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WILDCAT STAFF HEAD COACH BILL CARMODY...................................................................................72-75 ASSISTANT COACH MITCH HENDERSON...................................................................... 76 ASSISTANT COACH TAVARAS HARDY........................................................................... 77 ASSISTANT COACH IVAN VUJIC..................................................................................... 78 BASKETBALL OFFICE STAFF.......................................................................................... 79 BASKETBALL SUPPORT STAFF.................................................................................80-81


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ead coach Bill Carmody, the 2003-04 Big Ten Coach of the Year, returns for his 10th season at the helm at Northwestern in 2009-10. He guided the Wildcats to one of the top turnarounds in the country last season, leading them from eight wins in 2007-08 to a school regular-season record-tying 17 victories. NU also raised its conference win total from one to eight, marking the largest Big Ten increase since Minnesota went from three wins in 2003-04 to 10 the following season. Along the way, Northwestern won consecutive games over ranked opponents for the first time in program history. The ’Cats defeated No. 18 Minnesota before going on the road to top No. 7 Michigan State which went on to finish as the national runner-up. Coupled with a win at No. 19 Purdue, NU defeated two ranked teams on the road in the same season for the first time. The three wins over ranked teams were the most since the 1993-94 campaign. Northwestern was rewarded with its fourth National Invitation Tournament trip in program history and its first visit to the postseason in 10 years. Junior forward Kevin Coble and senior guard Craig Moore became the first Wildcat duo to earn All-Big Ten honors in the same season since 1966, being named to the second and third teams, respectively. Carmody has been labeled the best offensive coach in college basketball by Sports Illustrated as well as the second-most innovative coach in the nation. And in recent seasons SI’s college basketball writers voted him one of the 15 best coaches in the college game—a list that included only one other Big Ten coach. During the 2007-08 season, Carmody became just the second coach in school history to reach the 100-win plateau at Northwestern (Arthur Lonborg—236, 1928-50). The milestone came in the Wildcats’ win over Howard Dec. 20, 2007. He earned his 200th overall career win Dec. 3, 2008 in a 73-59 victory over Florida State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. NU’s 95 wins during Carmody’s first seven campaigns marked the best seven-year win total in the program’s history. The 2005 senior class graduated with 57 victories, which is more than any other class in the first 104 years of the program. Northwestern won at least 11 games in each of Carmody’s first seven seasons, a program first and the first time the ’Cats reached double figures in the win column seven-straight seasons since 1938. Carmody’s teams have made Welsh-Ryan a particularly tough place for teams to visit. The Wildcats have won 10 or more home games seven of the past eight years, including a record 13 last season. Northwestern has had a winning mark at Welsh-Ryan in eight of nine years under Carmody after doing so just twice in the six seasons prior to his arrival. Carmody’s teams are widely recognized for their willingness to share the basketball, while not turning it over. That tradition continued in 2008-09 as the Wildcats finished 10th in the nation with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.36 after finishing third the previous season. In 200708, the squad also finished second in the Big Ten with an average of 16.4 assists per game. Under Carmody’s tutelage, Michael Thompson set a school record for assists by a freshman with 128. The first-year point guard ranked fourth among all the nation’s freshmen with a 1.97 assist-to-turnover ratio.

“Northwestern has always enjoyed a tremendous academic reputation, the resources of a worldclass city, and the beautiful scenery of a lakeside campus. Our staff and players are working hard to bring Northwestern Basketball to that same level of excellence.”

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head coach bill carmody CARMODY AT-A-GLANCE Born December 4, 1951 High School St. Rose High School; Belmar, N.J. Alma Mater Union College, 1975 (Schenectady, N.Y.) Degrees Bachelor’s Degree History Playing Experience Point Guard, Union College, 1971-75 Coaching Experience Fulton-Montgomery Community College Head Coach, 1975-76 Union College Assistant Coach, 1976-80 Providence College Assistant Coach, 1980-81 Princeton University Assistant Coach, 1982-95 Princeton University Associate Head Coach, 1995-96 Princeton University Head Coach, 1996-2000 Northwestern University Head Coach, 2000-present Family Wife, Barbara Sons, Michael (18) and Eddie (16)

Northwestern also has been known for being proficient from beyond the arc. Never more so than last season when the Wildcats set a school single-season record with 255 made 3-pointers, including 110 by Craig Moore, the most ever by an NU player. In Carmody’s nine seasons, each of his squads rank in the top nine in the school’s recordbooks for team season 3-point field goals made. In 2006-07, Carmody led one of the youngest teams in the Big Ten to 13 victories, set a school record with 11 nonconference wins and recorded double-figures in wins before the start of Big Ten play for the first time in program history. He mentored Coble to Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors as Coble became the first freshman to lead the Wildcats in both scoring and rebounding in the same season. Also that year, senior Tim Doyle set the school’s single-season record with 157 assists and became the first player in school history to record at least 350 points, 150 assists, 100 rebounds and 50 steals in the same season. He joined a list of only 13 other players in the history of the Big Ten to accomplish that feat—a list that includes the likes of Magic Johnson, Scott Skiles and Isiah Thomas. Freshmen have not only been able to contribute in their inaugural season in a Wildcat uniform, many of them have thrived under Carmody’s guidance (see page 13). In addition to Thompson’s record-setting 2007-08 season, Moore and Coble each earned Big Ten All-Freshman honors in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Following the 2003-04 season, Carmody was voted by a panel of media as the Big Ten Coach of the Year—the first time a Northwestern mentor has been honored in the 32-year history of the award. The recognition was welldeserved. Playing with just one senior on the roster and picked to finish near the bottom of the Big Ten standings, the Wildcats ended up going 8-8 in conference play which was the best mark by an NU team since the 1967-68 team went 8-6. Those eight wins came against seven different Big Ten teams, the second time the program had pulled off the feat in Carmody’s four years. As a result, the ’Cats tied for fifth place in the conference standings, their highest finish since the 1968-69 team also tied for fifth. That same year Jitim Young was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten

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head coach bill carmody THE CARMODY LEDGER Year 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

School Princeton Princeton Princeton Princeton Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern

Overall 24-4 27-2 22-8 19-11 11-19 16-13 12-17 14-15 15-16 14-15 13-18 8-22 17-14

Conf. 14-0 14-0 11-3 11-3 3-13 7-9 3-13 8-8 6-10 6-10 2-14 1-17 8-10

Overall Record: 212-174 Record at NU: 120-149 Big Ten Record: 44-104 Record at Princeton: 92-25

BILL CARMODY joins Arthur Lonborg as the only two head coaches in Northwestern history to earn 100 wins during their tenure in Evanston. Carmody earned his 200th collegiate coaching victory in a 73-59 win over Florida State Dec. 3, 2008.

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selection—the first under Carmody—while Vukusic was a third-team honoree. It marked the first time in school history the program had a first-team player joined on the All-Big Ten teams by an NU teammate. As a team, Northwestern led the Big Ten in steals per conference game (7.81), turnover margin in conference games (+5.12) and also led the conference in 3-pointers made per game overall (7.07). The team set a school record with 238 steals and drained 205 treys, which is currently fourth on the school’s all-time list. The Wildcats’ 1.32 assist-to-turnover ratio was a school best until the 2007-08 squad topped the mark. Carmody’s impact at Northwestern was immediate. Inheriting a team that had won just five games overall and was winless in Big Ten play in 1999-2000, Carmody instituted the offensive system that brought so much success to Princeton, where he had spent the previous 18 seasons (including the last four as head coach). The Wildcats posted non-conference wins over a veteran Iona team (69-67) that won the Metro Atlantic Athletic (MAAC) title and nationally ranked USC (63-61)—and recorded three wins in their final six Big Ten games. NU finished fourth in the country with an assist-to-field goal ratio of .680 (423 assists on 622 baskets). Northwestern also finished with a 1.04 assistto-turnover ratio, a significant improvement from 1999-2000 when the ratio was 0.76. The Wildcats also committed 23 fewer turnovers than their opponents, a far cry from 1999-2000 when they committed 83 more. Those numbers continued to climb in 2001-02. The Wildcats’ assist-to-turnover ratio was 1.09 (1.15 in Big Ten), the best since 1993-94, and they committed 56 fewer turnovers than their opponents to lead all Big Ten schools with a +1.93 turnover margin (+2.56 in conference play). NU also knocked down 209 3-pointers, setting the school mark for the second year in a row, and finished third in the nation in assist-to-field goal ratio at .705 (420 assists on 596 baskets). At the defensive end, Northwestern’s matchup zone—another Carmody twist—continued to be a puzzle that few teams could solve. In addition to finishing first in the Big Ten and fifth nationally in scoring defense (59.1 ppg allowed), the Wildcats allowed just three teams to shoot better than 50 percent for a game. Overall, teams shot just 40.9 percent against NU from the field during the season, placing the ’Cats third in the conference standings. The 2002-03 team, despite its youth and inexperience, showed that the future was promising by following the Carmody dictum. The ’Cats knocked down 199 treys, then the fourthmost in school history in a season. In addition, NU’s assist-to-turnover ratio was again positive, at 1.10 (429 assists, 373 turnovers), and the Wildcats were third nationally in assist-to-field goal ratio at .684 (398 assists on 582 baskets). Carmody became head coach at Princeton prior to the 1996-97 season, replacing the legendary Pete Carril after spending 14 years learning the system as an assistant. During his four-year tenure as head coach, Carmody guided the Tigers to an overall record of 92-25 (.786) and an Ivy League mark of 50-6 (.893), and took them to the postseason each year. He led the Tigers to a 24-4 record in his first season, the third-best first year mark for a Division I head coach in 30 years. Carmody followed that up with an even better sophomore campaign when Princeton finished with a 27-2 record, a Top 10 national ranking and advanced to the second round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Carmody’s Princeton teams counted opponents from the ACC, Big East, Conference USA, WAC and Mountain West among their victims. The Tigers claimed the 1998 Rainbow Classic title in Hawaii with wins over Florida State, Texas and Charlotte on consecutive nights, and in the 1999 NIT they defeated Georgetown and North Carolina State before falling in the quarterfinal round. Princeton had winning streaks of 20 games and 19 games under Carmody, the two longest streaks in school history, and his teams set 31 school records during his tenure. Carmody was named the United States Basketball Writers’ Association District II Coach of the Year and the New Jersey Coach of the Year each of his first two years. Carmody is one of four men to coach a team to a perfect Ivy League record; he is also the only coach to do so in his first year. A native of Spring Lake, N.J., Carmody joined the Princeton staff as an assistant coach in 1982. While he was an assistant under Carril, the Tigers made seven trips to the NCAA Tournament which included their memorable win over defending national champion UCLA in 1996. Carmody graduated from Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history. A basketball standout, he led Union to a 59-11 record in three seasons as a starter. During his senior year, he captained the Dutchmen and was named first-team All-ECAC as well as the school’s Most Outstanding Athlete. Upon graduation from college, Carmody served as the head coach of Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, New York, and led the team to a 17-10 record and conference title in his only season there. He returned to Union the following year as an assistant coach. Carmody and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, 18-year-old Michael and 16-year-old Eddie. They live in Wilmette, Ill.

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Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody with his wife, Barbara, and sons, Michael and Eddie.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT BILL CARMODY “Bill brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and has a great understanding of how to win. His teams have always demonstrated a great deal of discipline offensively, and they are tenacious defensively.” Dick Vitale ESPN College Basketball Analyst “I think he is the most innovative coach in the country after Roy Williams at UNC. Though he learned the rudiments of the Princeton offense from Pete Carril, Carmody has added a multitude of variations during the past decade.” Grant Wahl Sports Illustrated “I have known Bill a long time and I have watched him grow as a person and a coach. He has always impressed me with the way he teaches his philosophy of the game of basketball. He has made Northwestern into a tremendous threat in the Big Ten.” Bill Raftery CBS/ESPN College Basketball Analyst “He’s a damn good coach. The challenge was there when he arrived at Northwestern, and I think he has stepped up to it.” Pete Carril Former Head Coach, Princeton

“Coach Carmody is one of the best teachers and technicians in college basketball. People that closely follow the game understand that and the respect his peers have for him is certainly impressive. More importantly, his interest in the kids that play for him extends beyond the floor to the classroom and throughout the rest of their lives. Many talk about the idea of the student-athlete, but Coach Carmody embraces it.” Shon Morris, NU player 1985-88 Three-Time Academic All-American College Basketball Analyst

“It’s hard to imagine anyone improving on Pete Carril’s Hall of Fame coaching achievements over 29 years at Princeton. But in the space of a few seasons Bill Carmody won at a higher rate, recruited better than ever, and raised the Tigers’ national profile—all without the benefit of athletic scholarships. Contrary to stereotype, Carmody’s teams always feature very good athletes playing very smart basketball. It’s a combination that’s hard to beat at any level.” Alexander Wolff Sports Illustrated

“The tendency is to think Northwestern has taken on the persona of the Princeton teams that gave high seeds fits in the NCAA Tournament for years. While these Wildcats use elements of Princeton’s philosophy, they hardly resemble Carmody’s former teams. This bunch simply beats opponents by playing a little harder and a lot smarter than most teams.” Tom Clegg Northwest Herald

“Northwestern’s offensive style of multiple looping cuts and screens, and the constant threat of backdoor cuts, is a shock for defenders accustomed to playing simple on-ball defense where quickness and athleticism are the premiums. It’s the equivalent of a football team defending West Coast variations all season, then having to face the triple option once. Preparation is hell. Hiring Bill Carmody was a stroke of genius by the Northwestern administration, because his system can work with savvy, timing and marksmanship.” David Jones Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot

“Coach Carmody’s knowledge of the game is amazing. He really made me the player that I became in college.” Jitim Young, NU player 2000-04 2004 First-Team All-Big Ten

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assistant coaches MITCH HENDERSON Assistant Coach 10th Season

HENDERSON AT-A-GLANCE Born

August 14, 1975

Alma Mater

Princeton University, 1998

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Economics

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itch Henderson is in his 10th season working as an assistant with the Wildcat basketball program, all of them under head coach Bill Carmody. He works primarily with the team’s guards and under Henderson’s guidance, Craig Moore completed his Northwestern career as the school’s all-time 3-point leader while earning third-team All-Big Ten accolades during the 2008-09 season. Henderson was a four-year starter at Princeton from 1994-98, the last two of those seasons coming under the direction of Carmody. He helped the Tigers win three straight Ivy League titles—including two with perfect 14-0 records—and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including 1996 when Princeton pulled off one of the tournament’s most famous upsets by knocking off defending champion UCLA in the first round, 43-41. Henderson was captain of the Tigers and a second-team All-Ivy selection in 1997-98. That year, Princeton went 27-2 overall, earned a Top 10 ranking nationally, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Big Ten champion Michigan State. He played professionally for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA in January of 1999 and one season in Sligo, Ireland, from August of 1998 to January of 1999. An exceptional athlete, Henderson was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1994 Major League Baseball draft. Henderson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton in 1998. Before coming to Northwestern to begin his coaching career, he was a research associate for Lendx Corporation in San Francisco, Calif. Henderson resides in Chicago.

Playing Experience

Princeton University 1994-98

Coaching Experience Northwestern University, 2000-present Assistant Coach

“Northwestern University offers its studentathletes that unique opportunity of obtaining the highest-quality education while also competing in the best conference in the country. Each of our guys understand that in coming to school here, they will meet and play with guys that have placed an importance on the same things that they have: a commitment to being the best they can be on the court as well as off of it.”

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assistant coaches HARDY AT-A-GLANCE

TAVARAS HARDY Assistant Coach Fourth Season

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avaras Hardy, a four-year letterwinner and three-time MVP for the Wildcats from 1998-2002, is in his fourth season on coach Carmody’s staff. Hardy, a two-time all-Big Ten selection, was one of the all-time greats to don the purple and white. He still holds the Northwestern record for most games played in a career with 118 and ranks in the top 20 in seven major categories. He ranks second with 113 starts, fourth with 101 blocked shots, 10th with 640 rebounds, 11th with 227 assists and 98 steals and 20th with 1,122 career points—one of only 26 Wildcats to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau. His mark of 113 starts was a program record at the conclusion of the 2002 season before Jitim Young broke that mark in 2004 with 117. Hardy enjoyed his best year as a senior in 2001-02 when he helped lead the Wildcats to a 16-13 overall mark. He was second on the team 12.3 points per game, scoring in double figures 19 times, while grabbing a team-high 6.4 rebounds—good for sixth-best in the Big Ten. That same year he was awarded the Billy McKinney Leadership Award, which honors the Northwestern student-athlete who best demonstrates outstanding leadership and sportsmanship on and off the court. Hardy then went on to play professionally for one season in Finland with the KTP Basket Oy in one of the top professional leagues in Europe. Prior to NU, Hardy spent three years as a head coach for the Illinois Defenders boy’s basketball program. Among their many accomplishments, his under-16 team captured the championship of the 2005 Las Vegas Main Event tournament with a perfect 7-0 record. During that same time period, Hardy also worked in wealth management at JPMorgan Chase and Co. The Joliet, Ill., native received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Northwestern in June of 2002. Hardy is married to the former Billée Russell (Northwestern, ’02) who lettered three years for the Wildcat women’s basketball team from 1999-2002. They have a daughter, Mariah, and reside in Chicago.

Born

February 9, 1980

Alma Mater

Northwestern University, 2002

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Political Science Playing Experience

Northwestern University 1998-2002

Coaching Experience Northwestern University, 2006-present Assistant Coach Family

Wife, Billée Daughter, Mariah

“As a recruit in 1997 I was fascinated with the opportunity to compete in the Big Ten while receiving an education from one of the most prominent academic institutions in the country. I take pride in introducing young men to all the great things Northwestern Basketball has to offer, while helping our student-athletes excel in basketball and in life.”

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assistant coaches VUJIC AT-A-GLANCE

IVAN VUJIC Assistant Coach Second Season

Born

February 25, 1977

Alma Mater

Valparaiso University, 2006

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Physical Education—minor Mechanical Engineering—minor

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van Vujic (pronounced VOO-itch) is in his second season as an assistant coach at Northwestern. He came to NU after most recently serving as the director of basketball operations at DePaul for two years. A native of Split, Croatia, Vujic played collegiate basketball at Valparaiso University from 1998-2000. He played center for the Crusaders for two seasons, averaging 10.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while helping lead the team to a pair of Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles and two ensuing NCAA tournament appearances. He went on to earn a bachelor of science degree with minors in physical education and mechanical engineering from Valparaiso in 2006. Before joining the Crusaders, Vujic played two seasons at Vincennes (Ind.) University from 1996-98. During that time, he helped guide the Trailblazers to a pair of appearances in the NJCAA tournament. Vujic was named a fourth-team Junior College All-American by Street & Smith’s Basketball Magazine before his second season at Vincennes. Upon the completion of his collegiate career, Vujic played two professional seasons in Europe and another half-season in Puerto Rico before coaching the B.C. Dubrava-Zagreb club team. He then returned to Valparaiso where he served as an assistant coach for the 2005-06 season before spending the past two seasons at DePaul. During the summer of 2007, Vujic served on Jerry Wainwright’s staff for the USA Basketball U19 team that earned a second-place finish at the World Championships. The squad featured 2008 NBA Draft picks Michael Beasley and DeAndre Jordan. He resides in Chicago.

Playing Experience

Vincennes (Ind.) University 1996-1998 Valparaiso University 1998-2000

Coaching Experience Northwestern University, 2008-present Assistant Coach

“Having the opportunity to coach under Bill Carmody in the Big Ten Conference is a tremendous opportunity to continue to grow as a coach. Coaching at Northwestern offers the opportunity to work with student-athletes who share my passion to compete at the highest level both academically and athletically.”

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JOHN DAVIDSON

AMY DANZER

Director of Basketball Operations 12th Season

Program Coordinator 12th Season

ohn Davidson is in his 18th season overall with the Northwestern men’s basketball program. He is in his 12th campaign as the full-time director of operations, including the last nine with current head coach Bill Carmody. Before coming on full time prior to the 1998-99 season, Davidson spent two seasons at NU in a part-time administrative assistant capacity. Prior to that appointment, Davidson served as a manager for the Wildcat men’s basketball program. Davidson assists in all aspects of the everyday workings within the Wildcat basketball office and program, including recruiting and all travel arrangements. Davidson, 35, graduated from NU with a degree in history. He and his wife, Karen, have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Nora. They reside in Evanston.

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my Danzer is on board for another season with Northwestern basketball, her 12th. Usually the first voice people hear when they call the basketball office, Danzer serves as the Wildcats’ Program Coordinator. She is largely responsible for coordinating and staffing basketball promotional events, assists coaches with recruiting travel, and plays an integral role in the goings-on of the Fast Break Club, Northwestern’s official booster club for men’s basketball. In addition to her full-time responsibilities in the basketball office, Danzer, an NU alum with a master of arts in Literature, works as a teaching assistant in Northwestern’s Leadership and Organization Behavior program. Danzer, 34, lives in Chicago.

mike pepple Graduate Manager

daniel blumenthal Senior Manager

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support staff LANNY BRADFORD Athletic Trainer Second Season

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anny Bradford is in his second season at Northwestern as the athletic trainer for the Wildcat men’s basketball program. He came to Evanston after working as the associate athletic trainer at the University of California, Berkeley since 2006. While at Cal, Bradford supervised the day-to-day operations for the Bears’ football program and the Memorial Stadium athletic training room. Prior to his time in Berkeley, he was an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Arizona from 2002-06. Bradford worked with the Wildcats’ football team, while supervising the athletic trainers for the swimming and diving and baseball programs. He also has served as an assistant athletic trainer at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and has prior experience working in the Big Ten Conference after serving a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at Purdue. Bradford earned his associate of arts degree from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, his bachelor of science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Iowa State University and his master of science in Education with a specialization in higher educational administration from Purdue. He currently resides in Winnetka.

LARRY LILJA Director of Strength and Conditioning 29th Season

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arry Lilja, a three-year starter for Northwestern’s football team from 1973 to 1975, returned to NU in 1981 as the full-time director of the Strength and Conditioning Center. Lilja coordinates all strength and conditioning programs for the Wildcat men’s basketball squad and oversees all of NU’s athletic programs. He supervises the basketball team’s workouts in the weight room, both during the season and off-season. Lilja was chosen by his fellow conference colleagues as the 1996 Big Ten Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. A native of Palos Park, Ill., Lilja graduated from Northwestern in 1976 with an economics degree and had brief National Football League experiences with the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants. Lilja and his brothers, George and Dave, are the only siblings in the history of Big Ten football to captain three different conference squads. Larry captained the Wildcats in 1974, George captained Michigan in 1980 and Dave captained Indiana in 1986. Lilja and his wife, Kelly, have two sons, Scott and Ricky, and one daughter, Veronica. Scott presently is playing safety for the Wildcat football team. The Liljas live in Lake Bluff.

