Basketball

Northwestern coach Chris Collins believes making the NCAA Tournament should be the expectation for his team.

The history of Northwestern basketball operates in two realms: Before the 2016-17 season and after.

Moritz Wagner cannot go up against Isaac Haas in a game against Purdue in Mackey Arena Thursday.

WEST LAFAYETTE  The pregame theatrics at Mackey Arena are quite a sight.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson and the other Michigan guards will need to win their one-on-one matchups to beat Purdue.

The Daily reviewed the tape from the first game between Michigan and Purdue, noting three plays that defined the struggles — and arguably turned the tide — in the Wolverines' one-point loss.

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In what may kindly be deemed a defensive struggle — and not so kindly, a downright ugly game — the twenty-third ranked Wolverines improved to 17-5 overall and 6-3 in Big Ten play with a 62-47 win over Rutgers.

Shea Patterson likely won't find out if he's eligible for the 2018 season until late February at the earliest.

While Patterson is already the most highly-anticipated quarterback of the Jim Harbaugh era, his ability to play next season remains up in the air.

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That’s Tim Miles: Brash, candid, unfazed. His personality attracts him to media and fans, even if it alone does little to help Nebraska win basketball games.

Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored his 1,000th point with a game-winning free throw against Maryland.

Senior guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and senior guard Katelynn Flaherty each reached respective milestones over the weekend.

Junior forward Moritz Wagner scored 18 points to help Michigan beat Maryland on a quick turnaround.

Defiantly, the Wolverines proved once again their label of being "soft" couldn’t be further from the truth. Not this team; not this year.

Rivalry aside, the Michigan State game provides Michigan with another opportunity to garner a resume-boosting win.

Freshman forward Isaiah Livers (#4) and freshman guard Jordan Poole (#2) have proven that late-game moments aren't too big for them anymore.

A far cry from precluding freshmen from playing in the second half, Beilein is now finding as many ways as possible to utilize his first-year players.