Found March 07, 2012 on
From The Barn:
With the Gophers on the NIT bubble and Northwestern precariously perched on the important bubble, Thursday's Big Ten Tournament game between Minnesota and the Wildcats matters a lot more to the folks down in Evanston than it should to you. So what better time to check in with the good folks at Lake The Posts, who cover the Wildcats when they aren't collecting flag pictures.
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The Big Ten Tournament has gotten off to a hot and heavy start on Day 1. The 3rd game was no exception as the Northwestern Wildcats and Minnesota Golden Gophers locked up in a fierce battle. On a day when Senior John Shurna needed to lead his team to victory it was Minnesota’s freshman point guard Andre Hollins that carried the day. Minnesota pulled off a first round upset with...
INDIANAPOLIS - Whether the first day at the Big Ten Tournament truly went according to script depends on how you feel about the team that came here with the most to gain and lose this weekend, the perpetually close Northwestern Wildcats.
Northwestern's game Thursday night with Minnesota went to overtime. From there, it went about like it always does for the Wildcats.
Heading into the Big Ten Tournament, there was probably no more compelling storyline than the Northwestern Wildcats trying to get their first NCAA bid in their school’s history. Having finished seventh in the Big Ten, and just one win against the RPI top 50, the Wildcats were thoroughly on the bubble, and the consensus was that they had work to do in the conference tournament to...
Northwestern senior forward John Shurna looks ahead to the Wildcats' appearance in the Big Ten Tournament.
Dave Sobolewski attended the Big Ten Tournament each year during its run at the United Center. The freshman point guard will return to the event this week, but now, in a Northwestern uniform. He hopes the Wildcats can deliver a memorable performance in Indianapolis.
Northwestern junior forward Drew Crawford looks ahead to the Wildcats' appearance in the Big Ten Tournament.
Northwestern's John Shurna and JerShon Cobb address the media after the loss against Minnesota.