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support staff BETH CUNNINGHAM

CARRIE FORSMAN

Coordinator of Sales and Marketing

Director of Facilities

greg valenzisi

NICK BRILOWSKI

Assistant Director of Athletic Equipment

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

MAUREEN HARTY

MARK WESOLOSKI

Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services & Compliance

Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Sales & Operations

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YEAR IN REVIEW 2008-09 season notes............................................................................................84-85 INDIVIDUAL STATS........................................................................................................... 86 GAME RESULTS................................................................................................................ 87 GAME-BY-GAME STATS................................................................................................... 88 GAME HIGHS & LOWS...................................................................................................... 89 BIG TEN STATS............................................................................................................90-93 Big ten standings & honors................................................................................... 94 GAME RECAPS..........................................................................................................95-105


2008-09 season notes Jan. 21. The scoring output was the highest in Big Ten play in 2008-09 and tied Moore’s total at Brown. Coble followed up the performance with a solid all-around effort at Michigan, posting 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Michael Thompson became the final Northwestern player to earn the honor when he was recognized March 2. The sophomore point guard averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals in the Wildcats’ wins over Indiana and Iowa. After scoring 16 points in the historic victory over the Hoosiers, Thompson tallied 14 against the Hawkeyes.

Coble and Moore Earn All-Big Ten accolades Junior forward Kevin Coble and senior guard Craig Moore were recognized when the All-Big Ten teams were announced. Coble was a second-team pick of both the media and coaches while Moore was named to each group’s third team. Through regular season play, Coble ranked fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (15.3 ppg), seventh in steals (1.41 pg), 10th in 3-point field goal percentage (.384) and 19th in rebounding (4.7 pg). Moore ranked seventh in the league in scoring (14.4), first in 3-pointers per game (3.55), fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.419) and 10th in steals (1.34 pg). Both Coble and Moore were honorable mention All-Big Ten selections in 2007-08. Moore Where That Came From Senior guard Craig Moore became the top 3-point shooter in school history against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Nov. 19, surpassing Vedran Vukusic’s (2002-06) previous career record of 212. Moore then surpassed the NU career record for 3-point attempts previously held by Winston Blake (1999-2003) against Butler Nov. 26. His finished his collegiate career with 320 makes to rank in fourth place in league annals, while his 845 attempts rank second. Moore led the Big Ten with an average of 3.55 3-pointers per game in 2008-09. His 110 3-pointers in 2008-09 are a school record and the fifth most in a season in Big Ten history. The total bypasses his own previous school mark of 97 set in 2007-08. Success Under Carmody Northwestern finished the 2008-09 Big Ten season with an 8-10 record. In head coach Bill Carmody’s nine seasons in Evanston, the Wildcats have recorded at least six Big Ten victories five times. The program totaled six or more conference wins just five times in the previous 31 years prior to Carmody’s arrival. NU’s seven-game increase in conference wins from the previous season is the biggest jump since Minnesota went from three league wins in 2003-04 to 10 the following campaign. Taking it Away The Wildcats ranked first in the Big Ten in turnover margin at +3.74. That mark went up to +4.28 in Big Ten games. Over a three-game span Jan. 15-21, all against ranked teams, the ’Cats forced Purdue into 22 miscues, Minnesota into 19 and Michigan State into 18. NU turned its opponents over an average of 14.9 times per game in 2008-09, with five of its foes committing over 20 turnovers in a contest.

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Freshman Impact Northwestern received great contributions from its touted freshman class. Forward John Shurna was the most impressive, starting every game and ranking fourth on the team with an average of 7.3 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the floor. He scored 17 points vs. Michigan Feb. 15 and tallied 16 in his first Big Ten game at Penn

Protecting the Rock Northwestern handed out 472 assists while committing just 346 turnovers in 2008-09 for a 1.36 assist-to-turnover ratio. NU ranked second in the Big Ten and 10th in the country in the category. The Wildcats ranked third in the nation in 2007-08 with a 1.43 assist-to-turnover ratio.

MICHAEL THOMPSON led the Wildcats in assists for the second consecutive season and ranked third in the Big Ten with a .417 3-point percentage.

State Dec. 31. However, his biggest moment this season came against Ohio State Feb. 18 when he broke a tie game by hitting a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining. Forward/ center Luka Mirkovic came on strong in the second half of the Big Ten season. He displayed a stellar all-around game, including posting 14 points and 12 rebounds in his first career start vs. Illinois Feb. 12. The double-double was Northwestern’s first of the season. Despite being slowed by illness, Mirkovic shot 56.6 percent from the field in conference play. Center Kyle Rowley showed flashes of promise in years to come, starting 28 of 31 games, shooting 47.4 percent from the floor and averaging 3.7 points per game. SCHOOL-RECORD THREE WILDCATS NAMED BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK For the first time in school history, Northwestern had three different individuals named Big Ten Player of the Week in the same season. Craig Moore became the first to earn the award Nov. 24. He had a career night at Brown Nov. 22, scoring a careerhigh 31 points while hitting a school-record nine 3-pointers. He hit eight of the triples in the first half on just nine attempts for 24 points before the break. The eight 3-pointers in a half are the most ever by a Big Ten player, while the nine overall are one shy of the Big Ten record for a game held by Chris Hill of Michigan State. Kevin Coble was honored Jan. 25 for his efforts against Michigan State and Michigan. He averaged 26.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals in the two games. His 31 points led NU in its 70-63 upset win at No. 7 Michigan State

Sharing is Caring Of Northwestern’s 697 made field goals, the team assisted on 472 of them (67.7 percent). That mark ranked third nationally. The Wildcats shared the wealth in their Feb. 4 win over Chicago State, assisting on 24 of 27 made field goals. Triple Threats Northwestern ranked first in the Big Ten and 22nd nationally with a .386 3-point field goal percentage. Individually, Michael Thompson ranked third in the

CRAIG MOORE completed his Northwestern career ranked first in games played, 3-pointers made and attempted, fifth in assists, sixth in steals and 13th in scoring.

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2008-09 season notes • The contest was eventually named the Big Ten Network’s “Game of the Year” regardless of the sport. A Historic Win, Part 2 A 75-53 victory by Northwestern at Indiana Feb. 25 was also very noteworthy: • The Wildcats’ win was their first in Bloomington since an 86-81 victory Jan. 13, 1968 and their first win ever at Assembly Hall. • NU’s 22-point margin of victory was its largest in a Big Ten road game since a 77-20 win at University of Chicago Jan. 14, 1944. • The victory marked NU’s first season sweep of Indiana since the 1967-68 campaign. • The 22-point win was the largest by any Big Ten road team in conference play in 2008-09 and Indiana’s largest margin of defeat ever at Assembly Hall.

KEVIN COBLE was a consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection after leading Northwestern in both scoring and rebounding for the third straight season.

conference (.417) Craig Moore was fifth (.406), and Kevin Coble was seventh (.395). Home Cooking Northwestern’s 13 home wins matched the school record. The 1982-83 team went 13-2 while playing its home contests at DePaul’s Alumni Hall as Welsh-Ryan Arena was undergoing renovations. The Wildcats’ four home losses came by an average of 4.25 points with three of the defeats coming to ranked foes. A Historic Win Northwestern’s 70-63 victory at No. 7 Michigan State Jan. 21 was notable on many levels: • Coupled with the Jan. 18 win over Minnesota, the victory over MSU gave the Wildcats wins over ranked opponents in consecutive games for the first time in school history. • The win was NU’s first victory over a top-10 opponent since a 97-93 overtime victory over No. 8 Michigan March 12, 1994. It was the first win over a top-10 team on the road since a 71-65 win at No. 9 Minnesota Jan. 3, 1953. • Northwestern’s win snapped Michigan State’s 28-game home winning streak, the third-longest streak in the nation. It also ended Michigan State’s 80-game home winning streak against unranked opponents. • NU’s win was its first at the Breslin Center, and its first at Michigan State overall since a 76-69 victory in East Lansing Jan. 7, 1984.

Coble, Moore Join 1,000-Point Club Junior forward Kevin Coble became the second NU player this season and 28th overall to hit the 1,000-career point milestone when he reached the mark Jan. 28 against Indiana. The decisive basket came on a lay-up with 11:49 remaining in the second half. Senior guard Craig Moore reached the 1,000-point plateau when he hit a 3-pointer with 2:58 remaining in the first half against Michigan State Jan. 3. Moore finished his career in 13th place on NU’s scoring list with 1,294 career points. Coble ranks right behind Moore in 14th place with 1,203 points entering his senior season.

achieved twice by both himself and Geno Carlisle. The total is the most ever by a player in a Big Ten game and is tied for the third-most ever by a Big Ten player in a game. • Jeremy Nash recorded seven steals in a win over Chicago State Feb. 4. It was the highest total by a Big Ten player during the 2008-09 season. • At one point in the season, Northwestern had held 15 consecutive opponents under 70 points, the longest such streak in the nation at the time. The streak ended in a 77-66 loss to then No. 10 Michigan State Jan. 3. • NU’s 63-36 win over DePaul Dec. 6 marked the Blue Demons’ lowest point total in a game since Jan. 29, 1949. • The Wildcats played 16 games against NCAA tournament teams, posting six victories. Overall, Northwestern played 19 of its 31 games against squads that participated in the postseason. • Kevin Coble connected on 12 of 13 free throw attempts against Michigan Feb. 15. It marked the most makes by an individual in a game in Bill Carmody’s nine seasons as head coach. • Northwestern’s 7-1 start to the season matched the 2001-02 squad for the team’s best start during the Carmody era. • The Wildcats defeated seven different Big Ten opponents during the 2008-09 season. It was the third time under Carmody that the team has beaten seven different conference foes.

Carmody Earns 200th Career Win Northwestern’s 73-59 home win over Florida State Dec. 3 marked a milestone victory for head coach Bill Carmody. It marked the 200th win of his collegiate coaching career. Carmody is 120-149 in nine seasons at NU and had a 92-25 mark in four years at Princeton for an overall record of 212-174. He earned his 100th win at Northwestern last season, joining Arthur Lonborg as the only two head coaches in school history to reach the mark. On Target The Wildcats shot a blistering 60.9 percent from the field in their season-opening win over Central Arkansas Nov. 16. It was the Wildcats’ second-best shooting percentage in a game in Bill Carmody’s nine seasons as head coach. Northwestern’s best mark during the Carmody era came against Utah Dec. 21, 2006 when it shot 69.0 percent in a 77-44 win. On the other side of the ball, UCA’s .250 field goal percentage against the Wildcats was the lowest mark by a Northwestern opponent since Carmody has been at the helm. The Bears’ 11 made field goals also match a low for an NU foe under Carmody. other notable items • Craig Moore’s 18 3-point field goal attempts at Iowa Feb. 7 bested the previous school record of 14

JEREMY NASH and the Wildcats capped their successful season with an NIT berth, the program’s first postseason appearance in 10 years.

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individual stats ALL GAMES Record: 17-14 Home: 13-4

Away: 4-9 Neutral: 0-1

TOTAL 3-PTS REBOUNDS Player GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg Coble, Kevin 31-31 1060-34.2 179-379 .472 47-119 .395 76-99 .768 22-126 148-4.8 48 0 76 43 19 41 481-15.5 Moore, Craig 31-31 1105-35.6 142-336 .423 110-271 .406 50-63 .794 19-80 99-3.2 73 0 84 56 8 41 444-14.3 Thompson, Michael 31-31 1019-32.9 104-239 .435 48-115 .417 50-71 .704 11-49 60-1.9 93 4 114 52 2 40 306-9.9 Shurna, John 31-31 574-18.5 83-178 .466 26-75 .347 35-47 .745 33-60 93-3.0 37 2 32 38 18 14 227-7.3 Mirkovic, Luka 26-2 480-18.5 36-81 .444 4-10 .400 26-39 .667 30-54 84-3.2 59 1 40 26 14 11 102-3.9 Rowley, Kyle 31-28 413-13.3 46-99 .465 0-0 .000 19-35 .543 19-37 56-1.8 58 1 18 38 9 5 111-3.6 Nash, Jeremy 31-0 579-18.7 39-97 .402 14-41 .341 17-26 .654 22-47 69-2.2 74 3 34 25 6 35 109-3.5 Peljusic, Ivan 24-0 236-9.8 23-50 .460 3-9 .333 8-20 .400 13-33 46-1.9 21 0 21 16 6 7 57-2.4 Ryan, Jeff 28-0 349-12.5 18-43 .419 0-5 .000 22-35 .629 17-31 48-1.7 40 0 30 20 3 15 58-2.1 Capocci, Mike 16-0 78-4.9 7-13 .538 0-2 .000 9-12 .750 7-7 14-0.9 14 0 7 4 1 10 23-1.4 Curletti, Davide 17-1 102-6.0 8-15 .533 2-2 1.000 0-1 .000 3-11 14-0.8 19 0 7 10 1 1 18-1.1 Williams, Sterling 28-0 191-6.8 11-28 .393 1-10 .100 2-7 .286 5-12 17-0.6 15 0 7 2 2 5 25-0.9 Fruendt, Nick 9-0 17-1.9 1-8 .125 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 1-1 2-0.2 2 0 1 1 0 0 4-0.4 Houlihan, Patrick 8-0 11-1.4 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 0-3 3-0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-0.3 Day, Marlon 4-0 6-1.5 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0.0 Steger, Matt 4-0 5-1.3 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0.0 TEAM 64-60 124-4.0 15 Total 31 697-1568 .445 255-661 .386 318-461 .690 266-611 877-28.3 554 11 472 346 89 225 1967-63.5 Opponents 31 642-1500 .428 204-596 .342 388-548 .708 340-689 1029-33.2 519 - 405 462 121 180 1876-60.5

BIG TEN GAMES Record: 8-10 Home: 5-4

Away: 4-6

TOTAL 3-PTS REBOUNDS Player GP-GS Min-Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot-Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg Coble, Kevin 18-18 617-34.3 103-224 .460 24-66 .364 52-63 .825 9-64 73-4.1 24 0 37 28 10 30 282-15.7 Moore, Craig 18-18 654-36.3 82-205 .400 66-168 .393 32-38 .842 9-47 56-3.1 43 0 46 33 7 26 262-14.6 Thompson, Michael 18-18 607-33.7 62-144 .431 33-77 .429 25-38 .658 7-25 32-1.8 54 3 67 30 1 27 182-10.1 Shurna, John 18-18 309-17.2 36-92 .391 11-41 .268 16-19 .842 16-28 44-2.4 20 1 14 13 8 5 99-5.5 Mirkovic, Luka 15-2 315-21.0 30-57 .526 3-7 .429 13-18 .722 18-41 59-3.9 32 0 26 11 8 5 76-5.1 Nash, Jeremy 18-0 400-22.2 26-62 .419 6-21 .286 17-22 .773 13-34 47-2.6 50 2 23 19 5 21 75-4.2 Rowley, Kyle 18-15 225-12.5 22-51 .431 0-0 .000 9-21 .429 12-18 30-1.7 32 1 9 16 4 4 53-2.9 Peljusic, Ivan 11-0 117-10.6 11-19 .579 1-2 .500 3-12 .250 8-11 19-1.7 11 0 10 10 1 3 26-2.4 Ryan, Jeff 16-0 174-10.9 5-15 .333 0-2 .000 9-13 .692 9-12 21-1.3 24 0 16 7 1 8 19-1.2 Williams, Sterling 16-0 99-6.2 8-17 .471 1-5 .200 1-3 .333 2-4 6-0.4 7 0 3 2 1 1 18-1.1 Capocci, Mike 7-0 30-4.3 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 5-6 .833 1-1 2-0.3 8 0 4 1 0 3 7-1.0 Curletti, Davide 10-1 64-6.4 3-8 .375 1-1 1.000 0-1 .000 2-6 8-0.8 15 0 6 6 0 1 7-0.7 Houlihan, Patrick 3-0 3-1.0 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 0-1 1-0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-0.7 Fruendt, Nick 4-0 8-2.0 0-4 .000 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 0-1 1-0.3 1 0 1 1 0 0 2-0.5 Day, Marlon 2-0 3-1.5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0.0 TEAM 29-36 65-3.6 8 Total 18 389-900 .432 146-391 .373 186-260 .715 135-329 464-25.8 321 7 262 185 46 134 1110-61.7 Opponents 18 393-881 .446 139-379 .367 226-316 .715 207-427 634-35.2 296 - 265 262 69 89 1151-63.9

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2008-09 results Overall Record: 17-14 Home: 13-4 Away: 4-9 Neutral: 0-1 Big Ten Record: 8-10 Home: 5-4 Away: 3-6 Non-Conference Record: 9-4 Home: 8-0 Away: 1-3 Neutral: 0-1 Date Opponent Result Record NU High Scorer NU High Rebounder NU High Assists Attend. Nov. 16

Central Arkansas

W, 81-39

1-0, 0-0

Nov. 19

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W, 66-48

2-0, 0-0

18, Coble

Nov. 22

at Brown

W, 73-64

3-0, 0-0

31, Moore

Nov. 26

at Butler

L, 57-53

3-1, 0-0

12, Thompson

Dec. 1 UC Riverside

W, 59-43

4-1, 0-0

Dec. 3

Florida State H

15, Coble

8, Coble

4, Thompson

3,089

9, Shurna

6, Moore

3,017

3, three players

5, Thompson

1,331

7, Coble/Moore

3, Coble/Peljusic

4,727

14, Coble

7, Shurna

4, Thompson

2.903

W, 73-59

5-1, 0-0

20, Moore

8, Coble/Ryan

7, Coble

3,537

Dec. 6 DePaul

W, 63-36

6-1, 0-0

25, Coble

6, Coble

8, Thompson

4,053

Dec. 15 UMKC

W, 77-62

7-1, 0-0

22, Coble

8, Coble/Shurna

6, Thompson

3,124

Dec. 20

L, 65-59

7-2, 0-0

15, Coble

6, Coble/Mirkovic

6, Thompson

7,121

Dec. 23 SMU

W, 66-55

8-2, 0-0

14, Moore/Thompson

5, Ryan

5, Coble

3,448

Dec. 31

at Penn State *

L, 61-57

8-3, 0-1

16, Shurna

6, Coble

6, Thompson

5,525

Jan. 3

#10 Michigan State * L, 77-66

8-4, 0-2

17, Coble

4, Coble/Thompson

3, Mirkovic/Thompson

8,117

Jan. 7

at Wisconsin *

L, 74-45

8-5, 0-3

9, Coble/Moore

5, Coble

3, Moore

17,230

Jan. 15

#19 Purdue * L, 63-61

8-6, 0-4

16, Coble/Moore

6, Moore/Peljusic

4, Moore/Peljusic

4,473

Jan. 18

#18 Minnesota *

W, 74-65

9-6, 1-4

22, Moore

6, Nash

4, Coble

4,568

Jan. 21

at #7 Michigan State *

W, 70-63

10-6, 2-4

31, Coble

4, Coble/Mirkovic

3, Nash/Thompson

14,759

Jan. 24

at Michigan *

L, 68-59

10-7, 2-5

21, Coble

7, Coble

5, Coble

11,468

Jan. 28 Indiana *

W, 77-75

11-7, 3-5

21, Moore

3, three players

5, Thompson

5,126

Jan. 31

Wisconsin *

W, 66-63

12-7, 4-5

26, Moore

3, Mirkovic

7, Thompson

8,117

Feb. 4

Chicago State

W, 75-63

13-7, 4-5

19, Moore

6, Coble

6, Coble

3,303

Feb. 7

at Iowa *

L, 56-51

13-8, 4-6

20, Moore

6, Mirkovic

4, Ryan

12,555

Feb. 12

#22 Illinois * L, 60-59

13-9, 4-7

14, Coble/Mirkovic

12, Mirkovic

5, Thompson

8,117

Feb. 15

Michigan * L, 70-67 (OT)

13-10, 4-8

23, Coble

8, Shurna

3, Peljusic/Thompson

7,234

at Stanford

Feb. 18 Ohio State *

W, 72-69

14-10, 5-8

26, Coble

4, Coble

7, Thompson

4,312

Feb. 22

at Minnesota *

L, 72-45

14-11, 5-9

9, Nash/Shurna

6, Shurna

2, four players

14,625

Feb. 25

at Indiana *

14,690

W, 75-53

15-11, 6-9

17, Moore

7, Mirkovic

5, Thompson

Feb. 28 Iowa *

W, 55-49

16-11, 7-9

16, Coble

9, Coble

4, Thompson

6,473

March 4

at #19 Purdue *

W, 64-61

17-11, 8-9

16, Coble

8, Coble/Mirkovic

6, Moore

13,947

March 8

at Ohio State *

L, 52-47

17-12, 8-10

18, Moore

4, three players

2, Mirkovic/Thompson

19,049

March 12

vs. Minnesota v

L, 66-53

17-13, 8-10

21, Coble

6, Coble

3, Nash/Moore

12,174

March 18

at Tulsa 3

L, 68-59

17-14, 8-10

17, Coble/Moore

5, Coble/Mirkovic

6, Coble

4,894

Home games in bold H ACC/Big Ten Challenge v Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind.; Conseco Fieldhouse 3 National Invitation Tournament * Big Ten Conference game All times Central

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Team NU Starters Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Central Arkansas Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Texas A&M-CC Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Brown Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Butler Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore UC Riverside Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore Florida State Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, DePaul Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, UMKC Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Stanford Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, SMU Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Penn State Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Michigan State Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Wisconsin Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Purdue Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Minnesota Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Michigan State Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Michigan Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Indiana Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Wisconsin Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Chicago State Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Iowa Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Illinois Thompson, Mirkovic Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Michigan Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Ohio State Thompson, Curletti Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Minnesota Thompson, Mirkovic Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Indiana Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, Iowa Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Purdue Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Ohio State Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, vs. Minnesota Thompson, Rowley Northwestern Shurna, Coble, Moore, at Tulsa Thompson, Rowley

