Northwestern made some basketball waves in primetime with an impressive win over 6-seed Iowa becoming just the second 11-seed to win a first round game in B1G Tournament history. Plus, official news on the green light (and shovel in the ground) for NU’s gamechanging lakefront athletic facility.
Northwestern struggled again on the offensive end as its utter collapse led to a porous defensive effort and an onslaught of assists and baskets from a hungry Iowa team.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was suspended for Thursday’s game against Northwestern. And Chier Ajou is leaving the program in Evanston.
It is tough to think positively after six straight agonizing losses and the likely end of the program’s consecutive bowl streak. No one questions the effort, the results just have not been there.
There are plenty of questions after a four-game losing streak. Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald began answering a few of them in Monday’s press conference.