2011 NIT Tournament: Northwestern, 85, Boston College, 67, Postgame Thread


Northwestern manhandled Boston College and will play in the third round of the NIT against either Washington State or Oklahoma State. Sadly, that will be the farthest NU has gone in any postseason tournament ever, and therefore, by default, will be the most important game Northwestern basketball has ever played. Jesus. (It also ties the school record for wins with 20.)

Pretty much everything went right for NU: Boston College looked like it had never contemplated studying up on the Princeton Offense as Joe Trapani kept looking the other way as John Shurna repeatedly backdoored him for open dunks, and they also were unconscious from three - everybody shot well from downtown, Juice had six threes and 22 points, even Reggie Hearn nailed a three. Luka Mirkovic had the best game I've ever seen him play, going perfect from the field (6-for-6, including a three) - in fact, pretty much everybody had a good game, as all starters finished in double-digits, and NU murdered BC on the offensive boards. The outcome was never really in doubt after Reggie Jackson came out with foul trouble and BC's offense completely stagnated.

Sick.

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