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Women’s Basketball: Last-second buzzer-beater dooms Northwestern in loss to Purdue

Women’s Basketball: Last-second buzzer-beater dooms Northwestern in loss to Purdue

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 26
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

One-tenth of a second caused all the heartbreak. Purdue guard Andreona Keys’ putback attempt left her hand with that much time remaining, and it went in to give the Boilermakers (19-11, 10-6 Big Ten) a stirring win over Northwestern (19-10, 8-8) 61-59 in the teams’ regular season finale in West... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: On precipice of history, Northwestern finds heartbreak

Men’s Basketball: On precipice of history, Northwestern finds heartbreak

Ben Pope, Reporter
February 26
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — On Saturday, bounces broke Northwestern’s heart. Indiana guard Devonte Green’s halftime heave bounced off the backboard and in. Hoosiers center Thomas Bryant’s game-winning free throw for Indiana bounced all around the rim and in. Bryant McIntosh’... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers gut-wrenching loss to Indiana

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 25
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Anyone looking to prove that basketball is a game of runs need look no further than Northwestern’s game at Indiana for proof. In the end, the Wildcats were on the wrong side of the wrong run Saturday. Indiana (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten) scored the final 8 points... Read more »

Rapid Recap: Indiana 63, Northwestern 62

Rapid Recap: Indiana 63, Northwestern 62

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 25
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Nothing is coming easy for Northwestern as it attempts to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats (20-9, 9-7 Big Ten) were cruising, up 5 with 38 seconds remaining, when Indiana (16-13, 6-10) guard James Blackmon nailed a 3 to bring the Hoosiers b... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey shines in final home game

Women’s Basketball: Nia Coffey shines in final home game

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports

Women's Basketball The game was ugly, complete with passes to no one, extended scoring droughts and multiple shot clock violations. Nia Coffey’s stat line was not. The senior forward transcended the unsightly contest, scoring a game-high 27 points to lead Northwestern (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten) ... Read more »

Jochnau: The time is now, Northwestern

Jochnau: The time is now, Northwestern

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball On Feb. 18, Northwestern nearly lost to Rutgers. Against the Big Ten’s punching bag, the Wildcats came within a minute of imploding, offering a hopeless offensive performance and a laughable effort on the boards. Yet, they didn’t implode, and despite all signs indicating oth... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern tops Rutgers in final home game of season

Max Gelman, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Well, somebody had to win. In a game filled with careless turnovers, technical fouls between free throws and forgetting how much time was left on the shot clock, Northwestern (19-9, 8-7 Big Ten) managed to hold off Rutgers (6-22, 3-12) for a 60-38 win Thursday night at Welsh-R... Read more »

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern looks for late run to solidify Big Ten standing

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern looks for late run to solidify Big Ten standing

Cole Paxton, Assistant Sports Editor
February 23
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The first 14 games of the conference season have done little to settle Northwestern’s place in the Big Ten. That makes the last two contests particularly important. With the Big Ten Tournament only a week away, the Wildcats (18-9, 7-7 Big Ten) sit among a jumble of six teams jockeying for a high... Read more »

Baseball: Northwestern gets swept by Arizona State in opening series of season

Baseball: Northwestern gets swept by Arizona State in opening series of season

Evan Augeri, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Baseball, Sports

A lack of plate discipline cost Northwestern in its opening series of the season, as the Wildcats lost all three of their games to Arizona State over the weekend. NU (0-3) tallied only 10 hits in 27 innings, and scored 6 total runs as the Sun Devils (3-1) racked up 13. Second-year coach Spencer Allen... Read more »

Men’s Tennis: After first losses of season, Northwestern prepares for difficult weekend

Men’s Tennis: After first losses of season, Northwestern prepares for difficult weekend

Benjy Apelbaum, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

After going undefeated through its first 10 games, Northwestern suffered its first setback of the season last weekend, losing three close matches in as many days. But the road does not get any easier for the No. 13 Wildcats, (10-3) who have an away match with Notre Dame (7-3) on Friday and a home... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense bottoms out in loss to Illinois

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s offense bottoms out in loss to Illinois

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
February 22
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball With little more than a minute to go in Tuesday’s game at Illinois, senior forward Nathan Taphorn took two dribbles off a screen from the top of the key and hit a pull-up 3. The play itself had no bearing on the final outcome — Northwestern (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) trailed by 14 ... Read more »

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern falls to Illinois for second time in 2017

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern falls to Illinois for second time in 2017

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
February 22
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball There was plenty of motivation for Northwestern on Tuesday. Facing in-state rival Illinois, the Wildcats stood on the brink of history with a chance to avenge an earlier defeat and bolster their tournament resume with March rapidly approaching. Instead, NU (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) fell co... Read more »