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  1. NU's high expectations make NIT tough sell

    Scott Powers

    The NIT is old hat to Northwestern. The Wildcats have been a top-4 seed and hosted an NIT game in Evanston, and they have won two games in the tournament. In other words, Northwestern has been here before. Getting to the NIT as a higher seed...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  2. Carmody hopes NU makes long NIT run

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said Monday he will discuss his future with athletic director Jim Phillips after the Wildcats have completed their play in the NIT. "We just do it at the end of the year every year, so I hope it's ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  3. Illinois St. gets NIT bid, Illinois out

    Scott Powers

    Illinois State was selected to play in the NIT on Sunday while Illinois' season came to an end without a postseason invitation. Read the entire story....

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  4. Illinois State Redbirds get NIT invite; Illinois Fighting Illini ...

    Scott Powers

    Illinois State received an NIT invite, but Illinois was left out on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  5. Northwestern Wildcats again left out of NCAA tournament field

    Scott Powers

    The Northwestern Wildcats were once again left out of the NCAA tournament field.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  6. Illinois open to playing in NIT

    Scott Powers

    INDIANAPOLIS - Illinois coach Bruce Weber and his players reaffirmed Thursday they would like to play in the NIT if invited. Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has previously stated the school would accept an NIT invitation. The Illini's NCAA...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  7. NU's Shurna on Wooden watch list

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern senior forward John Shurna was named to the Wooden Award watch list on Monday. Shurna averaged 16.6 points and 4.9 rebounds last season while helping the Wildcats to the NIT quarterfinals. He averaged 24.4 points and shot 62.5 from 3-...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Wash St. 69, NU 66

    Scott Powers

    Here's a quick look at Washington State's dramatic 69-66 overtime win over Northwestern in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday. How the game was won: Washington State saved itself in overtime from what would have been an unforgettable defeat. The ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: NU 70, Milwaukee 61

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Here's a quick look at Northwestern's 70-61 win over Milwaukee in the opening round of the NIT on Wednesday. How the game was won: Northwestern's defense did the trick this time around. While the Wildcats connected on 10 3-pointe...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  10. Northwestern in NIT again

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern will be playing postseason basketball again. The Wildcats were invited to the NIT on Sunday for the third consecutive year. They were given a No. 4 seed and will host No. 5 seed Milwaukee at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. ...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  11. Northwestern Wildcats off to NIT for 3rd straight season

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern was invited to the NIT on Sunday for the third consecutive year.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2011
  12. NU's Thompson hasn't yielded NCAA dream

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern senior Michael Thompson was smiling when he was greeted by an old friend at Loyola Park on a recent evening. "It looks like the NIT, huh?" the friend said. Thompson's smile disappeared. He was noticeably agitated....

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  13. Gauging job security for state coaches

    Scott Powers

    The state of Illinois struggled mightily in the college basketball universe this season. Come March Madness, the state will be lucky to have more than one team in the NCAA or NIT tournaments. For Chicago State, DePaul and UIC, this was expected. T...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  14. McCamey should stay in Champaign

    Scott Powers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The free throws were insignificant when it came to the big picture. Dayton was ahead 77-71 with 2.4 seconds remaining, and masses of orange were already filing out of Assembly Hall. Although Illinois still had two free throws to...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  15. Illinois' Demetri McCamey should follow Evan Turner's lead and co...

    Scott Powers

    Illinois guard Demetri McCamey should stay in Champaign for another year.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  16. Illinois senior Dominique Keller has found peace with coach Weber...

    Scott Powers

    Dominique Keller is working hard to contribute for the Illini in the NIT.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010