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Men’s Basketball: Luka Mirkovic finds ‘second home’ at NU

Josh Walfish

January 7, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

"Normal." It's the word Luka Mirkovic chose to describe himself, but the word might not fit the on-court persona Northwestern has come to know. The six-foot, 11-inch senior is not a "normal" big man. Coach Bill Carmody recruited h...

Men’s Basketball: Shurna, Crawford go cold, ice Cats in Illini loss

Josh Walfish

January 3, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After John Shurna had 17 points at halftime, Illinois coach Bruce Weber challenged his guards to stop the senior forward in the second half. Illinois guards Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson responded, holding Shurna to a lone t...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern finds shooting stroke too late, falls to Illinois, 57-56

Dan Ryan

January 2, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

When Drew Crawford let his shot go as time expired, it was easy, for a moment, to forget the previous 20 minutes of basketball. The moment did not last long. Illinois center Meyers Leonard denied the junior forward's game-winning att...

Men’s Basketball: NU hopes the juice remains, even without Thompson

Nicholas Medline

November 15, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Michael Thompson served as Northwestern's backbone during his prolific four-year career. In his senior year, the versatile point guard helped carry NU on the deepest postseason run in program history. He averaged 21 points in...

Men’s Basketball: An advantage in inches leads to a lopsided win for Northwestern

Nicholas Medline

November 12, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

On Northwestern's first possession, John Shurna drove to the center of the paint and elevated above the defense for an acrobatic dunk attempt - only to be rejected by the rim. Although the Wildcats struggled mightily to fini...

Men’s Swimming: ‘Broken down’ Cats boiled in Big Ten opener, fall to Purdue

Chris Johnson

November 6, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern was topped by Big Ten foe Purdue on Saturday, dropping its first conference meet of the season, 182-116. Coach Jarod Schroeder said fatigue was a contributing factor in Saturday's defeat, conceding the Boilermakers were in...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern dominates Robert Morris in sole exhibition contest

Nicholas Medline

November 6, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern dominated on both ends of the court Monday at Welsh-Ryan Arena, routing Robert Morris (Ill.) 99-48 in its only exhibition contest of the season. The Wildcats used a balanced attack to fluster the Eagles throughou...

Men’s Basketball: While Michael “Juice” Thompson is gone, the dream lives on

Jonah Rosenblum

October 26, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

He was the heart of Northwestern's program. Officially listed at just five-feet, ten-inches, Michael "Juice" Thompson hit the clutch shots, made the courageous drives to the hoop and swished the three-pointers that allowed t...

Basketball: Rejuvenated Cats to face Penn State

Robbie Levin

February 21, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

What a difference a week can make. Last Thursday Northwestern went into its matchup with Iowa bruised and battered after two demoralizing losses at Michigan and Penn State. The Wildcats had fallen out of NCAA Tournament contentio...

Basketball: NU escapes Indiana, sweeps series

Robbie Levin

February 18, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Bloomington, Ind. - Deep in the bowels of Assembly Hall on Saturday night, Michael Thompson was talking to a group of reporters when reserve guard Austin Nichols walked out of the locker room. "I'll give you a dollar if you ta...

Basketball: Cats sink treys, Hawkeyes

Katherine Driessen

February 15, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Luka Mirkovic is not much of a consummate 3-point shooter. So when the 6-foot-11-inch Serbian center knocked back a triple from the top of the arc to extend Northwestern's lead to four points with two minutes left to play ag...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern looks to contain, communicate at Penn State

Katherine Driessen

February 8, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

JerShon Cobb's game-time philosophy is not especially philosophical. "I've just got make stops," the freshman guard said. "Then I've got to make shots. That's what you've got to do." It's the sort of approach that typifies th...