Northwestern Rumors & News

  • Northwestern, Chris Collins agree to contract extension

    Bleacher Report "The Northwestern Wildcats won their first NCAA tournament game in history in 2017 and reportedly rewarded head coach Chris Collins for the program's progress Monday. According to Jeff Goodman of, Northwestern agreed to a contract extension with Collins. Goodman noted it "would likely..." April 25

  • NCAA admits officials missed goaltending call against Gonzaga

    Land of 10 "Being a ref is a really hard job sometimes. There’s so much to keep an eye on, some stuff can understandably slip through the cracks. But this missed call — at this time — isn’t exactly understandable. In the NCAA Tournament second-round game between Gonzaga and Northwestern on Saturday,..." March 19

  • Williams-Goss, Gonzaga stave off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Playing under a spotlight is nothing new to Gonzaga this season. The Bulldogs felt scrutiny all season as they climbed to the top ranking in the country and ripped off 29 straight wins before losing in their regular season finale to BYU. Weathering a second-half rally from..." March 18

  • Northwestern edges Vandy to win NCAA debut

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- One scenario played out in Bryant McIntosh's head during the hours he spent alone in the gym, honing his basketball skills. The Northwestern guard's thoughts turned to March. He often envisioned racing down the court as the final seconds ticked away and hoisting up a..." March 16

  • Northwestern eliminates No. 25 Maryland in Big Ten

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The carpet was blue and the walls were painted white in the Northwestern locker room after Friday night's quarterfinal game against No. 25 Maryland in the Big Ten Conference quarterfinals. But the purple reign of the Wildcats was in vogue, as Northwestern silenced a..." March 11

  • Wisconsin thrashes Northwestern, gains Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Zak Showalter sat on a chair under a white dry erase board, relaxing in the visiting NBA locker room at the Verizon Center in the nation's capital. The Wisconsin guard twirled a water bottle in his hands and wore a white T-shirt that read: "MARCH INTO APRIL." The..." March 11

  • Northwestern advances to Big Ten quarters with win over Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Vic Law and Scottie Lindsey led a balanced attack with 16 points apiece as Northwestern advanced to the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals with an 83-61 victory over Rutgers on Thursday at the Verizon Center. Dererk Pardon and Bryant McIntosh each added 13 points as the sixth-seeded Wildcats..." March 10

  • Edwards pushes No. 16 Purdue past Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 16 Purdue's plan was to give Vincent Edwards some maneuvering room under the basket on Sunday. The strategy worked almost to perfection as the 6-foot-8 junior scored a team-high 25 points and added five assists in a 69-65 Big Ten victory over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan..." March 05

  • Northwestern nips Michigan at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "Dererk Pardon hauled in a full-court pass and scored a layup as time expired to lead Northwestern to a 67-65 Big Ten victory over Michigan and a school-record 21st victory on Wednesday at Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Vic Law scored 18 points while Bryant McIntosh added 13 as the..." March 01

  • Indiana edges Northwestern to snap five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "James Blackmon Jr. scored 13 points and Thomas Bryant added 11 as Indiana snapped a five-game losing streak with a 63-62 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night at the Assembly Hall in Big Ten action. The Hoosiers (16-13, 6-10) rallied from a late eight-point deficit in their final home..." February 25

  • Illinois stymies Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern failed in its first attempt to set a school record for wins in a season, falling 66-50 to Illinois in a Big Ten game on Tuesday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Illinois held the Wildcats to one field goal in the final 10:27. Northwestern finished with season lows..." February 21

  • Northwestern beats Rutgers for 20th win

    The Sports Xchange "Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points and Dererk Pardon added 12 as Northwestern rallied for a landmark 20th victory with a 69-65 Big Ten decision over Rutgers on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The Wildcats (20-7, 9-5) matched the record for most regular- season wins in school..." February 18

  • Trimble's career-high 32 points leads No. 23 Maryland over Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EVANSTON, Ill. -- Melo Trimble had a career night and his Maryland teammates made sure Northwestern couldn't muster an effective response on Wednesday. Trimble scored a career-high 32 points to lead the No. 23 Terrapins (22-4, 10-3) to a 74-64 Big Ten victory over the Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan..." February 15

  • Northwestern knocks off No. 7 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Northwestern clinched a signature win over a ranked opponent and polished its resume in an effort to claim the program's first NCAA Tournament berth. Bryant McIntosh scored a game-high 25 points and Northwestern snapped No. 7 Wisconsin's eight-game winning streak with a..." February 12

  • Illini end road skid with win at Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Malcolm Hill scored 14 points while three teammates added double-figure efforts as Illinois earned its first road win of the season, a 68-61 Big Ten victory over Northwestern on Tuesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Maverick Morgan, Te'Jon Lucas and Michael Finke each added 11 as the..." February 07

  • Swanigan leads No. 23 Purdue past No. 25 Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When playing No. 23 Purdue, an opponent has a difficult decision to make. Bring help to double-team big men Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas and leave the 3-point shooters open, or play Swanigan and Haas one-on-one and hound the shooters. Nothing No. 25..." February 01

  • Northwestern thumps Indiana, extends school-record streak

    The Sports Xchange "Bryant McIntosh scored 21 points while Sanjay Lumpkin added 15 as Northwestern extended its Big Ten winning streak to six games -- the longest in 84 years -- with a 68-55 victory over Indiana on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Scottie Lindsey added 12 points while Vic Law..." January 29

