With the college basketball season inching closer, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next few weeks. Today, we continue our team previews with a look at the Northwestern Wildcats.
The Northwestern Wildcats have been rather consistent the last two seasons.
The team’s overall record in 2009-10 and 2010-11 matched at 20-14. The Wildcats made the NIT both years, falling in the first round to Rhode Island in 2009-10, while winning in the first two rounds in 2010-11 before falling to Washington State in overtime in the tournament’s Elite 8.
Speaking specifically to 2010-11, Northwestern had problems with their defense — much like the Hoosiers. The team allowed its opponents to shoot an effective field-goal percentage of 52.5 percent, ranking them 311th in the country. The Wildcats also allowed 1.14 point per possession in conference play, tying them for last place in the Big Ten with Indiana.
This season, the Wildcats will be witho...