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Men’s Basketball: Missed goaltending call stalls Northwestern’s comeback bid against Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Missed goaltending call stalls Northwestern’s comeback bid against Gonzaga

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
March 18
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Basketball games have a funny tendency to hinge on a single moment. Northwestern (24-12) found that out the hard way Saturday, when two decisions made just seconds apart late in its second-round matchup with Gonzaga (34-1) blunted a dramatic comeback effort by th...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s season ends in 79-73 loss to Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s season ends in 79-73 loss to Gonzaga

Tim Balk, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern did not go down without a fight. Facing a buzzsaw in the form of No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1), the Wildcats (24-12) fell flat out of the gate in the second round of the NCAA Tournament but battled to the buzzer in a 79-73 loss Saturday. The sec...

Rapid Recap: Gonzaga 79, Northwestern 73

Rapid Recap: Gonzaga 79, Northwestern 73

Max Gelman, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — It was fun while it lasted. After edging by Vanderbilt on Thursday 68-66 in its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, Northwestern (24-12) could not pull an upset in the second round, falling to No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1) 79-73. The Wildcats, who fell behind...

Balk: Northwestern needs a big-time performance from Law to shock Gonzaga

Balk: Northwestern needs a big-time performance from Law to shock Gonzaga

Tim Balk, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern did not need Vic Law to be great Thursday. When the Wildcats face No. 1 seed Gonzaga on Saturday afternoon, they will. NU (24-11) pulled out a win in its NCAA Tournament debut, sneaking past a flawed but hot-shooting Vanderbilt (19-16) squad th...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern faces daunting matchup against Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern faces daunting matchup against Gonzaga

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 17
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Gonzaga is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, has lost just once all season and has a 90 percent chance to win Saturday’s second-round game against Northwestern, according to ESPN’s BPI predictor. But the Bulldogs (33-1) remain largely a mystery to m...

Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon pulls through under pressure for Northwestern

Men’s Basketball: Dererk Pardon pulls through under pressure for Northwestern

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
March 16
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Dererk Pardon knew he needed to focus. With 26 seconds remaining and Northwestern trailing Vanderbilt by 1 point, incredible pressure rested on the sophomore center’s shoulders as he stepped to the foul line — dangerous territory for a career 52-percent free t...

Men’s Basketball: Defense, McIntosh power Northwestern to NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt

Men’s Basketball:  Defense, McIntosh power Northwestern to NCAA Tournament win over Vanderbilt

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
March 16
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — In its NCAA Tournament debut, Northwestern showed it belongs. The Wildcats (24-11) led Vanderbilt (19-16) for more than 38 minutes of game time in Thursday’s first round matchup. They put on a strong defensive showing against the Commodores’ cast of sho...

Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh shines in Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament debut

Men’s Basketball: Bryant McIntosh shines in Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament debut

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
March 16
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Bryant McIntosh has had his share of masterful performances in his 99-game career at Northwestern. But none quite compare to the show he put on in the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA Tournament game Thursday. From tip until finish, when he pushed NU ahead by a poin...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 68, Vanderbilt 66

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 68, Vanderbilt 66

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern is 1-0 in its NCAA Tournament history. Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points, including the game-tying and game-winning free throws with 14 seconds remaining, to lift Northwestern to a dramatic 68-66 win over Vanderbilt in the first round o...

Finally Dancing: Northwestern earns bid to NCAA Tournament

Finally Dancing: Northwestern earns bid to NCAA Tournament

March 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The wait is over. On Selection Sunday, the Wildcats heard their name called by the tournament for the first time ever, as a No. 8 seed in the West Region. Check out The Daily’s coverage of the biggest moment in Northwestern men's basketball history here.

Men’s Basketball: Through doubt and heartbreak, Northwestern fulfills its belief

Men’s Basketball: Through doubt and heartbreak, Northwestern fulfills its belief

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Six months ago, when Northwestern fans were focused on the football team’s homecoming win and March itself — much less its Madness — felt like a distant afterthought, coach Chris Collins called on five players to evolve from “wildcards” to constant contributors. If Scottie Lindsey, Vic Law...

Men’s Basketball: An examination of role-playing Wildcats’ shot charts

Men’s Basketball: An examination of role-playing Wildcats’ shot charts

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
March 12
Filed under Charting the Cats, Men's Basketball, Sports

Bryant McIntosh, Scottie Lindsey, Vic Law and Dererk Pardon combined to take 69 percent of Northwestern’s field goals and 63 percent of its 3s in conference play. Those core four players defined the Wildcats’ offense as it battled to a 10-8 Big Ten record. But players like freshman guard Isiah...