Northwestern Rumors & News

  • 4-star forward Pete Nance commits to Northwestern

    Fanrag Sports "Thursday afternoon Northwestern received its second verbal commitment in the 2018 class, as 6-foot-8 4-star forward Pete Nance announced that he will play for head coach Chris Collins. Nance made his pledge shortly after his official visit to Northwestern, tweeting out a photo in which he’s joined..." June 29

  • Report: Northwestern trying to lure Billy Donlon from Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan’s John Beilein has already lost one assistant coach this offseason. And it appears another could be on the way out. According to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern coach Chris Collins is trying to lure assistant coach Billy Donlon away from Michigan to fill a vacancy on his..." June 23

  • 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