MBB Pregame Glance: Northwestern Wildcats

This Thursday, Ohio State (14-5, 3-3) hosts Northwestern (10-8, 1-4). Back on February 18, 2009, Northwestern beat Ohio State, in Evanston, 72-69. Since then, the Buckeyes have reeled off 8 consecutive wins against the Wildcats, the most recent being last year, a 76-60 Buckeye victory in Columbus on February 18th. That win moved OSU to 21-6, 8-6 at that point in the season. Stats...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Preview: #12 Northwestern Wildcats

Well it was a run.  Northwestern did everything they could do grab that elusive (to them, not to anyone else) first ever NCAA Tournament bid and fell short year after year.  Now there's no John Shurna.  There's no Drew Crawford.  There's no Juice Thompson.  There's no Luka Mirkovic.  There's just Dave Sobolewski and his lesbian haircut.  Well there's also hope because of this...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Cats: Meeting Northwestern’s Homegrown Freshman

Northwestern Basketball – Chris Collins looks to make big strides in his second year at the helm of Northwestern’s basketball program. After fighting their way to a 12-11 record by the beginning of February last season, the Wildcats suffered a brutal collapse in the form of a 7-game in-conference losing streak to implode their season and finish at 14-19 (6-12 Big Ten). This...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern basketball: Projected starting five for 2014-2015

Despite bringing back only six players from last season, Northwestern’s starting line-up will likely look very familiar. Drew Crawford was the bridge between the Bill Carmody and Chris Collins eras, and with him gone, the Wildcats hope someone else can step up and fill his shoes. While Northwestern performed well last season — relative to the program’s history — time will...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern G Sobolewski out for Illini

Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski will miss Sunday night's game with against No. 23 Illinois with a concussion. A junior, Sobolewski, who was injured in practice, is Northwestern's primary ball-handler and is averaging 7.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He hasn't scored in double figures since the Wildcats beat Gardner-Webb on Nov. 25, when he had 10 points. Over...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Battle of the Illinois B1G Teams: Illinois vs Northwestern 2014 Preview

#23 Illinois (13-3) comes into Northwestern (7-9) on Sunday evening in the battle of Who Is Illinois’ B1G Team? Northwestern is led by Naperville native, Drew Crawford, who is averaging 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Former Benet point guard, Dave Sobolewski, carries Northwestern with 3.2 assists. Northwestern, under new Head Coach, Chris Collins, has struggled in finding their...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern Holds Off Brown at Home, 58-52.

Photo: Northwestern Athletics Northwestern (7-5) received a difficult test from Brown (6-4) on Sunday afternoon, but the Wildcats erased a halftime deficit and held off the Bears, 58-52. It was Northwestern’s fifth straight home win of the season since losing to Illinois State on Nov. 17. Despite 17 points in the first half from senior guard Drew Crawford, Northwestern went into...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cobb's runner lifts Northwestern past IUPUI 63-61

JerShon Cobb hit a running pull-up in the lane with 2.3 seconds left to give Northwestern a 63-61 comeback victory over IUPUI Friday night. Northwestern took a 59-55 lead with 2:29 left on three Sobolewski free throws, but IUPUI rallied and tied the score on a pair of Patton free throws with 20 seconds left, setting the stage for Cobb's heroics. Cobb got the ball on the left wing...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sobolewski's 25 leads Northwestern past UIC 93-58

Dave Sobolewski scored 17 of his career-high 25 points in the first half and Drew Crawford added 18 as Northwestern routed Illinois-Chicago 93-58 on Wednesday night. Northwestern (2-2) opened the game with a 17-4 lead on Sanjay Lumpkin's layup and JerShon Cobb's 3-pointer extended the lead to 20-6 as the Wildcats led wire to wire. Jordan Harks led Illinois-Chicago (1-3) with 13...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Northwestern Bounces Back with 93-58 Thrashing of UIC Behind Dave Sobolewski’s Career-High 25 Points

Just three nights after an embarrassing defeat at home to Illinois State, Northwestern (2-2) did a complete 180 with a 93-58 blowout at UIC (1-3) on Wednesday. The Wildcats used a 10-0 run early in the first half to take a 12-2 lead and never looked back. By halftime, the advantage had grown to 25 points. Photo: David Banks/USA Today Sports Northwestern head coach Chris Collins...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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