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Chris Collins. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: Just As Chris Collins Imagined, Support’s Growing For Northwestern

Just as first-year coach Chris Collins imagined, there’s a renewed energy from Wildcats fans.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Chris Collins. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Emma: Northwestern Rallying Around Collins

In year one, Collins has Northwestern playing its best basketball in program history.

02/02/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Wins Again, 55-54 At Minnesota

Drew Crawford scored 17 points and JerShon Cobb pitched in 15 points to help Northwestern win its third game in a row on the road, 55-54 over Minnesota on Saturday.

02/01/2014

Ben Brust #1 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop during the first half of play against the Northwestern Wildcats. (Credit: Mike McGinnis, Getty)

Crawford Leads NU To 65-56 Upset Over No. 14 Wisconsin

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, JerShon Cobb added all 10 of his points in the second half and Northwestern upset cold-shooting No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56 on Wednesday night.

01/29/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Falls To No. 10 Iowa 76-50

Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points and No. 10 Iowa never trailed, beating Northwestern 76-50 on Saturday.

01/25/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Defense Carries Northwestern Past Indiana 54-47

Tre Demps scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47 on Saturday.

01/18/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Demps, Northwestern Upend No. 23 Illinois 49-43

Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 49-43 upset of in-state rival No. 23 Illinois on Sunday night.

01/12/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Routed By Michigan 74-51

Nik Stauskas scored 18 points and Glenn Robinson III added 12 to lead Michigan to a 74-51 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.

01/05/2014

Drew Crawford.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Crawford To Return To Northwestern

New Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins got a slice of good news Friday afternoon when forward Drew Crawford announced that he will remain at Northwestern for his final year of eligibility during the 2013-14 season.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2013

Jared Swopshire. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Swopshire Latest Wildcat Lost For Season

Jared Swopshire’s collegiate career came to a premature end Tuesday when the Northwestern senior guard had to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2013

Drew Crawford goes up for a layup during the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern’s Crawford Done For Year With Shoulder Injury

Northwestern’s chances of making the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament didn’t get any better Friday when news broke that senior Drew Crawford’s season was over after suffering a shoulder injury.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Butler Defeats Northwestern 74-65

Smith, the Bulldogs’ 6-foot-11 senior center, scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half.

12/09/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

UIC Rallies Past Northwestern 50-44

Josh Crittle’s go-ahead basket with 53 seconds remaining helped UIC win against NU.

12/01/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Beats Illinois State In OT 72-69

Drew Crawford had 20 points and nine rebounds for Northwestern, leading the Wildcats to a thrilling 72-69 overtime victory Saturday night over Illinois State at the South Padre Island Invitational Tournament.

11/25/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Beats Delaware State 69-50

Drew Crawford scored 18 points and Northwestern hit a dozen 3-pointers Tuesday night as Northwestern beat Delaware State 69-50.

11/20/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Holds Off Akron 76-74 In NIT

Drew Crawford scored 27 points, John Shurna added 23 and Northwestern held off Akron 76-74 on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.

03/13/2012

Bill Carmody covers his head during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. (Getty Images)

Hoge: A Bubble-Blasting ­­­­Butchery For Northwestern

Barring a collective sympathy vote by the NCAA Selection Tournament Committee, the Wildcats will likely be – and should be – on the outside looking in on Selection Sunday.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Drew Crawford goes up for a layup during the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Drew Crawford After Northwestern’s Loss To Minnesota

After Northwestern’s 75-68 to Minnesota Thursday, Drew Crawford met with the media in the locker room.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

John Shurna. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Shurna’s Heave Comes Up Short, But AD Phillips Still Has Hope

A 22-ounce basketball never carried so much weight for a program that desperately needed it to find its way inside the 18-inch diameter of the rim.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Shurna Lifts Northwestern Over Penn State 67-66

John Shurna made two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to give Northwestern a 67-66 win over Penn State on Saturday night.

02/26/2012

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