2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
9-15, 12th in Big Ten

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western has lost 3 straight since a 71-70 home win 12/26 vs. Ohio St. An upset W by NU (6-4, 3-3) Wed. @ #21 OSU (9-3, 3-3 & 6-0 @ home) would give it 3 wins in 4 games vs the Buckeyes for the 1st time since 1969 & 2 in a row for the 1st time since ‘67. NU has split its last 2 @ OSU, but hasn't won 2 of 3 there since a 1935 loss after 4 straight NU wins. From ‘35 on, OSU is 65-6 vs. NU in Columbus & has won 35 of the last 36 (34 in a row before a 2017 L to the NCAA tourney-bound Wildcats).

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Retiring N'western DC Mike Hankwitz, who won #400 as a coach Fri., played @ Michigan for Hall of Famer Bo Schembechler, who was an NU asst. for HoFer Ara Parseghian, who played @ Miami of O. for HoFer Sid Gillman, who played @ Ohio St. for Sam Willaman, who played there for HoFer John Wilce, who played @ Wisc. for Thomas Barry, who played @ Brown for HoFer Edward Robinson, who played there for Wallace Moyle, who played @ Yale for HoFer Walter Camp, who's known as the "Father of Amer. Football."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With its 35-19 Citrus Bowl win vs. Auburn (6-5) Friday, Northwestern (7-2) has won 4 straight Bowls & 5 of 6, after losing 9 in a row from 1996-2011, including the 2010 Outback to Auburn (38-35 in OT). NU's 1 previous Citrus Bowl was a 1997 loss (48-28) to Tennessee & Peyton Manning, for whom NU QB/game MVP Peyton Ramsey is named. Pat Fitzgerald's Bowl record as head coach is 5-5, after losses in his first 4. NU's 35 points & 16-pt margin are its highest totals in a Bowl win.

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.3224th
Rebounds Per Game33.7282nd
Assists Per Game14.790th
Points Allowed70.0

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1