FG-A Pct. 28-46 .609 11-44 .250 22-52 .423 16-43 .372 27-52 .519 23-37 .622 21-44 .477 18-45 .400 21-47 .447 17-49 .347 23-56 .411 21-51 .412 26-56 .464 14-58 .241 28-58 .482 24-59 .407 23-48 .479 21-47 .447 23-48 .479 20-46 .435 23-51 .451 18-58 .310 22-55 .400 29-62 .468 16-51 .314 27-54 .500 20-56 .357 21-46 .457 22-46 .478 25-53 .472 23-54 .426 19-47 .404 24-53 .453 22-52 .423 26-46 .565 23-46 .500 20-35 .571 20-38 .526 27-57 .474 25-51 .490 18-48 .375 14-40 .350 22-52 .423 26-54 .481 23-58 .397 21-45 .467 27-58 .466 23-44 .523 14-46 .304 22-43 .512 26-46 .565 24-56 .429 18-44 .409 19-51 .373 27-55 .491 20-49 .408 18-46 .391 20-43 .465 17-52 .327 21-48 .438 22-52 .423 18-41 .439

3FG-A Pct. 8-16 .500 3-15 .200 5-21 .238 3-13 .231 14-24 .583 9-15 .600 8-17 .471 4-20 .200 4-20 .200 4-12 .333 9-17 .529 6-23 .261 8-20 .400 3-15 .200 11-26 .423 6-18 .333 6-16 .375 9-18 .500 7-18 .389 5-10 .500 8-25 .320 11-27 .407 9-29 .310 9-16 .563 3-17 .176 6-15 .400 8-16 .500 6-16 .375 9-21 .429 10-27 .370 9-28 .321 5-21 .238 10-27 .370 9-27 .333 12-23 .522 12-23 .522 8-13 .615 7-17 .412 12-27 .444 2-15 .133 7-26 .269 12-30 .400 8-22 .364 6-16 .375 4-17 .235 7-26 .269 13-25 .520 10-19 .526 6-19 .316 7-16 .438 9-16 .563 3-21 .143 9-24 .375 7-25 .280 5-16 .312 7-20 .350 9-27 .333 5-17 .294 8-25 .320 4-19 .211 9-23 .391 7-24 .292

FT-A Pct. Reb. A 17-23 .739 29 19 14-21 .667 27 10 17-24 .708 32 16 13-18 .722 31 7 5-7 .714 17 15 9-11 .818 24 13 3-6 .500 29 14 17-24 .708 23 6 13-20 .650 37 12 5-9 .556 29 10 18-31 .581 41 18 11-19 .579 33 11 3-6 .500 43 18 5-11 .455 38 7 10-15 .667 35 19 8-11 .727 35 16 7-13 .538 29 13 14-24 .583 32 11 13-20 .650 29 17 10-15 .667 31 11 3-5 .600 24 16 14-20 .700 46 9 13-19 .684 28 17 10-18 .556 47 22 10-15 .667 28 8 14-22 .636 42 16 13-20 .650 29 16 15-22 .682 45 17 21-27 .778 29 17 5-11 .455 31 17 15-19 .789 23 13 20-24 .833 39 12 1-3 .333 22 16 15-18 .833 41 18 13-20 .650 19 20 17-19 .895 30 19 18-28 .643 16 12 16-19 .842 27 14 9-12 .750 32 24 11-14 .786 28 16 8-10 .800 26 9 16-18 .889 33 12 7-8 .875 31 18 2-12 .167 35 19 17-23 .739 33 11 21-27 .778 32 15 5-6 .833 24 21 13-17 .765 30 16 11-17 .647 21 11 21-27 .778 40 16 14-16 .875 25 17 2-7 .286 31 16 10-12 .833 30 13 4-8 .500 31 8 5-9 .556 30 19 14-20 .700 29 11 2-3 .667 26 8 7-7 1.00 25 8 11-15 .733 34 10 20-26 .769 32 9 6-9 .667 26 15 25-29 .862 32 13

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TO B S PF 10 3 6 18 23 0 6 24 9 5 12 18 17 2 7 20 4 1 6 16 17 4 1 11 17 3 4 21 11 2 7 14 16 2 6 16 15 2 9 19 13 4 8 19 22 8 10 24 11 4 6 13 9 7 5 13 7 10 7 13 10 0 4 16 19 2 6 24 15 2 11 15 18 4 9 17 23 5 9 19 10 4 11 17 14 2 3 11 8 4 7 15 13 5 3 20 11 0 5 18 10 5 7 15 8 4 10 20 22 14 3 21 14 1 8 16 19 4 9 22 7 1 9 24 18 2 4 20 7 2 4 19 9 4 4 8 19 1 13 21 22 0 8 23 8 1 5 21 13 0 4 24 13 3 10 14 16 4 11 14 11 3 9 21 17 1 6 13 7 2 3 15 8 5 5 12 11 1 10 23 17 4 6 22 10 1 9 18 15 3 4 13 11 2 7 23 17 6 8 19 11 8 11 14 17 3 5 18 10 7 4 11 9 1 3 17 6 2 3 13 7 6 4 11 16 2 6 12 15 4 3 7 13 2 6 23 9 11 7 19 11 0 5 21 13 5 4 15

1st 35 17 39 21 48 26 36 27 32 14 33 36 31 15 32 23 26 39 28 22 25 21 33 32 21 30 34 21 31 34 33 34 24 33 39 39 27 27 37 31 21 24 31 25 27 25 28 37 18 36 30 25 23 22 28 35 15 25 25 31 30 28

2nd F 46 - 81 22 - 39 27 - 66 27 - 48 25 - 73 38 - 64 17 - 53 30 - 57 27 - 59 29 - 43 40 - 73 23 - 59 32 - 63 21 - 36 45 - 77 39 - 62 33 - 59 26 - 65 38 - 66 33 - 55 32 - 57 40 - 61 33 - 66 45 - 77 24 - 45 44 - 74 27 - 61 42 - 63 43 - 74 31 - 65 37 - 70 29 - 63 35 - 59 35 - 68 38 - 77 36 - 75 39 - 66 36 - 63 38 - 75 32 - 63 30 - 51 32 - 56 28 - 59 35 - 60 29 11 67 31 14 70 44 - 72 32 - 69 27 - 45 36 - 72 45 - 75 28 - 53 32 - 55 27 - 49 36 - 64 26 - 61 32 - 47 27 - 52 28 - 53 35 - 66 29 - 59 40 - 68


2008-09 game highs & lows NORTHWESTERN HIGHS POINTS FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS TURNOVERS FOULS

OPPONENT HIGHS 81 28 28 58 .609 (28-46) 14 29 .615 (8-13) 21 31 .875 (14-16) .875 (7-8) 43 24 13 10 19 19 24 24

vs Central Arkansas (11/16/08) vs UMKC (12/15/08) vs Central Arkansas (11/16/08) three times vs Central Arkansas (11/16/08) at Brown (11/22/08) vs Michigan State (1/3/09) vs Wisconsin (1/31/09) vs Minnesota (1/18/09) vs Florida State (12/3/08) at Indiana (2/25/09) vs Illinois (2/12/09) vs DePaul (12/6/08) vs Chicago State (2/4/09) vs Indiana (1/28/09) vs UMKC (12/15/08) vs Indiana (1/28/09) at Stanford (12/20/08) at Michigan State (1/21/09) at Stanford (12/20/08)

45 45 14 35 .304 (14-46) 3 13 .176 (3-17) 1 3 3 .333 (1-3) 16 8 8 3 3 0 0 4 11

at Minnesota (2/22/09) at Wisconsin (1/7/09) at Minnesota (2/22/09) vs Wisconsin (1/31/09) at Minnesota (2/22/09) at Wisconsin (1/7/09) vs Wisconsin (1/31/09) at Wisconsin (1/7/09) at Michigan (1/24/09) at Ohio State (3/8/09) at Michigan (1/24/09) at Michigan (1/24/09) vs Wisconsin (1/31/09) at Ohio State (3/8/09) at Wisconsin (1/7/09) at Purdue (3/4/09) vs Illinois (2/12/09) at Tulsa (3/18/09) at Wisconsin (1/7/09) at Brown (11/22/08) vs Iowa (2/28/09)

NORTHWESTERN LOWS POINTS FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS TURNOVERS FOULS

POINTS FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS TURNOVERS FOULS

77 29 62 .622 (23-37) 12 12 30 .600 (9-15) 25 29 1.000 (7-7) 47 22 11 11 14 23 23 24

vs Michigan State (1/3/09) vs Michigan State (1/3/09) vs Michigan State (1/3/09) at Brown (11/22/08) at Iowa (2/7/09) vs Indiana (1/28/09) at Iowa (2/7/09) at Brown (11/22/08) at Tulsa (3/18/09) at Tulsa (3/18/09) at Ohio State (3/8/09) vs Michigan State (1/3/09) vs Michigan State (1/3/09) vs Chicago State (2/4/09) at Stanford (12/20/08) vs Purdue (1/15/09) vs SMU (12/23/08) vs Central Arkansas (11/16/08) three times

36 11 37 .241 (14-58) 2 10 .133 (2-15) 2 2 7 7 .167 (2-12) 23 6 1 0 7 7

vs DePaul (12/6/08) vs Central Arkansas (11/16/08) at Brown (11/22/08) vs DePaul (12/6/08) vs Chicago State (2/4/09) vs SMU (12/23/08) vs Chicago State (2/4/09) at Indiana (2/25/09) vs. Illinois (2/12/09) at Ohio State (3/8/09) at Indiana (2/25/09) vs Illinois (2/12/09) at Butler (11/26/08) at Butler (11/26/08) at Brown (11/22/08) four times at Purdue (3/4/09) at Ohio State (3/8/09)

OPPONENT LOWS POINTS FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 3 PT FIELD GOALS MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3 PT FG PERCENTAGE FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATTEMPTS FREE THROW PERCENTAGE REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS TURNOVERS FOULS

NORTHWESTERN PLAYER HIGHS

OPPONENT PLAYER HIGHS

POINTS FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATT. FG PCT (min 5 made) 3 PT FG MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3-PT FG PCT FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATT. FT PCT (min 3 made) REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS

POINTS FIELD GOALS MADE FIELD GOAL ATT. FG PCT (min 5 made) 3 PT FG MADE 3 PT FG ATTEMPTS 3-PT FG PCT FREE THROWS MADE FREE THROW ATT. FT PCT (min 3 made) REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS

31 31 11 11 19 .857 (6-7) .857 (6-7) 9 18 1.000 (2-2) 12 13 1.000 (9-9) 12 8 7 3

Kevin Coble at Michigan State (1/21/09) Craig Moore at Brown (11/22/08) Kevin Coble vs DePaul (12/6/08) Craig Moore at Brown (11/22/08) Kevin Coble vs DePaul (12/6/08) Michael Thompson at Brown (11/22/08) John Shurna vs Texas A&M-CC (11/19/08) Craig Moore at Brown (11/22/08) Craig Moore at Iowa (2/7/09) five times Kevin Coble vs Michigan (2/15/09) Kevin Coble vs Michigan (2/15/09) Kevin Coble vs Minnesota (1/18/09) Luka Mirkovic vs Illinois (2/12/09) Michael Thompson vs DePaul (12/6/08) Jeremy Nash at Chicago State (2/7/09) five times

29 John Cantrell vs Chicago State (2/4/09) 12 John Cantrell vs Chicago State (2/4/09) 20 Talor Battle at Penn State (12/31/08) 20 Dar Tucker vs DePaul (12/6/08) 1.000 (5-5) Mitch Johnson at Stanford (12/20/08) 8 Jon Diebler vs Ohio State (2/18/09) 13 Talor Battle at Penn State (12/31/08) 1.000 (4-4) Robert Nyakundi vs SMU (12/23/08) 1.000 (4-4) Mitch Johnson at Stanford (12/20/08) 9 Manny Harris vs Michigan (2/15/09) 9 Goran Suton at Michigan State (1/21/09) 11 four times 1.000 (7-7) Matt Howard at Butler (11/26/08) 1.000 (7-7) Ray Reese at Tulsa (3/18/09) 14 Goran Suton at Michigan State (1/21/09) 9 Kalin Lucas vs Michigan State (1/3/09) 4 John Cantrell vs Chicago State (2/4/09) 4 Jeff Peterson at Iowa (2/7/09) 7 JaJuan Johnson vs Purdue (1/15/09)

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big ten individual stats (all games) SCORING Player (Team) G 1. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 2. Harris, Manny (MICH) 35 3. Battle, Talor (PSU) 38 4. Coble, Kevin (NU) 31 5. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 35 6. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 38 7. Cornley, Jamelle (PSU) 37 8. Moore, Craig (NU) 31 9. Moore, E’Twaun (PUR) 37 10. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 37 REBOUNDING Player (Team) G 1. Suton, Goran (MSU) 32 2. Davis, Mike (ILL) 34 3. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 4. Hummel, Robbie (PUR) 32 5. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 35 6. Harris, Manny (MICH) 35 7. Krabbenhoft, Joe (WIS) 33 8. Pritchard, Tom (IND) 31 9. Cornley, Jamelle (PSU) 37 10. Jones, Andrew (PSU) 38

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FG 193 181 198 179 224 173 221 142 188 190

3FG 11 52 92 47 26 41 19 110 56 0

FT Pts Avg/G 175 572 17.3 176 590 16.9 147 635 16.7 76 481 15.5 66 540 15.4 172 559 14.7 70 531 14.4 50 444 14.3 80 512 13.8 117 497 13.4

TOT Avg/G 269 8.4 275 8.1 234 7.1 223 7.0 238 6.8 237 6.8 220 6.7 197 6.4 234 6.3 218 5.7

STEALS Player (Team) G Steals Avg/G 1. Kramer, Chris (PUR) 35 75 2.14 2. Nolen, Al (MINN) 33 64 1.94 3. Johnson, Damian (MINN) 30 58 1.93 4. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 58 1.76 5. Hughes, Trévon (WIS) 33 49 1.48 6. Walton, Travis (MSU) 38 56 1.47 7. Frazier, Chester (ILL) 31 43 1.39 8. Pringle, Stanley (PSU) 37 49 1.32 9. Coble, Kevin (NU) 31 41 1.32 Moore, Craig (NU) 31 41 1.32

FIELD GOAL PCT (Min. 3.0 made per game) Player (Team) G FG-FGA Pct 1. Mullens, B.J. (OSU) 33 120-188 .638 2. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 37 190-352 .540 3. Davis, Mike (ILL) 34 171-321 .533 4. Tisdale, Mike (ILL) 34 147-277 .531 5. Morgan, Raymar (MSU) 35 132-251 .526 6. Suton, Goran (MSU) 32 123-236 .521 7. Cornley, Jamelle (PSU) 37 221-427 .518 8. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 35 224-444 .505 9. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 193-384 .503 10. Landry, Marcus (WIS) 33 166-331 .502

3-POINT FG PCT (Min. 1.0 made per game) Player (Team) G 3FG-FGA Pct 1. Pringle, Stanley (PSU) 37 72-159 .453 2. Meacham, Trent (ILL) 34 69-164 .421 3. Thompson, Michael (NU) 31 48-115 .417 4. Diebler, Jon (OSU) 33 96-231 .416 5. Moore, Craig (NU) 31 110-271 .406 6. Gatens, Matt (IOWA) 32 52-129 .403 7. Coble, Kevin (NU) 31 47-119 .395 8. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 38 41-105 .390 9. Summers, Durrell (MSU) 38 45-117 .385 10. Hummel, Robbie (PUR) 32 59-155 .381

ASSISTS Player (Team) G Assists Avg/G 1. Frazier, Chester (ILL) 31 164 5.29 2. Battle, Talor (PSU) 38 189 4.97 3. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 38 176 4.63 4. McCamey, Demetri (ILL) 34 156 4.59 5. Harris, Manny (MICH) 35 154 4.40 6. Nolen, Al (MINN) 33 143 4.33 7. Peterson, Jeff (IOWA) 25 106 4.24 8. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 131 3.97 9. Thompson, Michael (NU) 31 114 3.68 10. Jones III, Verdell (IND) 28 100 3.57

3-POINT FG MADE Player (Team) G 1. Moore, Craig (NU) 31 2. Diebler, Jon (OSU) 33 3. Battle, Talor (PSU) 38 4. Dumes, Devan (IND) 27 5. Meacham, Trent (ILL) 34 6. Pringle, Stanley (PSU) 37 7. Bohannon, Jason (WIS) 33 8. Hummel, Robbie (PUR) 32 9. Roth, Matt (IND) 31 10. Grant, Keaton (PUR) 37

FREE THROW PCT (Min. 2.0 made per game) Player (Team) G FTM-FTA Pct 1. Gatens, Matt (IOWA) 32 75-83 .904 2. Harris, Manny (MICH) 35 176-204 .863 3. Suton, Goran (MSU) 32 67-79 .848 4. Krabbenhoft, Joe (WIS) 33 66-78 .846 5. Kelly, Jake (IOWA) 32 66-79 .835 6. Westbrook, Lawr. (MINN) 32 95-114 .833 7. Peterson, Jeff (IOWA) 25 80-97 .825 8. Bohannon, Jason (WIS) 33 68-84 .810 9. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 38 172-213 .808 10. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 175-222 .788

BLOCKED SHOTS Player (Team) G Blocks Avg/G 1. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 37 78 2.11 2. Lauderdale, Dallas (OSU) 33 67 2.03 3. Johnson, Damian (MINN) 30 60 2.00 4. Sampson, Ralph (MINN) 33 50 1.52 5. Tisdale, Mike (ILL) 34 48 1.41 6. Iverson, Colton (MINN) 32 41 1.28 7. Mullens, B.J. (OSU) 33 37 1.12 8. Landry, Marcus (WIS) 33 35 1.06 9. Turner, Evan (OSU) 33 27 0.82 10. Pritchard, Tom (IND) 31 24 0.77

CRAIG MOORE (above) led the Big Ten in 3-pointers made for the second straight year, averaging 3.55 per game. MICHAEL THOMPSON (below) ranked third in the league with a .417 3-point percentage.

3FG Avg/G 110 3.55 96 2.91 92 2.42 59 2.19 69 2.03 72 1.95 64 1.94 59 1.84 57 1.84 61 1.65

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big ten individual stats (big ten games) SCORING Player (Team) G 1. Turner, Evan (OSU) 18 2. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 18 3. Battle, Talor (PSU) 18 4. Coble, Kevin (NU) 18 5. Harris, Manny (MICH) 18 6. Moore, Craig (NU) 18 7. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 18 8. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 18 9. Moore, E’Twaun (PUR) 18 10. Cornley, Jamelle (PSU) 18 REBOUNDING Player (Team) G 1. Suton, Goran (MSU) 18 2. Davis, Mike (ILL) 18 3. Krabbenhoft, Joe (WIS) 18 4. Turner, Evan (OSU) 18 5. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 18 Harris, Manny (MICH) 18 7. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 18 8. Morgan, Raymar (MSU) 15 9. Roe, Delvon (MSU) 18 10. Cornley, Jamelle (PSU) 18

FG 104 96 90 103 84 82 109 89 91 101

3FG 3 21 42 24 25 66 11 0 26 10

FT Pts Avg/G 100 311 17.3 84 297 16.5 64 286 15.9 52 282 15.7 83 276 15.3 32 262 14.6 32 261 14.5 70 248 13.8 38 246 13.7 27 239 13.3

TOT Avg/G 152 8.4 142 7.9 129 7.2 122 6.8 120 6.7 120 6.7 105 5.8 86 5.7 102 5.7 101 5.6

STEALS Player (Team) G Steals Avg/G 1. Kramer, Chris (PUR) 17 35 2.06 2. Johnson, Damian (MINN) 18 34 1.89 3. Walton, Travis (MSU) 18 33 1.83 4. Hughes, Trévon (WIS) 18 32 1.78 5. Coble, Kevin (NU) 18 30 1.67 6. Nolen, Al (MINN) 18 29 1.61 7. Thompson, Michael (NU) 18 27 1.50 8. Moore, Craig (NU) 18 26 1.44 9. Pringle, Stanley (PSU) 18 25 1.39 10. Frazier, Chester (ILL) 18 24 1.33

FIELD GOAL PCT (Min. 3.0 made per game) Player (Team) G FG-FGA Pct 1. Mullens, B.J. (OSU) 18 78-111 .703 2. Tisdale, Mike (ILL) 18 79-140 .564 3. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 18 89-162 .549 4. Davis, Mike (ILL) 18 85-162 .525 5. Turner, Evan (OSU) 18 104-205 .507 6. Landry, Marcus (WIS) 18 94-188 .500 7. Krabbenhoft, Joe (WIS) 18 59-119 .496 8. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 18 109-220 .495 9. Cornley, Jamelle (PSU) 18 101-205 .493 10. Suton, Goran (MSU) 18 65-132 .492

3-POINT FG PCT (Min. 1.0 made per game) Player (Team) G 3FG-FGA Pct 1. Diebler, Jon (OSU) 18 60-132 .455 Dumes, Devan (IND) 15 35-77 .455 3. Pringle, Stanley (PSU) 18 34-78 .436 4. Thompson, Michael (NU) 18 33-77 .429 Joseph, Devoe (MINN) 18 21-49 .429 6. Moore, Craig (NU) 18 66-168 .393 7. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 18 21-54 .389 8. Bohannon, Jason (WIS) 18 31-80 .388 9. Kelly, Jake (IOWA) 18 32-83 .386 10. Babb, Chris (PSU) 15 15-39 .385

ASSISTS Player (Team) G Assists Avg/G 1. McCamey, Demetri (ILL) 18 89 4.94 2. Turner, Evan (OSU) 18 80 4.44 Frazier, Chester (ILL) 18 80 4.44 4. Battle, Talor (PSU) 18 79 4.39 5. Jones III, Verdell (IND) 18 78 4.33 6. Thompson, Michael (NU) 18 67 3.72 Walton, Travis (MSU) 18 67 3.72 Harris, Manny (MICH) 18 67 3.72 9. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 18 66 3.67 10. Jackson, Lewis (PUR) 17 61 3.59

3-POINT FG MADE Player (Team) G 3FG Avg/G 1. Moore, Craig (NU) 18 66 3.67 2. Diebler, Jon (OSU) 18 60 3.33 3. Battle, Talor (PSU) 18 42 2.33 Dumes, Devan (IND) 15 35 2.33 5. Roth, Matt (IND) 18 37 2.06 6. Pringle, Stanley (PSU) 18 34 1.89 7. Thompson, Michael (NU) 18 33 1.83 8. Novak, Zack (MICH) 17 31 1.82 9. Kelly, Jake (IOWA) 18 32 1.78 10. Four players tied 18 31 1.72 BLOCKED SHOTS Player (Team) G Blocks Avg/G 1. Johnson, JaJuan (PUR) 18 41 2.28 2. Johnson, Damian (MINN) 18 35 1.94 3. Tisdale, Mike (ILL) 18 30 1.67 4. Lauderdale, Dallas (OSU) 18 25 1.39 5. Sampson, Ralph (MINN) 18 22 1.22 6. Mullens, B.J. (OSU) 18 20 1.11 7. Iverson, Colton (MINN) 17 17 1.00 8. Sims, DeShawn (MICH) 18 17 0.94 9. Davis, Mike (ILL) 18 15 0.83 10. Turner, Evan (OSU) 18 14 0.78 Roe, Delvon (MSU) 18 14 0.78

FREE THROW PCT (Min. 2.0 made per game) Player (Team) G FTM-FTA Pct 1. Westbrook, Lawr. (MINN) 18 54-59 .915 2. Gatens, Matt (IOWA) 18 48-55 .873 3. Lucas, Kalin (MSU) 18 84-99 .848 4. Harris, Manny (MICH) 18 83-98 .847 5. Coble, Kevin (NU) 18 52-63 .825 6. Krabbenhoft, Joe (WIS) 18 44-54 .815 7. Dumes, Devan (IND) 15 38-47 .809 8. Lucas-Perry, Laval (MICH) 18 37-46 .804 9. Suton, Goran (MSU) 18 41-51 .804 10. Hughes, Trévon (WIS) 18 51-65 .785

JEREMY NASH (above) ranked 13th in Big Ten games with an average of 1.18 steals per game despite not being a starter. KEVIN COBLE (below) was fourth in scoring in conference play, posting a norm of 15.7 points per contest.

