Northwestern returns from its nine-day break to face another Chicagoland opponent in the Cougars. Chicago State is ... bad. They lost to Indiana by 49 and to DePaul by 34. The Cougars have myriad problems, but the main one is that they allow opponents to shoot nearly 60 percent on two-point field goals.
Still, this Chicago State iteration might be better than the one Northwestern outscored 55-8 in the first half last winter. Under head coach Lance Irvin, the Cougars have matched last year’s win total with three wins. Gary, Ind. native Anthony Harris leads Chicago State with 15.6 points per game.
Here’s how to tune in:
Game Time: 8 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN AM 720
Betting line: Northwestern -29.5, O/U 145