Northwestern Basketball Has Begun!

Northwestern Basketball Has Begun!

The 2013-’14 NU basketball season is underway. As the Wildcats begin their season, head coach Chris Collins begins his career at Northwestern. The ‘Cats’ first regular season contest came against Eastern Illinois where Coach Collins was able to tally his first victory with a final score of 72-55.

The Wildcats and Coach Collins have been busy well before the season started gathering new talent. The ‘Cats added two forwards in Vic Law, a Chicago area native out of St. Rita High School, and Gavin Skelly, as well as two guards in Bryant McIntosh, and Scottie Lindsey, also a Chicago area native out of Fenwick High School, to comprise the nation’s 21st ranked recruiting class.

The ‘Cats faced the Illinois State Redbirds on November 17th and couldn’t quite make up the deficit suffered from their slow first half. The ‘Cats were able to find the basket with more accuracy in the second half improving their shooting percentage to 45.2% from 26.9%, but were still two buckets short when the clock ended. JerShon Cobb finished with 19 pts. and 2 assists while Drew Crawford put up 13 pts. 7 blocks and 3 assists. Staying healthy and on the court will help the Cats reach their potential as both Crawford and Cobb have missed a good amount of basketball in the past two years.

The ‘Cats scored their largest margin of victory on November, 21st against the UIC Flames and begin the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on November, 22nd against IUPUI, Gardner-Webb, Missouri, and UCLA.

Big 10 play starts on Wednesday December 4th at NC State and the first home will tip off at 4:00 on Saturday December 7th versus Western Michigan.

Get your seats for Chicago’s Big 10 team HERE.

Northwestern University Basketball HOME Games

Date

Opponent

Time

Fri., Nov, 22

vs. IUPUI

7:00pm

Mon., Nov, 25

vs. Gardner-Webb

7:00pm

Sat., Dec, 7

vs. Western Michigan

4:00pm

Mon., Dec, 16

vs. Mississippi Valley State

6:00pm

Sun., Dec, 22

vs. Brown

1:00pm

Fri., Dec, 27

vs. DePaul

8:00pm

Thu., Jan, 2

vs. Wisconsin

6:00pm

Sun., Jan, 12

vs. Illinois

6:30pm

Wed., Jan, 15

vs. Michigan State

6:00pm

Tue., Jan, 21

vs. Perdue

8:00pm

Sat., Jan, 25

vs. Iowa

11:00am

Sat., Feb, 8

vs. Nebraska

12:00pm

Sun., Feb, 16

vs. Minnesota

5:00pm

Sat., Feb. 22

vs. Indiana

TBA

Thu., Mar. 6

vs. Penn State

6:00pm

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