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Northwestern Basketball Season Previews 2012-2013

Previews and predictions for Northwestern's upcoming basketball season.

Hawks' Bully 'Cats: Love That Tempo Free

Fran McCaffrey sent waves and waves of handsy Hawkeyes to harrass the 'Cats out of their precision offense. Let's check out the tempo free take.

How will Northwestern fare in the Big Ten?

The Big Ten is by far the toughest conference in the country according to pretty much anybody you ask. How will the Northwestern Wildcats perform this year?

Bill Carmody, the eternal question

Bill Carmody has been Northwestern's head coach for 12 full seasons, going on 13. What does he have to do in 2012-13 to keep his job?

Can Northwestern replace John Shurna?

The leading scorer in program history is gone, as John Shurna has graduated and is now playing professionally in France. Can the team replace his scoring, and if so, who does it?

NU hoops: which newcomer makes the biggest impact?

Northwestern has seven incoming scholarship basketball players who will be in their first year in the program, including Louisville transfer Jared Swopshire and starting center Alex Olah. Who makes the biggest impact on NU basketball this season?

Basketball preview profiles: Sanjay Lumpkin

Sanjay Lumpkin is a freshman from Minnesota who will be asked to replace some of the load left by suspended guard JerShon Cobb. What will he be able to bring to Northwestern this season?

Basketball preview profiles: Chier Ajou

Northwestern brings in 7-foot-2 recruit Chier Ajou, who hails from South Sudan. How much do we know about the unheralded enormous center prospect, who committed to NU less than five months ago? And can he contribute this season?

Basketball preview profiles: Nikola Cerina

A look at Nikola Cerina, a transfer from TCU who will begin his first season for Northwestern this fall. Can the 6-foot-9 forward from Serbia be an improvement on centers Luka Mirkovic and Davide Curletti for the Wildcats?