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Women’s Basketball: NU downs No. 15 DePaul behind Marshall’s 14 points

Robbie Levin
November 23, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Beth Marshall has seen Northwestern suffer. Sidelined the past two years with injuries, the junior point guard witnessed the Wildcats go a combined 12-49. On Tuesday, Marshall had enough. The Fishers, Ind., native scored five points in the final two minutes to propel NU to a 59-55 victory over No. 15...

Men’s Basketball: Crawford’s 22-point outburst propels Cats to win over Liberty

Rodger Sherman
November 23, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats didn't want another nonconference scare.After trailing late and scraping out a 69-62 victory against Tennessee State on Sunday, Northwestern pulled away from Liberty early and didn't trail after the 16:55 mark of the first half in a 69-53 victory on the strength of 22 points by freshman ...

Men’s Basketball Gamer: NU survives scare behind Thompson’s 31-point night

Danny Daly
November 22, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sunday's game against Tennessee State was supposed to give Northwestern a chance to work out the kinks and regain confidence after a decisive home loss to Butler. Instead, the Tigers gave the Wildcats an early-season gut check.Junior guard Michael Thompson's career-high 31 points were barely enough to...

Women’s Basketball Gamer: Jaeschke propels Wildcats to weekend wins

Sarah Kuta
November 22, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

At the start of her third season in Evanston, Amy Jaeschke has never been prouder to be a Northwestern basketball player. The Wildcats are currently undefeated after three games and there is already a buzz surrounding the team."We've struggled in the past couple of years, but just these three wins - it...

Wrestling: NU ties Eastern Michigan in come-from-behind fashion

Ian Kelly
November 22, 2009
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Down eight points and with two matches left, Northwestern needed more than a pair of wins to come away with anything to show against Eastern Michigan. Two clutch displays gave the Wildcats (1-2-1) a dramatic though unsatisftying come-from-behind tie in Ypsilanti, Mich.Junior Aaron Jones (184-pound weight cl...

Men’s Swimming: Wildcats finish second in TYR Invitational

Katherine Driessen
November 22, 2009
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

Even though junior Sean Mathews topped the individual rankings at the TYR Invitational, it was not the first-place finish he had hoped for.Despite Mathews' strong performance, the Wildcats closed out their three-day meet Sunday, finishing second in a six-team field. Northwestern fell short by more t...

Men’s Soccer: Header-happy Hillgard helps Cats move on in NCAA tourney

Rodger Sherman
November 22, 2009
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Jack Hillgard morphed into a scoring machine at the right time.The junior doubled his career goal tally by heading home the first two goals in No. 9 Northwestern's 3-1 second-round NCAA tournament victory over Notre Dame."He's not going to set the 100-meter dash record," said coach Tim Lenahan of the 6...

Volleyball: Cats win Big Ten pair, move into 6th place in conference

Sarah Kuta
November 22, 2009
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

As far as coach Keylor Chan is concerned, he was just a spectator at Saturday night's win over Iowa."There was no coaching involved, it was all the girls," he said.Northwestern (16-14, 7-11 Big Ten) moved into sixth place in the Big Ten this weekend with victories against Wisconsin and Iowa. The Wildca...

Women’s Basketball Sidebar: Post players providing perimeter production

Robbie Levin
November 22, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the Wildcats' new size garnering attention in the offseason, fans expected Northwestern to have an increased post presence. But not many expected an increased perimeter presence. After connecting on two 3-pointers in Sunday's contest against IPFW, freshman forward Kendall Hackney leads the team wi...

Women’s Swimming: Cats win fifth straight TYR Invitational title

Minjae Park
November 22, 2009
Filed under Sports, Swimming & Diving

After breaking a Norris Aquatics Center pool record in the first event of the TYR Invitational, Northwestern set two new pool records en route to a fifth straight tournament victory Friday through Sunday.Senior Emily Wong was the star of the meet, beating a nine-year pool record twice on day one. Her ...

Football: Five NU players selected to All-Big Ten teams

Danny Daly
November 22, 2009
Filed under Football, Sports

Coach Pat Fitzgerald has said all along his seniors have played their best football late in the season, and their efforts were recognized Monday. Five Northwestern players were named to All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced.The coaches picked Brad Phillips for the first team and cornerback Sherrick ...

Women’s Basketball Precede: McKeown stresses ball control versus No. 17 DePaul

Robbie Levin
November 22, 2009
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Northwestern raced through its first three games largely unchallenged: The Wildcats beat Toledo, SIU-Edwardsville and IPFW by an average of 20 points. Coach Joe McKeown's crew has dominated in almost every statistical category except one - turnovers. NU has coughed up the ball 58 times in its first th...