Lost in the hype of the Big Ten Tournament and the speculation of Bill Carmody’s job status, seniors Reggie Hearn and Alex Marcotullio donned Northwestern purple one last time Thursday. Emotions ran high for two players who have seen the program change tremendously over the past four years.
NU saw its season come to a close on Thursday night at the United Center. Despite an inspired late run, the Wildcats lost to Iowa 73-59. Seniors Alex Marcotullio and Reggie Hearn closed their careers in memorable fashion, as each put forth a strong performance.
Devyn Marble scored 19 points to help Iowa hold on for an important 73-59 victory over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night.
Mike Gesell added 11 points, including a clinching three-point play with 1:41 left as the Hawkeyes (21-11) continued their late-season push for a spot in the NCAA tournament with their eighth victory in 10 games.
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March 14, 2013
The best conference tournament of the season, and perhaps the most anticipated Big Ten tournament tips off bright and early on Thursday morning when the Gophers take on Illinois at 11 am. How competitive will the tournament be? Consider that the Gophers and the Illini, the eight and nine seeds respectively, are each playing for a chance to beat number one seed Indiana for the second...
In their final regular season game as Wildcats, Reggie Hearn and Alex Marcotullio combined to shoot just 7-for-19 from the field. It was three freshmen, on Michigan State’ s senior night, that kept Northwestern playing down to the wire. Those same three freshmen are a reason to believe looking forward.
Lately, it wouldn’t be a fitting close to a regular season for the Michigan State Spartans unless there was drama involved. For the second straight year, there’s plenty riding on the last day of scheduled hoops competition, as the Spartans can grab a share of another Big Ten title with a victory over the Northwestern Wildcats and some help from Ann Arbor.
When Michigan State...
Senior Night at Northwestern marked the final home game for Alex Marcotullio and Reggie Hearn. Despite their best efforts, the Wildcats lost their seventh straight game and faced unsettling questions in its aftermath.
Northwestern senior guard Reggie Hearn meets with the media, discussing the Wildcats' 74-43 loss to Purdue. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
Northwestern senior guard Reggie Hearn meets with the media, previewing the Wildcats' matchup with Wisconsin. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
The Illinois Fighting Illini continued their winning ways as they beat Northwestern, 62-41 on Sunday afternoon. Despite shooting only 6-of-20 from outside the 3-point arc, the Illini got revenge on the Wildcats, who beat Illinois 68-54 back on January 17.
Northwestern (13-13, 4-9 Big Ten) struggled from the field for most of the game. The Wildcats only made 12 field goals and shot...
Northwestern has seen about every bad break possible this season, but still continues to fight. With emotional leaders like Dave Sobolewski and Reggie Hearn, the Wildcats aren't prepared to back down.
After a heartbreaking loss in Ann Arbor, and a laugher in Columbus, Ohio State is looking to rebound and end their two game losing streak on Valentine’s Day. The Buckeyes are gearing up to play a struggling Northwestern team who currently sits 9th in the Big Ten conference.
Overall, Northwestern is 13-11. Their most recent games go as follows: Loss at Iowa, Win against Purdue,...
Northwestern senior guard Reggie Hearn meets with the media, in advance of the Wildcats' game with Ohio State. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.
Northwestern's hopes have all but dimmed, but nobody represents the team's upbeat mindset like senior guard Reggie Hearn. The Wildcats' inspirational leader has made the season memorable to this point, and will need to carry his team moving forward.
Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points and Iowa beat Northwestern 71-57 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak.
Josh Oglesby added 10 for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for just the second time in six games.
Marble, Iowa's second-leading scorer, put together his best scoring night in nearly two months as the Hawkeyes bounced back from a double-overtime...
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February 09, 2013
Reggie Hearn was reeling as he entered Saturday's contest. It all turned around for the senior forward. Hearn recorded a career-high 26 points and led the Wildcats to a victory.
Reggie Hearn scored a career-high 26 points to lead Northwestern to a 75-60 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
Jared Swopshire and Dave Sobolewski each added 13 points for the Wildcats (13-10, 4-6 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak to the Boilermakers.
Purdue freshman center A.J. Hammons didn't start because he was late for the team bus from West Lafayette, Ind....
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February 02, 2013
Michigan hosts Northwestern this evening with an early 6:30 tip off at Crisler Center. The Wolverines handled the Wildcats by 28 points in the first meeting in Evanston and will look to cruise at home despite the reinsertion of Reggie Hearn into the Northwestern lineup. Join in the discussion below at any point before or during the game.
Who: Northwestern (12-9, 3-5 B1G) at No. 1 Michigan (19-1, 6-1 B1G)
Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91
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Michigan opened Big Ten play with an emphatic and unrelenting 28 point...
Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings
Michigan (6-1) 19-1 – If Burke is on the court their offense is impossible to stop. That and their defensive length and anticipation makes it hard to operate without turnovers. Will have their biggest test yet this Saturday at Indiana.
Indiana (6-1) 18-2 – Excellent in transition and from behind the 3-point line, but the Hoosiers still don’t play...
Every year Northwestern Wildcats basketball beats a couple ranked teams during the Big Ten slate. So whenever they play someone good at home you want to be there so you can see a big event, right? Like when the fans stormed the court after taking down a top ten Michigan State team last year. Well the “Wildside” student section doesn’t seem to think so. They hardly showed...
Jared Swopshire scored 16 points to lead Northwestern to a 55-48 victory over No. 12 Minnesota on Wednesday night.
In a game where baskets were hard to come by at times, the Wildcats (12-8, 3-4 Big Ten) made just enough shots down the stretch to beat a ranked opponent for the second time in three games while sending the Gophers (15-4, 3-3) to their third straight loss.
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January 24, 2013
It may be a bit early for such grand pronouncements, but the Golden Gophers Big Ten season has reached a crossroads. We know they can not beat teams ranked #5 on home, road, or neutral floors. We also don't know where the Gophers sit in the Big Ten pecking order. Losing to highly ranked teams is fine if there is consistent effort and the game is close throughout. Unfortunately...
The Gophers play the Wildcats......again
The Gophers play the Northwestern Wildcats, again, and since the last time they squared off not all that much has changed - other than reconfiguring our expectations for this Gopher team. Since the last game the Gophers have gone 1-2 with then impressive win at Illinois and losses to Indiana and Michigan - certainly understandable,...
Northwestern senior guard Reggie Hearn meets with the media, previewing Wednesday's game with Minnesota. PurpleWildcats offers video of the interview.