Wildcat basketball is back tonight, as the Northwestern men take on the Golden Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the first of four nonconference matchups.
After a dismal 2019-2020 campaign in which the ‘Cats won just eight total games and three in the Big Ten, NU looks to bounce back despite an incredibly challenging schedule. Chris Collins’ group must start off on the right foot in the nonconference, because in a matter of days, the team will face some of the top competition in the nation.
NU opens as heavy favorites against the Golden Lions, who dropped their first three games of the season to Marquette, No. 4 Wisconsin and Iowa State by an average of 31 points. NU will look to capitalize on a weak opponent at home by starting the season on a good note.
Make sure you know how to watch, and take a look at our staff’s season predictions as well as some important storylines to follow. Check back here around game time to follow along in the gamethread below!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena (Evanston, Illinois)
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
Radio: WGN Radio AM-720
Betting line: Northwestern -27.5, O/U 131 (SportsLine)