Northwestern set to face Georgia Tech in Challenge

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First ever meeting between the schools to take place at Welsh-Ryan Arena Tuesday, Nov. 30

Northwestern went 20-14 during the 2009-10 season, including 7-11 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats advanced to the National Invitation Tournament for the second consecutive season. NU returns four starters next season, not including Kevin Coble, a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2009 who missed the most recent campaign due to injury.

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Illinois or Northwestern: Who Choked Worse?

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By Paul M. Banks

Regarding college basketball in the state of Illinois, it is the worst of times. And it’s again the worst of times. We may get zero teams in the NCAA tournament. And it’s all over from the Wisconsin border to the edge of the state that neighbors Kentucky. SIU was on the national stage for much of the 2000s, today they’re irrelevant. DePaul has been a joke for decades. Chicago St. is quite possibly the worst team in all of Division I. Loyola and UIC bring nothing of significance to the table; ditto for all the remaining direction schools. But two schools, Illinois and Northwestern, spent a lot of time this season within field of 65 tournament bracket projections. Not so much anymore.

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