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Rock Fight, Episode 3: A mid-week emergency

We didn’t plan for this.

NCAA Basketball: Chicago State at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

For a moment, it seemed like No. 25 (technically still ranked, for now!) Northwestern men’s basketball was on cruise control. Its next competitive game appeared to be on Dec. 20 against Arizona State. Boy, was everyone wrong. Chicago State came into Welsh-Ryan on Wednesday night and pulled off the 75-73 upset against a Wildcats team favored by almost 25 points.

Of course, we have to talk about it, so we did. Joined by Brendan Preisman, Iggy Dowling and Jake Mozarsky detail what was a horrific night for Northwestern basketball — including women’s basketball’s 25-point defeat at DePaul — and the long-term ramifications it could potentially have.