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Men’s Basketball: Slow tempo key to NU keeping pace with nation’s best

Katherine Driessen

January 28, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Northwestern's near-triumph over No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday night came courtesy of a strategically-waged war of attrition. The Wildcats played a game of offensive endurance in their 58-57 loss, barraging the Buckeyes with swing passes and off-the-ball movement for as long as the shot clock would all...

Men’s basketball roundtable

Katherine Driessen and Robbie Levin

January 28, 2011


Filed under Men's Basketball, Multimedia

Men's basketball beat writers Katherine Driessen and Robbie Levin discuss NU's loss to top-ranked Ohio State, and what's next for the Wildcats as they enter the home stretch of their conference campaign....

Late shooting slump ends Cats’ run against Badgers

Colin Becht

January 28, 2011


Filed under Basketball

Propelled by the strength of five first-half 3-pointers, Northwestern trailed the Badgers by just three at halftime at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday afternoon. When the threes stopped connecting in the second half, so did the Wildcats, triggering their 62-50 defeat. After senior guard Beth Marshall connected...

Women’s Basketball: Cats drop fourth straight conference game to Badgers

Jonah Rosenblum

January 28, 2011


Filed under Sports

When Northwestern sophomore guard Tailor Jones hit a late 3-pointer to pull within one point of Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon, it appeared the Wildcats were poised to break their recent slide. Instead, it was the Badgers who seized the moment, riding a 13-2 run to a 62-50 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena. "Their brand of ...

Schecker: NU earns a moral win against Ohio State

Justin Schecker

January 28, 2011


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Northwestern's clash with No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday night is the first and last time I will qualify a Wildcat loss as a moral victory. I tend to agree with Pat Fitzgerald, who has said numerous times, including after the TicketyCity Bowl loss on Jan. 1, there are no moral victories for the NU fo...

Live: Women’s Basketball: NU takes on Wisconsin at Welsh-Ryan

Colin Becht and Jonah L. Rosenblum

January 28, 2011


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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Updated: Northwestern comes up just short against top-ranked Ohio State, 58-57

Robbie Levin

January 27, 2011


Filed under Sports

Northwestern may have been an errant pass away from the biggest upset in program history. With 16 seconds left and the score tied, David Lighty picked off an Alex Marcotullio pass intended for JerShon Cobb. On the Buckeyes' ensuing possession, freshman phenom Jared Sullinger put in the game-winning free thro...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern loses third straight at Minnesota

Colin Becht

January 26, 2011


Filed under Sports

When Northwestern defeated then-No. 24 Ohio State two weeks ago, the victory was billed as a program-defining win, proof that NU was an elite competitor in the Big Ten. Now after the NU's 63-58 loss at Minnesota on Thursday, the Wildcats' place among the elites of the conferences is a little less ce...

Fencing: Northwestern looking to lock up marquee win over Notre Dame

Dan Ryan

January 25, 2011


Filed under Sports

Northwestern went a combined 10-2 at the NYU and Philadelphia Invitationals last weekend, posting a 4-2 record on Saturday before running the table on Sunday. Still, it was not enough for the Wildcats. At the conclusion of the meets, the team maintained that the two losses, tightly contested bouts wit...

NU hopes taper, early success set up strong finishes

Steven Montero

January 25, 2011


Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Northwestern will conclude its regular season this weekend when it heads to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Shamrock Invitational. NU will face off against Notre Dame, Ohio State, Iowa and Denver. The Cats have beaten all three of the conference opponents at the meet, but have yet to face Denver th...

Wrestling: Precin to try and pin down rematch win against Iowa

Josh Walfish

January 25, 2011


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

On Dec. 30 then-No. 2 Brandon Precin was matched up against Iowa's Matt McDonough, the nation's top-ranked wrestler in the 125-pound weight division, in the finals of the Midlands Championships. After seven minutes of intense wrestling, Precin scored a 3-1 win to notch his second Midlands championship. Precin now sits ...

No paint, no gain at Minnesota

Katherine Driessen

January 25, 2011


Filed under Sports

Can't go over it, got to go around it. Northwestern's (13-7, 3-6 Big Ten) offense couldn't find any through route in its 81-70 loss at No. 16 Minnesota (16-4, 5-3) on Wednesday night as it struggled to shoot both in and around the Golden Gophers' stingy, not to mention sizeable, 2-3 zone. "We didn't have the ...