The Daily Northwestern

On the Rise: The players to watch next season

Daily Sports Desk

February 26, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Basketball, Wrestling

Men's Basketball Regardless of the outcome of Northwestern's NCAA Tournament hunt, the program will have to deal with an uncomfortable reality in the 2012-13 season. And that reality is a team without senior forward John Shurna...

Earning their keep: Walk-ons at Northwestern

Josh Walfish and Josh Walfish

February 26, 2012

Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports

Any walk-on envisions how he is going to score his first career points. For freshman Omar Jimenez, that moment was even more special. The Kennesaw, Ga. native entered Northwestern's Nov. 29 game against Georgia Tech with very...

Men’s Basketball: Penn State dominates the paint in Northwestern’s win

Josh Walfish

February 24, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

When Penn State needed a bucket to keep Northwestern within its grasp, it knew exactly where to go: the paint. The Nittany Lions (12-17, 4-12 Big Ten) scored 40 of their 66 points inside the painted area even though the Wildca...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats live up to ‘cardiac’ moniker in Penn State win

Dan Ryan

February 24, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If anyone ever wondered how Northwestern earned the nickname "Cardiac Cats," Saturday's contest against Penn State served as a perfect explanation. Needing a win to stay alive in their quest for their first-ever NCAA Tournamen...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats embrace pressure ahead of Nittany Lions matchup

Josh Walfish

February 22, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After Northwestern's loss to Michigan on Tuesday, NU's NCAA Tournament hopes took a severe hit. Fans were scrambling after the game to see what the prognosticators said about the Wildcats' chances at making the Big Dance. The hype surr...

Northwestern’s tournament hopes take hit with 67-55 loss to Michigan

by Josh Walfish

February 20, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If Northwestern misses the NCAA Tournament in three weeks, it may be looking back on games like Tuesday night. The Wildcats (16-11, 6-9 Big Ten) lost a 7-point halftime lead, falling in overtime 67-55 to Michigan. Both games bet...

Same game, same ending for Northwestern and Michigan

Dan Ryan

February 20, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If Northwestern altered its game plan since it lost to Michigan on Jan. 11 in Ann Arbor, Mich., it was not evident on the stat sheet. After losing to the Wolverines in overtime the last time the teams met, the Wildcats staged a...

LIVEBLOG: Men’s Basketball – Northwestern vs. Michigan

The Daily Northwestern

February 19, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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Men’s Basketball: Rebounding woes vex Northwestern as it prepares for Michigan

Josh Walfish

February 19, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As Northwestern has inched closer and closer to its first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, there has been one thing holding the Wildcats back - rebounding. NU is the worst rebounding team in the Big Ten, a fact coach Bill Carm...

Men’s basketball: Shurna shines as Northwestern’s leading scorer

Josh Walfish

February 17, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

When John Shurna's phone rang Saturday morning, he was not expecting to hear Billy McKinney's voice on the other end. The former Wildcats guard was the school's leader in career points entering Northwestern's contest with Minne...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern holds off Minnesota, 64-53, as Shurna makes school history

Dan Ryan

February 17, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

To senior forward John Shurna, a 3-pointer with 10 minutes and 48 seconds left in Northwestern's game against Minnesota simply gave the Wildcats a 10-point cushion in a crucial conference victory and helped stem a late Golde...

Men’s basketball: Northwestern returns home for home stretch, Minnesota contest

Dan Ryan

February 14, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern returns home to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday after two tough road losses in the state of Indiana. The Wildcats have won only one road contest all year in the Big Ten, and the past week's losses against Purdue an...