Gophers routed at Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Tre Demps scored 23 points with eight assists and Bryant McIntosh added 20 points and six rebounds as Northwestern snapped a five-game losing streak with an 82-58 win over Minnesota on Thursday night.Aaron Falzon also scored 10 points for the Wildcats, (16-8, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for the first time since Jan. 12.Jordan Murphy scored 14 points and Nate Mason finished...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Demps, McIntosh lead Northwestern over Minnesota 82-58

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Tre Demps scored 23 points with eight assists and Bryant McIntosh added 20 points and six rebounds as Northwestern snapped a five-game losing streak with an 82-58 win over Minnesota on Thursday night. Aaron Falzon also scored 10 points for the Wildcats, (16-8, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for the first time since Jan. 12. Jordan Murphy scored 14 points and Nate Mason...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern-Iowa Preview

The positive aspect from Iowa's first conference loss is that any pressure it felt to live up to its lofty ranking and continue the school's best start in Big Ten play in 46 years fades a bit. That's just the way coach Fran McCaffery likes it. The third-ranked Hawkeyes look to extend their home winning streak to 14 Sunday by dealing Northwestern a fifth consecutive defeat. Iowa...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan St.-Northwestern Preview

Having snapped its longest skid in three seasons, Michigan State is determined to continue heading in the right direction. Following a much-needed victory over a top-10 opponent, the visiting No. 12 Spartans can send Northwestern to a fourth consecutive defeat Thursday night in its third of four straight games against ranked Big Ten foes. Coming in a loser of three straight, including...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana keeps it simple in 89-57 rout of Northwestern

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana coach Tom Crean has simplified his game plan.He expects the Hoosiers to move the ball, move without the ball and play with confidence.The combination is working perfectly. On Saturday, Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 17 points, had six more assists and led No. 25 Indiana to an 89-57 blowout over Northwestern, the Hoosiers' 12th consecutive victory."The more...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats Bring Fight to College Park, Lose in Overtime to the Terps 62-56

Melo Trimble Had 18 Points vs. Northwestern/gettyimagesby Terry Cook@OccupyEutawStThe 5th (or 7th) ranked Maryland Terrapins expect a fight every game in #B1G Conference play.  They are fully aware that they have a bullseye on their back and will be facing the best in any team they play.  Chris Collins' Northwestern Wildcats came in tonight as a bit of an afterthought, after losing...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Northwestern-Maryland Preview

After taking out its frustration back home last weekend, No. 7 Maryland hopes to begin a new run against a team it handled easily earlier this month. Northwestern will try to recover from what coach Chris Collins called "a very disappointing loss" as it tries to continue its best road start in 85 years. The seventh-ranked Terrapins seek their 24th consecutive home victory Tuesday...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State defeats Northwestern 71-62

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Brandon Taylor scored 19 points and Donovon Jack had 14 as Penn State beat Northwestern 71-62 on Saturday night. Payton Banks added 10 for the Nittany Lions, who shot 9-for-21 from 3-point range. Tre Demps had 22 points and Bryant McIntosh and Dererk Pardon added 12 apiece for Northwestern. The Wildcats shot 39 percent from the field and saw their postseason...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers drop fifth straight, fall to Northwestern at home

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Falzon tied his career-high with 20 points and Tre Demps added 13 as Northwestern defeated Minnesota 77-52 on Saturday.Joey van Zegeren added 11 points and Bryant McIntosh had 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 in the Big Ten), who posted their biggest victory ever at Minnesota's Williams Arena.Nate Mason scored 13 points and Bakary Konate added 12 for the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Falzon leads Northwestern over Minnesota 77-52

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Falzon tied his career-high with 20 points and Tre Demps added 13 as Northwestern defeated Minnesota 77-52 on Saturday. Joey van Zegeren added 11 points and Bryant McIntosh had 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 in the Big Ten), who posted their biggest victory ever at Minnesota's Williams Arena. Nate Mason scored 13 points and Bakary Konate added 12...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

This sequence of fast breaks between Maryland and Northwestern is mesmerizing

Here’s an absolutely crazy sequence of events which happened during Big Ten action in Saturday night’s Maryland Terrapins-Northwestern Wildcats matchup. The play starts off harmlessly enough. After a rebound, Northwestern throws the ball up the court and tries a quick layup, which is promptly swatted away by Maryland’s Jake Layman. A two-on-one fast break quickly unfolds the...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Crazy, wild sequence in Maryland-Northwestern game goes great with Benny Hill theme

Fourth-ranked Maryland visited Northwestern Saturday night and left with a 72-59 victory, the Terrapins' seventh in a row, to improve to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. The victory snapped a 10-game winning streak by the Wildcats (13-2, 1-1).During the second half, there was a series of plays that could be the sequence of the season. Above is the video; below is the play-by...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Kahlil McKenzie threw some shade towards Northwestern after the Vols bowl win

