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2017 Schedule
24-12, 5th in Big Ten
Greeny stays cool upon meeting Louis-Dreyfus (1:22)
8dGerry Hamilton

Early Commit: OG Wyatt Blake to Northwestern

Northwestern has been on run in the last two weeks picking up five commitments in March. A week after talented defensive end Devin O’Rourke and tight end Brian Kaiser committed out of the state of Illinois, Pat Fitzgerald and staff scored a most impactful home state win yet picking up a first ESPN Jr300 verbal on Friday in Wyatt Blake.

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Northwestern's loss vs. Gonzaga marks the 36th consecutive loss to a No. 1 seed by teams making their first NCAA tournament appearance.

Northwestern players understand Collins' frustration (1:38)
NW's Collins believes in his heart non-goaltend played a factor (1:22)
Farnham blasts refs for missed goaltending call (1:26)

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

That Chris Collins technical near the end of the game was a real dagger for Northwestern. It was a four point swing and a possession given up. Hard not to disagree with Collins' frustrations but they came out at the worst time.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

The mere fact that Northwestern played an NCAA tournament game on Thursday was already the greatest accomplishment in the program's history. That the Wildcats won their first-ever tournament game was a nice little bonus. But the manner in which they lost Saturday -- with a tireless second-half push to erase a 20-point deficit against arguably the nation's best team -- was, in its own way, as impressive as anything Chris Collins' team did in 2016-17. The past is gone. The future is bright.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Gonzaga's win over Northwestern will be remembered, rightly, for the blown goal-tending call on Zach Collins' block. When Chris Collins protested and was assessed a technical, he cost his team two more points. That was indeed the "four-point swing" that everyone said, but had Collins merely screamed and yelled in the conventionally approved manner it would have been a two-point swing in a game the 'Cats ultimately lost by six.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga holds off Northwestern 79-73, but the ViewFromVegas is the Bulldogs did NOT cover as 11-point favorites.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Bit of a mismatch for Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski (7-1, 300), who has been guarded by Northwestern's Dererk Pardon (6-8, 235) and Barret Benson (6-10, 240). Looks like Zags are making a more concerted effort to get the ball inside to start the second half.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern has hung with Gonzaga (point-wise) for the first few minutes of the second half. But the Cats need to start hitting from outside in order to break into Gonzaga's lead (NU is 2-of-15 from range).

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga heads into the half up 38-20. Zags defense has been fantastic -- held Northwestern to 32 percent shooting (including nine percent from range). Nigel Williams-Goss got rolling early too, heads into intermission with 14 points, six boards, four assists and one steal.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern isn't exactly the Big Ten's most explosive offensive (averages 71 ppg this year -- 12th in Big Ten). But the Cats have *really* struggled against Gonzaga. Through 17 minutes they only have two assists.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.1231st
Rebounds Per Game36.2147th
Assists Per Game15.076th
Points Allowed65.535th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-0
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances0