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Men’s Basketball: Northwestern receives first-ever NCAA Tournament bid

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern receives first-ever NCAA Tournament bid

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
March 12
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball After 78 years of futility and disappointment, Northwestern is heading to the NCAA Tournament. On the heels of a program-record-breaking 23-win season, the Wildcats secured the school’s first-ever bid to The Dance on Sunday. “Today was a celebration, a celebration of a lo...

Men’s Basketball: No. 24 Wisconsin ends Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament run in blowout

Men’s Basketball: No. 24 Wisconsin ends Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament run in blowout

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 11
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Playing its third game in less than 48 hours, worn-down Northwestern couldn’t match No. 24 Wisconsin in any phase of Saturday’s Big Ten Tournament semifinal. Wisconsin forwards Ethan Happ and Nigel Hayes combined for 34 points and 18 rebounds as the No. 2 seed Badgers (25-8, 12...

Rapid Recap: No. 24 Wisconsin 76, Northwestern 48

Rapid Recap: No. 24 Wisconsin 76, Northwestern 48

Garrett Jochnau, Sports Editor
March 11
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Looking to build on its historic Big Ten Tournament run, Northwestern fell flat in its first-ever trip to the tournament semifinal. Against a Wisconsin team eyeing revenge for a February loss, the Wildcats (23-11, 10-8 Big Ten) failed to find an offensive rhythm Saturday, and...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern blows past No. 25 Maryland and into Big Ten Tournament semifinals

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern blows past No. 25 Maryland and into Big Ten Tournament semifinals

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
March 11
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball As it careens toward its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, Northwestern seems to have little interest in taking its foot off the gas. Instead, the Wildcats (23-10, 10-8 Big Ten) continued to make history Friday night, blowing past No. 25 Maryland (24-8, 12-6) 72-64 in the...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 72, No. 25 Maryland 64

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 72, No. 25 Maryland 64

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
March 10
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball The Wildcats are making March their month. Friday’s Big Ten Tournament matchup between Northwestern (23-10, 10-8 Big Ten) and No. 25 Maryland (24-8, 12-6) looked precarious for the Cats at moments, as they struggled through parts of the second half. But NU found its groove late, pu...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern overpowers Rutgers in Big Ten Tournament opener

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern overpowers Rutgers in Big Ten Tournament opener

Max Schuman, Digital Projects Editor
March 10
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Down the stretch of the season, Northwestern has just been looking for some shots to fall. And for one glorious stretch in the first half against Rutgers on Thursday, they did. “It’s an awesome feeling,” sophomore forward Vic Law said. “We felt like we were clicking on ...

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 83, Rutgers 61

Rapid Recap: Northwestern 83, Rutgers 61

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 9
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Northwestern rode the momentum of a 31-0 first-half run to rout Rutgers 83-61 on Thursday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. All five starters scored at least 9 points for the No. 6 seed Wildcats (22-10, 10-8 Big Ten) — led by 16 each from sophomore forw...

Men’s Basketball Roundtable: Writers ruminate ahead of Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament opener

Men’s Basketball Roundtable: Writers ruminate ahead of Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament opener

Daily Sports Staff
March 9
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball After a long season, Northwestern is set to kick off postseason play with its Big Ten Tournament opener Thursday night against Rutgers. If the Wildcats (21-10, 10-8 Big Ten) can top the Scarlet Knights (15-17, 3-15), they will keep their hopes of winning a conference championship al...

Men’s Basketball: McIntosh, Lindsey, Law earn Big Ten honors

Men’s Basketball: McIntosh, Lindsey, Law earn Big Ten honors

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 7
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball For the first time since 2012, Northwestern has multiple players on All-Big Ten teams. Junior guard Bryant McIntosh was a unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten second team, while junior guard Scottie Lindsey was named to the third team by the league's coaches, the conference announced Mo...

Men’s Basketball: After tears, Sanjay Lumpkin shines in Senior Day send-off

Men’s Basketball: After tears, Sanjay Lumpkin shines in Senior Day send-off

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 6
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Sanjay Lumpkin said he cried when coach Chris Collins gave Northwestern a pre-game speech in the locker room. He cried when he, accompanied by his family, was honored prior to tip-off as part of Senior Day festivities. The senior forward looked like he might start crying agai...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t recreate late-game magic, drops season finale to No. 16 Purdue

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t recreate late-game magic, drops season finale to No. 16 Purdue

Max Gelman, Reporter
March 5
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball In the final game before Welsh-Ryan Arena undergoes a full renovation, and in front of possibly the most electric crowd the building’s history, the Wildcats came up just short of sending out the court on a high note. Despite playing close with Purdue (25-6, 14-4 Big Ten) all afternoon, Northwestern (21-10, 10-8) couldn’t complete the comeback in its se...

Rapid Recap: No. 16 Purdue 69, Northwestern 65

Rapid Recap: No. 16 Purdue 69, Northwestern 65

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
March 5
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's Basketball Riding a high after Wednesday’s crucial victory over Michigan, Northwestern gave Big Ten-leading No. 16 Purdue a run for its money Sunday, but ultimately fell short. Though the Wildcats (21-10, 10-8 Big Ten) missed a chance at an upset in the 69-65 loss to the Boilermakers, (25-6, 14-4) they showed marked improvement from the last time the two teams m...