Fired Bill Carmody: Alamo Bowl preview - basketball edition

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Alamo Bowl preview - basketball edition

in honor of the 9-3 football team heading to San Antonio, i've put together a comprehensive look at how this all relates to the NU hoops team. (i realize these numbers are completely irrelevant, but the team doesn't play again until next week and i have a lot of free time on my hands.)
  • Northwestern is 3-4 all-time against Missouri. NU is technically on a three-game winning streak; the most recent victory was by 12 in Evanston... in December 1968.
  • NU is 2-7 in games played in the state of Texas.
  • under Bill Carmody, the Wildcats are 2-2 against the Big 12. NU swept a home-and-home with Kansas State in '01 and '02 and dropped one against Colorado in '03 and '04.
  • NU has played in four bowl-related basketball tournaments: 1968 Gator Bowl, 1975 Sun Bowl, 1988 Fiesta Bowl and 2004 Sun Bowl. its record in those games is 3-5.
  • speaking of bowls, NU has all-time records of 1-3 vs. UCLA, 2-1 vs. Bowling Green, 1-2 vs. Nebraska, 1-0 vs. Tennessee, 3-6 vs. USC and 1-2 vs. Cal.
hopefully all those negative numbers and the 13.5 point spread aren't too much for Corey Wootton and Co. to overcome as they try to slow down Mizzou's army of Chases.


Blogger nuttinbutapeanut said...

Holy $hit that's some impressive research. Perhaps you should consider getting a job.

12/10/08, 12:24 PM  

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