Northwestern promoted longtime deputy athletic director Mike Polisky to replace Jim Phillips as athletic director on Monday.
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Mike Polisky is being promoted to succeed Jim Phillips as Northwestern's athletic director, sources tell ESPN.
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— Tre Williams scored 14 points and Jamal Mashburn Jr. 11 and Minnesota snapped a seven-game skid with a 51-46 win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Wednesday.
— Ryan Young's putback with 2.7 seconds left gave Northwestern a 79-78 win over Nebraska in a regular-season finale on Sunday.
— Boo Buie scored 15 points and Chase Audige added 14, and Northwestern scored the last six points of the game to beat Maryland 60-55 on Wednesday night, ending the Terrapins' five-game win streak.
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— Boo Buie scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, sparking Northwestern to rally past Minnesota 67-59 on Thursday night, bringing an end to a 13-game losing streak that stretches back to Dec. 29.
— Micah Potter scored 19 points, D'Mitrik Trice had 13 and No. 21 Wisconsin shut down lowly Northwestern for a 68-51 victory Sunday night.
— Kofi Cockburn had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ayo Dosunmu added 13 points and No. 5 Illinois beat Northwestern 73-66 on Tuesday.
— Ron Harper Jr. had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Myles Johnson controlled the paint with 12 points and 14 rebounds and No. 25 Rutgers beat Northwestern 64-50 on Saturday night.
— Aljami Durham scored a career-high 24 points, Armaan Franklin tied his best with 23 points and Indiana beat Northwestern 79-76 in double overtime on Wednesday night for the Wildcats' 10th straight loss.
— Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds Saturday, providing the energy No. 24 Purdue needed to get past pesky Northwestern 75-70.
— Jacob Young scored 19 points and Ron Harper Jr. scored all 13 of his in the second half and Rutgers held off Northwestern for a 64-56 win Sunday night.
— Izaiah Brockington scored 21 points including a pair of late free throws to help Penn State hold off Northwestern for an 81-78 victory on Saturday night.
— Tyler Wahl paced a balanced attack with 14 points and No. 10 Wisconsin pulled away in the second half for a 68-52 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
— Luka Garza had 17 points and 10 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and No. 5 Iowa rolled to a 96-73 victory over Northwestern on Sunday.
— Ohio State was not going to let Northwestern come from behind again.
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).
Juwan Howard and the Wolverines are carrying the banner for the rugged Big Ten, while USC and UCLA had big weeks out west.
— Kofi Cockburn scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 12 Illinois rallied to beat Northwestern 81-56 on Thursday night.
— Hunter Dickinson scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and No. 16 Michigan remained unbeaten with an 85-66 rout of No. 19 Northwestern on Sunday night.
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.
— Jordan Bohannon scored 24 points, CJ Fredrick added 19 and Luka Garza finished with 18 as No. 10 Iowa defeated No. 16 Northwestern 87-72 on Tuesday night.