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2017 Schedule
20-8, 4th in Big Ten
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Northwestern and TCU face big tests

The two schools are projected to end their tourney droughts and can make big statements today. Northwestern travels to Indiana, while TCU hosts No. 12 West Virginia.

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Is Northwestern a lock for tourney? (0:50)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Indiana's Assembly Hall was long a house of horrors for N'western, which lost its first 32 games there until 2009, but since is 3-3 & 9-6 overall vs. IU. A win Sat. would be an NU record #21 & first 10-win Big Ten season since 1933. That would also clinch the Wildcats' first conf. finish over .500 since 1968, when they swept the Hoosiers (as they also did in 2009 & '11).

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1dAndrew Lange

Lange: Weekend's best college hoops bets

ESPN Chalk's Andrew Lange outlines the best value bets among Saturday's slate of college basketball games, including Indiana-Northwestern and North Carolina-Pittsburgh.

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2dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: B1G win for Minnesota

Minnesota is trending up after knocking off Maryland on Wednesday night. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan solidified its spot and Northwestern dropped while Michigan State and Indiana remain on the bubble.

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Which nervous bubble teams are likely safe? (1:26)
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Will Big Ten seedings shake up again?

Michigan will play at Rutgers on Wednesday night while No. 24 Maryland hosts Minnesota. The Terrapins, Wolverines and Golden Gophers all risk their future NCAA tournament seeding.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

After Illinois' convincing win Tue., its home record vs. N'western is 68-14. In the Wildcats' last three .500 or better Big Ten seasons (2017, 2004 & 1968), they lost in Champaign. The season sweep for Illinois (won Feb. 7 in Evanston) raised its overall record vs. N'western to 134-40 & denied its in-state rival of a school-record 21st win.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Having clinched its 1st .500 or better Big Ten season since 2004 & 2nd since 1968, N'western is at Illinois Tue., trying to avenge a loss in Evanston & reach 21 wins for the 1st time. It also would tie a Wildcats record 6th conf. road W -- set in '31, when they went 16-1 & 11-1 and won the Big Ten & Helms Fndtn. national titles. Their only L was 35-28 at home vs. the Illini, after a 29-27 road W.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Having clinched its 1st .500 or better Big Ten season since 2004 & 2nd since 1968, N'western is at Illinois Tue., trying to avenge a loss in Evanston & reach 21 wins for the 1st time. It also would tie a Wildcats record 6th conf. road W -- set in '31, when they went 16-1 & 11-1 and won the Big Ten & Helms Fndtn. national titles. Their only L was 35-28 at home vs. the Illini, after a 29-27 road W.

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.1Tied-210th
Rebounds Per Game37.3103rd
Assists Per Game15.658th
Points Allowed64.836th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-0
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances0