The Daily Northwestern

Balk: Common excuses don’t explain basketball futility

Tim Balk, Reporter

October 21, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Sports

You hear it all the time. Ostensibly, Northwestern struggles at basketball for a preponderance of reasons: stringent academic standards, subpar facilities, lack of fan support, history, etc. But the truth is that none of those...

Men’s Basketball: Red-hot Crawford essential to Wildcats’ offensive success

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Drew Crawford had just played his worst game of the season, scoring only 6 points on 1-8 shooting in a Jan. 15 loss to then-No. 4 Michigan State. It was the latest in a series of sub-standard outings, but everyone was raving an...

Men’s Basketball: Crawford’s continued struggles hinder Wildcat offense

Alex Putterman, Reporter

January 15, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northwestern had an upset in its sights. The Wildcats just needed offense. Early in the second half Wednesday night, down only a few points, NU’s defense continued to stop Michigan State. On the other end, however, the Cats,...