Northwestern looks to knock off No. 24 Wisconsin

first_img March 3, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Northwestern looks to knock off No. 24 Wisconsin Associated Press center_img SQUAD LEADERSHIP: The Wildcats are led by Miller Kopp and Pat Spencer. Kopp is averaging 13.3 points while Spencer is putting up 10.6 points per contest. The Badgers have been led by Nate Reuvers and D’Mitrik Trice. Reuvers has averaged 13 points, 4.4 rebounds and two blocks while Trice has put up 10.1 points, four rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.CREATING OFFENSE: Trice has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Wisconsin field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 13 field goals and 19 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: Wisconsin is a perfect 12-0 when the team makes 10 or more 3-pointers. The Badgers are 7-10 when the team hits fewer than 10 threes.STREAK STATS: Wisconsin has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 70.1 points while giving up 63.9.DID YOU KNOW: The Northwestern offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.8 percent of its possessions, which is the 19th-lowest rate in the nation. The Wisconsin defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 301st among Division I teams). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthwestern (7-21, 2-16) vs. No. 24 Wisconsin (19-10, 12-6)Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Wednesday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 24 Wisconsin looks to give Northwestern its 15th straight loss against ranked opponents. Northwestern’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 20 Michigan Wolverines 61-52 on Feb. 6, 2018. Wisconsin has moved up to No. 24 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Michigan and Minnesota last week.last_img read more

Syracuse lands 5-star class of 2020 forward Kamilla Cardoso

first_imgAnother top recruit will join the Class of 2020 under Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman.On Wednesday night, five-star forward Kamilla Cardoso announced her commitment to SU on Instagram. Cardoso, espnW’s No. 1 post player and No. 5 overall recruit for the Class of 2020, joins five-star guard Priscilla Williams (No. 11) and Faith Blackstone (No. 91) as the third top-100 recruit for next year. “While (I) thoroughly enjoyed getting to know many different programs I’m happy to announce I’ve found my home at Syracuse University,” Cardoso wrote in an Instagram post.The 6-foot-6 big from Hamilton Heights Christian (Tennessee) Academy has a espnW scout grade of 98 out of 100. One evaluation said she’s an “impact low-post prospect with superb mobility, shot blocking presence” and an emerging offensive arsenal. Cardoso had offers from Connecticut, Ohio State, Mississippi State and South Carolina, but chose Hillsman and the Orange. She’s one of six 2020 recruits — including three-star guards Khamya McNeal, Laura Salmeron and Kiara Fisher — that will join SU next season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCardoso will add depth to Syracuse’s frontcourt that will return all three starters in Emily Engstler, Amaya Finklea-Guity and Digna Strautmane.Cardoso could not be reached for comment.  Comments Published on November 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more