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SCORING OFFENSE Team G Pts Avg/G 1. Michigan State 38 2737 72.0 2. Purdue 37 2555 69.1 3. Penn State 38 2545 67.0 4. Michigan 35 2341 66.9 5. Ohio State 33 2206 66.8 6. Minnesota 33 2189 66.3 7. Illinois 34 2204 64.8 8. Wisconsin 33 2106 63.8 9. Northwestern 31 1967 63.5 10. Iowa 32 1927 60.2 11. Indiana 31 1862 60.1

FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE ## Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Purdue 37 792-2026 .391 2. Illinois 34 730-1847 .395 3. Minnesota 33 682-1701 .401 4. Ohio State 33 739-1819 .406 5. Michigan State 38 839-2018 .416 6. Northwestern 31 642-1500 .428 7. Penn State 38 889-2067 .430 8. Iowa 32 682-1570 .434 9. Michigan 35 811-1864 .435 10. Wisconsin 33 700-1593 .439 11. Indiana 31 786-1634 .481

REBOUNDING MARGIN Team Off. Def. Margin 1. Michigan State 39.0 29.7 +9.3 2. Penn State 33.9 30.9 +3.1 3. Wisconsin 30.9 28.5 +2.4 4. Minnesota 34.4 32.4 +2.0 5. Illinois 33.1 33.3 -0.1 6. Indiana 30.7 31.2 -0.5 7. Iowa 29.0 29.5 -0.5 8. Purdue 34.4 35.0 -0.6 9. Ohio State 31.0 32.4 -1.4 10. Michigan 31.1 34.3 -3.3 11. Northwestern 28.3 33.2 -4.9

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO Team Asst Turn Ratio 1. Illinois 595 420 1.42 2. Northwestern 472 346 1.36 3. Michigan 542 402 1.35 4. Purdue 552 426 1.30 5. Penn State 493 412 1.20 6. Wisconsin 393 330 1.19 7. Michigan State 611 532 1.15 8. Ohio State 440 439 1.00 9. Minnesota 466 477 0.98 10. Iowa 375 401 0.94 11. Indiana 364 542 0.67

SCORING DEFENSE Team G Pts Avg/G 1. Illinois 34 1944 57.2 2. Wisconsin 33 1948 59.0 3. Iowa 32 1908 59.6 4. Purdue 37 2212 59.8 5. Northwestern 31 1876 60.5 6. Minnesota 33 2032 61.6 7. Ohio State 33 2046 62.0 8. Penn State 38 2378 62.6 9. Michigan 35 2213 63.2 10. Michigan State 38 2420 63.7 11. Indiana 31 2190 70.6

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Northwestern 31 255-661 .386 2. Ohio State 33 216-576 .375 3. Iowa 32 258-709 .364 4. Penn State 38 282-780 .362 5. Wisconsin 33 213-592 .360 6. Michigan State 38 201-567 .354 7. Illinois 34 188-537 .350 8. Purdue 37 244-704 .347 9. Indiana 31 167-498 .335 10. Michigan 35 305-912 .334 11. Minnesota 33 188-575 .327

BLOCKED SHOTS Team G Blocks Avg/G 1. Minnesota 33 201 6.09 2. Ohio State 33 175 5.30 3. Purdue 37 176 4.76 4. Illinois 34 122 3.59 5. Northwestern 31 89 2.87 6. Michigan State 38 107 2.82 7. Michigan 35 92 2.63 8. Wisconsin 33 86 2.61 9. Iowa 32 68 2.13 10. Indiana 31 64 2.06 11. Penn State 38 64 1.68

OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS Team G No. Avg/G 1. Michigan State 38 533 14.03 2. Minnesota 33 397 12.03 3. Penn State 38 407 10.71 4. Indiana 31 314 10.13 5. Purdue 37 363 9.81 6. Wisconsin 33 317 9.61 7. Michigan 35 336 9.60 8. Illinois 34 320 9.41 9. Northwestern 31 266 8.58 10. Ohio State 33 266 8.06 11. Iowa 32 250 7.81

SCORING MARGIN Team Off. Def. Margin 1. Purdue 69.1 59.8 +9.3 2. Michigan State 72.0 63.7 +8.3 3. Illinois 64.8 57.2 +7.6 4. Ohio State 66.8 62.0 +4.8 5. Wisconsin 63.8 59.0 +4.8 6. Minnesota 66.3 61.6 +4.8 7. Penn State 67.0 62.6 +4.4 8. Michigan 66.9 63.2 +3.7 9. Northwestern 63.5 60.5 +2.9 10. Iowa 60.2 59.6 +0.6 11. Indiana 60.1 70.6 -10.6

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Illinois 34 173-584 .296 2. Michigan 35 196-631 .311 3. Michigan State 38 229-720 .318 4. Wisconsin 33 158-486 .325 5. Penn State 38 257-786 .327 6. Purdue 37 203-618 .328 7. Northwestern 31 204-596 .342 8. Ohio State 33 257-738 .348 9. Minnesota 33 223-636 .351 10. Iowa 32 199-563 .353 11. Indiana 31 216-558 .387

ASSISTS Team G Assists Avg/G 1. Illinois 34 595 17.50 2. Michigan State 38 611 16.08 3. Michigan 35 542 15.49 4. Northwestern 31 472 15.23 5. Purdue 37 552 14.92 6. Minnesota 33 466 14.12 7. Ohio State 33 440 13.33 8. Penn State 38 493 12.97 9. Wisconsin 33 393 11.91 10. Indiana 31 364 11.74 11. Iowa 32 375 11.72

DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS Team G No. Avg/G 1. Michigan State 38 949 24.97 2. Purdue 37 908 24.54 3. Illinois 34 807 23.74 4. Penn State 38 883 23.24 5. Ohio State 33 758 22.97 6. Minnesota 33 739 22.39 7. Michigan 35 751 21.46 8. Wisconsin 33 703 21.30 9. Iowa 32 678 21.19 10. Indiana 31 638 20.58 11. Northwestern 31 611 19.71

FREE THROW PERCENTAGES Team G FTM-FTA Pct 1. Michigan 35 412-544 .757 2. Iowa 32 369-496 .744 3. Wisconsin 33 423-583 .726 4. Minnesota 33 437-611 .715 5. Illinois 34 298-419 .711 6. Purdue 37 483-687 .703 7. Ohio State 33 434-619 .701 8. Michigan State 38 612-877 .698 9. Northwestern 31 318-461 .690 10. Penn State 38 455-691 .658 11. Indiana 31 377-581 .649

REBOUNDING OFFENSE Team G Reb Avg/G 1. Michigan State 38 1482 39.0 2. Minnesota 33 1136 34.4 3. Purdue 37 1271 34.4 4. Penn State 38 1290 33.9 5. Illinois 34 1127 33.1 6. Michigan 35 1087 31.1 7. Ohio State 33 1024 31.0 8. Wisconsin 33 1020 30.9 9. Indiana 31 952 30.7 10. Iowa 32 928 29.0 11. Northwestern 31 877 28.3

STEALS Team G Steals Avg/G 1. Minnesota 33 274 8.30 2. Northwestern 31 225 7.26 3. Purdue 37 265 7.16 4. Michigan State 38 248 6.53 5. Michigan 35 223 6.37 6. Indiana 31 191 6.16 7. Ohio State 33 194 5.88 8. Illinois 34 199 5.85 9. Penn State 38 192 5.05 10. Wisconsin 33 163 4.94 11. Iowa 32 152 4.75

3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE Team G 3FG Avg/G 1. Michigan 35 305 8.71 2. Northwestern 31 255 8.23 3. Iowa 32 258 8.06 4. Penn State 38 282 7.42 5. Purdue 37 244 6.59 6. Ohio State 33 216 6.55 7. Wisconsin 33 213 6.45 8. Minnesota 33 188 5.70 9. Illinois 34 188 5.53 10. Indiana 31 167 5.39 11. Michigan State 38 201 5.29

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Ohio State 33 778-1618 .481 2. Illinois 34 859-1865 .461 3. Michigan State 38 962-2135 .451 4. Northwestern 31 697-1568 .445 5. Penn State 38 904-2040 .443 6. Iowa 32 650-1469 .442 7. Purdue 37 914-2071 .441 8. Minnesota 33 782-1772 .441 9. Wisconsin 33 735-1686 .436 10. Indiana 31 659-1532 .430 11. Michigan 35 812-1910 .425

REBOUNDING DEFENSE Team G Reb Avg/G 1. Wisconsin 33 941 28.5 2. Iowa 32 943 29.5 3. Michigan State 38 1128 29.7 4. Penn State 38 1174 30.9 5. Indiana 31 966 31.2 6. Ohio State 33 1069 32.4 7. Minnesota 33 1070 32.4 8. Northwestern 31 1029 33.2 9. Illinois 34 1131 33.3 10. Michigan 35 1202 34.3 11. Purdue 37 1294 35.0

TURNOVER MARGIN Team Team Opp. Margin 1. Northwestern 11.2 14.9 +3.74 2. Purdue 11.5 14.9 +3.35 3. Michigan 11.5 13.6 +2.11 4. Wisconsin 10.0 11.6 +1.64 5. Illinois 12.4 13.7 +1.38 6. Penn State 10.8 11.5 +0.66 7. Minnesota 14.5 15.1 +0.64 8. Ohio State 13.3 13.4 +0.12 9. Michigan State 14.0 13.6 -0.45 10. Iowa 12.5 11.1 -1.44 11. Indiana 17.5 14.1 -3.35

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big ten team statistics (Big ten games) SCORING OFFENSE Team G Pts Avg/G 1. Michigan State 18 1217 67.6 2. Purdue 18 1183 65.7 3. Ohio State 18 1174 65.2 4. Wisconsin 18 1140 63.3 5. Michigan 18 1135 63.1 6. Northwestern 18 1110 61.7 7. Minnesota 18 1108 61.6 8. Penn State 18 1093 60.7 9. Illinois 18 1088 60.4 10. Indiana 18 1068 59.3 11. Iowa 18 1042 57.9

FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Illinois 18 381- 967 .394 2. Minnesota 18 367 -900 .408 3. Michigan State 18 369 -900 .410 4. Purdue 18 403 -971 .415 5. Ohio State 18 418 -954 .438 6. Northwestern 18 393 -881 .446 7. Iowa 18 405 -907 .447 8. Wisconsin 18 377 -843 .447 9. Penn State 18 421 -934 .451 10. Michigan 18 423 -905 .467 11. Indiana 18 446 -908 .491

REBOUNDING MARGIN Team Off. Def. Margin 1. Michigan State 38.6 27.1 +11.5 2. Minnesota 34.2 30.9 +3.3 3. Wisconsin 30.4 27.9 +2.5 4. Indiana 29.9 29.1 +0.9 5. Purdue 32.1 32.4 -0.4 6. Penn State 31.1 31.6 -0.5 7. Illinois 32.3 33.7 -1.4 8. Ohio State 27.9 29.7 -1.7 9. Iowa 28.6 30.5 -1.9 10. Michigan 29.3 32.1 -2.8 11. Northwestern 25.8 35.2 -9.4

ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO Team Asst Turn Ratio 1. Illinois 294 205 1.43 2. Northwestern 262 185 1.42 3. Wisconsin 226 168 1.35 4. Michigan 262 204 1.28 5. Purdue 256 222 1.15 6. Penn State 204 194 1.05 7. Michigan State 265 253 1.05 8. Ohio State 245 246 1.00 9. Iowa 199 234 0.85 10. Minnesota 215 274 0.78 11. Indiana 204 292 0.70

SCORING DEFENSE Team G Pts Avg/G 1. Illinois 18 1026 57.0 2. Wisconsin 18 1052 58.4 3. Michigan State 18 1065 59.2 4. Purdue 18 1100 61.1 Minnesota 18 1100 61.1 6. Iowa 18 1125 62.5 7. Penn State 18 1134 63.0 8. Northwestern 18 1151 63.9 9. Ohio State 18 1157 64.3 10. Michigan 18 1160 64.4 11. Indiana 18 1288 71.6

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Ohio State 18 121- 299 .405 2. Northwestern 18 146 -391 .373 3. Wisconsin 18 112 -308 .364 4. Indiana 18 99 -275 .360 5. Purdue 18 111 -319 .348 6. Michigan State 18 90 -262 .344 7. Iowa 18 139 -406 .342 8. Penn State 18 129 -377 .342 9. Michigan 18 151 -471 .321 10. Illinois 18 93 -291 .320 11. Minnesota 18 93 -298 .312

BLOCKED SHOTS Team G Blocks Avg/G 1. Minnesota 18 98 5.44 2. Purdue 18 85 4.72 3. Ohio State 18 78 4.33 4. Illinois 18 72 4.00 5. Northwestern 18 46 2.56 6. Michigan State 18 43 2.39 7. Iowa 18 39 2.17 Michigan 18 39 2.17 9. Wisconsin 18 36 2.00 10. Indiana 18 33 1.83 11. Penn State 18 30 1.67

OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS Team G No. Avg/G 1. Michigan State 18 255 14.17 2. Minnesota 18 226 12.56 3. Penn State 18 180 10.00 4. Indiana 18 176 9.78 5. Wisconsin 18 174 9.67 6. Illinois 18 160 8.89 7. Michigan 18 159 8.83 8. Purdue 18 154 8.56 9. Iowa 18 137 7.61 10. Northwestern 18 135 7.50 11. Ohio State 18 129 7.17

SCORING MARGIN Team Off. Def. Margin 1. Michigan State 67.6 59.2 +8.4 2. Wisconsin 63.3 58.4 +4.9 3. Purdue 65.7 61.1 +4.6 4. Illinois 60.4 57.0 +3.4 5. Ohio State 65.2 64.3 +0.9 6. Minnesota 61.6 61.1 +0.4 7. Michigan 63.1 64.4 -1.4 8. Penn State 60.7 63.0 -2.3 9. Northwestern 61.7 63.9 -2.3 10. Iowa 57.9 62.5 -4.6 11. Indiana 59.3 71.6 -12.2

3-POINT FIELD GOAL PCT DEFENSE Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Illinois 18 93- 311 .299 2. Michigan State 18 111 -371 .299 3. Wisconsin 18 78 -258 .302 4. Michigan 18 106 -320 .331 5. Purdue 18 95 -282 .337 6. Penn State 18 118 -346 .341 7. Iowa 18 123 -340 .362 8. Northwestern 18 139 -379 .367 9. Minnesota 18 129 -351 .368 10. Ohio State 18 158 -411 .384 11. Indiana 18 134 -328 .409

ASSISTS Team G Assists Avg/G 1. Illinois 18 294 16.33 2. Michigan State 18 265 14.72 3. Northwestern 18 262 14.56 Michigan 18 262 14.56 5. Purdue 18 256 14.22 6. Ohio State 18 245 13.61 7. Wisconsin 18 226 12.56 8. Minnesota 18 215 11.94 9. Indiana 18 204 11.33 Penn State 18 204 11.33 11. Iowa 18 199 11.06

DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS Team G No. Avg/G 1. Michigan State 18 439 24.39 2. Purdue 18 423 23.50 3. Illinois 18 422 23.44 4. Minnesota 18 389 21.61 5. Penn State 18 379 21.06 6. Iowa 18 378 21.00 7. Ohio State 18 374 20.78 8. Wisconsin 18 373 20.72 9. Michigan 18 368 20.44 10. Indiana 18 363 20.17 11. Northwestern 18 329 18.28

FREE THROW PERCENTAGES Team G FTM-FTA Pct 1. Minnesota 18 225- 300 .750 Wisconsin 18 216 -288 .750 3. Iowa 18 195 -263 .741 4. Michigan 18 204 -278 .734 5. Northwestern 18 186 -260 .715 6. Michigan State 18 277 -390 .710 7. Ohio State 18 199 -282 .706 8. Illinois 18 139 -201 .692 9. Purdue 18 230 -336 .685 10. Indiana 18 213 -323 .659 11. Penn State 18 184 -285 .646

REBOUNDING OFFENSE Team G Reb Avg/G 1. Michigan State 18 694 38.6 2. Minnesota 18 615 34.2 3. Illinois 18 582 32.3 4. Purdue 18 577 32.1 5. Penn State 18 559 31.1 6. Wisconsin 18 547 30.4 7. Indiana 18 539 29.9 8. Michigan 18 527 29.3 9. Iowa 18 515 28.6 10. Ohio State 18 503 27.9 11. Northwestern 18 464 25.8

STEALS Team G Steals Avg/G 1. Minnesota 18 140 7.78 2. Northwestern 18 134 7.44 3. Purdue 18 114 6.33 4. Michigan 18 109 6.06 5. Michigan State 18 102 5.67 6. Illinois 18 100 5.56 7. Ohio State 18 98 5.44 8. Wisconsin 18 93 5.17 9. Indiana 18 88 4.89 10. Penn State 18 84 4.67 11. Iowa 18 69 3.83

3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE Team G 3FG Avg/G 1. Michigan 18 151 8.39 2. Northwestern 18 146 8.11 3. Iowa 18 139 7.72 4. Penn State 18 129 7.17 5. Ohio State 18 121 6.72 6. Wisconsin 18 112 6.22 7. Purdue 18 111 6.17 8. Indiana 18 99 5.50 9. Illinois 18 93 5.17 Minnesota 18 93 5.17 11. Michigan State 18 90 5.00

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGES Team G FG-FGA Pct 1. Ohio State 18 427- 852 .501 2. Purdue 18 421 -932 .452 3. Illinois 18 428 -965 .444 4. Wisconsin 18 406 -919 .442 5. Michigan State 18 425 -967 .440 6. Northwestern 18 389 -900 .432 7. Indiana 18 378 -875 .432 8. Iowa 18 354 -830 .427 9. Minnesota 18 395 -944 .418 10. Penn State 18 390 -940 .415 11. Michigan 18 390 -946 .412

REBOUNDING DEFENSE Team G Reb Avg/G 1. Michigan State 18 487 27.1 2. Wisconsin 18 502 27.9 3. Indiana 18 523 29.1 4. Ohio State 18 534 29.7 5. Iowa 18 549 30.5 6. Minnesota 18 556 30.9 7. Penn State 18 568 31.6 8. Michigan 18 578 32.1 9. Purdue 18 584 32.4 10. Illinois 18 607 33.7 11. Northwestern 18 634 35.2

TURNOVER MARGIN Team Team Opp. Margin 1. Northwestern 10.3 14.6 +4.28 2. Wisconsin 9.3 11.2 +1.83 3. Michigan 11.3 12.7 +1.33 4. Purdue 12.3 13.2 +0.89 5. Illinois 11.4 12.2 +0.83 6. Penn State 10.8 11.1 +0.33 7. Ohio State 13.7 12.9 -0.78 8. Michigan State 14.1 13.2 -0.89 9. Minnesota 15.2 14.1 -1.11 10. Iowa 13.0 10.4 -2.56 11. Indiana 16.2 12.1 -4.17

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2008-09 big ten standings & honors 2008-09 final big ten standings Michigan State Purdue Illinois Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan Northwestern Iowa Indiana

Big TeN W L Pct. 15 3 .833 11 7 .611 11 7 .611 10 8 .556 10 8 .556 10 8 .556 9 9 .500 9 9 .500 8 10 .444 5 13 .278 1 17 .056

BIG TEN HONORS FIRST TEAM Manny Harris, Michigan (m & c) Kalin Lucas, Michigan State (m & c) Evan Turner, Ohio State (m & c) Talor Battle, Penn State (m & c) JaJuan Johnson, Purdue (m & c) SECOND TEAM DeShawn Sims, Michigan (m) Goran Suton, Michigan State (m & c) Kevin Coble, Northwestern (m & c) Jamelle Cornley, Penn State (m) E’Twaun Moore, Purdue (m & c) Marcus Landry, Wisconsin (c)

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OVERALL W L Pct. 31 7 .816 27 10 .730 24 10 .706 27 11 .711 22 11 .667 20 13 .606 22 11 .667 21 14 .600 17 14 .548 15 17 .469 6 25 .194

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Matt Gatens, Iowa Delvon Roe, Michigan State William Buford, Ohio State B.J. Mullens, Ohio State Lewis Jackson, Purdue ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM Chester Frazier, Illinois Travis Walton, Michigan State Damian Johnson, Minnesota Chris Kramer, Purdue JaJuan Johnson, Purdue

THIRD TEAM DeShawn Sims, Michigan (c) Mike Davis, Illinois (m) Demetri McCamey, Illinois (m & c) Craig Moore, Northwestern (m & c) Robbie Hummel, Purdue (m & c) Marcus Landry, Wisconsin (m)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kalin Lucas, Michigan State (m & c) FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: William Buford, Ohio State (m & c) COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom Izzo, Michigan State (c) Ed DeChellis, Penn State (m) DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Travis Walton, Michigan State SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: B.J. Mullens, Ohio State

HONORABLE MENTION Chester Frazier, Illinois (m) Mike Tisdale, Illinois (m & c) Jake Kelly, Iowa (m & c) Raymar Morgan, Michigan State (m & c) Travis Walton, Michigan State (m) Lawrence Westbrook, Minnesota (m & c) William Buford, Ohio State (c) Jon Diebler, Ohio State (m & c) Stanley Pringle, Penn State (m & c) Chris Kramer, Purdue (m) Trévon Hughes, Wisconsin (m & c) Joe Krabbenhoft. Wisconsin (m)

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES* Trent Meacham, Illinois Kyle Taber, Indiana Devan Bawinkel, Iowa C.J. Lee, Michigan Idong Ibok, Michigan State Jamal Abu-Shamala, Minnesota Patrick Houlihan, Northwestern Jon Diebler, Ohio State Drew Jones, Penn State Bobby Riddell, Purdue Marcus Landry, Wisconsin

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2009 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT Conseco Fieldhouse; Indianapolis, Ind. Thursday, March 12 #8 Minnesota 66, #9 Northwestern 53 #7 Michigan 73, #10 Iowa 45 #6 Penn State 66, #11 Indiana 51 Friday, March 13 #1 Michigan State 64, #8 Minnesota 56 #4 Ohio State 61, #5 Wisconsin 57 #2 Illinois 60, #7 Michigan 50 #3 Purdue 79, #6 Penn State 65 Saturday, March 14 #4 Ohio State 82, #1 Michigan State 70 #3 Purdue 66, #2 Illinois 56 Sunday, March 15 #3 Purdue 65, #4 Ohio State 61 NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT First Round Penn State 77, George Mason 73 (OT) Tulsa 68, Northwestern 59 Second Round Penn State 83, Rhode Island 72 Third Round Penn State 71, Florida 62 Semifinals Penn State 67, Notre Dame 59 Championship Penn State 69, Baylor 63 NCAA TOURNAMENT First Round Purdue 61, Northern Iowa 56 Michigan 62, Clemson 59 Texas 76, Minnesota 62 Western Kentucky 76, Illinois 72 Siena 74, Ohio State 72 (2OT) Wisconsin 61, Florida State 59 (OT) Michigan State 77, Robert Morris 62 Second Round Purdue 76, Washington 74 Oklahoma 73, Michigan 63 Xavier 60, Wisconsin 49 Michigan State 74, USC 69 Sweet 16 Connecticut 72, Purdue 60 Michigan State 67, Kansas 62 Elite Eight Michigan State 64, Louisville 52 Final Four Michigan State 82, Connecticut 73 Championship Game North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72

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2008-09 game recaps Game 1 NU 81, Central Arkansas 39 Nov. 16, 2008 • Evanston

Game 2 NU 66, Texas A&M-CC 48 Nov. 19, 2008 • Evanston

Game 3 NU 73, Brown 64 Nov. 22, 2008 • Providence, R.I.

Junior forward Kevin Coble poured in 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Northwestern turned 23 Central Arkansas turnovers into 29 points on its way to a 81-39 season-opening win. Sophomore guard Michael Thompson chipped in 10 points and four assists in the win for NU. Northwestern shot an impressive 60.9 percent from the field in the game while limiting the Bears to just 25.0 percent, the lowest mark by a Wildcat opponent in head coach Bill Carmody’s nine seasons. NU’s 42-point margin of victory marks its largest since Nov. 27, 1993, in a season-opening 94-43 win against the University of Chicago and is a tie for its largest win ever against a Division I opponent. After ceding the first basket of the game to UCA just over a minute into the contest, Northwestern used a 15-1 run over the next 7:14 to claim a 12-point advantage over the Bears. The Wildcats eventually took a 35-17 lead into the intermission as the visitors committed 16 turnovers over the first 20 minutes of play. UCA was within 14 with just over 13 minutes remaining, but a 22-2 run by NU put the game away. Jeff Ryan and Kyle Rowley, making the start in his collegiate debut, joined Coble and Thompson in double figures with 10 points apiece.

Northwestern surged out to an 18-point halftime lead and led by at least 10 the rest of the way in defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 66-48 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Kevin Coble paced the Wildcats with 18 points while freshman John Shurna came within one rebound of a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. Craig Moore, who surpassed Vedran Vukusic as the school’s career leader in 3-pointers made, contribued 14 points, six assists and three steals. Trailing 7-3 early, the Wildcats used a 29-6 run to break ahead by 19 at 32-13. Coble and Thompson combined for 17 points during the decisive run. Northwestern shared the ball effectively, assisting on 11 of their first 12 made field goals and handing out 10 of the assists before turning the ball over for the first time. NU eventually took a 39-21 advantage into the half as the Islanders committed 11 turnovers which the ’Cats turned into 17 points. A 13-2 run by TAMUCC got the visitors to within 10 points with seven minutes left, but Northwestern responded by scoring 11 of the game’s final 14 points. Five of Shurna’s nine boards came on the offensive end and the Wildcats finished with a 26-9 advantage in points off turnovers.

Craig Moore scored 24 of his career-high 31 points in the first half and hit a school-record nine 3-pointers as Northwestern used a strong first-half effort to post a 73-64 win at Brown. Moore hit eight of the 3-pointers before the break on just nine attempts as the Wildcats surged out to a 48-26 halftime lead. The ’Cats made a whopping 11 triples as a team over the first 20 minutes of play on just 16 attempts. A quick nine-point run to start the second half got Brown back within striking range at 50-37. Northwestern stretched the lead back up to 18 with 14 minutes left, but the hosts refused to go away and a 16-6 run over a six-minute stretch pulled the Bears to within just six points at 66-60 with 4:43 still remaining. However, Luka Mirkovic hit one free throw, Michael Thompson hitting a driving layup, Moore hit a layup of his own and Thompson drilled a baseline jumper to extend the advantage back up to 13 with two and a half minutes left to seal the victory for the Wildcats. Thompson scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half while dishing out five assists. Northwestern didn’t turn the ball over in the first half and had just four in the game, compared to 17 for Brown.

Central Arkansas (0-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Brown 2-5 0-0 1-2 Rueter 1-3 0-1 5-6 Marks 2-5 0-0 2-3 Pillow 4-13 3-9 2-2 Clayborn 0-4 0-3 2-4 Silverman 1-3 0-1 2-2 Henson 0-0 0-0 0-0 Qahwash 0-1 0-0 0-0 Brewer 1-5 0-0 0-2 Cannon 0-3 0-1 0-0 Pouncy 0-2 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 11-44 3-15 14-21 FG: 25.0 3FG: 20.0 FT: 66.7

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Watt 2-5 0-0 2-2 Bond 1-2 0-1 0-0 Toncinic 0-0 0-0 4-6 Drake 1-4 0-2 2-2 Palmer 6-15 2-5 0-1 Perkins 1-2 0-0 0-0 Green 4-9 1-3 2-3 Nelson 0-1 0-0 0-0 Topps 0-2 0-2 0-0 Reynolds 1-3 0-0 3-4 Hammonds 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 16-43 3-13 13-18 FG: 25.0 3FG: 20.0 FT: 66.7

NU (3-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 2-4 0-0 1-1 3 5 1 Coble 4-11 2-4 0-0 3 10 3 Rowley 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 6 0 Moore 11-15 9-13 0-0 1 31 2 Thompson 6-7 2-2 1-2 0 15 5 Mirkovic 0-3 0-0 3-4 3 3 1 Peljusic 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 Nash 1-6 1-4 0-0 2 3 2 Capocci 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 3 Totals 27-52 14-24 5-7 17 73 15 FG: 51.9 3FG: 58.3 FT: 71.4

NU (1-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 2-4 2-3 0-0 Coble 6-12 0-3 3-4 Rowley 3-5 0-0 4-5 Moore 2-4 2-4 1-3 Thompson 4-6 2-3 0-0 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Fruendt 1-1 0-0 0-0 Peljusic 3-3 1-1 0-0 Nash 0-0 0-0 0-0 Capocci 2-2 0-0 3-4 Curletti 2-2 1-1 0-0 Williams 1-3 0-1 0-0 Steger 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ryan 2-4 0-0 6-7 TEAM Totals 28-46 8-16 17-23 FG: 60.9 3FG: 50.0 FT: 73.9

Reb Pts A 3 5 0 6 7 2 6 6 0 0 13 3 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 27 39 10

Reb 0 8 4 3 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 3 29

Pts 6 15 10 7 10 0 2 7 0 7 5 2 0 10

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S Min 0 24 0 30 1 25 1 35 1 25 0 9 1 3 0 9 1 14 0 16 1 10 6 200

S Min 1 13 3 25 0 19 0 24 1 21 0 3 0 5 0 8 0 15 1 13 0 16 0 20 0 1 0 17

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UCA 17 22 — 39 NU 35 46 — 81 Turnovers: UCA 23, NU 10 Blocks: UCA 0, NU 3 Officials: Mike Sanzere, Sid Rodeheffer, Eugene Crawford Attendance: 3,089

NU (2-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 6-7 1-2 4-7 Coble 7-14 3-6 1-2 Rowley 1-4 0-0 0-0 Moore 4-10 1-7 5-6 Thompson 2-10 0-4 5-6 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Mirkovic 0-0 0-0 2-2 Fruendt 0-0 0-0 0-0 Peljusic 0-1 0-1 0-0 Nash 0-0 0-0 0-0 Capocci 0-0 0-0 0-0 Curletti 1-2 0-0 0-0 Williams 1-2 0-1 0-1 Steger 0-1 0-0 0-0 Ryan 0-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 22-52 5-21 17-24 FG: 42.3 3FG: 23.8 FT: 70.8

Reb 6 1 6 2 3 0 0 4 0 4 0 5 31

Reb 9 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 7 32

Pts 6 2 4 4 14 2 11 0 0 5 0

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A 2 3 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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TAMUCC 21 27 — 48 NU 39 27 — 66

Brown (1-3) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Friske 2-3 0-0 1-2 2 5 3 Sullivan 5-8 4-6 2-2 2 16 3 Mullery 7-8 1-1 2-2 6 17 3 Williams 4-9 3-5 2-2 3 13 1 Skrelja 4-7 0-1 2-3 6 10 1 Taylor 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Gruber 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Kane 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Kelly 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 Leffelman 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 3 0 TEAM 5 Totals 23-37 9-15 9-11 24 64 13 FG: 62.2 3FG: 60.0 FT: 81.8

S Min 1 23 1 39 0 13 2 39 2 39 0 21 0 6 0 16 0 1 0 3 6 200

S Min 0 32 0 33 0 40 1 38 0 400 5 0 0+ 0 2 0 4 0 6 1 200

NU 48 25 — 73 Brown 26 38 — 64 Turnovers: NU 4, Brown 17 Blocks: NU 1, Brown 4 Officials: Terry Murphy, Brandon Cruz, Jeffrey Smith Attendance: 1,331

Turnovers: TAMUCC 17, NU 9 Blocks: TAMUCC 2, NU 5 Officials: Steve Welmer, Tom O’Neill, J.D. Collins Attendance: 3,017

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2008-09 game recaps Game 4 Butler 57, NU 53 Nov. 25, 2008 • Indianapolis, Ind.

Game 5 NU 59, UC Riverside 43 Dec. 1, 2008 • Evanston

Game 6 NU 73, Florida State 59 Dec. 3, 2008 • Evanston

Northwestern led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but was unable to hold on as Butler rallied back to post a 57-53 win at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs took a 16-12 lead on a layup by Gordon Hayward with 12:08 left in the opening half, but that was the final field goal the hosts would score before the break. The Wildcats used a 19-3 run to take their largest lead of the contest of 12 at 31-19 before eventually carrying a 36-27 advantage into halftime. NU shot a blistering 68.2 percent (15-22) from the field over the opening 20 minutes of play. Butler remained within striking range by attempting 16 free throws to none for the Wildcats. The Bulldogs opened the second half by scoring nine of the first 11 points to get within two and eventually took a one-point advantage on a 3-pointer by Hayward with 7:10 remaining. The hosts led by five late, but back-to-back layups by Michael Thompson and Craig Moore got Northwestern back within one. However, a put-back by Matt Howard with 30 seconds left raised Butler’s lead to three and Moore’s potential tying 3-point attempt on the other end was off the mark before the Bulldogs sealed their victory at the free throw line. Thompson paced NU with 12 points.

Northwestern used a balanced scoring attack and another strong defensive performance to claim a 59-43 win against UC Riverside in the first of four consecutive games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. With the Wildcats holding a slim 11-10 advantage, Kyle Rowley converted a hoop-and-the-harm to put the hosts up four and started a 12-0 Northwestern run over the next seven minutes. Craig Moore connected on two three-pointers during that stretch and eventually finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting. NU continued its cohesive play on the offensive end and opened up a 3214 lead at the break, limiting the Highlanders to just six field goals in 25 attempts over the opening 20 minutes of play. In the second half, Northwestern came out determined to protect its lead and eventually opened a 20-point advantage, 45-25, off a long-range bomb by Kevin Coble with 12:34 to play. UC Riverside closed to within 11 at 51-40 in the closing minutes, but two Coble free throws and five straight points by freshman John Shurna dismissed all possibility of a comeback. Coble paced four NU players in double figures with 14 points and the Wildcats finished with a 37-29 advantage on the boards.

A 20-2 run early in the second half helped Northwestern turn a six-point halftime deficit into a 12-point lead as the Wildcats downed visiting Florida State 73-59 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Craig Moore paced NU with 20 points, while Kevin Coble contributed 15 points, 8 rebounds and a career-high-tying 7 assists. Ivan Peljusic also came off the bench to score 8 of his 10 points over a one-minute stretch during the Wildcats’ decisive run. With the Seminoles leading by one and 16 minutes left to play, Peljusic electrified the spectators at Welsh-Ryan Arena with a trio of gamechanging baskets. First, he broke ahead of the pack for a two-handed slam that gave the ’Cats a one-point advantage. After FSU answered with a dunk of its own, Peljusic knocked down a three from the top of the key. On NU’s ensuing possession, Peljusic scored again on a fastbreak layup while drawing a foul, giving the Wildcats a 49-44 lead they eventually stretched to 12. Northwestern forced the Seminoles into 22 turnovers and had a 41-33 rebounding advantage, including 18 boards on the offensive end. Toney Douglas scored a game-high 21 points for FSU which managed just 23 points as a team after the intermission.

NU (3-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 2-4 1-2 0-0 2 5 0 Coble 1-4 1-1 0-2 7 3 3 Rowley 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Moore 4-11 3-8 0-0 7 11 2 Thompson 4-8 2-4 2-2 1 12 2 Capocci 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ryan 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Mirkovic 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 Peljusic 5-8 0-0 1-2 6 11 3 Nash 2-5 1-2 0-0 2 5 0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 TEAM 1 Totals 21-44 8-17 3-6 29 53 14 FG: 47.7 3FG: 47.1 FT: 50.0

UC Riverside (4-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Soto 5-7 0-0 2-3 1 12 0 Borum 1-5 0-1 2-3 3 4 3 Cunningham 0-9 0-3 0-0 2 0 3 Scott 2-6 0-0 1-3 6 5 1 Dowdy 5-11 2-5 0-0 4 12 0 Diggs 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 2 LoBue 3-7 2-3 0-0 4 8 1 Barlow 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Hampton 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Veteto 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 TEAM 4 Totals 17-49 4-12 5-9 29 43 10 FG: 34.7 3FG: 33.3 FT: 55.6

FSU (7-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Demercy 3-8 0-4 0-1 Singleton 2-6 1-2 0-0 Reid 1-3 0-0 0-2 Alabi 3-4 0-0 0-0 Douglas 7-16 3-8 4-5 Gibson 0-0 0-0 0-0 Hoff 0-1 0-1 0-0 Loucks 1-5 0-2 0-0 Dulkys 1-3 1-3 0-0 Echefu 3-5 1-3 7-11 TEAM Totals 21-51 6-23 11-19 FG: 41.2 3FG: 26.1 FT: 57.9

Reb 1 6 1 3 6 1 1 1 1 6 6 33

Pts 6 5 2 6 21 0 0 2 3 14

NU (5-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 3-8 1-3 1-2 Coble 5-15 2-5 3-5 Rowley 1-2 0-0 1-2 Moore 6-9 4-6 4-5 Thompson 1-6 0-1 2-4 Mirkovic 0-1 0-0 1-2 Peljusic 3-7 1-1 3-4 Nash 1-1 1-1 0-0 Capocci 0-1 0-0 0-0 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ryan 3-6 0-0 3-7 TEAM Totals 23-56 9-17 18-31 FG: 41.1 3FG: 52.9 FT: 58.1

Reb 5 8 2 5 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 8 6 41

Pts 8 15 3 20 4 1 10 3 0 0 0 9

Butler (4-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Veasley 4-6 0-1 2-3 Howard 5-9 0-1 7-7 Mack 2-7 1-5 2-4 Nored 2-5 0-0 2-4 Hayward 4-8 2-6 3-4 Vanzant 0-2 0-1 1-2 Hahn 0-2 0-2 0-0 Leiendecker 0-3 0-3 0-0 Jukes 1-3 1-1 0-0 Butcher 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 18-45 4-20 17-24 FG: 40.0 3FG: 20.0 FT: 70.8

Reb 4 6 2 1 6 1 1 0 1 0 1 23

S Min 1 11 2 38 0 2 0 40 0 31 0 1 0 8 0 7 0 29 1 19 0 14 4 200

Pts 10 17 7 6 13 1 0 0 3 0

A 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

S Min 0 28 3 38 1 31 0 32 2 37 1 10 0 10 0 5 0 7 0 2

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NU (4-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 4-7 0-3 2-2 Coble 4-8 1-5 5-7 Rowley 5-6 0-0 0-0 Moore 3-6 2-3 2-3 Thompson 2-6 1-5 3-4 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Mirkovic 0-2 0-1 0-2 Fruendt 0-1 0-0 0-0 Peljusic 0-3 0-1 0-0 Nash 0-2 0-1 0-0 Capocci 2-5 0-1 0-0 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 Steger 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ryan 1-1 0-0 1-2 TEAM Totals 21-47 4-20 13-20 FG: 44.7 3FG: 20.0 FT: 65.0

Reb 7 5 3 5 6 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 37

Pts 10 14 10 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3

A 2 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

S Min 2 34 2 27 3 30 1 21 0 23 0 15 0 21 1 10 0 17 0 2 9 200

S Min 0 19 0 32 0 20 2 35 3 34 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 7 0 7 0 10 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 15

59 12 6 200

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A 2 7 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3

S Min 1 20 2 38 0 16 2 40 0 28 0 1 1 20 0 6 1 2 0 2 0 3 1 24

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FSU 36 23 — 59 NU 33 40 — 73 Turnovers: FSU 22, NU 13 Blocks: FSU 8, NU 4 Officials: Ted Hillary, Tom O’Neill, Donnee Gray Attendance: 3,537

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2008-09 game recaps Game 7 NU 63, DePaul 36 Dec. 6, 2008 • Evanston

Game 8 NU 77, UMKC 62 Dec. 15, 2008 • Evanston

Game 9 Stanford 65, NU 59 Dec. 20, 2008 • Stanford, Calif.

Kevin Coble scored a season-high 25 points and Craig Moore added 14 as Northwestern rolled to a 63-36 victory over crosstown foe DePaul. The Wildcats held the Blue Demons to 24.1 percent shooting from the field in the contest, the lowest mark by a Northwestern opponent in Bill Carmody’s nine seasons as head coach. NU raced out to a 16-4 lead behind two 3-pointers apiece by Coble and Moore and never looked back. DePaul managed just one field goal over the final 8:35 of the first half as the ’Cats took a 31-15 advantage into the intermission. Coble out-scored the Blue Demons by himself in the opening half, tallying 16 points. A 13-4 run by the Wildcats early in the second half built their lead to 22 and put the game out of reach. Michael Thompson contributed a season-high 8 assists for Northwestern. Coble was named the game MVP, joining former Wildcat standout Billy McKinney as the only two-time winner of the award handed out top the top performer of the Northwestern vs. DePaul contest. The 36 points were the fewest by the Blue Demons in a game since Jan. 29, 1949, while the 27-point win was the largest by the Wildcats in series history.

Northwestern pieced together a 12-2 run midway through the first half to distance itself from UMKC and kept a comfortable lead the rest of the way, winning its fourth straight contest by a 77-62 margin. Junior forward Kevin Coble had the hot hand for NU, scoring 16 second-half points on his way to a team-leading 22 for the night. An eight-day layoff during finals week had no ill effects on NU’s offensive rhythm. Freshman John Shurna notched a career-high 20 points on an efficient 7-of-12 shooting in the win. Shurna and Coble both collected eight rebounds to lead the ’Cats. The Kangaroos were within four points with a minute remaining in the first half, but a 3-pointer by Shurna and a tip-in by Jeremy Nash extended Northwestern’s lead to nine at the break. UMKC was within 37-31 early in the second half before the Wildcats made their decisive run. Shurna converted a pair of three-point plays and Michael Thompson knocked down two shots from beyond the arc to extend the lead to 16. Coble’s strong second half held the ’Roos at bay the rest of the way. Northwestern swatted away 10 UMKC shots in the contest, the most ever for a Bill Carmody-led team. Coble and Ivan Peljusic blocked three shots apiece.

Northwestern’s furious late second-half rally came up just short as Stanford held on for a 65-59 victory at Maples Pavilion. Anthony Goods scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half for the Cardinal, while Kevin Coble paced the Wildcats with 15. NU held a 22-20 lead with seven minutes remaining in the opening half, but Stanford closed out the period on a 19-4 run to take a 39-26 advantage into the break. Down 53-44 with just over six minutes left, Northwestern finally made its move. Back-to-back treys by Coble sandwiched a lay-in by Lawrence Hill to get the ’Cats within 55-50 with 4:48 left. Craig Moore knocked down a triple to bring NU within two with 2:50 to go. Luka Mirkovic drew a foul with 1:42 remaining and had a chance to tie the game at the free throw line, but split a pair to draw Northwestern to within one. Mitch Johnson was fouled on the other end, made the first from the charity stripe and missed the second, but Owens corralled an offensive rebound. Following a timeout, Johnson made the shot of the game, hitting a 3-pointer from the top of the key as the shot clock expired to put the hosts up 63-58 with 38.8 seconds left to seal the win for Stanford and keep it undefeated.

