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Men’s Basketball: Nittany Lions put down Wildcats’ attempt at record 19th win

Rodger Sherman

February 27, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Big Ten standings show Penn State is the worst team in the conference. The way the team played against Northwestern shows otherwise.The Nittany Lions (11-17, 3-13 Big Ten) blew out the Wildcats 79-60 in University Park, Pa....

Men’s Basketball: Back on track: NU crushes Iowa

Rodger Sherman and Rodger Sherman

February 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For a while, it looked like John Shurna might outscore Iowa by himself.The sophomore forward couldn't miss from the start, driving, finishing on alley-oops and hitting from downtown, to record 18 of his 28 points in the first...

Men’s Basketball Sidebar: Hawkeyes’ unforced turnovers lead to blowout loss

Danny Daly and Danny Daly

February 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

This is how Iowa was supposed to play two weeks ago.The Hawkeyes shot less than 15 percent from 3-point range, recorded more turnovers than assists and fell behind by 20 before the end of the first half. The same team that beat...

Men’s basketball vs. Purdue postgame

Rodger Sherman and Rodger Sherman

February 24, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Players and coaches react to Northwestern's 74-57 victory over Iowa at the final game of the regular season in Welsh-Ryan Arena....

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats playing with nothing to lose

Danny Daly

February 23, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For three-and-a-half games, the Wildcats were one of the worst defensive teams in the country. Northwestern gave up more than 70 points to three straight opponents, lost to two teams with losing records and allowed Wisconsin to...

Men’s basketball roundtable: Hot N Cold

Daily Sports

February 21, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Daily sports writers examine Northwestern's men's basketball season....

Men’s Basketball: Furious comeback falls short at Wisconsin despite Shurna’s 26 points

Rodger Sherman

February 20, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

John Shurna only seems to score on difficult shots.The sophomore forward was the only viable scoring option for the Wildcats for large stretches of their 70-63 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin. He abused Wisconsin's Tim Jarmusz for the b...

Men’s Basketball: Regardless where nickname originated, Juice known as NU’s leader

Rodger Sherman

February 17, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Some call him Michael, others call him Juice. But the only way Michael Thompson's teammates and coaches need to know him is by his role on the team: leader."He runs the team," coach Bill Carmody said. "He's not afraid to tell p...

Chappatta: Valentine’s Day love can’t hide Cats’ lingering issues

Brian Chappatta

February 13, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With Valentine's Day love in the air, it's easy to look at all the positives of Northwestern's 77-74 overtime win: the comeback from 13 points down, the balanced scoring distribution, the 10 steals and six blocks.But to do so ...

Men’s Basketball: Just Enough-Wildcats rally from behind, keep NCAA Tournament hopes alive

Danny Daly

February 13, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Behind by 13 points in the second half with their NCAA Tournament hopes hanging by a thread, the Wildcats didn't panic, trusting their defense would bring them back. That faith was rewarded Sunday with a 77-74 overtime victory ov...

Men’s Basketball Sidebar: Overtime win fueled by defensive intensity

Rodger Sherman

February 13, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Bill Carmody's 1-3-1 zone has its positives and negatives. In a 77-74 overtime win over Minnesota, Northwestern got its fair share of both."We really had no answer to solving their pressure with the 1-3-1," Minnesota coach Tub...

Men’s Basketball: Opposing 3-point shooters giving Cats trouble in conference play

Rodger Sherman

February 10, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

A few days after Devan Bawinkel and his Iowa teammates dominated from downtown, the last person Northwestern wants to see is Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber."You used to have people in the 50 (percent range) in 3-point shooting," coach Bil...