Lumpkin, Taphorn talk about Northwestern's tourney win

Northwestern seniors Nathan Taphorn and Sanjay Lumpkin talk about the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament win against Vanderbilt.
Via CSN Chicago
March 16, 2017

Taphorn: 'Why would we come all this way and just go home?'

Northwestern's Nathan Taphorn talks about the Wildcats arriving at the NCAA tournament.
Via CSN Chicago
March 15, 2017

Charlie Hall hilariously grills Nathan Taphorn for not passing him the ball on Northwestern's final possession

WASHINGTON  Northwestern's performance in Thursday night's Big Ten Tournament win over Rutgers was pretty much perfect. But if there was one thing that went wrong, the Wildcats
Via CSN Chicago
March 10, 2017

Northwestern beats Michigan on the biggest shot in program history

Everyone thought the pass was long. It felt long out of Nathan Taphorn’s hands on the baseline and looked long to Dererk Pardon’s eyes in front of the opposite basket. From the sideline, coach Chris Collins thought the same thing. But Pardon came down with it with 1.6 seconds left, gathered with 1.4 and released with 0.7. Right as the ball cleared the net, the buzzer sounded...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 02, 2017

Layup at buzzer lifts Northwestern over Michigan

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Dererk Pardon scored on a layup at the buzzer off a long inbound pass from Nathan Taphorn to give Northwestern a 67-65 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night. The Wolverines' Zak Irvin had just missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The ball got knocked out of bounds and, after timeout, Taphorn threw a baseball style pass the length of the court, hitting...
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March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Stunning, miracle victory puts Northwestern on brink of history

Northwestern, preferred school of many sports journalists, is probably — right? — going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history after an incredible finish Wednesday in a 67-65 win over Michigan. Dererk Pardon took a full-court, Hail Mary-ish pass from Nathan Taphorn with 1.7 seconds to go, shook off two Wolverines...
Via New York Post
March 01, 2017

VIDEO: Northwestern Basketball Wins With Hail Mary Buzzer Beater

The Northwestern basketball program’s historic futility likely came to an end in the most dramatic of fashions on Tuesday night. With the game tied and overtime a virtual certainty, 1.7 seconds left on the clock, the Wildcats pulled off the improbable and stole a game from the Michigan Wolverines. All it took was a hail mary, full court pass to beat the buzzer. Check out the madness...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 01, 2017

Northwestern continues home dominance with 83-49 win against New Orleans

Senior forward Nathan Taphorn came off the bench Sunday for a career-high 18 points as Northwestern routed New Orleans, 83-49. The Wildcats opened up a double-digit lead within the first 10 minutes and blew the game open to 21 points by halftime. “Having done this for a long time, these are games you really worry about,” fourth-year coach Chris Collins said after the game. ...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 12, 2016

Taphorn scores 18 to lead Northwestern over New Orleans

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Nathan Taphorn scored 18 points and Scottie Lindsey added 16 as Northwestern routed New Orleans 83-49 on Sunday night. Gavin Skelly had 14 and Vic Law 11 for the Wildcats (7-2), who led by as much as 41 and have won four straight. Erik Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Travin Thibodeaux added 10 points for New Orleans (4-4), whose three-game winning...
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December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern comeback falls short against Notre Dame

BY VINNY SIMONE / @VTSimone For the second time in three games, Northwestern suffered a heartbreaking last-minute loss. A week after falling to Butler on a last-second shot, the Wildcats let a late lead slip away as they fell 70-66 to Notre Dame in the championship round of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Northwestern trailed by as many as 12...
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November 22, 2016

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