The Tennessee Volunteers and the Northwestern Wildcats faced off in the Outback Bowl, which turned out to be a blowout. From the opening kickoff, the Vols dominated this game from start to finish with a final score of 45-6. After the game, freshman defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie decided to have a little fun on Twitter at the expense of the Wildcats. McKenzie sent out this tweet...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern needs Clayton Thorson to become passer to compete in 2016

Northwestern was hoping for a program-record 11th victory on the season as it took on the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2016 Outback Bowl. However, many believed Northwestern’s offense would be the hinderance to that goal. Those who thought that were proven right, as the Wildcats were trounced 45-6 by a game Tennessee Volunteer side that could do no wrong on the ground or on defense...
Via Talking 10
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee dominates Northwestern in Outback Bowl

Last season, the Tennessee Volunteers won a second-tier January bowl game in the state of Florida against an opponent from the Big Ten West. The Big Orange brigade blasted Iowa in the TaxSlayer (formerly Gator) Bowl to salvage their season. This season, the Vols would have preferred to play a Big Ten East team in the Sunshine State, because it would have meant they’d have won...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl Preview: Northwestern Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Outback Bowl: Northwestern vs Tennessee January 1, Noon (ET) ESPN2 After two disappointing back-to-back seasons, winning just five games in 2013 and 2014, Northwestern got off to a great start opening their season with a win against Stanford. The Cats pulled off 10 wins this season and have won five straight to land them a vacation in Tampa, Florida. Tennessee is probably thinking...
Via Know It All Football
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

On New Year’s Day the Northwestern Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers will face off against one another in the Outbck Bowl. It was a surprisingly good season for No. 23 Tennessee (8-4) while No. 13 Northwestern (10-2) continues to rank among the best in the country. Coverage of this game airs on ESPN2 beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Raymond James Stadium. The Odds: Tennessee is an...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Moments of 2015, No. 2: Northwestern outlasts Michigan in double overtime

Although no local teams made the NCAA Tournament, 2015 was the best year in a long time for Chicago college basketball. The Catch and Shoot has chosen its top 10 moments of the year and will be rolling out one per day until New Year’s Eve, when the No. 1 moment will be revealed.   2. Tre Demps’ heroics key implausible, double overtime Northwestern victory Photo: David Banks...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Center Position is Now a Revolving Door at Northwestern

Northwestern center Alex Olah (22) recently sustained a foot injury (Getty Images)   As 2015 draws to a close there is both good news and bad news at the center position for the Northwestern Wildcats (12-1). The good news is that senior backup center Joey van Zegeren returned to the lineup in Sunday night’s victory over Loyola-Maryland after missing the team’s previous three...
Via The Sports Journal
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern C Alex Olah out with stress fracture in foot

Northwestern’s basketball team is getting off to a start reminiscent of their 2015 football team, their 12-1 start is actually their best since the 1982-83 season. Even so, their squad took a significant blow as senior center Alex Olah has been sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot, the team announced Sunday. Through 12 games Olah’s averaging 12.8 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern rallies in 2nd half to beat Loyola (Md) 74-59

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Bryant McIntosh scored a career-high 33 points and Northwestern rallied without Alex Olah to beat Loyola Maryland 74-59 on Sunday night for its ninth straight win. Scottie Lindsey added 14 points for the Wildcats (12-1), who set a school record with 13 home wins in a row. But the victory was overshadowed by the news that Olah would miss the game with a left...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols clash with Northwestern in Outback Bowl

The 2015-2016 college football bowl season is already upon us. College football fans and junkies are waist deep in bowl game madness. For the most part, the ballgames being played early on are the smaller, less revered games. Let’s be frank, who plans their whole day around watching North Carolina A & T and Alcorn State in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl? What about...
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Northwestern beats Sacred Heart 103-67 for 8th straight win

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Alex Olah scored 21 points, Tre Demps added 17, and Northwestern pulled away from Sacred Heart 103-67 on Monday night for its eighth straight win. Scottie Lindsey and Nathan Taphorn each added 11 points as the Wildcats (11-1) set a season high for scoring by shooting 61 percent (36 for 59) from the floor. Olah became the 33rd player in Northwestern history...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wildcats enjoy 'Bowl Week Chicago'

If not for the Iowa Hawkeyes surprising run to the Rose Bowl, the Northwestern Wildcats would be getting a lot more love for the 10 win season they enjoyed in 2015.After a surprising season for Pat Fitzgerald's squad, they have earned a trip to Tampe, Florida for the 2016 Outback Bowl against Tennessee. Before heading down for the game, the team enjoyed a nice time in nearby Chicago...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 moments of Chicago basketball in 2015: Honorable mentions

2015 is winding down, and it was an interesting year for Chicago basketball. Two programs reached their conference tournament semifinals, two programs experienced coaching changes and one program (Northwestern) is now receiving AP Top 25 votes. The Catch and Shoot has chosen its Top 10 Chicago Basketball moments of the year and will be rolling out one per day starting tomorrow with...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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