Northwestern Basketball Now Defined By Their Toughness

Posted by Aaron Morse on November-13-2009 Add Comments

Game one of the 2009-2010 Northwestern men's basketball season is in the books, and I'm here to tell you this will be unlike any season you've witnessed during the Bill Carmody era.

This is a tough, physical, aggressive basketball team. Bill Carmody's Princeton Offense and 1-3-1 zone defense don't typically lend themselves to bruisers, but that's exactly what we have on our hands with this squad.

The reason is simple: say hello to senior Jeremy Nash and sophomore Luka Mirkovic. Both played significant minutes last year, but both have made critical offseason improvements that have changed this team for the better.

In a 77-55 whipping of the Northern Illinois Huskies, Nash poured in a game-high 20 points as he grabbed ...

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