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Northwestern basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-2015 season

After a high school career that saw him journey through four teams in four states, Johnnie Vassar is finally coming home. Well, Northwestern is about 30 miles away from the south side of Chicago, but it’s close enough. Vassar, who signed his letter of intent last week, is not the highest-touted member of the 2014 class. In fact, it is not very likely he will even start this upcoming...
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Basketball: Wildcats, first-year coach exceeding expectations

Northwestern head coach Chris Collins celebrates his first career Big Ten win against Illinois. (Photo Credit: Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune) No one gave Northwestern a chance this season. With new head coach Chris Collins inheriting former coach Bill Carmody’s team, many pegged this season as a lost year in between regimes. Add in the fact that redshirt senior guard Drew Crawford...
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Crawford Wins Co-Big Ten Player of the Week

The Big Ten announced Monday that Northwestern senior Drew Crawford won Big Ten Player of the Week. Crawford shares the award with Penn State guard D.J. Newbill. Crawford averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the Wildcats’ two wins last week. He is now averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 boards this season. This is the first time this season Crawford has won the award...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern beats Purdue 63-60 in double OT

Drew Crawford scored 19 points and blocked the potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead Northwestern to a 63-60 double-overtime victory over Purdue hours after a shooting on the Boilermakers' campus on Tuesday. Crawford scored four points in the second OT and delivered the big block on Ronnie Johnson off an inbounds pass as time expired to preserve the win. Tre Demps...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Crawford nets 26 as Northwestern tops MVSU 86-64

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and Northwestern beat Mississippi Valley State 86-64 Monday night. Alex Olah and Tre Demps scored 18 and Sanjay Lumpkin had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Northwestern (6-5), which was playing without guard JerShon Cobb. The Wildcats' second-leading scorer at 13.6 points per game, Cobb was in a walking boot and didn't play because...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wildcats work to fill Crawford's shoes

Drew Crawford will go down as one of Northwestern's all-time greats. This year's Wildcats now must move on without him. It won't be an easy task, but NU must fill its senior leader's big shoes.
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

What does the loss of Crawford mean?

The loss of Drew Crawford is an unfortunate blow to Northwestern's season, and sad news for the team's senior leader. However, there are several key takeaways from the news. PurpleWildcats takes a look at what's next for Northwestern without Drew Crawford.
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwestern F Crawford to miss rest of season

Northwestern forward Drew Crawford has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will have season-ending surgery, a major blow for the Wildcats. The senior is eligible to seek a medical hardship waiver. In a statement released Friday, coach Bill Carmody says Crawford aggravated a previous injury in September and tried to play through it. The shoulder didn't respond the way they...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwestern 79, Texas Southern 49

Northwestern senior guard Drew Crawford's hot start sparked the Wildcats, as his game-high 20 points, all in the first half, propelled them to a 79-49 win in their season opener against Texas Southern Tuesday night. Crawford scored 5 seconds into the game off the opening tip and never let up, hitting 8 of 9 shots in the first half including four 3-pointers. The Wildcats'...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

PWTV: Drew Crawford

Northwestern basketball practice is underway. Before the Wildcats laced up their shoes on Friday, PurpleWildcats spoke with NU senior forward Drew Crawford who previewed the upcoming season.
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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