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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...

Men’s Basketball: Foul troubles foil Northwestern in loss to Indiana

Dan Ryan

February 14, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Entering Wednesday's game in Bloomington, Ind., the Hoosiers' obvious size advantage over the Wildcats was a cause for concern. With Northwestern employing a smaller lineup in the past few weeks, defending the paint against Ind...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats fall 71-66 in Hoosier heartbreaker

Josh Walfish

February 14, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Verdell Jones III picked a good time to score his only 6 points of the game. The senior scored 6 of the Hoosiers' final 8 points as Indiana pulled away late to beat Northwestern 71-66 on Wednesday. "(Indiana is) a streaky tea...

Northwestern faces tough test with Cody Zeller and Indiana

Josh Walfish

February 12, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the last four games, Northwestern has started without a center on the court. An increase in athleticism compensated for the lack of height, and the Wildcats are 3-1 in that stretch. Wednesday will pose a steep challenge for NU as...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats outhustled in Boilermakers’ win

Josh Walfish

February 10, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With less than six minutes left in the game, Ryne Smith found himself wide open. The Purdue guard knocked down the 3-point shot and put the Boilermakers up 6 points. Northwestern was unable to overcome the deficit and failed to get a defensi...

Men’s Basketball: Rebounding, defensive struggles send Northwestern to 87-77 loss to Purdue

Dan Ryan

February 10, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern (15-9, 5-7) travelled to Purdue (16-9, 6-6) on Sunday looking to claw back to a .500 conference record and secure a four-game conference winning streak for the first time since 1967. The Boilermakers were not so ...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern routs Iowa from behind the arc, 83-64

Josh Walfish

February 8, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a battle of interior play versus perimeter shooting, it was the outsider shooters who won. Northwestern used 13 3-pointers to offset a 29-21 rebounding deficit, beating Iowa 83-64 Thursday. "It was a nice team victory," c...

Men’s Basketball: Balanced scoring spurs Northwestern to Iowa victory

Dan Ryan

February 8, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In Northwestern's wins against Nebraska and Illinois, senior forward John Shurna asserted himself for the Wildcats, scoring a combined 52 points and willing his team to victory. Thursday's contest against Iowa proved he does n...

Men’s Basketball: Michael Thompson tells John Shurna to enjoy his senior year

Dan Ryan

February 6, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

If Northwestern (14-8, 4-6) intends to fully resuscitate its NCAA Tournament hopes, it's safe to chalk up Thursday's game against Iowa as a "must-win" for the Wildcats. Coming off a solid win against new conference foe Nebra...

Nadkarni: Cats like us

Rohan Nadkarni

February 6, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It's been way too long since I've written a column. It's been like Winter Quarter: gray, cold and lonely. Fortunately, I'm back in action just as the men's basketball team hits its home stretch. Although Northwestern has had a...