The basketball season is finally here!
After an eventful offseason that saw multiple NU players transfer out of the program and a lacrosse star enter Evanston, the Wildcats will tip-off their 2019-20 campaign from Welsh-Ryan tonight as they take on the Merrimack Warriors. NU held an exhibition game earlier this week, but this marks the official start of the season as they take on a Merrimack team playing in its first season of D1 Basketball.
The Warriors fell to Maine 84-64 in their season opener, and are still in search for their first win as a D1 program.
In case you’re just now tuning in for coverage as the season gets underway, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about Chris Collins’ team:
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena (Evanston, Illinois)
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN Radio AM-720, WNUR Sports FM-89.3 (or online via this link)
Betting line: Northwestern -18.5, O/U 135