Northwestern Preview Capsule
Last season: 24-12, lost to Gonzaga in NCAA round of 32.
Coach: Chris Collins.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who’s gone: F Sanjay Lumpkin.
Who’s back: G Bryant McIntosh. A preseason all-Big Ten pick, the senior averaged a team-high 14.8 points last season and tied for the conference lead in assists at 5.2 per game; G Scottie Lindsey. Like McIntosh, a preseason all-conference pick after averaging 14.1 points; F Vic Law. A Big Ten all-defensive team pick last season, he was the Wildcats’ third-leading scoring and second-leading rebounder; F Dererk Pardon. He ranked second in the conference in field goal percentage (.611), fourth in blocks (1.8 per game) and seventh in rebounding (8.0 rpg).
Who’s new: G Anthony Gaines is the lone incoming freshman.
The Skinny: The Wildcats are balanced and experienced and hungry for more coming off the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance.