Northwestern Basketball Growing Up Fast as They Win Chicago Invitational

Posted by Aaron Morse on November-29-2009 Add Comments

It was a strange sight; Northwestern standing at half-court of the UIC Pavilion holding a giant tournament trophy. They are the champions of the Chicago Invitational. Northwestern hadn't been the champions of any tournament since 1993. Going into the four-team tournament portion of the Invitational, no one really expected NU to get past the first round.

But sophomore forward John Shurna, who earned tournament MVP honors, would not let them lose to Iowa State on Saturday, and he tallied a career-high 25 points in Friday's upset over No. 23 Notre Dame.

He "only" scored 23 against Iowa State, but he had 17 before you could blink in the 1st half. Northwestern's offense was absolutely stagnate against the Cyclones early on in ...

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