Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh sets Northwestern single-season record for assists


Daily file photo by Sam Schumacher

Bryant McIntosh dribbles up the court. The sophomore guard continued on his breakout performance this season, breaking NU’s single-season assist record.

Max Gelman, Sports Editor

Men’s Basketball

Sophomore guard Bryant McIntosh broke the Wildcats’ single-season school record for assists during Thursday night’s game against Minnesota.

With Northwestern (15-8, 3-7 Big Ten) leading the Golden Gophers (6-16, 0-10) 59-34 in the second half, McIntosh dished out his record-setting 158th pass to senior guard Tre Demps for a 2-pointer. Entering Thursday night, the sophomore had recorded 156 assists on the season, breaking the mark with just his second pass of the night.

The record had been previously held by Tim Doyle, set in the 2006-07 season.

McIntosh has enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign, leading the Cats in points and assists per game. Additionally, he ranks sixth in the nation in total assists and first in the Big Ten.

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