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2019 Schedule
10th in Big Ten

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Triple-A outfielder Billy McKinney, 23, was traded Thu. by the Yankees as part of a deal for Toronto lefty J.A. Happ. Another Billy McKinney, 63, is the 2nd leading scorer in the basketball history of Happ's alma mater, Northwestern Univ., and played for 5 NBA teams. Happ, 35, is the only MLB All-Star pitcher from N'western.

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114dAdam Rittenberg

UNC-Michigan highlights ACC/Big Ten clashes

Michigan, the 2017-18 national runner-up, will host North Carolina on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Other matchups include Michigan State at Louisville and Indiana at Duke on Nov. 27.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Michigan & Villanova's title game Mon. will be their 4th mtg. UM won 103-87 in 1970 & VU won 59-55 in the ‘85 NCAAs (on its way to the title) & 60-55 in 2014. UM did play vs. other Wildcats this year - splitting with N'western, including UM's last loss, 61-52 on Feb. 6.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Loyola-Michigan semi Sat. will be the first Missouri Valley-Big Ten Final Four matchup since the 1979 final Michigan St. & Magic Johnson won vs. Indiana St. & Larry Bird. N'western beat UM 61-52 Feb. 6 (UM's last loss) & routed MSU 83-65 Jan. 27, 1979. N. Carolina & Purdue also beat both those Spartans & these Wolverines (PU beat UM twice).

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Notre Dame's NIT loss to Penn St. Saturday dropped ND's record on St. Patrick's Day to 4-5 (2-3 NIT & 2-2 NCAA). The Fighting Irish fell to 1-2 on March 17 vs. Big Ten teams (1983 NIT loss to N'western & 2004 NIT win vs. Purdue).

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Carr scores 25, leads late run as Penn State wins 65-57

Tony Carr scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers and set up another in the final minutes as Penn State made a late rush to hold off Northwestern 65-57 in the second round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

Carr nails dagger for Penn State (0:49)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern had top-25 expectations after the first NCAA tournament in school history. Now, they're likely to miss the NIT after finishing below .500. Seven straight losses to end the season.

McIntosh knocks down tough fall-away jumper (0:18)
Garner's mom approves soon hitting deep 3 (0:15)
Garner nails 3-pointer before shot clock expires (0:16)
Northwestern's McIntosh drops dime to Benson (0:31)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

In N'western's 77-70 loss at Iowa Sun., Scottie Lindsey scored a career-high 32 points in his final regular season game & tied an NU record with 9 three-pointers (11 attempts). It's the most treys for a Wildcat in a Big Ten game, as co-record holders Craig Moore (2008) & John Shurna (2011) had their 9 vs. Brown & E. Illinois, respectively.

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Happ leads Wisconsin past Northwestern, 70-64

Ian Happ scored 19 points and put his unique blend of skills on display to ruin Northwestern's Senior Night and lead Wisconsin to a 70-64 victory over the Wildcats on Thursday.

Tipping The Scales: Michigan State's historic comeback (1:43)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern scores 11 second-half points and blows a 27-point lead to fall to Michigan State, 65-60. Wildcats missed 17 straight shots at one point.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern lost to Rutgers four days ago. Northwestern is up 22 at halftime on Michigan State right now.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Going into Sat., Mich. St. is 89-38 all-time vs. N'western. Since the Wildcats' 1/7/84 win at MSU evened the series at 33, the Spartans are 56-5 and have had win streaks of 20, 12 & the current 8 games. NU won the first 8 games (1918-49) & stunned the Magic Johnson-led ‘79 national champs 83-65 in Evanston, 1/27/79. MSU's won its last 3 at NU, by 14, 24 & 31 points.

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.8288th
Rebounds Per Game33.1Tied-294th
Assists Per Game14.0Tied-149th
Points Allowed66.538th

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