DePaul (4-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts Tucker 6-20 2-6 3-7 10 17 Hill 2-7 1-3 0-0 3 5 Poscic 3-9 0-0 2-2 8 8 Kelly 2-9 0-4 0-0 1 4 Walker 0-7 0-1 0-0 4 0 Bizoukas 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 Currie 0-2 0-1 0-0 3 0 Faber 0-0 0-0 0-2 4 0 TEAM 5 Totals 14-58 3-15 5-11 38 36 FG: 24.1 3FG: 20.0 FT: 45.5

UMKC (4-8) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Brumagin 5-11 4-7 0-0 2 14 4 Mushatt 0-7 0-1 1-2 1 1 1 Johnson 11-18 0-3 0-0 12 22 0 Hamilton 3-11 2-6 4-5 4 12 8 Ford 5-7 0-1 2-2 5 12 3 Dibble 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Akinpetide 0-2 0-0 1-2 2 1 0 McKinney-Jones 0-1 0-0 0-0 5 0 0 Brady 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 TEAM 3 Totals 24-59 6-18 8-11 35 62 16 FG: 40.7 3FG: 33.3 FT: 72.7

NU (7-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 2-3 1-2 0-0 3 5 0 Coble 6-11 2-4 1-2 6 15 2 Rowley 3-4 0-0 0-0 2 6 1 Moore 3-9 2-6 0-0 1 8 2 Thompson 2-6 0-1 3-4 1 7 6 Ryan 3-6 0-2 2-3 3 8 2 Mirkovic 3-6 0-0 1-2 6 7 0 Peljusic 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Nash 1-2 1-2 0-2 3 3 0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 3 Totals 23-48 6-16 7-13 29 59 13 FG: 47.9 3FG: 37.5 FT: 53.8

A 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 0

S Min 1 36 1 31 0 32 1 33 1 27 1 15 0 17 0 9

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5 200

NU (6-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 3-8 0-0 3-4 4 9 2 Coble 11-19 3-8 0-1 6 25 1 Rowley 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 Moore 5-9 4-7 0-0 4 14 3 Thompson 3-5 1-1 0-0 4 7 8 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Mirkovic 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 Day 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 Fruendt 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 Peljusic 0-3 0-1 0-0 6 0 1 Nash 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Capocci 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 Curletti 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 4 0 Williams 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Steger 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 Ryan 0-3 0-0 0-1 4 0 TEAM 6 Totals 26-56 8-20 3-6 43 63 18 FG: 46.4 3FG: 40.0 FT: 50.0 DePaul 15 21 — 36 NU 31 32 — 63

S Min 0 25 1 31 0 10 0 33 1 34 0 2 0 12 0 2 0 2 1 13 0 2 2 5 0 3 1 7 0 2 0 17

NU (7-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 7-12 2-4 4-5 Coble 9-16 4-7 0-2 Rowley 2-5 0-0 1-2 Moore 3-10 2-8 1-2 Thompson 5-9 3-6 4-4 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Peljusic 1-3 0-1 0-0 Nash 1-1 0-0 0-0 Williams 0-1 0-0 0-0 Ryan 0-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 28-58 11-26 10-15 FG: 48.3 3FG: 42.3 FT: 66.7

Reb 8 8 4 2 4 0 2 2 1 0 4 35

Pts 20 22 5 9 17 0 2 2 0 0

A 3 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 0 2

S Min 2 30 0 23 0 37 1 37 0 39 1 9 0 10 0 13 0 2 4 200

S Min 0 28 1 37 1 21 1 37 1 38 0 1 2 17 1 5 0 2 1 14

77 19 7 200

UMKC 23 39 — 62 NU 32 45 — 77

6 200 Turnovers: UMKC 10, NU 7 Blocks: UMKC 0, NU 10 Officials: Steve Welmer, Tom O’Neill, J.D. Collins Attendance: 3,124

Stanford (7-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Hill 3-10 1-2 7-8 Owens 4-8 0-0 2-4 Johnson 5-5 4-4 2-4 Fields 0-4 0-2 0-2 Goods 8-12 4-7 0-2 Mann 0-0 0-0 1-2 Green 0-1 0-0 0-0 Brown 1-4 0-2 2-2 Dildy 0-0 0-0 0-0 Paul 0-3 0-1 0-0 TEAM Totals 21-47 9-18 14-24 FG: 44.7 3FG: 50.0 FT: 58.3

Reb 5 8 5 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 32

Pts 14 10 16 0 20 1 0 4 0 0

A 3 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 2 10 1 38 0 16 1 37 0 34 2 25 1 20 0 4 1 15 0 1 6 200

S Min 2 33 2 30 2 32 1 35 1 34 0 6 1 10 2 11 0 1 0 8

65 11 11 200

NU 26 33 — 59 Stanford 39 26 — 65 Turnovers: NU 19, Stanford 15 Blocks: NU 2, Stanford 2 Officials: Mike Eggers, Michael Greenstein, Scott Twardowski Attendance: 7,121

Turnovers: DPU 9, NU 11 Blocks: DPU 7, NU 4 Officials: Tim Higgins, Pat Driscoll, Michael Stephens Attendance: 4,053

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2008-09 game recaps Game 10 NU 66, SMU 55 Dec. 23, 2008 • Evanston

Game 11 Penn State 61, NU 57 Dec. 31, 2008 • State College, Pa.

Game 12 #10 Michigan State 77, NU 66 Jan. 3, 2009 • Evanston

Craig Moore and Michael Thompson scored 14 points apiece and John Shurna added 13 as Northwestern used a strong start to the second half to pull away from SMU 66-55 in the Wildcats’ final tune-up prior to the start of Big Ten play. An early 10-point run put the Wildcats ahead 17-7. However, SMU answered back with seven in a row to pull back within three. To compound things, Moore and Kevin Coble each picked up their second personal foul by the time there was still 12 minutes remaining in the first half. The Wildcats’ two leading scorers were forced to the bench for the remainder of the opening period. The ’Cats eventually took a 28-22 lead into the intermission. A 19-9 run to start the second stanza stretched NU’s lead to 16 at 47-31. The Wildcats knocked down nine of their first 12 field goal attempts, capped by a thunderous backdoor slam by Shurna as the lead grew to as many as 20. Northwestern led comfortably the rest of the way, though the guests would creep back within nine with two minutes remaining. However, the Wildcats’ lead was never seriously threatened. SMU committed 23 turnovers in the contest, including 16 in the first half. Bamba Fall had 14 points and five blocked shots for the Mustangs.

Northwestern led by as many as 11 early in the second half, but host Penn State spoiled the Wildcats’ Big Ten opener by rallying back for a 61-57 victory at the Bryce Jordan Center. John Shurna paced NU with 16 points. Kevin Coble and Craig Moore added 11 points apiece for Northwestern, while Michael Thompson had a solid all-around game with 10 points, six assists, five rebounds, three steals and no turnovers. Trailing 8-3 early, Northwestern used a 19-5 run, including the last seven by Shurna, to surge ahead 22-13 with 5:45 left in the opening half. The Wildcats eventually took a 25-21 advantage into the break. Coble was held scoreless in the first half, but scored five as part of a 7-0 run to open the second stanza as NU stretched its lead to 11. However, Penn State finally came to life and used a 13-2 run to tie game at 36 with 11:55 still remaining. The contest was knotted at 44 with six minutes left when the hosts made the decisive run, tallying eight in a row over a two-minute span. The Wildcats would creep back within two at 56-54 with 32 seconds left on a trey by Shurna, but the Nittany Lions made five out of six free throw attempts down the stretch to secure the win.

Northwestern used 12 first-half points by Kevin Coble to claim a 33-32 lead at the break, but 10th-ranked Michigan State raced out of the halftime gates with a 12-0 run and went on to defeat NU, 77-66. Coble finished with 17 points while senior Craig Moore chipped in 16, including four 3-pointers. It was a back-and-forth opening 20 minutes with Moore hitting a 3-pointer from top of the key that gave the Wildcats a 31-28 advantage and Moore 1,000 points for his collegiate career with three minutes left in the opening half. Northwestern turned the ball over just twice in the first half and once over the final 16 minutes of play, but five miscues during the first four minutes of the second half helped the Spartans surge ahead. Consecutive threes by Moore sliced the Michigan State lead to five at 51-46, but both teams traded baskets over the next few minutes and NU was unable to come any closer. Raymar Morgan was efficient both scoring and rebounding the ball, finishing with game-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds for MSU. The Spartans snapped Northwestern’s nation’s-best streak of holding opponents under 70 points at 15 straight games.

SMU (3-6) NAME FG 3Pt FT Faye 0-3 0-2 1-2 Nyakundi 4-5 4-4 0-0 Dia 0-1 0-0 0-0 McCoy 3-9 0-1 0-0 Williams 2-7 0-0 0-3 Malone 3-5 0-0 3-4 Otis 0-0 0-0 0-0 Haynes 0-1 0-0 0-0 Fall 7-11 0-0 0-0 Walker 1-3 1-3 2-2 Harp 0-1 0-0 4-4 TEAM Totals 20-46 5-10 10-15 FG: 43.5 3FG: 50.0 FT: 66.7

NU (8-3, 0-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 6-15 2-8 2-3 2 16 1 Coble 5-13 1-4 0-0 6 11 2 Rowley 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Moore 4-10 3-8 0-0 3 11 4 Thompson 4-6 2-3 0-0 5 10 6 Ryan 1-2 0-1 0-0 2 2 2 Mirkovic 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 4 1 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Nash 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 1 Totals 23-51 8-25 3-5 24 57 16 FG: 45.1 3FG: 32.0 FT: 60.0

Michigan State (11-2, 2-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Suton 3-5 0-0 0-0 Morgan 9-13 2-4 2-2 Ibok 0-0 0-0 0-0 Lucas 5-14 2-3 5-5 Walton 1-6 0-0 0-0 Roe 2-3 0-0 1-4 Thornton 0-0 0-0 0-0 Summers 2-4 1-2 1-3 Kebler 0-0 0-0 0-0 Dahlman 0-0 0-0 0-0 Green 0-0 0-0 0-0 Allen 6-14 4-7 1-4 Lucious 0-2 0-0 0-0 Gray 1-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 29-62 9-16 10-18 FG: 46.8 3FG: 56.3 FT: 55.6

Reb 5 13 0 2 2 6 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 5 7 47

Pts 6 22 0 17 2 5 0 6 0 0 0 17 0 2

NU (8-4, 0-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 1-2 1-2 2-2 Coble 5-15 2-7 5-6 Rowley 1-4 0-0 2-2 Moore 6-14 4-11 0-0 Thompson 4-13 2-8 1-4 Mirkovic 4-5 0-0 1-2 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 0-1 Nash 0-0 0-0 0-0 Capocci 0-0 0-0 2-2 Williams 1-2 0-1 0-0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 22-55 9-29 13-19 FG: 40.0 3FG: 31.0 FT: 68.4

Reb 1 4 3 2 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 5 28

Pts 5 17 4 16 11 9 0 0 2 2 0

NU (8-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 4-7 1-3 4-7 Coble 3-7 0-1 3-3 Rowley 3-7 0-0 3-4 Moore 5-8 3-5 1-1 Thompson 5-9 3-5 1-2 Mirkovic 0-2 0-0 0-1 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 1-2 Nash 0-3 0-3 0-0 Capocci 0-1 0-0 0-0 Ryan 3-4 0-1 0-0 TEAM Totals 23-48 7-18 13-20 FG: 47.9 3FG: 38.9 FT: 65.0

Reb 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 9 1 4 6 31

Reb 4 3 4 1 4 1 1 2 0 5 4 29

Pts 1 12 0 6 4 9 0 0 14 5 4

A 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 3 0

S Min 2 12 0 25 0 2 2 28 0 31 1 10 0 5 1 7 3 33 0 21 0 26

55 11 9 200

Pts 13 9 9 14 14 0 1 0 0 6

A 2 5 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2

S Min 0 27 0 25 0 20 2 26 2 37 1 17 0 3 1 14 2 6 1 25

Penn State (12-2, 1-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Cornley 2-9 0-0 1-2 Brooks 3-6 1-2 2-2 Jones 0-4 0-0 2-2 Pringle 4-11 2-6 4-6 Battle 8-20 7-13 3-6 Babb 1-5 1-5 2-2 Jackson 0-1 0-1 0-0 Woodyard 0-1 0-0 0-0 Ott 0-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 18-58 11-27 14-20 FG: 31.0 3FG: 40.7 FT: 70.0

Reb 9 4 10 1 12 1 1 0 2 6 46

Turnovers: SMU 23, NU 18 Blocks: SMU 5, NU 4 Officials: Rick Hartzell, Steve Skiles, Dwayne Gladden Attendance: 3,448

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Pts 5 9 2 14 26 5 0 0 0

A 1 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0

S Min 0 36 0 27 0 26 2 31 0 40 0 20 0 6 1 8 0 6

61

9

3 200

66 17 9 200

SMU 22 33 — 55 NU 28 38 — 66

S Min 2 28 1 38 1 12 3 39 3 35 0 14 0 20 0 6 1 7 0 1

NU 25 32 — 57 PSU 21 40 — 61 Turnovers: NU 10, PSU 14 Blocks: NU 4, PSU 2 Officials: Rick Hartzell, Tim Higgins, Terry Wymer Attendance: 5,525

A 1 2 0 9 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

77 22 3 200

A 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 1

MSU 32 45 — 77 NU 33 33 — 66

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66 17 7 200

Turnovers: MSU 13, NU 8 Blocks: MSU 5, NU 4 Officials: Steve Welmer, Tom O’Neill, Mike Sanzere Attendance: 8,117

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2008-09 game recaps Game 13 Wisconsin 74, NU 45 Jan. 7, 2009 • Madison, Wis.

Game 14 #19 Purdue 63, NU 61 Jan. 15, 2009 • Evanston, Ill.

Game 15 NU 74, #18 Minnesota 65 Jan. 18, 2009 • Evanston, Ill.

Jason Bohannon scored 20 points and Jon Leuer came off the bench to add 15 as Wisconsin used a 16-6 run early the second half to stretch out a nine-point halftime lead as the Badgers defeated Northwestern 74-45 at the Kohl Center. Kevin Coble and Craig Moore led the Wildcats with 9 points apiece. NU held a 9-8 lead five minutes into the contest, but was able to convert just one field goal over the next 10 minutes of play as Wisconsin went on a 13-2 run to surge ahead 21-11. The Badgers’ lead grew to as many as 12 before the Wildcats closed to within 30-21 at the intermission. Northwestern was still within striking range at 34-25 three minutes into the second half before the Badgers gradually began to pull away. A 16-6 run over the next 3:30 built the hosts’ advantage to 19 and the Wildcats were never able to seriously threaten again. NU was held to a season-low 31.4 percent shooting from the field, compared to 50 percent for Wisconsin. The Wildcats came into the contest as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the Big Ten, but converted on just three of 17 shots from beyond the arc.

Northwestern controlled the majority of its contest against No. 19 Purdue, including leading by as many as 14 in the second half, but the Boilermakers rallied back to steal one from the host Wildcats 63-61. JaJuan Johnson’s two free throws with 2.2 seconds left were the difference. NU’s pressure defense forced Purdue into 12 first-half turnovers—22 for the game—as it jumped out to a 34-21 halftime lead. Northwestern vaulted out to the advantage by knocking down six of its first eight attempts from 3-point range. The Wildcats never led by less than six in the second half until the Boilers made their move with seven minutes to go. Down 10, the visitors used a 16-4 run to take their first lead of the game on a 3-pointer by Keaton Grant with 1:07 remaining. The ’Cats then tied the game on a lay-in by Kevin Coble with 47 seconds to go. The hosts forced a miss on the other end and got a rebound, but were unable to convert before Johnson drew a foul in the closing seconds. Coble and Craig Moore led Northwestern’s with 16 points apiece. Seven missed free throws in the second half hurt NU’s upset bid.

Craig Moore scored a game-high 22 points, including knocking down six 3-pointers, as Northwestern knocked off 18th-ranked Minnesota at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Golden Gophers were on target from the field in the first half, shooting 62.5 percent, but found themselves ahead by only three, 34-31, at the intermission. After Minnesota hit a 3-pointer to open the second half, the Wildcats responded with 16 consecutive points with Moore hitting a trio of shots from beyond the arc during the run. NU’s defense limited the Gophers to just one made field goal over the opening 9:15 of the second stanza. After seeing 19th-ranked Purdue rally back to earn a win on the Wildcats’ home floor three days earlier, Northwestern held on this time as Minnesota got no closer than eight points the rest of the way. Kevin Coble chipped in 20 points for the ’Cats. Jeremy Nash was a difference-maker off the bench for NU, posting nine points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in a career-high 29 minutes of action. The Golden Gophers committed 19 turnovers in the contest which the hosts turned into 21 points.

NU (8-5, 0-3) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 1-4 1-2 0-0 Coble 3-10 1-3 2-3 Rowley 2-5 0-0 0-0 Moore 4-11 1-7 0-0 Thompson 2-7 0-3 2-2 Capocci 0-1 0-1 2-2 Ryan 0-1 0-0 0-0 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 1-2 Mirkovic 1-2 0-0 0-1 Day 0-0 0-0 0-0 Fruendt 0-1 0-0 2-2 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 1-2 Nash 1-4 0-0 0-0 Curletti 2-4 0-0 0-1 TEAM Totals 16-51 3-17 10-15 FG: 31.4 3FG: 17.6 FT: 66.7

Purdue (13-4, 2-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Hummel 5-9 2-5 3-4 Johnson 4-8 0-0 5-8 Jackson 0-2 0-0 0-0 Moore 2-8 1-3 3-3 Grant 3-7 2-5 0-1 Green 1-3 1-2 0-0 Kramer 4-5 0-0 4-5 Calasan 2-4 0-1 0-1 TEAM Totals 21-46 6-16 15-22 FG: 45.7 3FG: 37.5 FT: 68.2

Reb 9 9 0 8 1 5 3 3 6 45

Pts 15 13 0 8 8 3 12 4

NU (8-6, 0-4) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 0-2 0-0 0-0 Coble 6-15 1-1 3-4 Rowley 0-1 0-0 0-0 Moore 4-14 4-9 4-6 Thompson 2-6 1-2 1-3 Ryan 0-2 0-0 3-4 Mirkovic 3-4 1-1 1-1 Peljusic 3-5 1-2 1-2 Nash 1-6 0-1 1-2 Williams 1-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 20-56 8-16 13-20 FG: 35.7 3FG: 50.0 FT: 65.0

Reb 1 2 0 6 1 2 4 6 0 0 1 29

Pts 0 16 0 16 6 3 8 7 3 2

Minnesota (16-2, 4-2) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Johnson 6-9 2-3 0-0 4 14 1 Sampson 1-3 0-1 0-0 5 2 0 Iverson 2-2 0-0 0-2 1 4 1 Nolen 4-7 2-3 0-0 2 10 2 Westbrook 6-14 3-8 3-4 8 18 4 Carter 2-4 0-1 2-4 2 6 1 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bostick 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 Hoffarber 1-6 1-5 0-0 1 3 3 Abu-Shamala 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 3 Busch 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Joseph 3-4 2-3 0-1 1 8 1 TEAM 5 Totals 25-53 10-27 5-11 31 65 17 FG: 47.2 3FG: 37.0 FT: 45.5

Wisconsin (12-3, 3-0) NAME FG 3Pt FT Landry 4-9 0-1 4-4 Nankivil 1-1 0-0 2-2 Hughes 3-8 2-4 0-2 Bohannon 8-12 3-6 1-2 Krabbenhoft 3-7 0-0 0-0 Smith 0-1 0-0 0-0 Taylor 1-2 0-0 0-1 Valentyn 0-1 0-1 0-0 Cain 0-0 0-0 2-2 Jarmusz 0-1 0-0 2-2 Leuer 6-9 0-2 3-7 Wilson 1-1 1-1 0-0 Gullickson 0-2 0-0 0-0 Gavinski 0-0 0-0 0-0 Markolf 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 27-54 6-15 14-22 FG: 50.0 3FG: 40.0 FT: 63.6

Reb Pts A 2 3 0 5 9 2 1 4 0 3 9 3 4 6 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 3 4 1 1 28 45 8

Reb 5 2 4 6 8 0 1 1 1 3 8 0 2 0 0 6 42

Pts 12 4 8 20 6 0 2 0 2 2 15 3 0 0 0

A 2 0 4 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 0 12 2 31 0 12 1 36 1 29 0 6 0 8 0 2 0 13 0 2 0 4 0 4 1 22 0 12 5 200

S Min 1 33 1 11 2 33 0 32 0 26 0 1 0 6 0 3 0 2 0 14 2 21 0 4 1 11 0 2 0 1

74 16 7 200

NU 21 24 — 45 WIS 30 44 — 74

A 4 0 2 3 5 0 3 3

S Min 1 33 0 27 0 18 0 33 0 32 1 17 1 26 0 14

63 17 3 200

A 0 0 0 4 3 1 3 4 1 0

S Min 1 3 2 37 0 3 0 38 2 25 2 20 0 16 0 21 3 28 0 9

61 16 10 200

PUR 21 42 — 63 NU 34 27 — 61 Turnovers: NU 8, PUR 22 Blocks: NU 2, PUR 14 Officials: Ed Hightower, Ted Valentine, Curtis Shaw Attendance: 4,473

NU (9-6, 1-4) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 0-3 0-2 0-0 Coble 5-13 1-5 9-9 Rowley 1-2 0-0 0-0 Moore 6-9 6-9 4-4 Thompson 3-7 1-3 1-4 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 1-2 Ryan 0-1 0-0 1-2 Mirkovic 1-4 0-0 2-2 Peljusic 2-2 0-0 0-0 Nash 3-4 0-1 3-4 Williams 1-1 1-1 0-0 TEAM Totals 22-46 9-21 21-27 FG: 47.8 3FG: 42.9 FT: 77.8

Reb 1 3 1 5 1 0 2 5 1 6 0 4 29

Pts 0 20 2 22 8 1 1 4 4 9 3

A 1 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 1 3 0

S Min 1 30 0 23 0 10 0 29 2 27 3 22 1 4 0 10 1 21 0 6 0 4 1 14 9 200

S Min 0 12 1 33 0 10 2 38 2 36 0 0+ 0 6 0 22 0 8 3 29 0 6

74 17 8 200

MINN 34 31 — 65 NU 31 43 — 74 Turnovers: NU 14, MINN 19 Blocks: NU 1, MINN 4 Officials: Tom O’Neill, Rick Hartzell, Jamie Luckie Attendance: 4,568

Turnovers: NU 11, WIS 10 Blocks: NU 0, WIS 5 Officials: Jim Burr, Steve Welmer, J.D. Collins Attendance: 17,230

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2008-09 game recaps

CRAIG MOORE (above) scored a game-high 22 points in the Wildcats’ win over No. 18 Minnesota Jan. 18. KEVIN COBLE (below) chipped in with 20 points as Northwestern forced the Golden Gophers into 19 turnovers.

Game 16 NU 70, #7 Michigan State 63 Jan. 21, 2009 • East Lansing, Mich.

Game 17 Michigan 68, NU 59 Jan. 24, 2009 • Ann Arbor, Mich.

