Northwestern Heads to MSG Undefeated; Perfect Preconference?


With their 78-62 win over American University on Thursday night, the Northwestern Wildcats improved to 7-0 on the season. They’ll now head to the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival with a perfect record where they’ll take on St. Francis (Pa.) at 6pm Monday and then St. John’s (in a de facto road game) or Davidson the following day at a time TBD.

It’ll most likely be the Johnnies, led by charismatic new first year coach  Steve Lavin. However, Coach Lav’s bunch is struggling this season, with losses already to St. Bonaventure, Fordham and St. Mary’s.

There’s been nothing “saintly” about their play so far, and as vulnerable as the Red Storm have looked, they’re the best opponent/possible opponent NU will face in MSG.

All signs point to the Cats being undefeated for their New Year’s Eve date at Purdue,which commences the Big Ten conference season.

By Paul M. Banks

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Northwestern Adds 3 Recruits, 2 with Local Ties

On National Signing Day, Northwestern Wildcats head men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody announced the signing of guards Tre Demps (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan) and Dave Sobolewski (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) and forward Mike Turner (Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago Laboratory High School) to National Letters of Intent.

“We are excited to welcome Dave, Tre and Mike to our basketball family,” Carmody said in a public statement released by the University.

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99 in 99: #53 Northwestern Wildcats

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For the first time in Northwestern basketball history, the team made a post-season tournament appearance for the second straight year.  Unfortunately, it was the NIT meaning that first ever NCAA Tournament berth is still evading the Wildcats.  Will this finally be the year the ‘Cats go dancing?

The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days ranks the 72 power conference schools and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  Click here if you missed teams #54-#99.

By: David Kay
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