The Daily Northwestern

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern seeks second Nebraska upset in Big Ten Tournament

Steven Montero

February 28, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Coach Joe McKeown wouldn't call it a stroke of luck. 11th-seeded Northwestern (14-15, 4-12 Big Ten) drew 6th-seeded Nebraska (21-7, 10-6) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and will face the Cornhuskers on Thursday....

On the Rise: The players to watch next season

Daily Sports Desk

February 26, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Basketball, Wrestling

Men's Basketball Regardless of the outcome of Northwestern's NCAA Tournament hunt, the program will have to deal with an uncomfortable reality in the 2012-13 season. And that reality is a team without senior forward John Shurna...

Women’s Basketball: Second-half run lifts Michigan State past Northwestern, 76-57

Kevin Trahan

February 24, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It was a fitting end to Northwestern's regular season as defensive lapses cost the Wildcats yet another game, this time a 76-57 loss to Michigan State. Again the mantra was the same: NU didn't play a full 40 minutes, particularly on...

Women’s Basketball Sidebar: Hawkeyes burn Wildcats from deep in victory

Kevin Trahan

February 22, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With her third 3-pointer of the night Thursday, Iowa guard Kamille Wahlin moved into second place on the Hawkeyes' all-time 3-point scoring list. It was a fitting night for her to achieve that milestone, as her deadly shots ...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern’s comeback not enough, falls to Iowa

Steven Montero

February 22, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern could only chip away at leads for so long. Heading into halftime Thursday, the Hawkeyes out-shot the Wildcats to gain a 16-point lead. Although NU (14-14, 4-11 Big Ten) would come within 4 during the second stanza...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern hopes to find consistency, slow down Iowa

Kevin Trahan

February 20, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Consistency has been hard to come by for Northwestern this season, and the Wildcats' last two contests epitomized the entire year, as they played an outstanding game in a 63-51 upset win at then-No. 16 Nebraska before a letdown in...

Women’s Basketball: Hot-shot Moore hustles Illinois past Northwestern

Steven Montero

February 19, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Amber Moore was absolutely relentless Monday. Moore quenched a more-than-five-minute drought for both Northwestern and Illinois in the opening stanza with her first triple of the night, which put the Fighting Illini ahead by ...

Women’s Basketball: Drama fills recent Northwestern-Illinois history

Kevin Trahan

February 18, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern-Illinois matchups never lack drama. The last three meetings between the intrastate rivals have been decided by a total of 5 points, including a 3-point NU win in Champaign last season and 1-point wins in Evanston th...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats ‘come together,’ stun No. 16 Cornhuskers

Kevin Trahan

February 15, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

All season, Northwestern had shown its potential in spurts, struggling with inconsistency throughout its Big Ten slate. Thursday night in Lincoln, the Wildcats finally put everything together, knocking off No. 16 Nebraska, 63...

Women’s Basketball: Nebraska to test banged-up Northwestern’s depth

Steven Montero

February 14, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern needs to play a full 40 minutes Thursday in order to take down a Nebraska team which has found much success in its first season of Big Ten play. The Cornhuskers (19-5, 8-4 Big Ten) are ranked fourth in the conference but have lost...

Women’s Basketball: Diamant’s injury crushes Wildcats against Nittany Lions

Steven Montero

February 11, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Dannielle Diamant was out of the action in Northwestern's loss to No. 18 Penn State on Sunday. Without their junior forward, the Wildcats were at a height disadvantage and allowed the Nittany Lions to score time after time and...

Women’s Basketball: Bentley, No. 18 Penn State bombard Northwestern early to 77-63 win

Kevin Trahan

February 10, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In the practices leading up to Sunday's game against No. 18 Penn State, coach Joe McKeown had hoped to enlist the help of a Chicago-area superstar to prepare for star Nittany Lions guard Alex Bentley. Unfortunately for McKeow...