2018–19 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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2018–19 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2018–19 record13–19 (4–16 Big Ten)
Head coachChris Collins (6th season)
Assistant coachBrian James
Assistant coachBilly Donlon
Assistant coachEmanuel Dildy
Home arenaWelsh-Ryan Arena
Seasons
2018–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 16 4   .800     32 7   .821
No. 13 Purdue 16 4   .800     26 10   .722
No. 8 Michigan 15 5   .750     30 7   .811
No. 21 Wisconsin 14 6   .700     23 11   .676
Maryland 13 7   .650     23 11   .676
Iowa 10 10   .500     23 12   .657
Minnesota 9 11   .450     22 14   .611
Ohio State 8 12   .400     20 15   .571
Indiana 8 12   .400     19 16   .543
Penn State 7 13   .350     14 18   .438
Illinois 7 13   .350     12 21   .364
Rutgers 7 13   .350     14 17   .452
Nebraska 6 14   .300     19 17   .528
Northwestern 4 16   .200     13 19   .406
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018–19 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team represented Northwestern University in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by sixth-year head coach Chris Collins as members of the Big Ten Conference. They played their home games at the newly-renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcats finished the season 13–19, 4–16 in Big Ten play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to Illinois.

Previous season[edit]

The Wildcats finished the 2017–18 season 15–17, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in 10th place. They lost in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament to Penn State.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Isiah Brown 12 G 6'2" 190 Sophomore Seattle, WA Transferred to Grand Canyon
Rapolas Ivanauskas 14 F 6'9" 230 RS Freshman Barrington, IL Transferred to Colgate
Scottie Lindsey 20 G/F 6'5" 210 Senior Hillsdale, IL Graduated
Bryant McIntosh 30 G 6'3" 200 Senior New Castle, IN Graduated
Gavin Skelly 44 F 6'8" 235 Senior Westlake, OH Graduated

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Ryan Taylor 14 G 6'6" 195 RS Senior Gary, IN Evansville

Recruiting classes[edit]

