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Hell of a win for Northwestern last night 

Hell of a win for Northwestern last night. To do that at Kohl without their top scorer…boy, that is a hell of a statement as to where that program has gotten to. Even with Scottie Lindsey’s return up in the air in terms of an exact date, I think NU is in great shape now. […]

Collins as a possible successor?

I like him and I was inclined not to when he got that job. Thought it was probably another K pedigree move that would fail but I’ve been really impressed with what he’s done there. They have some grit now. I liked Carmody and think he did a decent job there, but Collins has changed […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #9 – Northwestern

LAST SEASON – Continued steady progress has been made by this program since Chris Collins took over. He started out by improving the defense and rebounding…not that the Cats became sensational in either area, but they were improved, better than they’d been in years, and the increased toughness and compete levels started to produce some […]

BTT Preview Thursday Games

Northwestern vs. Michigan – This is a big one for both teams. Northwestern is pushing for an NIT berth (not the automatic it once would have been for a Big Ten team with 20 wins) and Michigan absolutely has to have a win to keep its NCAA hopes alive. Michigan won the only regular season […]

Northwestern Thoughts

– Can’t complain about a 31 point win over anyone, especially on the road. It was a combination of MSU shooting extremely well, MSU playing mostly very sound defense, and Northwestern unable to hit the few open shots they generated. Think about how much worse it could have been if MSU hadn’t committed 15 TOs. – […]

Fall Big Ten Preview #10 Northwestern

Spring preview https://spartanbreakdown.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/spring-big-ten-preview-10-northwestern/ https://spartanbreakdown.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/spring-big-ten-preview-10-northwestern-pt-ii/ WHAT’S CHANGED? The only addition of note (and it’s trivia based as much as anything else) is the addition of walk on Charlie Hall from Los Angeles…the 6’5″ freshman forward is the son of Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and ex SNL’er Brad Hall. Other than that, it’s status quo from the spring. BOTTOM […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #10 – Northwestern Pt II

NEWCOMERS Jordan Ash is a 6’2″ combo guard who was a HS teammate of Nebraska recruit Glynn Watson. He’s not considered to be quite at Watson’s level as a prospect but this was still an impressive get for NU…they beat out Purdue among others for Ash. He’s a physical, relatively athletic guard who is good […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #10 – Northwestern

LAST SEASON – Year 2 of the Chris Collins era ended with exactly the same conference record being posted as in Year 1…6-12. Yet, while the performance in 13-14 was impressive because NU did it with grit, toughness and not a ton of talent, Year 2 is actually much more encouraging for the long run […]