Men’s Basketball: McIntosh, Lindsey named to preseason All-Big Ten team


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Bryant McIntosh drives to the basket. McIntosh and fellow senior guard Scottie Lindsey were named to the preseason All-Big Ten team.

Tim Balk and Jonah Dylan

Men’s Basketball

Senior guards Bryant McIntosh and Scottie Lindsey were named to the preseason All-Big Ten team, the conference announced Thursday.

McIntosh joined Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ and Michigan State forward Miles Bridges as a unanimous selection. Last season, McIntosh earned second-team honors.

In his junior season, McIntosh broke the Northwestern record for career assists and helped lead the Wildcats to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. He averaged 14.8 points per game and a conference-leading 5.2 assists per game.

Lindsey earned third-team honors after a breakout season last year. He averaged 14.1 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game, with season highlights including a 31-point outing at Penn State in December and back-to-back 20-plus point performances against Iowa and Ohio State in January.

The Cats, who play their first game Nov. 10 against Loyola Maryland, enter the season with high expectations after their historic 24-win campaign. NU garnered the No. 20 spot in the national coaches poll released Thursday, third among Big Ten teams.

“This senior class still feels like they have a lot to prove,” coach Chris Collins said earlier this month. “Their legacy is there, they know that — what they’ve accomplished has been incredible.”

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