Kevin Coble scored 31 points as Northwestern earned its first win over a top-10 ranked team in 15 years by posting a 70-63 win over No. 7 Michigan State at the Breslin Center. Coupled with a victory over No. 18 Minnesota three days earlier, the win gave the Wildcats victories over consecutive ranked opponents for the first time in school history. NU hung close with the Spartans and trailed by just one, 34-33, at the half thanks in large part to 19 points by Coble. The ’Cats led by five in the second half before a 10-4 run put the Spartans ahead 49-48 with 7:24 remaining. However, Craig Moore answered with a 3-pointer on the other end and Michael Thompson, who scored 20 points, added another to put Northwestern up five. Both Moore and Thompson hit deep triples to maintain the five-point lead before Coble nailed a tough fadeaway, going glass to increase the advantage to seven with 2:14 to go. MSU would creep back to within three with under a minute to go, but the Wildcats hit five of six free throws down the stretch to seal their first win over a top-10 team on the road since 1953.

Kevin Coble had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, but it wasn’t enough as Michigan led by nine at the half and Northwestern was never able to make it all the way back as the Wildcats fell 68-59 at Crisler Arena. Michael Thompson added 16 points for NU. The teams were tied 11-11 before Kelvin Grady put the hosts in front by knocking down consecutive 3-pointers to put Michigan up by six. The Wildcats’ offense cooled as it missed eight of nine field goal attempts during one stretch, allowing the Wolverines to build a 22-13 lead just under the midway point of the opening half. Michigan would eventually take a 33-24 lead into the break. NU crept back into the game with a strong start to the second half. Coble scored seven quick points as the Wildcats got within four at 41-37 with 15 minutes still remaining. However, back-to-back 3-pointers by freshman Stu Douglass and a fast-break layup by Zack Gibson pushed Michigan’s lead right back up to 10 at 49-39. A 3-pointer by Craig Moore got the ’Cats within seven with just under two minutes remaining, but that was as close as NU would get.

NU (10-6, 2-4) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 0-1 0-1 0-0 Coble 10-16 3-8 8-9 Rowley 1-3 0-0 0-0 Moore 3-11 2-10 3-4 Thompson 6-13 4-8 4-5 Ryan 0-1 0-0 0-0 Mirkovic 1-2 0-0 0-0 Peljusic 2-2 0-0 0-0 Nash 0-3 0-1 0-1 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Williams 0-2 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 23-54 9-28 15-19 FG: 42.6 3FG: 32.1 FT: 78.9

NU (10-7, 2-5) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 1 Coble 9-18 2-5 1-1 7 21 5 Rowley 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Thompson 6-13 4-8 0-0 1 16 3 Moore 4-13 4-13 0-0 4 12 4 Mirkovic 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Nash 1-2 0-0 0-0 6 2 0 Pelijusic 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Ryan 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 1 Curletti 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 TEAM 2 Totals 24-53 10-27 1-3 22 59 16 FG: 45.3 3FG: 37.0 FT: 33.3

Michigan State (15-3, 5-1) NAME FG 3Pt FT Lucas 7-12 3-6 3-3 Allen 1-11 0-8 4-4 Walton 1-3 0-0 0-0 Roe 2-2 0-0 0-0 Suton 3-6 0-1 9-11 Morgan 0-0 0-0 1-2 Summers 4-9 1-4 2-2 Green 0-1 0-0 1-2 Lucious 1-2 1-2 0-0 Gray 0-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 19-47 5-21 20-24 FG: 40.4 3FG: 23.8 FT: 83.3

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Reb 0 4 2 2 1 2 4 1 3 0 0 4 23

Reb 6 5 1 2 14 1 3 2 1 4 6 39

Pts 0 31 2 11 20 0 2 4 0 0 0

A 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 3 1 0

S Min 0 6 4 38 1 11 1 39 1 38 0 7 0 17 0 4 1 28 1 7 0 5

70 13 9 200

Pts 20 6 2 4 15 1 11 1 3 0

A 2 2 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0

S Min 1 37 0 26 1 34 0 12 1 29 1 18 0 24 0 3 0 9 0 8

63 12 4 200

Michigan (14-6, 4-4) NAME FG 3Pt FT Novak 1-5 1-5 4-6 Harris 2-9 0-2 4-4 Sims 5-8 0-0 5-5 Grady 3-8 3-7 2-3 Lucas-Perry 2-6 1-4 0-0 Douglass 3-5 2-4 0-0 Gibson 4-6 0-0 0-0 Shepherd 0-1 0-1 0-0 Merritt 1-2 1-2 0-0 Lee 0-0 0-0 0-0 Wright 1-2 1-2 0-0 TEAM Totals 22-52 9-27 15-18 FG: 42.3 3FG: 33.3 FT: 83.3

Reb 7 12 7 4 1 2 4 0 1 1 1 1 41

Pts 7 8 15 11 5 8 8 0 3 0 3

4 200

S Min 1 31 0 33 1 25 0 26 1 16 0 23 0 15 0 4 0 11 1 11 0 5

68 18 4 200

NU 33 37 — 70 MSU 34 29 — 63

NU 24 35 — 59 MICH 33 35 — 68

Turnovers: NU 7, MSU 18 Blocks: NU 1, MSU 2 Officials: Ed Hightower, Reggie Greenwood, Antinio Petty Attendance: 14,759

Turnovers: NU 7, MICH 9 Blocks: NU 2, MICH 4 Officials: J.D. Collins, Steve Olson, Steve Skiles Attendance: 11,468

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2008-09 game recaps Game 18 NU 77, Indiana 75 Jan. 28, 2009 • Evanston

Game 19 NU 66, Wisconsin 63 Jan. 31, 2009 • Evanston

Game 20 NU 75, Chicago State 63 Feb. 4, 2009 • Evanston

Craig Moore hit a pair of free throws with 6.6 seconds remaining to lift Northwestern to a 77-75 victory over Indiana at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Hoosiers had an opportunity to tie or win the game in the closing seconds, but Kevin Coble stole an inbounds pass to seal the victory for the Wildcats. Moore paced NU with 21 points while Coble added 19. Indiana jumped out to an early lead thanks to Devan Dumes, who made five first-half 3-pointers and finished with 26 points. But Northwestern forced 12 turnovers by the Hoosiers over the opening 20 minutes of play and turned them into 15 points as the teams played to a 39-39 deadlock at the break. The Wildcats opened the second period on a 19-8 run to take their largest lead of the game at 58-47. Indiana would chip away at the deficit, though, pulling to within one with 3:28 left. But Coble answered with a 3-pointer out of the corner and a tough turn-around in the lane to push the lead back to six. Consecutive triples by the Hoosiers tied the game with under a minute to go, but Moore drew a foul near mid-court and converted twice from the line to give Northwestern the victory.

Senior guard Craig Moore scored 26 points, including six straight free throws in the final 15.6 seconds, as Northwestern beat Wisconsin 66-63 and sent the Badgers to their sixth straight loss. The Wildcats attempted just 35 field goals in the game, but connected on 57.1 percent of their shots from the floor. After the team were tied 27 apiece at the half, the Badgers used an early 7-0 second-half spurt to move ahead of the ’Cats 34-29 following a 3-pointer from Jason Bohannon. Northwestern would not regain the lead again, 54-53, until 3:34 was left following a pair of free throws from Michael Thompson. Marcus Landry put Wisconsin back in front by one 39 seconds later on a layin before a back-door layup from Kevin Coble off a feed from Moore gave NU a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the way. A 10-foot left-handed hook shot from Luka Mirkovic and a dazzling up-and-under layup from Jeremy Nash kept the pressure on the Badgers before Moore drilled his six straight free throws to seal the win. Moore’s last two free throws came with 4.2 seconds left to make it a three-point margin before Nash stripped Trevon Hughes to seal the win.

Northwestern stepped out of conference for a matchup against local foe Chicago State and came away with a 75-63 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Freshman forward John Shurna sparked the Wildcats with 18 points, 12 of which came during a three-minute span to start the second half. NU displayed the complete package of efficient passing and shooting on offense and a ball-swarming mentality on defense in besting the Cougars. The Wildcats hit 12 3-pointers and recorded 24 assists on 27 made field goals on the offensive end, while holding Chicago State well below its impressive season scoring average of 82.9 points per game. Sharpshooter Craig Moore finished with 19 points, 15 of which came from behind the arc. Junior forward Kevin Coble chipped in 15 points and dished out six assists. NU led by just one at 30-29 with 4:05 to play in the first half. But Moore responded for the ’Cats with a 3-pointer and Coble scored on a put-back with three seconds remaining as NU took a 37-31 advantage into the locker room. A 21-6 run early in the second half, including four straight triples by Shurna, helped the Wildcats extend their lead to as much as 22.

Indiana (5-14, 0-7) NAME FG 3Pt FT Williams 2-4 0-0 0-0 Taber 2-3 0-1 0-0 Pritchard 2-4 0-0 3-3 Jones III 4-7 2-4 4-4 Dumes 9-16 6-10 2-2 Roth 4-8 4-7 0-0 Moore 0-1 0-0 0-0 Lewis 0-1 0-0 2-4 Story 0-2 0-1 6-6 Jobe 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 23-46 12-23 17-19 FG: 50.0 3FG: 52.2 FT: 89.5

Reb 0 5 10 4 4 2 0 0 3 0 2 30

Wisconsin (12-9, 3-6) NAME FG 3Pt FT Landry 4-5 0-0 2-2 Krabbenhoft 1-4 0-1 0-0 Nankivil 2-2 0-0 1-1 Bohannon 4-7 3-4 0-0 Hughes 3-10 1-6 8-11 Taylor 0-1 0-1 2-2 Jarmusz 2-3 2-3 0-0 Leuer 4-6 1-2 3-3 Gullikson 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 20-38 7-17 16-19 FG: 52.6 3FG: 41.2 FT: 84.2

Reb 6 4 0 4 4 4 3 1 1 0 27

Chicago State (12-12) NAME FG 3Pt FT Montgomery 5-7 0-0 2-4 Walton 0-1 0-0 0-0 Cantrell 12-18 0-1 5-6 Kasamba 0-1 0-1 0-0 Holston 8-19 2-10 4-4 Wilson 0-3 0-2 0-0 Stankovic 0-0 0-0 0-0 Wall 0-1 0-1 0-0 Young 0-0 0-0 0-0 Martin 0-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 25-51 2-15 11-14 FG: 49.0 3FG: 13.3 FT: 78.6

NU (11-7, 3-5) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 0-2 0-2 0-0 Coble 6-11 2-5 5-8 Rowley 3-5 0-0 1-3 Moore 6-11 5-9 4-4 Thompson 5-9 3-5 2-2 Peljusic 1-1 0-0 1-2 Nash 4-5 2-2 0-1 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Williams 1-2 0-0 0-0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 26-46 12-23 13-20 FG: 56.5 3FG: 52.2 FT: 65.0

Reb 0 2 2 3 0 3 3 1 2 0 3 19

NU (12-7, 4-5) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 2-2 2-2 0-0 Coble 3-9 0-0 1-2 Rowley 1-1 0-0 1-6 Moore 7-11 4-6 8-8 Thompson 2-5 1-2 2-4 Mirkovic 2-3 0-1 3-4 Nash 3-4 1-2 2-2 Capocci 0-0 0-0 1-2 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 20-35 8-13 18-28 FG: 57.1 3FG: 61.5 FT: 64.3

Reb Pts A 1 6 1 2 7 1 2 3 1 2 26 2 1 7 7 3 7 0 1 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 66 12

Pts 4 4 7 14 26 12 0 2 6 0

A 1 4 3 7 0 1 1 0 2 0

S Min 1 19 3 36 1 32 0 31 0 35 1 15 1 9 0 6 1 15 0 2

75 19 8 200

Pts 0 19 7 21 15 3 10 0 2 0

A 2 2 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 0

S Min 0 11 3 37 1 21 3 38 2 31 1 15 3 29 0 4 0 13 0 1

77 20 13 200

IU 39 36 — 75 NU 39 38 — 77 Turnovers: IU 22, NU 19 Blocks: IU 0, NU 1 Officials: Paul Janssen, John Hughes, David Maracich Attendance: 5,126

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A 1 4 0 2 3 2 1 0 1

S Min 1 24 2 31 0 12 0 37 1 33 0 17 0 25 0 17 0 4

63 14 4 200

S Min 0 13 1 30 0 10 1 39 1 39 0 25 1 30 0 3 0 5 1 6 5 200

WIS 27 36 — 63 NU 27 39 — 66 Turnovers: WIS 13, NU 8 Blocks: WIS 0, NU 1 Officials: Ed Hightower, Dan Chrisman, Dennis Bracco Attendance: 8,117

Reb 7 0 5 0 5 3 0 0 1 1 6 28

Pts 12 0 29 0 22 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 7 0 0

S Min 2 34 0 15 4 38 1 24 3 40 0 22 0 2 1 17 0 6 0 2

63 16 11 200

NU (13-7) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 7-12 4-6 0-0 0 18 1 Coble 7-12 1-2 0-0 6 15 6 Rowley 2-5 0-0 1-1 3 5 0 Moore 5-11 5-11 4-5 5 19 5 Thompson 3-9 1-3 2-2 1 9 5 Mirkovic 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 4 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 Nash 2-5 1-3 0-0 3 5 2 Capocci 1-1 0-0 1-2 3 3 0 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Williams 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 7 Totals 27-57 12-27 9-12 32 75 24 FG: 47.4 3FG: 44.4 FT: 75.0

S Min 1 20 0 35 0 18 0 36 0 31 1 15 0 2 7 22 1 6 0 1 0 10 0 4 10 200

CSU 31 32 — 63 NU 37 38 — 75 Turnovers: CSU 16, NU 13 Blocks: CSU 4, NU 3 Officials: Dan Chrisman, Sid Rodeheffer, David Maracich Attendance: 3,303

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2008-09 game recaps Game 21 Iowa 56, NU 51 Feb. 7, 2009 • Iowa City, Iowa

Game 22 #22 Illinois 60, NU 59 Feb. 12, 2009 • Evanston

Game 23 Michigan 70, NU 67 (OT) Feb. 15, 2009 • Evanston

Craig Moore scored a game-high 20 points, but Iowa ended Northwestern’s three-game winning streak by topping the Wildcats 56-51. Devan Bawinkel hit a 3-pointer with a minute remaining that put the hosts ahead for good. NU trailed 45-43 with under two minutes to go before a three-point play by Luka Mirkovic put the Wildcats up by one with 1:29 left. However, Bawinkel answered with a triple with a minute left to put the hosts back up by two. Northwestern turned the ball over on the other end and Iowa was able to seal the victory by connecting on eight straight free throw attempts over the final 30 seconds of play. Iowa raced out to an early 18-7 lead before the Wildcats rallied back to within 24-21 at the intermission. The Wildcats took a brief one-point lead early in the second half, but Iowa stretched its advantage out to seven at 40-33 with under seven minutes to go. However, a triple by Moore and baskets by Mirkovic and Jeremy Nash tied the game with 4:33 left. After the teams traded 3-pointers, Jake Kelly hit two free throws to put Iowa ahead. Mirkovic’s three-point play put NU back in front, but Bawinkel’s triple gave Iowa a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

Northwestern led No. 22 Illinois for more than 39 minutes, but Demetri McCamey banked in a 10-foot jumper with 2.9 seconds remaining allowing the Illini to steal a 60-59 road win at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Craig Moore’s attempt from midcourt at the buzzer was on target but fell short. Starting the first game of his career, freshman center Luka Mirkovic propelled Northwestern against the Illini with a career-high 14 points while turning in NU’s first double-double performance of the season. Mirkovic grabbed 12 boards while chipping in four assists. The Wildcats held a 59-50 lead with 2:20 remaining but hit a dry spell from that point on after having its way on offense for much of the night. Northwestern held three different 14-point leads in the second half, the last coming off a Mirkovic layup thanks to a look from Kevin Coble at the 5:18 mark. That was when Illinois began chipping away at NU’s lead, going on a 10-2 run that was punctuated with a three-point play by Trent Meacham to make it 59-53 Wildcats with 2:10 to play. Meacham hit a 3-pointer out of the corner and then made a layup to get Illinois within one before McCamey converted the game-winner.

Kevin Coble scored 23 points and hit a leaning 3-pointer at the top of the key with 19.4 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, but Michigan still managed to pull out a 70-67 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Coble played the entire 45 minutes for NU and racked up 23 points, including 12-of-13 shooting from the free throw line. His game-tying triple capped the Wildcats’ rally from a five-point deficit with a 1:44 to play. In the overtime, Michigan’s Manny Harris, who finished with 26 points, put the Wolverines in the driver’s seat with eight points on two field goals and 4-of-4 free throw shooting. Northwestern held a slim 27-25 lead entering the locker room at halftime following John Shurna’s 13-point first-half effort. Despite his slow first half, Harris managed to score the Wolverines’ first nine points of the second session, beginning with a trey from the corner. He then converted back-to-back three-point plays in the lane to give the visitors a 34-29 lead. Shurna answered with a layup and Michael Thompson connected on a three before Coble scored on consecutive possessions to give NU a two-point advantage, a lead it would protect for the next eight minutes.

NU (13-8, 4-6) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts Shurna 2-5 0-3 0-0 3 4 Coble 4-8 0-3 0-1 3 8 Rowley 0-3 0-0 1-2 2 1 Moore 6-18 6-18 2-2 2 20 Thompson 0-3 0-1 0-0 3 0 Capocci 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Ryan 0-1 0-0 4-4 2 4 Mirkovic 4-4 0-0 1-1 6 9 Freundt 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 Nash 2-4 1-1 0-0 2 5 Curletti 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 TEAM 2 Totals 18-48 7-26 8-10 26 51 FG: 37.5 3FG: 26.9 FT: 80.0

Illinois (20-5, 8-4) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Davis 5-9 0-0 0-4 6 10 3 Tisdale 5-8 0-0 0-1 2 10 0 Meacham 6-8 2-3 1-1 0 15 2 Frazier 1-5 0-1 0-1 7 2 8 McCamey 8-16 4-9 1-4 6 21 5 Jordan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Keller 1-5 0-1 0-1 2 2 0 Brock 0-2 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 Legion 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 0 1 TEAM 8 Totals 26-54 6-16 2-12 35 60 19 FG: 48.1 3FG: 37.5 FT: 16.7

Michigan (16-10, 6-7) NAME FG 3Pt FT Sims 4-6 0-1 0-0 Novak 2-5 2-5 1-2 Douglass 0-4 0-4 0-0 Lee 1-3 1-3 4-6 Harris 8-15 1-6 9-10 Wright 1-2 1-2 0-0 Merritt 1-2 1-2 0-0 Shepherd 0-1 0-1 0-0 Lucas-Perry 2-3 1-2 5-5 Gibson 2-4 0-0 2-4 Grady 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 21-45 7-26 21-27 FG: 46.7 3FG: 26.9 FT: 77.8

Reb 6 7 0 2 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 8 32

Pts 8 7 0 7 26 3 3 0 10 6 0

NU (13-10, 4-8) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 7-9 1-1 2-2 Coble 5-17 1-6 12-13 Rowley 1-2 0-0 0-0 Moore 2-10 1-6 1-2 Thompson 4-8 1-3 0-0 Peljusic 2-6 0-0 0-4 Nash 1-4 0-1 2-2 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Williams 1-2 0-0 0-0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 23-58 4-17 17-23 FG: 39.7 3FG: 23.5 FT: 73.9

Reb 8 3 1 6 2 5 2 0 1 0 4 33

Pts 17 23 2 6 9 4 4 0 2 0

Iowa (13-11, 3-8) NAME FG 3Pt FT Gatens 3-6 3-6 4-4 Tate 0-1 0-0 2-2 Bawinkel 3-10 3-9 0-0 Peterson 3-10 3-6 7-8 Kelly 2-8 2-7 2-2 Davis 2-3 1-2 1-1 Fuller 0-0 0-0 0-0 Cole 1-2 0-0 0-1 TEAM Totals 14-40 12-30 16-18 FG: 35.0 3FG: 40.0 FT: 88.9

Reb 2 5 3 4 6 1 2 7 3 33

Pts 13 2 9 16 8 6 0 2

S Min 1 18 1 26 0 12 2 37 1 34 0 2 3 18 1 22 0 0+ 0 20 0 7 0 4

9

9 200

A 0 0 1 5 3 3 0 0

S Min 1 25 0 13 0 33 4 40 1 40 0 18 0 4 1 27

56 12 6 200

NU 21 30 — 51 IOWA 24 32 — 56 Turnovers: NU 11, IOWA 17 Blocks: NU 3, IOWA 1 Officials: Mike Wood, Steve Skiles, Bert Smith Attendance: 12,555

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NU (13-9, 4-7) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 3-8 1-5 1-1 4 8 1 Coble 5-13 2-4 2-2 5 14 4 Mirkovic 5-7 2-2 2-3 12 14 4 Moore 3-8 2-6 0-0 1 8 1 Thompson 4-11 1-4 0-0 2 9 5 Nash 1-3 0-1 2-2 2 4 2 Capocci 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Williams 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Rowley 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 TEAM 4 Totals 22-52 8-22 7-8 31 59 18 FG: 42.3 3FG: 36.4 FT: 87.5 ILL 25 35 — 60 NU 31 28 — 59 Turnovers: ILL 8, NU 7 Blocks: ILL 5, NU 2 Officials: Ted Hillary, Paul Janssen, Jamie Luckie Attendance: 8,117

S Min 0 29 0 32 2 28 0 38 2 38 0 4 0 8 1 16 0 7 5 200

S Min 0 22 0 37 1 35 1 38 1 37 0 20 0 4 0 2 0 5 3 200

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A 1 1 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0

70 15 6 225

A 2 1 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0

S Min 1 33 3 45 0 11 3 36 0 28 2 29 1 21 0 5 0 11 0 6

67 11 10 225

25 31 14 — 70 27 29 11 — 67

Turnovers: MICH 17, NU 11 Blocks: MICH 4, NU 1 Officials: Ed Hightower, Rick Harzell, Steve Skiles Attendance: 7,234

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2008-09 game recaps Game 24 NU 72, Ohio State 69 Feb. 18, 2009 • Evanston

Game 25 Minnesota 72, NU 45 Feb. 22, 2009 • Minneapolis, Minn.

Game 26 NU 75, Indiana 53 Feb. 25, 2009 • Bloomington, Ind.

