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John Shurna, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, came in averaging 25.6 points per game over the last five contests. With his 16th point tonight versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers, he is now the leading scorer in Northwestern history.
Earlier this month he surpassed third-place-on-the-list Evan Eschmeyer, and every mention of Northwestern basketball history usually requires a mention of Evan Eschmeyer as people often joke about how it seems like he was in Evanston forever with 6 years or eligibility.
Eschmeyer is the new #3, Billy McKinney with 1,900 career points is the new #2. McKinney played in in 21 fewer games than Shurna, and he didn’t have the advantage of the three-point line, which accounts for 246 of Shurna’s points.
Shurna scored a school single-season record 619 points as a sophomore and 531 points last season as a junior. He is the active Big Ten career leader with 40 games of scoring 20 or more points. Shurna has scored at least 30 points in a game three times this season...
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John Shurna made Northwestern history on Saturday night, as he surpassed Billy McKinney as the program's all-time leading scorer. His efforts lifted the Wildcats to a key win for their tournament credentials. It all made for a special night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
John Shurna made history on Saturday night, surpassing Billy McKinney as Northwestern’s all-time scoring leader. Shurna connected on a second-half three-pointer to place him first on the program’s scoring list. His efforts helped the Wildcats to a pivotal 64-53 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Northwestern senior forward John Shurna is on the brink of program history, sitting just 16 points shy of becoming the all-time scoring leader. However, Shurna only cares about one thing, and it's not the record.
Northwestern senior forward John Shurna passed Billy McKinney as the program's all-time leading scorer.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — If there was pressure on John Shurna to break a 35-year-old Northwestern scoring record Saturday night, he didn't show it.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- John Shurna set the all-time Northwestern scoring record as he collected 18 points in a 64-53 Big Ten victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. The senior forward topped Billy McKinney's 35-year-old record of 1,900 points. Shurna now has 1,902 for his three-year career. The record-breaker came on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 10: 40 left in the...
Wildcats' all-time leading scorer 'poster child for what a student-athlete should be,' says AD PhillipsDavid Haugh: When Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips gave John Shurna a congratulatory hug Saturday night after the versatile senior broke the school's all-time scoring record, Shurna responded with aw-shucks humility as identifiable as his shooting stroke.
John Shurna set the all-time Northwestern scoring record as he collected 18 points in a 64-53 Big Ten victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
The senior forward topped Billy McKinney's 35-year-old record of 1,900 points. Shurna now has 1,902 for his three-year career.
The record-breaker came on a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 10: 40 left in the second half to give...
John Shurna broke Billy McKinney's scoring record in the most fitting way possible -- a three pointer to put Northwestern up 50-40 with 10:45 left in a crucial game against Minnesota. Shurna's 18 points helped the Wildcats to a 64-53 win over the Golden Gophers.
Northwestern's John Shurna and Dave Sobolewski discuss the win over Minnesota.
Northwestern has announced that Wildcat senior John Shurna (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) of the men's basketball team and senior Jenny Wilson (Bethesda, Md./Sidwell Friends School) of the women's swimming team have been named NU's Hilton Garden Inn Athletes of the Week for their performances last week.
Indiana turned up the defense and got some key scores in the final four minutes of Wednesday night’s 71-66 win against the Wildcats — outscoring Northwestern 8-3 down the stretch.
A look at a strong defensive stand and two buckets — one against man, one against Northwestern’s 1-3-1 zone — in the latest edition of Film Session.
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