  • Law leads Northwestern to fifth straight Big Ten win

    The Sports Xchange "Three players scored in double figures as Northwestern claimed its first five-game Big Ten winning streak in more than 50 years with a 73-61 victory over Nebraska on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Vic Law scored 20 points for the Wildcats (17-4, 6-2), Dererk Pardon had 19 points and an arena..." January 26

  • Northwestern ends 40-year dry spell at Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern won in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time in 40 years and took another step toward an even bigger first. The Wildcats were 9 of 10 from the foul line in the last 80 seconds and held off Ohio State 74-72 on Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena. Northwestern is now 16-4 (5-2..." January 22

  • Northwestern rolls to easy win over Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points and Bryant McIntosh added 20 as Northwestern started fast and never trailed in an 89-54 Big Ten victory over Iowa on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The Wildcats (15-4, 4-2) won their third straight as Dererk Pardon added 14 points while Vic Law..." January 15

  • Strong second half carries Northwestern past Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Thanks to 23 points from Vic Law and a strong second half, Northwestern pulled away from Rutgers for a 69-60 win Thursday night at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. The Wildcats (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) shot 51.7 percent from the floor and outscored Rutgers 44-32 in the final 20 minutes. It was a..." January 13

  • Northwestern deals Nebraska its first Big Ten loss

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern made 11 3-pointers and rallied from a halftime deficit Sunday to hand Nebraska its first Big Ten loss, a 74-66 decision at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. Scottie Lindsey paced the Wildcats (13-4, 2-2) with 19 points and Vic Law added 15, all on 3-pointers. Center Dererk..." January 08

  • Minnesota holds off Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Nate Mason was perfect on eight free throw tries in the final 26 seconds to help Minnesota hold off a late Northwestern surge for a 70-66 Big Ten victory on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Amir Coffey scored 17 points and Reggie Lynch added 12 as the Golden Gophers (14-2, 2-1) rallied from a..." January 06

  • Ellis, Michigan State too strong for Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior guard Alvin Ellis III had 16 points and eight rebounds as Michigan State snapped Northwestern's nine-game winning streak with a 61-52 victory Friday at the Breslin Center. Freshman guard Cassius Winston contributed 15 points and six assists, while freshman..." December 30

  • Lindsey leads Northwestern past Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "Scottie Lindsey was hot early and often in Tuesday's game in State College, Pa., a theme that continued overall for the Northwestern Wildcats. The Northwestern guard was so dialed-in, in fact, that his 31-point performance in an 87-77 win over Penn State in both teams' Big Ten opener drew..." December 27

  • Balanced Northwestern rallies to beat Houston Baptist

    The Sports Xchange "Four players scored in double figures as Northwestern wrapped up non-conference play with a 72-63 come-from-behind victory over Houston Baptist on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats (11-2) won their eighth straight game and improved to 9-0 at home as Scottie Lindsey scored a..." December 22

  • Archie Miller's wife blasts Northwestern after win over Dayton

    CSN Chicago "Northwestern beat Dayton on Saturday night at the United Center. But the wife of Dayton head coach Archie Miller wants to make sure everyone knows which program has ultimate bragging rights. Oddly, Morgan Miller took to Twitter after the game and blasted Chris Collins' Northwestern program..." December 18

  • Lumpkin helps Northwestern stave off Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "Four players scored in double figures as Northwestern started fast and held off a late Dayton rally for a 67-64 victory in Saturday's opener of a State Farm Chicago Legends doubleheader at the United Center. Sanjay Lumpkin collected 14 points and 14 rebounds while Bryant McIntosh had 13..." December 17

  • Northwestern continues mastery of Chicago State

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern ran its all-time record against Chicago State to 11-0 while holding off a second-half surge from the Cougars to secure a 68-64 victory on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Vic Law scored 18 points, Bryant McIntosh had 14 and Scottie Lindsey added 13 as the Wildcats..." December 14

  • Northwestern's Aaron Falzon has season-ending knee surgery

    Chicago Tribune "Northwestern sophomore forward Aaron Falzon has undergone season-ending knee surgery. The school said in a news release on Sunday that Falzon will seek a medical redshirt and would have three seasons of eligibility, starting in 2017-18." December 13

  • Northwestern tops New Orleans to stay perfect at home

    The Sports Xchange "Nathan Taphorn led a balanced attack with 18 points as Northwestern preserved its perfect home record with an 83-49 non-conference victory over New Orleans on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern (7-2) won its fourth straight and improved to 6-0 at home as Scottie Lindsey scored 16..." December 11

  • Fast start sparks Northwestern to rout of DePaul

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern started fast and placed four players in double figures in a lopsided 80-64 non-conference victory over DePaul on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The victory was the third straight for the Wildcats (6-2) while DePaul (4-2) saw a three-game winning streak..." December 03

  • Northwestern sophomore undergoes surgery

    College Basketball Talk "Northwestern sophomore center Dererk Pardon underwent surgery on his right hand on Thursday, the school announced. Pardon injured his hand in the second half of Monday night’s 65-58 win over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The program will reevaluate him at the end of of this month,..." December 02

  • Northwestern pulls ahead late, tops Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "Bryant McIntosh broke a 53-53 tie with five straight points, giving Northwestern the lead for good in a 65-58 win on Monday night over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. McIntosh, a junior point guard, also tacked on a 3-pointer from the left..." November 29