Dynamic Duo Gives Northwestern a Realistic Shot at March Madness

Posted by Aaron Morse on December-8-2009 Add Comments

Northwestern men's basketball is for real. I have no doubt about that. Everyone wrote them off after both Kevin Coble and Jeff Ryan were declared out for the year due to injury.

But sophomore forward John Shurna and junior point guard Michael "Juice" Thompson, have put the 'Cats on their backs and NU currently stands at 6-1 on the year. It's not a soft 6-1 either; they knocked off a ranked Notre Dame team on a neutral court.

Then they came back the next night and beat Big 12 foe Iowa State. A few nights later, they went on the road to a hostile ACC environment and helped the Big Ten get the win in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge by defeating North Carolina State.

Oh and by the way, all three of those teams were undefeated ...

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