By Astasia Williams SALT LAKE CITY – Scott “Scottie” Lindsey has helped Northwestern men’s basketball write the most important chapter in program history. But Lindsey’s own story hasn’t always been a fairy tale. The Hillside, Illinois, native was a three-star recruit from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois. Now he’s an All-Big Ten player […]
By Mark Singer Even if this season ends in Salt Lake City Thursday, Chris Collins has firmly cemented his legacy as the greatest basketball coach in Northwestern history. Now the question for Collins is, does he want to add to his legacy in Evanston or somewhere else? Judging by his comments on Selection Sunday, Collins […]
By Astasia Williams For the Northwestern men’s basketball team, it had been seven decades of being a bridesmaid. On Sunday afternoon, the Wildcats finally became the bride. March Madness was born in Evanston, Illinois, but the last time Northwestern University was associated with the NCAA Tournament was in 1939 when it hosted the first Final […]
By Katy Winge When head coach Chris Collins took over the Northwestern program in 2013, he recruited players by trying to convince them his dream could be a reality. “You’re selling what you’d like to do,” Collins said. “But there’s not a lot of tangible stuff you can put out there…it’s just please share my […]
By Astasia Williams Hail Mary. Program-record 21 wins. March Madness. The first day of March lived up to its nickname at Welsh-Ryan Arena as Northwestern took down Michigan in a cinematic fashion Wednesday night. Now may be the time for Evanston, Illinois, to put on its dancing shoes for the NCAA tournament.
By Eric Burgher Northwestern is in uncharted territory. The Wildcats placed 25th in the Associated Press rankings Monday, the first time they have ever been ranked this late in the season. The Wildcats have only been ranked four other times in the school’s history and have not been in the AP poll this late in […]
By Adam Rossow Playing much-improved basketball again on Saturday night, Northwestern earned its second win in the last three games by outlasting Illinois 58-56 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. What’s behind the Wildcats’ improved play over the past two weeks? Let’s dig deeper into some of the important numbers.
By Adam Rossow Before every Northwestern home basketball game, DJ Steve Aoki’s dance anthem, “Turbulence,” plays in the moments leading up to the opening tip. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the chorus’ opening line “We hit turbulence” is a perfect way to describe their last two weeks of play. Northwestern was routed by No. 12 Michigan […]
By Adam Rossow Northwestern had a chance to match the program’s best start through six conference games in nearly 50 years by defeating Penn State on Saturday night, but the Wildcats literally missed the opportunity. Like most of their wayward 3-point attempts, the Wildcats came up short (and long) in a bid for their fourth […]