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Northwestern Basketball 2016-2017 Season Preview

Northwestern basketball season predictions

Here’s how our staff thinks the Wildcats will do this year.

Pound the Talk basketball preview part II: Schedule rundown

How many wins? How many losses? Nobody knows! That’s what makes a pretty fun preview podcast!

Eight Questions of Fate No. 8: Who needs to step up most from last season?

A lot of players need to increase their production this season, especially sophomore center Dererk Pardon.

Eight Questions of Fate No. 7: Who should start? Does it matter?

The Wildcats can go several routes here.

Pound the Talk basketball preview part I: Roster rundown

Who needs to step up? How will minutes be allocated? We discuss

Eight Questions of Fate, No. 6: How will the newcomers fit in?

Barrett Benson and Isiah Brown are both likely to figure in Chris Collins’ plans this year, but to what extent?

Eight of Fate No. 5: How is playing time split up?

Even after one scrimmage, we’re not sure how much everyone will see the court.

Does progress = NIT bid for Northwestern?

We're entering Year 4 of the Collins era. Is it time to expect at least an NIT berth?

Mailbag: Preseason questions for Northwestern basketball

Answering readers’ questions about the upcoming men’s hoops season for the Wildcats.

Northwestern-Illinois Springfield post-game press conference notes

Chris Collins, Scottie Lindsey and Isiah Brown all met with the media following the big win.

RAPID REACTION: NU blows out U-I Springfield, 89-52

Isiah Brown (18 points) provided a spark off the bench for the hosts in their first (somewhat) real game action of the 2016-2017 season.

How to watch & GAMETHREAD Northwestern vs. U of I Springfield

Scrimmages are fun!

Five things to watch for in NU vs. U of I Springfield

Basketball is back! Kind of...

Eight Questions of Fate, No. 3: Who will lead the team in scoring?

The Wildcats have to get points from somewhere. Who will lead the charge?

Nothwestern basketball player previews: Charlie Hall and Tino Malnati

The walk-ons are both connected to some major fame.

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Northwestern basketball player previews

Eight of Fate No. 2: Who’s a bigger loss for this season: Tre Demps or Alex Olah?

Are the Wildcats better equipped to replace Demps’ scoring or Olah’s size?

Eight of Fate, No. 1: What does Vic Law bring?

The redshirt sophomore provides length, athleticism, shooting on the wing.

Northwestern basketball player previews: F Nathan Taphorn

What even is a zone defense, really?

Northwestern basketball player previews: Jordan Ash

The sophomore should be in line for more minutes after not seeing much time last year.

Northwestern basketball player previews: Gavin Skelly

Gavin “The Energizer” Skelly always brings pep off the bench.

Northwestern basketball player previews: G Isiah Brown

The all-time leading scorer in Seattle’s Metro League will have a role in 2016.

Northwestern basketball player previews: C Barret Benson

The true freshman will find himself in opportunities to contribute in year one.

Northwestern basketball player previews: Sanjay Lumpkin

Sanjay Lumpkin is your quintessential glue guy.

Northwestern basketball player previews: C Dererk Pardon

The sophomore center will need to play a much bigger role this season.

Northwestern basketball player previews: SF Aaron Falzon

The sharpshooter is the Wildcats’ best perimeter threat.

Northwestern basketball player previews: SG Scottie Lindsey

Will the junior finally have the breakout season expected of him?

Northwestern basketball player previews: SF/PF Vic Law

He might be the most important piece of the puzzle

Northwestern basketball player previews: Bryant McIntosh

He’s been dropping dimes, but Northwestern might need him to get buckets this year.

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