The Daily Northwestern

Men’s Basketball Sidebar: One-man wrecking crew needs help to knock off Big Ten foes

Rodger Sherman

January 6, 2010

Filed under Basketball, Sports

It wasn't John Shurna's fault his team almost lost to Texas-Pan American.Shurna scored 21 points and brought down a career-high 13 rebounds. But the lack of offensive production from any other position on the floor overshadowed Sh...

Men’s Basketball: While you were gone-Cats briefly crack AP Top 25 poll

Rodger Sherman

January 3, 2010

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats came back from their break for finals with a vengeance, running a winning streak to nine games and cracking the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in 40 years. The final two games of Winter Break left them in a le...

Women’s Basketball: While you were gone-NU notches key road wins, tough home losses

Robbie Levin

January 3, 2010

Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

It didn't take long for Northwestern to surpass its win total from 2008-09. In coach Joe McKeown's first year in Evanston, it took all season for the Wildcats to compile seven wins.This year, it took them nine games.After losing a ...

Men’s Basketball: Cats contain Wolfpack for 5th win in 10 days

Danny Daly

November 30, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the third consecutive game, Northwestern took on an undefeated team from a major conference away from home. And for the third consecutive game, the Wildcats found a way to come out on top, extending their winning streak to...

Men’s Basketball: NU wins Chicago Invitational Classic behind Shurna’s 23-point performance

Robbie Levin and Robbie Levin

November 27, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Something had to give. With Iowa State's high-powered offense going up against Northwestern's stingy defense Saturday, not many knew what to expect. In the end, the Wildcats (5-1) slowed down the Cyclones (6-1) to come away wi...

Men’s Basketball: Team effort elevates Northwestern over No. 23 Notre Dame

Brian Chappatta

November 26, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Playing in the heart of his home city, Michael Thompson put the finishing touches on the biggest win of Northwestern's young season.The junior point guard finished with 20 points, 16 coming in the second half, and sophomore Jo...

Men’s Basketball: Crawford’s 22-point outburst propels Cats to win over Liberty

Rodger Sherman

November 23, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats didn't want another nonconference scare.After trailing late and scraping out a 69-62 victory against Tennessee State on Sunday, Northwestern pulled away from Liberty early and didn't trail after the 16:55 mark of t...

Women’s Basketball: NU downs No. 15 DePaul behind Marshall’s 14 points

Robbie Levin

November 23, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Beth Marshall has seen Northwestern suffer. Sidelined the past two years with injuries, the junior point guard witnessed the Wildcats go a combined 12-49. On Tuesday, Marshall had enough. The Fishers, Ind., native scored five po...

Men’s Basketball Gamer: NU survives scare behind Thompson’s 31-point night

Danny Daly

November 22, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sunday's game against Tennessee State was supposed to give Northwestern a chance to work out the kinks and regain confidence after a decisive home loss to Butler. Instead, the Tigers gave the Wildcats an early-season gut check.Junior guard Mic...

Women’s Basketball Gamer: Jaeschke propels Wildcats to weekend wins

Sarah Kuta

November 22, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

At the start of her third season in Evanston, Amy Jaeschke has never been prouder to be a Northwestern basketball player. The Wildcats are currently undefeated after three games and there is already a buzz surrounding the team."We've struggled...

Women’s Basketball Sidebar: Post players providing perimeter production

Robbie Levin

November 22, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the Wildcats' new size garnering attention in the offseason, fans expected Northwestern to have an increased post presence. But not many expected an increased perimeter presence. After connecting on two 3-pointers in Sunday's co...

Women’s Basketball Precede: McKeown stresses ball control versus No. 17 DePaul

Robbie Levin

November 22, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Northwestern raced through its first three games largely unchallenged: The Wildcats beat Toledo, SIU-Edwardsville and IPFW by an average of 20 points. Coach Joe McKeown's crew has dominated in almost every statistical category ex...