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Northwestern vs. Butler Gamethread and How to Watch

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Can NU pull off an improbable win against the best team on its non-conference schedule?

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After two straight losses against Northern Iowa and Georgia Tech, Northwestern enters the third game of its toughest three-game stretch of non-conference season, this time heading to Indianapolis and historic Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on Butler.

The Wildcats have had offensive issues in the past two games, particularly in the second half of the Northern Iowa game and the first half of the Georgia Tech game. NU started the game in a 20-2 hole against Georgia Tech and could never climb out of it, though they got close at the end of the game. The second half against the Yellow Jackets was encouraging, as Alex Olah stepped up, and Sanjay Lumpkin and Tre Demps provided sparks. However, the Wildcats have yet to put together a full game, and they'll need to against a Butler team that has been better than expected, beating North Carolina and Georgetown earlier this year, en route to a No. 23 ranking in the polls.

Let's take a look at who is expected to win and how you can watch.

Time: 3:30 p.m. CT
TV: FOX
Radio: WGN 720 AM in Chicagoland
Live Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Line: Butler opened as a 10-point favorite, and the line is now 11.5.
KenPom: No. 133 Northwestern has a 12 percent chance of beating No. 29 Butler, with the Bulldogs winning by a predicted score of 62-52.