2009–10 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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2009–10 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
Northwestern N logo.gif
NIT, First Round
Conference Big Ten Conference
2009–10 record 20–14 (7–11 Big Ten)
Head coach Bill Carmody
Assistant coach Mitch Henderson
Assistant coach Tavaras Hardy
Assistant coach Ivan Vujic
Home arena Welsh-Ryan Arena
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Ohio State 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
#10 Purdue 14 4   .778     29 6   .829
#13 Michigan State 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
#16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Illinois 10 8   .556     21 15   .583
Minnesota 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Michigan 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Indiana 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
Iowa 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Penn State 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team represented Northwestern University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Bill Carmody's tenth season at the Northwestern. The Wildcats were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. They finished the season 20–14, 7–11 in Big Ten play, lost in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and were invited to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to the University of Rhode Island. Northwestern received its first national (AP) ranking in 41 years, when it was ranked #25 in the December 28th AP poll.

2009–10 Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School
3 Capocci, Mike F 6–6 200 JR Lombard, Illinois/Glenbard East
44 Coble, Kevin F 6–8 210 SR* Phoenix, Arizona/Scottsdale Christian Academy
1 Crawford, Drew G/F 6–5 185 FR Naperville, Illinois/Naperville Central
30 Curletti, Davide F 6–9 232 SO Farmington Hills, Michigan/Orchard Lake St. Mary's
15 Fruendt, Nick G 6–5 195 SO Batavia, Illinois/Batavia
11 Hearn, Reggie G 6–4 195 FR Fort Wayne, Indiana/Snider
4 Marcotullio, Alex G 6–3 180 FR Warren, Michigan/De La Salle
12 Mirković, Luka F/C 6–11 235 SO Belgrade, Serbia/La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)
23 Nash, Jeremy G 6–4 191 SR Chicago, Illinois/Marist
21 Peljusic, Ivan F 6–8 215 JR Zadar, Croatia/V. Nazor Gymnasium
54 Rowley, Kyle C 7–0 280 SO Arima, Trinidad/Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy
5 Ryan, Jeff G/F 6–7 205 SR* Glenview, Illinois/Glenbrook South
24 Shurna, John F 6–8 210 SO Glen Ellyn, Illinois/Glenbard West
33 Steger, Matt G/F 6–5 195 SR Northfield, Illinois/Loyola Academy
22 Thompson, Michael G 5–10 182 JR Chicago, Illinois/Lincoln Park

Source:[1]

"*"=indicates player used redshirt season.

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Regular Season
Nov 13, 2009*
7:00pm, BigTenNetwork.com
Northern Illinois W 77–55  1–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Nov 18, 2009*
7:00pm, BTN
No. 11 Butler L 67–54  1–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Nov 22, 2009*
1:00pm, BigTenNetwork.com
Tennessee State W 69–92  2–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Nov 24, 2009*
5:30pm, BigTenNetwork.com
Liberty W 69–53  3–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Nov 27, 2009*
7:30pm, BTN
vs. No. 23 Notre Dame
Chicago Challenge Invitational
W 72–58  4–1
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
Nov 28, 2009*
7:00pm, BTN
vs. Iowa State
Chicago Challenge Invitational
W 67–65  5–1
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
Dec 1, 2009*
6:00pm, ESPNU
at North Carolina State
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
W 65–53  6–1
RBC Center 
Raleigh, NC
Dec 13, 2009*
4:00pm, BigTenNetwork.com
North Carolina A&T W 90–65  7–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Dec 16, 2009*
8:00pm, ESPNU
North Florida W 84–54  8–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Dec 19, 2009*
1:30pm, BTN
Stanford W 70–62  9–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Dec 22, 2009*
7:00pm, BigTenNetwork.com
Central Connecticut St W 74–54  10–1
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Dec 30, 2009
8:00pm, BTN
No. 25 at Illinois L 89–83 OT 10–2 (0–1)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
Jan 2, 2010
5:30pm, BTN
No. 25 No. 11 Michigan St L 91–70  10–3 (0–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 7, 2010*
6:00pm, BigTenNetwork.com
Texas-Pan American W 53–44  11–3
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 10, 2010
1:00pm, BTN
at Michigan W 68–62  12–3 (1–2)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 13, 2010
7:30pm, BTN
No. 13 Wisconsin L 60–50  12–4 (1–3)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 16, 2010
4:30pm, BTN
No. 6 Purdue W 72–64  13–4 (2–3)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 19, 2010
6:00pm, BTN
at No. 21 Ohio State L 76–56  13–5 (2–4)
Schottenstein Center 
Columbus, OH
Jan 23, 2010
7:00pm, BTN
Illinois W 73–68  14–5 (3–4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Jan 26, 2010
8:00pm, BTN
at Minnesota L 65–61  14–6 (3–5)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 30, 2010
6:30pm, BTN
at No. 5 Michigan St L 79–70  14–7 (3–6)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 2, 2010
6:30pm, BTN
Michigan W 67–52  15–7 (4–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Feb 7, 2010
1:30pm, BTN
Indiana W 78–61  16–7 (5–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Feb 10, 2010
7:35pm, BTN
at Iowa L 78–65  16–8 (5–7)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
Feb 14, 2010
4:00pm, BTN
Minnesota W 77–74 OT 17–8 (6–7)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Feb 17, 2010
7:30pm, BTN
Penn State L 81–70  17–9 (6–8)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Feb 21, 2010
1:00pm, BTN
at No. 14 Wisconsin L 70–63  17–10 (6–9)
Kohl Center 
Madison, WI
Feb 25, 2010
6:00pm, ESPN2
Iowa W 74–57  18–10 (7–9)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Feb 28, 2010
11:00am, BTN
at Penn State L 79–60  18–11 (7–10)
Bryce Jordan Center 
University Park, PA
Mar 3, 2010*
7:00pm
Chicago State W 72–49  19–11
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Mar 6, 2010
11:00am, BTN
at Indiana L 88–80 OT 19–12 (7–11)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 11, 2010
3:55pm, ESPN2
vs. Indiana
First Round
W 73–58  20–12
Conseco Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
March 12, 2010
6:30pm, BTN
vs. No. 6 Purdue
Quarterfinals
L 69–61  20–13
Conseco Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
2010 National Invitation Tournament
March 17, 2010
6:00pm, ESPNU
at Rhode Island
First Round
L 76–64  20–14
Ryan Center 
Kingston, RI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009-10 Northwestern Roster". Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. ^ "2009-10 Northwestern Men's Basketball Schedule". Retrieved 2009-12-24.