The phrases “Northwestern basketball” and “NBA Draft” are rarely assembled in the same sentence. Only 28 players in school history have been drafted, with just 12 of them actually appearing in a regular season game. Considering Northwestern has yet to make an NCAA Tournament, it is not surprising their professional talent pool has been rather shallow.
But with former Wildcat...
Northwestern center Alex Olah seems to play his best college basketball versus the best competition. The sophomore 7-footer had one of his best games versus Noah Vonleh of the Indiana Hoosiers; a likely top ten pick in the NBA Draft this June. Olah’s career high in scoring came versus the Wisconsin Badgers, who have the best NCAA Tournament resume of anyone in the Big Ten.
Northwestern basketball recap: NebraskaLINCOLN, Neb. – In a season that has seen Nebraska host the likes of Ohio State and Michigan, which opponent helped the seven-month old Pinnacle Bank Arena secure its largest basketball crowd Saturday afternoon?
You guessed it. The Northwestern Wildcats.
Northwestern (12-17, 5-11 Big Ten) fell to Nebraska (17-11, 9-7 Big Ten), 54-47, in a...
Alex Olah scored eight of his 10 points in the second half and Kale Abrahamson had nine of his 11 in the final 20 minutes, allowing cold-shooting Northwestern to pull out a 58-52 win over Brown on Sunday.
Olah gave the Wildcats leads three times late in the game. His 3-pointer with 8:34 to put Northwestern (7-5) ahead for good at 44-41. Abrahamson's three-point play with 43...
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December 22, 2013
This article was originally written for and published by North By Northwestern, a Northwestern University student publication.
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Less than a week after an impressive blowout on the road against UIC, Northwestern (4-2) had its second consecutive ugly outing at home. The Wildcats, who needed late heroics from JerShon Cobb to beat IUPUI on Friday, used a second...
Alex Olah scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Northwestern Wildcats to a 72-59 victory over the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Monday Night.
The 7-foot sophomore used his large frame to his advantage as Northwestern (4-2) won its third straight game.
Drew Crawford had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, and JerShon Cobb had 14 points and eight boards.
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November 25, 2013
Northwestern freshman center Alex Olah meets with the media in Evanston, in advance of the Wildcats' game with in-state rival Illinois. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
It took more than a year from his commitment for Alex Olah to officially become a Wildcat. Now that the freshman center is on campus with Northwestern, he has fit right in with his new team.