poll in 19 years.

Sean Su/Daily Senior Staffer

Nia Coffey navigates her way past an Iowa defender. The sophomore forward’s strong play has helped Northwestern achieve its first ranking in the AP poll in 19 years.

Sean Su/Daily Senior Staffer

Sean Su/Daily Senior Staffer

Nia Coffey navigates her way past an Iowa defender. The sophomore forward’s strong play has helped Northwestern achieve its first ranking in the AP poll in 19 years.

Alex Putterman, Web Editor

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For the first time in 19 years, Northwestern has been tabbed one of the top 25 teams in United States by the Associated Press poll.

The Wildcats earned the final spot in this week’s poll, announced Monday. Coach Joe McKeown’s team has won seven straight games, most recently beating Wisconsin 86-83 in overtime Sunday.

NU is 21-6 overall and currently part of a four-way tie for third place in the Big Ten with an 11-5 conference record.

The program last cracked the AP’s top 25 in 1996, when the Cats eventually lost in the finals of the National Women’s Invitational Tournament.

With a strong finish, NU will likely qualify for the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997.

Email: asputt@u.northwestern.edu
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