With conference play upon us, inconsistency has plagued the Big Ten.
It was Sam Dekker on the outside, and Frank Kaminsky all over the court. Duje Dukan provided a lift when he checked into the game, and Nigel Hayes had his share of positive moments.
Bryant McIntosh scored a team-high 17 points.
Tre Demps tied a career-high with 23 points as Northwestern beat Northern Kentucky 76-55 on Saturday.
Bryant McIntosh scored 22 points for the Wildcats.
Tre Demps scored 17 points and Northwestern beat Western Michigan 67-61 on Saturday afternoon.
Braylon Rayson scored 19 points, and Central Michigan beat Northwestern.
Northwestern needed an emphatic win Sunday evening. Alex Olah and the Wildcats left little doubt the Wildcats would get one.
Kellen Dunham scored 19 points to lead No. 23 Butler past Northwestern 65-56 on Saturday.
Josh Heath had 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting, including two clutch baskets in the final 2:30.
Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
Tre Demps scored 21 points and hit the game-winning basket for a second straight game and Northwestern rallied down the stretch for a 68-67 overtime victory over Elon on Saturday.
Northwestern linebacker Jimmy Hall set up 14 points with an interception and a fumble recovery.
Tre Demps scored 15 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 2.5 seconds left.
Jack Mitchell kicked a 45-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to force overtime and then kicked a 41-yard field goal to give Northwestern a 43-40 victory over No. 15 Notre Dame on Saturday.
It took some prodding by his coaches, but after Northwestern was bullied by Houston Baptist in the first half on Friday night, the biggest man in Welsh-Ryan Arena did something about it.
De’Veon Smith ran for a career-high 121 yards and a touchdown, and Michigan beat Northwestern 10-9 Saturday after the Wildcats’ Trevor Siemian slipped attempting a two-point conversion at the end of the game.
No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
Mark Weisman and Akrum Wadley combined for 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Joe Paterno’s coaching career has come to a crashing end. Here are a number of photos of Paterno through the years.
Check out these great photos of the football transformation at Wrigley Field for Saturday’s game between Northwestern and Illinois.