Northwestern basketball needs more from JerShon Cobb


In order for Northwestern basketball to reach the NIT, they’ll need more from JerShon Cobb. The second option behind Drew Crawford, Cobb is second on the team in scoring, and they’re the only two that average double figures for the Wildcats. NU Coach Chris Collins has said on a few occasions that his team does not have the depth of other Big Ten schools, therefore his margin of error is smaller.

JerShon Cobb needs to be on it as much as possible.

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Northwestern vs. Iowa Recap: Cats dominate Hawkeyes

John Shurna Northwestern

Northwestern knew it needed a win against Iowa Thursday night in order to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. With that in mind, The Wildcats promptly turned in arguably their best performance of the season, a convincing 83-64 win over the Hawkeyes.

Point guard Dave Sobolewski led the way for NU, recording a season-high 26 points and team-high seven assists. The freshman’s impressive performance evoked memories of former Cats’ star Michael Juice Thompson. Sobolewski said that Thompson has helped him deal with recent criticism.

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Northwestern 68, Minnesota 57: Rapid Reaction


The at-large bid chances are long gone for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. And it took another hit tonight. They were on the bubble until they hit a three games losing streak, all against Big Ten bubble teams (Michigan State Spartans, Michigan Wolverines, Penn State Nittany Lions).

Now their path to a NCAA bid is the exact same as the Northwestern Wildcats- run the conference tournament table or else. Wednesday night provided a chance to see who, if either of the two teams, could be more likely to make that miracle run.

And if league standings hold, they’ll get the chance to eliminate one another on the very first day of the tournament, as they’re slotted for the Thursday #8 vs.#9 game.

By Paul M. Banks

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Northwestern Guard Marcotullio battling for Britain


Northwestern freshman guard Alex Marcotullio is the latest Wildcat men’s basketball player to earn an opportunity to compete internationally as he has been invited to the Great Britain U20 training camp.

A native of Warren, Mich., Marcotullio appeared in all 34 games for the Wildcats as a freshman during the 2009-10 campaign. He averaged 4.8 points and 14 minutes per game and ranked 15th in the Big Ten with a .369 3-point field goal percentage.


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