1. Northwestern's John Shurna Hopes to Break Another Wildcat Curse: The NBA Draft

    It was a Saturday night in Evanston, Ill., and the crowd in Welsh-Ryan Arena was buzzing. Northwestern was playing Minnesota in a pivotal Big Ten matchup with NCAA Tournament implications, but that did not matter at the moment...

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  2. Northwestern Completes Meltdown to Close out Season

    In a 21-point decimation, the Wildcats sealed their fate. Yet another late-season meltdown can now be added to an endless list in Northwestern basketball history. Needing to claw back to ...

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  3. Northwestern Slips Past Akron, Prepares for Tough Matchup at Washington

    In a season that featured five sellout crowds, Welsh-Ryan Arena was barely over a quarter full as the Northwestern Wildcats took the floor against the Akron Zips in the first round of NIT play...

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  4. Northwestern, Another Year to Wait

    Damn. Another year, another step closer to the Dance, another last second collapse. In the eleventh hour, the Cardiac ‘Cats faced cardiac arrest. This time, the Northwestern loss came at the hands of the flailing Minnesota Golden Gophers...

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  5. Northwestern Takes on Minnesota in Big Ten Tournament, Looks to Make History

    With history on the line and all eyes on Northwestern, the Cardiac ‘Cats are not allowing a single spectator to rest, fan or hater...

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  6. How Northwestern Can (and Might Just Need To) Beat Ohio State

    With only two regular season games remaining before the Big Ten Tournament, the Wildcats are still clinging to the hope that they will earn Northwestern’s first ever NCAA Tournament berth...

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  7. John Shurna Breaks Northwestern Scoring Record in Victory over Minnesota

    It’s never a bad game if your star player breaks the school’s all-time scoring record. In a commanding 64-53 victory over Minnesota, John Shurna scored 18 points to surpass Bill McKinney’s 35-year-old scoring mark...

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  8. Northwestern Lets Two Slip Away on the Road, Looks to Rebound Against Gophers

    Level heads did not prevail in a frustrating loss at Purdue, and three days later like a reoccurring nightmare, pathetic play on the inside cost the ‘Cats what would have been a huge win at Indiana...

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  9. Northwestern Basketball Tears Down Iowa, Takes Win Streak into Indiana Road Trip

    Northwestern and Iowa might just start hating each other outright. Right now, Northwestern has no storied rivalry, no Ohio State to its Michigan, no Purdue to its Indiana...

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  10. Northwestern Takes Down Illinois in Champaign, Waltzes Back into Tournament Talk

    In a narrow 74-70 win, Northwestern notched its first victory in Illinois' Assembly Hall since 1999. To the backdrop of fans chanting, “Chicago hates purple,” Northwestern fought to defend its title of “Chicago’s Big Ten Team...

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  11. Wildcats Welcome Nebraska Cornhuskers to Big Ten in Style, Look Toward Illinois

    Nebraska’s first-ever game in Evanston as a member of the Big Ten was an affair both dominated by and almost lost by the Wildcats. In a contest that featured six lead changes, it was a one-possession game midway through the first half...

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  12. Northwestern Wildcats Close out Season with Tough Big Ten Schedule

    With 10 games remaining of conference play before the Big Ten Tournament, the Wildcats look to make a case for their first ever NCAA Tournament berth. They are currently 12-8 overall and 2-6 in conference heading into the final stretch of the season...

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  13. Northwestern Wildcats Suffer Blowout Against Badgers and Damage Postseason Hopes

    Northwestern ’s upset of No. 7 Michigan State was still fresh in the minds of the Northwestern community as Wednesday’s game began...

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  14. Northwestern Basketball: The Night Welsh-Ryan Came Alive for Its 'Cats

    It was about half an hour to game time, and the old wooden bleachers were beginning to fill. This was a good sign, as a full student section is a precious rarity in Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena...

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