Northwestern and Ohio State combined to make 23 3-pointers, but it was John Shurna’s triple with 3.3 seconds remaining that gave NU a 72-69 win over the Buckeyes at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Kevin Coble scored 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting for the ’Cats. Coble and senior Craig Moore spearheaded Northwestern’s attack, combining for 49 of NU’s 72 points. Moore finished with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and five assists. After the Wildcats snared a five-point lead down the stretch, a triple by Ohio State’s William Buford with just under a minute remaining brought the Buckeyes to within two, 69-67. On the ensuing NU possession, Jon Diebler came up with a steal leading to a game-tying layup with 26 ticks on the clock. Coming out of a timeout with eight seconds remaining, NU point guard Michael Thompson dribbled hard to the top of the key and dished off to Shurna, who hit the winner from the right wing despite battling the flu prior to the game. Just over two minutes into the second half, Ohio State had opened a 12-point lead on Northwestern, marking the Buckeyes’ largest advantage of the game.

Northwestern trailed by just three midway through the first half, but Minnesota closed the opening stanza on a 20-5 run en route to pulling away from the Wildcats 72-45 at Williams Arena. John Shurna, who had six rebounds, and Jeremy Nash paced NU with nine points apiece. Lawrence Westbrook was the lone player in double figures for either team, scoring a game-high 17 points for the Golden Gophers. Despite experiencing a slow start, NU found itself trailing only 16-13 just past the midway point of the opening half. However, Minnesota held the Wildcats scoreless over a span of 5:26 as the hosts scored nine straight points. The Gophers eventually took a 36-18 advantage into the break as Northwestern connected on just five of 21 field goal attempts (23.8 percent) over the opening 20 minutes of play. The Wildcats remained within 16 points seven minutes into the second half, but never made a serious run at Minnesota which earned its second consecutive 20-win season under head coach Tubby Smith. NU managed to force 17 Minnesota turnovers after forcing them into 19 miscues in their Jan. 18 meeting.

Craig Moore led five Northwestern players in double figures with 17 points as the Wildcats earned their first win in Bloomington in 41 years by downing Indiana 75-53 at Assembly Hall. Coupled with a 77-75 victory in Evanston Jan. 28, the win gives the Wildcats their first sweep of the Hoosiers since the 1967-68 season. NU led 41-39 with 14 minutes remaining before going on a 20-6 run over an eight-minute span to pull ahead 61-45. Moore, who moved into fifth place in Big Ten history in career 3-pointers made during the contest, nailed a trio of triples during the decisive run. Indiana would trim its deficit to 10 with four minutes remaining, but the Wildcats closed out the game on a 12-0 run. Northwesten made nine out of 10 free throw attempts down the stretch to seal the win. NU hit on 14 of 16 attempts from the charity stripe overall in the game. The ’Cats shot 56.5 percent from the field, including 65.2 percent (15-23) in a second half that saw them score 45 points. The 22-point margin of victory is NU’s largest in a Big Ten road game since a 77-20 win at the University of Chicago Jan. 14, 1944.

Ohio State (17-7, 7-6) NAME FG 3Pt FT Turner 5-9 0-1 4-7 Lauderdale 1-1 0-0 2-2 Simmons 1-5 1-3 0-0 Diebler 9-11 8-10 2-2 Buford 1-8 1-4 0-0 Madsen 3-3 0-0 0-0 Mullens 3-6 0-0 5-6 Hill 0-1 0-1 0-0 TEAM Totals 23-44 10-19 13-17 FG: 52.3 3FG: 52.6 FT: 76.5

NU (14-11, 5-9) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 2-7 1-3 4-4 Coble 2-6 1-2 0-0 Mirkovic 0-3 0-1 0-0 Moore 1-5 1-4 0-0 Thompson 3-8 2-5 0-0 Rowley 2-3 0-0 3-6 Nash 3-7 1-3 2-2 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ryan 0-1 0-0 1-2 Williams 0-2 0-1 1-2 Capocci 1-1 0-0 0-0 Peljusic 0-1 0-0 0-1 Fruendt 0-2 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 14-46 6-19 11-17 FG: 30.4 3FG: 31.6 FT: 64.7

Reb Pts A 6 9 0 1 5 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 8 1 2 7 2 2 9 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 21 45 11

NU (15-11, 6-9) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 4-9 0-2 3-4 Coble 5-8 0-0 0-0 Rowley 0-3 0-0 0-0 Moore 6-10 5-7 0-0 Thompson 4-5 2-3 6-6 Capocci 0-0 0-0 0-0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Houlihan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Mirkovic 4-7 0-1 0-0 Day 0-0 0-0 0-0 Fruendt 0-0 0-0 0-0 Nash 2-3 1-2 5-6 Curletti 1-1 1-1 0-0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 26-46 9-16 14-16 FG: 56.5 3FG: 56.3 FT: 87.5

Minnesota (20-7, 8-7) NAME FG 3Pt FT Carter 2-4 0-0 3-3 Johnson 3-6 0-0 0-0 Sampson 0-1 0-0 3-4 Westbrook 6-10 4-6 1-1 Nolen 2-4 1-3 0-0 Hoffarber 1-3 1-3 4-4 Joseph 0-1 0-1 2-3 Bostick 4-7 1-3 0-0 Iverson 2-4 0-0 3-6 Busch 1-2 0-0 5-6 Abu-Shamala 1-1 0-0 0-0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 Payton 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 22-43 7-16 21-27 FG: 51.2 3FG: 43.8 FT: 77.8

Reb Pts A 8 7 1 3 6 1 7 3 0 0 17 0 2 5 3 4 7 4 1 2 1 4 9 3 4 7 1 2 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 40 72 16

Reb 5 3 1 4 4 4 11 0 1 30

Pts 14 4 3 28 3 3 11 0

A 6 0 5 1 2 2 0 2

69 16 4 200

NU (14-10, 5-8) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 3-8 1-2 2-3 2 9 0 Curletti 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 Coble 10-15 4-6 2-2 4 26 3 Moore 8-15 7-12 0-0 2 23 5 Thompson 1-5 1-2 0-0 1 3 7 Nash 2-5 0-2 0-0 3 4 4 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ryan 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 Rowley 3-8 0-0 1-1 3 7 0 TEAM 6 Totals 27-58 13-25 5-6 24 72 21 FG: 46.6 3FG: 52.0 FT: 83.3 OSU NU

S Min 1 37 0 13 0 23 1 40 0 27 0 27 2 29 0 17

S Min 0 19 0 13 3 35 0 38 3 30 2 24 0 2 0 16 1 23 9 200

37 32 — 69 28 44 — 72

Turnovers: OSU 15, NU 10 Blocks: OSU 3, NU 1 Officials: John Hughes, Dan Chrisman, Michael Stephens Attendance: 4,312

NU 18 27 — 45 MINN 36 26 — 72 Turnovers: NU 11, MINN 17 Blocks: NU 2, MINN 6 Officials: Ed Hightower, Dan Chrisman, Eric Curry Attendance: 14,625

S Min 0 23 1 22 0 8 1 18 1 30 0 20 0 21 0 7 2 18 0 14 2 8 0 8 0 3 7 200

S Min 0 26 2 17 0 19 1 25 1 25 1 19 2 15 1 16 0 20 0 13 0 3 0 1 0 1 8 200

Reb 3 3 1 4 2 0 0 1 7 0 1 2 0 0 1 25

Pts 11 10 0 17 16 0 0 0 8 0 0 10 3 0

A 0 3 0 4 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0

S Min 0 25 0 28 0 7 4 38 3 31 0 1 0 6 0 1 2 33 0 1 0 1 2 26 0 1 0 1

75 17 11 200

Indiana (6-21, 1-14) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Roth 3-9 2-8 0-1 1 8 0 Moore 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 3 Finkelmeier 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Jones III 3-7 0-1 0-0 3 6 6 Williams 5-7 1-2 0-0 1 11 0 Gambles 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Pritchard 3-6 0-0 0-0 5 6 1 Barnett 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Lewis 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 Dumes 1-7 0-6 1-2 3 3 4 Story 1-5 0-3 1-2 5 3 2 Jobe 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Taber 6-11 0-0 0-0 6 12 0 Santa 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 TEAM 4 Totals 24-56 3-21 2-7 31 53 16 FG: 42.9 3FG: 14.3 FT: 28.6

S Min 1 29 0 10 0 9 0 28 0 23 0 1 1 31 0 2 0 5 1 30 2 12 0 1 0 18 0 1 5 200

NU 30 45 — 75 IND 25 28 — 53 Turnovers: NU 11, IND 17 Blocks: NU 8, IND 3 Officials: Jim Burr, Tom O’Neill, Paul Janssen Attendance: 14,690

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2008-09 game recaps Game 27 NU 55, Iowa 49 Feb. 28, 2009 • Evanston

Game 28 NU 64, #19 Purdue 61 Mar. 4, 2009 • West Lafayette, Ind.

Game 29 Ohio State 52, NU 47 Mar. 8, 2009 • Columbus, Ohio

On Senior Day, junior forward Kevin Coble scored 16 points and had nine rebounds and sophomore point guard Michael Thompson contributed 14 points as Northwestern closed out its home regular season with a 55-49 win over Iowa. Despite struggling from the field all afternoon, senior Craig Moore stepped up when it counted, hitting a 3-pointer with 53.0 seconds remaining to increase the Wildcats’ lead from two to five. Moore also connected on a pair of attempts from the free throw line to help seal the win. NU limited the Hawkeyes to 37.3 percent shooting, including 32.3 percent in the second half. The ’Cats led 23-22 at the half, but Iowa used an eight-point run to go ahead by seven midway through the second stanza. However, Thompson hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions to ignite a 15-4 run and give Northwestern a 47-43 lead. Iowa would tie the score, but Coble hit a fallaway jumper and Moore nailed a triple from the corner to put the hosts up five. Iowa would get no closer than five the rest of the way as NU improved to 13-4 at home.

This time the shoe was on the other foot. After watching a 14-points second-half lead disappear in a 63-61 loss at home to Purdue Jan. 15, Northwestern returned the favor at Mackey Arena. The Wildcats used a 22-3 run after the break to turn a 10-point deficit into a nine-point lead in defeating the 19th-ranked Boilermakers 64-61. Kevin Coble led NU with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Craig Moore and Michael Thompson added 12 points apiece. Trailing 44-34 with just under 15 minutes remaining, the Wildcats held the hosts without a field goal for nine minutes and 24 seconds and surged ahead 56-47 in the process. Northwestern hurt itself with missed free throws down the stretch in the first meeting, but this time it was Purdue that had trouble from the charity stripe. The Boilermakers missed three of five attempts over the final 1:04, including once on the front end of the bonus. Meanwhile, Coble and Thompson each hit a pair of tries in the closing seconds to seal the win for NU. Luka Mirkovic gave the ’Cats a boost off the bench with six points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Northwestern rallied back from an early 15-point deficit to take a second-half lead, but Ohio State still managed to earn a 52-47 victory at Value City Arena in the regular-season finale for both teams. Craig Moore led the Wildcats with a game-high 18 points, nailing four of his six 3-pointers during the second stanza. The Buckeyes jumped out to a 21-6 lead with just under 11 minutes remaining prior to the intermission. The Wildcats were finally able to slow down Ohio State as it chipped away at the deficit and closed to within six points thanks to a 9-0 run. The Buckeyes scored the final four points of the half to take a 25-15 advantage into the break. After OSU scored the first basket of the second half, the Wildcats turned the game around with a 13-0 run to take a 28-27 lead with 12:15 remaining. Michael Thompson converted on a four-point play with 3:38 to go to put NU ahead by two, but Jon Diebler answered with a 3-pointer on the other end and the Wildcats would never lead again. Down three with 10 seconds left, Northwestern had a chance to tie the game, but Luka Mirkovic’s attempt was off the mark.

Iowa (14-15, 4-12) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts Fuller 1-3 1-3 0-0 1 3 Cole 2-6 0-0 0-0 7 4 Bawinkel 1-6 1-6 0-0 1 3 Kelly 8-17 4-9 3-4 5 23 Gatens 5-11 1-5 0-0 4 11 Davis 1-3 0-2 0-0 3 2 Tate 1-5 0-0 1-4 5 3 TEAM 5 Totals 19-51 7-25 4-8 31 49 FG: 37.3 3FG: 28.0 FT: 50.0

NU (17-11, 8-9) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 1-6 0-2 0-0 2 2 1 Coble 7-10 0-0 2-2 8 16 2 Rowley 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 4 1 Moore 4-9 3-7 1-3 2 12 6 Thompson 4-9 2-5 2-3 1 12 2 Mirkovic 3-8 0-0 0-0 8 6 5 Ryan 3-4 0-0 0-0 2 6 1 Nash 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 1 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Williams 2-3 0-1 0-1 0 4 0 TEAM 3 Totals 27-55 5-16 5-9 30 64 19 FG: 49.1 3FG: 31.2 FT: 55.6

NU (17-12, 8-10) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts Shurna 0-1 0-1 0-0 4 0 Coble 6-13 1-4 0-0 2 13 Rowley 1-2 0-0 0-0 4 2 Moore 6-15 6-15 0-0 4 18 Thompson 4-8 2-5 2-3 1 12 Mirkovic 0-4 0-1 0-0 2 0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 Nash 1-3 0-1 0-0 2 2 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 TEAM 5 Totals 18-46 9-27 2-3 26 47 FG: 39.1 3FG: 33.3 FT: 66.7

NU (16-11, 7-9) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 3-6 1-2 0-0 Coble 7-14 2-3 0-1 Rowley 2-3 0-0 0-0 Moore 2-11 2-11 5-5 Thompson 4-8 4-7 2-2 Mirkovic 0-1 0-0 3-4 Nash 0-1 0-1 0-0 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 18-44 9-24 10-12 FG: 40.9 3FG: 37.5 FT: 83.3

Reb 4 9 1 4 2 0 3 1 6 30

Pts 7 16 4 11 14 3 0 0

A 0 0 0 3 3 2 0

S Min 0 20 1 36 0 36 0 40 0 29 0 12 2 27

8

3 200

A 1 3 0 2 4 2 1 0

S Min 0 27 1 35 0 13 1 39 2 400 25 0 20 0 1

55 13 4 200

IOWA 22 27 — 49 NU 23 32 — 55 Turnovers: IOWA 9, NU 10 Blocks: IOWA 1, NU 7 Officials: J.D. Collins, Steve Olson, Glen Mayborg Attendance: 6,473

Purdue (22-8, 11-6) NAME FG 3Pt FT Kramer 2-4 0-1 4-6 Hummel 2-6 1-2 3-5 Jackson 3-6 0-2 0-0 Johnson 4-9 0-0 3-4 Moore 5-12 3-7 1-2 Grant 4-8 3-7 3-3 Green 0-0 0-0 0-0 Calasan 0-3 0-1 0-0 Riddell 0-1 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 20-49 7-20 14-20 FG: 40.8 3FG: 35.0 FT: 70.0

Reb 4 6 2 3 3 3 3 2 0 3 29

Pts 8 8 6 11 14 14 0 0 0

3 200

S Min 2 30 1 34 1 23 0 28 0 35 0 30 0 8 0 9 0 3

61 11 4 200

NU 28 36 — 64 PUR 35 26 — 61 Turnovers: NU 6, PUR 7 Blocks: NU 2, PUR 6 Officials: Ted Hillary, J.D. Collins, Terry Wymer Attendance: 13,947

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S Min 0 21 0 34 0 11 1 34 2 33 0 27 0 14 0 15 0 1 0 10

Ohio State (20-9, 10-8) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts Turner 7-11 0-2 3-3 2 17 Lauderdale 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 Hill 1-2 1-2 0-0 2 3 Diebler 3-7 3-7 2-2 4 11 Buford 4-11 1-3 2-2 8 11 Simmons 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 Offutt 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Madsen 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 Mullens 5-8 0-0 0-0 6 10 TEAM 2 Totals 20-43 5-17 7-7 25 52 FG: 46.5 3FG: 29.4 FT: 100.0 NU 15 32 — 47 OSU 25 27 — 52 Turnovers: NU 16, OSU 15 Blocks: NU 2, OSU 4 Officials: Eric Curry, Tim Higgins, Ted Hillary Attendance: 19,049

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A 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 0

S Min 0 12 1 38 0 19 1 39 2 37 0 21 1 16 1 15 0 3

8

6 200

A 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 2 40 0 14 0 27 1 40 0 35 0 12 0 3 0 3 0 26

8

3 200


2008-09 game recaps Game 30 Minnesota 66, NU 53 Mar. 12, 2009 • Indianapolis, Ind.

Game 31 Tulsa 68, NU 59 Mar. 18, 2009 • Tulsa, Okla.

Kevin Coble scored a game-high 21 points and Northwestern rallied back from a 12-point secondhalf deficit to take a two-point lead, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to Minnesota 66-53 in the opening game of the 2009 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Leading 8-6 just over six minutes into the contest, Northwestern saw the Golden Gophers go on a 16-0 run to take a 14-point lead with eight minutes remaining in the opening period. Coble single-handedly kept NU in the game as his 3-pointer just prior to the first-half buzzer got the ‘Cats to within 31-25 at the break. Minnesota increased its lead to 12 early in the second half before the Wildcats made their move. A 19-5 run was capped by a Michael Thompson runner in the lane that put Northwestern ahead 49-47 with 7:46 to go. Despite all the momentum that was in NU’s corner, the offense suddenly stalled as it was held without a field goal for the next seven minutes and four seconds. A 14-point run by the eight-seeded Gophers helped them survive to advance to a quarterfinal round matchup against top-seeded Michigan State.

Craig Moore, who hit five 3-pointers, and Kevin Coble scored 17 points apiece but it wasn’t enough as Northwestern saw its 2008-09 season come to an end with a 68-59 loss at Tulsa in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The opening 20 minutes of play featured a whopping 15 lead changes and six ties. The Wildcats would eventually take a 30-28 advantage into the break despite having its starting backcourt of Moore and Michael Thompson forced to the bench for the final 10 minutes of the period due to foul trouble. After making just two of 13 3-point shots in the first half, Tulsa made its first two of the second half and four consecutive baskets out of the break to turn a two-point deficit into a 44-34 lead. Tulsa led 60-49 on a layup by Glenn Andrews with 7:25 left, but Moore hit two 3-pointers and Thompson scored inside to cut the deficit to 60-57 with 2:02 left as Tulsa went cold. NU was still down three when Moore got a good look at a potential game-tying 3-pointer with 26 seconds to go, but it was barely off the mark. Tulsa made six straight free throw attempts down the stretch to seal the win.

NU (17-13) NAME FG 3Pt FT Shurna 1-2 1-2 0-0 Coble 6-11 3-4 6-6 Rowley 0-2 0-0 0-0 Moore 3-16 2-14 0-0 Thompson 3-9 0-2 2-2 Ryan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Mirkovic 1-3 0-0 2-2 Peljusic 0-1 0-0 0-0 Nash 3-6 2-2 0-2 Williams 0-2 0-1 1-3 TEAM Totals 17-52 8-25 11-15 FG: 32.7 3FG: 32.0 FT: 73.3

NU (17-14) NAME FG 3Pt FT Reb Pts A Shurna 4-8 1-5 0-0 2 9 1 Coble 7-15 1-3 2-2 5 17 6 Rowley 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Moore 6-13 5-11 0-0 1 17 2 Thompson 2-5 0-1 0-1 1 4 2 Ryan 0-0 0-0 1-2 2 1 0 Mirkovic 1-5 1-1 3-4 5 6 3 Fruendt 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Peljusic 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 Nash 2-4 2-4 1-2 2 5 0 Curletti 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Williams 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 TEAM 6 Totals 22-52 9-23 6-9 26 59 15 FG: 42.3 3FG: 39.1 FT: 66.7

Minnesota (22-9) NAME FG 3Pt FT Nolen 1-3 0-2 4-5 Westbrook 4-9 1-1 5-8 Abu-Shamala 0-1 0-1 0-0 Johnson 2-5 1-2 3-3 Sampson 3-3 0-0 3-4 Carter 1-2 0-0 0-0 Busch 1-2 0-0 0-0 Joseph 2-6 1-4 1-2 Bostick 4-11 1-6 2-2 Hoffarber 1-4 0-3 2-2 Iverson 2-2 0-0 0-0 TEAM Totals 21-48 4-19 20-26 FG: 43.8 3FG: 21.1 FT: 76.9

Reb Pts A 2 3 1 6 21 1 0 0 0 5 8 3 1 8 1 2 0 0 5 4 1 3 0 0 3 8 3 1 1 0 6 34 53 10

Reb 1 1 0 7 6 1 0 3 4 3 1 5 32

S Min 0 12 0 35 0 11 1 39 2 26 1 11 0 20 0 7 2 31 0 8 6 200

Pts 6 14 0 8 9 2 2 6 11 4 4

A 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0

S Min 1 18 0 23 0 5 0 23 0 26 1 12 1 8 0 21 1 23 0 28 3 13

66

9

7 200

NU 25 28 — 53 MINN 31 35 — 66 Turnovers: NU 13, MINN 9 Blocks: NU 2, MINN 11 Officials: Ed Hightower, Paul Janssen, Steve Skiles Attendance: 12,174

Tulsa (25-10) NAME FG 3Pt FT Uzoh 3-10 3-7 4-4 Wheatley 1-1 0-0 0-0 Hurtt 5-11 2-8 1-1 Jordan 4-4 0-0 8-11 Reese 2-7 1-5 7-7 Heirman 0-0 0-0 0-0 Idlet 1-1 0-0 2-2 Sanger 0-0 0-0 0-0 Andrews 2-6 1-4 2-2 Richard 0-0 0-0 0-0 Morgan 0-0 0-0 0-0 Mitchell 0-1 0-0 1-2 TEAM Totals 18-41 7-24 25-29 FG: 43.9 3FG: 29.2 FT: 86.2

Reb 6 2 2 5 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 5 32

Pts 13 2 13 16 12 0 4 0 7 0 0 1

A 4 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 2 28 0 400 9 1 30 0 26 0 8 1 30 0 0+ 0 1 1 25 0 0+ 0 3

CRAIG MOORE (above) hit five 3-pointers in the NIT game against Tulsa to complete his collegiate career with 340 triples. KEVIN COBLE (below) tied Moore with a game-high 17 points as Northwestern made its first postseason appearance in 10 years.

5 200

S Min 1 38 0 18 0 26 1 33 2 38 0 0+ 0 7 0 0+ 0 18 0 0+ 0 0+ 0 22

68 13 4 200

NU 30 29 — 59 TULSA 28 40 — 68 Turnovers: NU 11, TULSA 13 Blocks: NU 0, TULSA 5 Officials: Dan Nowakowski, Kevin Cutler, Frank Harvey Attendance: 4,894

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