Can Northwestern Wildcats Rebound In Upcoming Season?

By Trevor Lowry
Northwestern Wildcats
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The Northwestern Wildcats weren’t exactly the best team in the Big Ten last season, finishing with a conference record of 4-14 and an overall record of 13-19. However, can this team rebound in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

Well, for this to happen, Drew Crawford is going to have to come back from his injury at full strength. He is also going to have to put up huge numbers. He averaged 13.5 points per game in the little time that he played last year, but 16.1 points per game the season before.

Crawford has the talent to be one of the best players in the Big Ten and he is going to have to show that next season. However, he cannot do it all on his own and other players will have to step up.

Northwestern was a really bad team last season and it has never made the NCAA tournament. Both of those things do not bode well for the Wildcats, but college hoops is a really crazy sport. A new head coach should help the Wildcats out, but who knows how long it will take for this new coach to coach his team to victory.

The Big Ten is losing some talent, so this would be a great season for Northwestern to bounce back. Still, it will likely be picked to finish near the bottom of the conference standings. That is pretty fair considering how bad the Wildcats were last season, but I will wait to see how Crawford returns before making my final judgment for this team.

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