The Daily Northwestern

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...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern suffers setback against Iowa

Danny Daly

February 9, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

Entering Wednesday night's game at Iowa, the most impressive feature of Northwestern's NCAA Tournament résumé was the lack of losses to inferior competition. That's no longer the case after the Wildcats' 78-65 up...

Men’s Basketball: European players call Northwestern home

Rodger Sherman

February 8, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

More than 5,000 miles from home and faced with learning a foreign language, the last thing junior Ivan Peljusic needed to see was a stack of books almost as tall as he was."I came here to the states, I couldn't speak at all fr...

Men’s Basketball Roundtable: Blowout Victories

Dan Hill

February 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Daily sports writers break down Wildcats hoops after the men's team defeated Indiana 78-61....