2018 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Pete Nance
SF
Richfield, OH Revere High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Ryan Young
PF
Stewartsville, NJ Bethlehem Catholic High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Aug 23, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Miller Kopp
SF
Houston, TX Houston Christian High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 21, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Northwestern Commits". Rivals.com.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Ryan Greer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Northfield Mount Hermon Atlanta, GA
F 4 Vic Law 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Saint Rita South Holland, IL
C 5 Dererk Pardon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Villa Angela-St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
F 10 Miller Kopp 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Houston Christian Houston, TX
G 11 Anthony Gaines 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So New Hampton School (N.H.) Kingston, NY
G 14 Ryan Taylor 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Sr St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
Evansville
Gary, IN
C 15 Ryan Young 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Bethlehem Catholic Stewartsville, NJ
F 21 A. J. Turner 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 188 lb (85 kg) RS Jr New Hampton School
Boston College
Mount Clemens, MI
F 22 Pete Nance Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Revere Akron, OH
G 23 Jordan Ash 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr St. Joseph Bolingbrook, IL
C 25 Barret Benson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Hinsdale South Chicago, IL
G 33 Tino Malnati (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Wauwatosa West Northfield, IL
G 10 Charlie Hall (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Crossroads Los Angeles, CA
F 35 Aaron Falzon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS Jr Northfield Mount Hermon Newton, MA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 2, 2018*
7:00 pm, BTN+
McKendree W 83–44 
 14  Law   8  Nance   6  Turner  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
Non-conference regular season
November 8, 2018*
7:00 pm, BTN
New Orleans W 82–52  1–0
 20  Taylor   11  Pardon   5  Law  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,747)
Evanston, IL
November 12, 2018*
7:00 pm, BTN+
American W 63–51  2–0
 26  Law   18  Pardon   4  Pardon  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,018)
Evanston, IL
November 16, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPNews
Binghamton W 84–52  3–0
 13  Turner   14  Benson   4  Turner  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
November 22, 2018*
3:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Fresno State
Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
L 59–78  3–1
 13  Law   7  Pardon   5  Law  Titan Gym (4,000)
Fullerton, CA
November 23, 2018*
3:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. La Salle
Wooden Legacy
W 91–74  4–1
 21  Tied   8  Tied   5  Taylor  Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
November 25, 2018*
1:00 pm, ESPNU
vs. Utah
Wooden Legacy 5th place game
W 79–57  5–1
 19  Law   6  Law   3  Pardon  Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
November 28, 2018*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Georgia Tech
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 67–61  6–1
 20  Taylor   10  Pardon   4  Law  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,378)
Evanston, IL
December 1, 2018
4:00 pm, BTN
at Indiana L 66–68  6–2
(0–1)
 24  Pardon   10  Pardon   3  Turner  Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222)
Bloomington, IN
December 4, 2018
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 5 Michigan L 60–62  6–3
(0–2)
 20  Pardon   7  Law   5  Turner  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
December 8, 2018*
11:00 am, BTN
DePaul W 75–68  7–3
 25  Law   8  Pardon   7  Gaines  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
December 17, 2018*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Chicago State W 88–46  8–3
 17  Law   7  Pardon   5  Greer  Welsh–Ryan Arena (5,954)
Evanston, IL
December 21, 2018*
8:00 pm, BTN
Oklahoma L 69–76 OT 8–4
 23  Law   8  Law   6  Gaines  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
December 30, 2018*
4:00 pm, BTN+
Columbia W 75–54  9–4
 21  Tied   10  Pardon   5  Law  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,714)
Evanston, IL
January 2, 2019
7:30 pm, BTN
at No. 8 Michigan State L 55–81  9–5
(0–3)
 19  Pardon   7  Benson   4  Law  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
January 6, 2019
12:00 pm, BTN
Illinois W 68–66  10–5
(1–3)
 13  Law   10  Law   4  Turner  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
January 9, 2019
8:00 pm, BTN
Iowa L 63–73  10–6
(1–4)
 13  Tied   10  Law   6  Turner  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
January 13, 2019
6:30 pm, BTN
at No. 2 Michigan L 60–80  10–7
(1–5)
 20  Pardon   10  Gaines   6  Turner  Crisler Center (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
January 18, 2019
6:00 pm, BTN
at Rutgers W 65–57  11–7
(2–5)
 17  Pardon   7  Pardon   5  Law  Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,459)
Piscataway, NJ
January 22, 2019
8:00 pm, BTN
Indiana W 73–66  12–7
(3–5)
 21  Falzon   7  Tied   6  Tied  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
January 26, 2019
1:15 pm, BTN
at Wisconsin L 46–62  12–8
(3–6)
 8  Tied   11  Tied   3  Gaines  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
January 29, 2019
5:30 pm, FS1
at No. 21 Maryland L 52–70  12–9
(3–7)
 18  Gaines   7  Tied   2  Tied  Xfinity Center (15,310)
College Park, MD
February 4, 2019
7:00 pm, FS1
Penn State L 52–59  12–10
(3–8)
 18  Pardon   10  Law   6  Law  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,541)
Evanston, IL
February 10, 2019
5:30 pm, BTN
at No. 20 Iowa L 79–80  12–11
(3–9)
 24  Law   10  Law   3  Tied  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (11,888)
Iowa City, IA
February 13, 2019
6:00 pm, BTN
Rutgers L 56–59  12–12
(3–10)
 17  Law   6  Gaines   4  Tied  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,474)
Evanston, IL
February 16, 2019
7:30 pm, BTN
at Nebraska L 50–59  12–13
(3–11)
 15  Law   12  Pardon   3  Pardon  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,927)
Lincoln, NE
February 20, 2019
7:30 pm, BTN
at Ohio State L 49–63  12–14
(3–12)
 10  Law   9  Pardon   2  Tied  Value City Arena (12,032)
Columbus, OH
February 23, 2019
7:30 pm, BTN
No. 22 Wisconsin L 64–69  12–15
(3–13)
 24  Law   5  Gaines   6  Law  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
February 28, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Minnesota L 50–62  12–16
(3–14)
 16  Pardon   13  Pardon   7  Law  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,869)
Evanston, IL
March 3, 2019
5:30 pm, BTN
at Illinois L 76–81  12–17
(3–15)
 16  Pardon   9  Pardon   4  Gaines  State Farm Center (13,924)
Champaign, IL
March 6, 2019
8:00 pm, BTN
Ohio State W 68–50  13–17
(4–15)
 20  Pardon   13  Pardon   4  Kopp  Welsh–Ryan Arena (6,534)
Evanston, IL
March 9, 2019
1:30 pm, BTN
No. 11 Purdue L 57–70  13–18
(4–16)
 14  Turner   7  Law   3  Tied  Welsh–Ryan Arena (7,039)
Evanston, IL
Big Ten Tournament
March 13, 2019
8:00 pm, BTN
(14) vs. (11) Illinois
First round
L 69–74 OT 13–19
 20  Turner   9  Gaines   5  Turner  United Center (16,473)
Chicago, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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