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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of March 3-10, 2015

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    Men's Basketball

    Tuesday, March 3 • 8 p.m. CT • vs. Michigan • Evanston, Ill. (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
    TV: BTN| GameTracker| Radio: 720 WGN| In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Saturday, March 7 • 11 a.m. CT • at Iowa • Iowa City, Iowa
    TV: BTN| GameTracker| Radio: 720 WGN| In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern (14-15, 5-11 B1G) wraps up its regular season this week beginning with a Senior Night contest against Michigan at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday. The Wildcats then close out their Big Ten slate with a matchup at Iowa on Saturday. NU split its two games last week, posting a 72-65 win over Indiana on Wednesday before falling at Illinois. Junior center Alex Olah averaged 17.5 points per game in the two contests.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: On Tuesday, March 3rd, join us in Welsh-Ryan as we say farewell to Wildcats Senior Class on Senior Night. Arrive early to make sure you're in your seats in time for the ceremony to honor the seniors in their final regular season home game. The game versus Michigan is designated Acura Night. Halftime show will feature the Northwestern Drum Line. To purchase tickets, please visit NUsports.com or call 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775).


    Women's Basketball

    Friday, March 6 • Approximately 2 p.m. CT• Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals • Hoffman Estates, Ill. (Sears Centre Arena)
    Watch: Big Ten Network| Big Ten Tournament Central| Listen: WNUR 89.3FM| In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern (22-7, 12-6 B1G) finished the regular season in fourth place in the Big Ten standings and it will receive two byes, automatically advancing to the quarterfinal round. The Wildcats will face the winner of the second round game between No. 5 Rutgers and either No. 12 Indiana or No. 13 Penn State on Friday at approximately 2 p.m. A potential semifinal game would be played on Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m. The Big Ten Tournament championship game is slated for 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at 6 p.m. All games will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network, with the exception of the final, which will be shown on ESPN.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: Northwestern Women's Basketball has earned the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and kick off their postseason on Friday at approximately 2 p.m. Make your plans to be a part of the fan bus heading to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Transportation is free and each fan will receive a free Northwestern gift. For more information or to reserve your spot, email wildcatmarketing@northwestern.edu.To purchase tickets, call Victor Stuopys, Assistant Director, Northwestern Athletics Ticket Office at 847-491-4667. More information is also available through the 2015 Big Ten Tournament Information link.


    Baseball

    Friday, March 6 • 4 p.m. CT • vs. Ball State • Punta Gorda, Fla. (South County Regional Park)
    
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    Saturday, March 7 • 11 a.m. CT • vs. Dartmouth • Port Charlotte, Fla. (North Charlotte Regional Park)
    In-Game Tweets:@NU_SpotsLIVE

    Sunday, March 8 • 9 a.m. CT • vs. Georgetown • Port Charlotte, Fla. (North Charlotte Regional Park)
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    Sunday, March 8 • Noon CT • vs. Georgetown • Port Charlotte, Fla. (North Charlotte Regional Park)
    GameTracker | In-Game Tweets:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Northwestern will escape the winter once again and travel to the Sunshine State for four games at the 2015 Snowbird Classic. The Wildcats went 2-2 at the event last season with impressive wins against Nebraska-Omaha and Mississippi Valley State.


    Women's Fencing

    Saturday, March 7 • All Day • NCAA Midwest Regional • Evanston, Ill. (Henry Crown Sports Pavilion)
    Twitter Updates:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: Seven teams from around the midwest will descend upon the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Saturday, March 7 for the NCAA Midwest Regional. The Wildcats will host Cleveland State, Detroit, Lawrence, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Wayne State in a one-day tournament to help determine who will advance to the NCAA Championship in Columbus, Ohio later this month. Each team can send a maximum of 12 fencers who have met regional championship qualification with a maximum of five fencers per weapon. The women's events will begin at 9 a.m. With the men's events to follow at approximately 1 p.m.


    Men's Golf

    Monday-Tuesday, March 2-3 • 30th Annual Louisiana Classics • Lafayette, La. (Oakbourne Country Club)
    Live Scoring | Official Website with Live Video

    Notable: Looking to keep its early spring momentum rolling, Northwestern returns to the course for the third time in three weeks March 2-3 at the 30th annual Louisiana Classics hosted by Louisiana-Lafayette at Oakbourne Country Club. Golfstat.com will provide live scoring while live video with commentary will be provided at holes 9 and 18 on both days of competition. NU started the spring with a 3-1 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championship before placing third at the Jones Invitational one week ago.


    Women's Golf

    Monday-Wednesday, March 2-4 • Hurricane Invitational • Coral Gables, Fla. (The Biltmore Golf Course)
    Live Scoring

    Notable: Defending champion Northwestern returns to Miami's Hurricane Invitational March 2-4 at The Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. Currently ranked eighth in the nation, NU returns to the event where three current Wildcats placed in the top 15 to aid in a team victory. Current senior Hana Lee was fifth last year while Kacie Komoto was seventh as a freshman and Kaitlin Park took 13th while a sophomore. Northwestern is coming off a fourth-place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico to begin its spring season.


    Women's Lacrosse

    Saturday, March 7 • Noon CT • vs. Colorado • Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
    Live Stream: BTN Plus on BTN2GO| GameTracker| Twitter Updates:@NU_SportsLIVE

    Notable: The seventh-ranked Northwestern Lacrosse program will play its open play at Lakeside Field this Saturday versus Colorado at 12 p.m. The Wildcats enter the contest with a record of 3-2 following a 12-11 loss at No. 2 North Carolina while the Buffaloes enter the week with a 1-1 mark. The `Cats and Buffs will be meeting for the first time in program history as Colorado is in just its second season of play under former Northwestern star Ann Elliott. NU is led by freshman Selena Lasota, who is tied for fourth in the country with 19 goals through her first five games.

    Promotion/Ticket Information: The 'Cats host Colorado this Saturday for its home opener at Lakeside Field. Season tickets on sale - starting at just $39, including a free pom hat for every season ticket purchased.


    Softball

    Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8 • at Louisville Classic • Louisville, Ky.
    Tournament Central

    Saturday, March 7 • vs. Massachussetts • 9:30 a.m. CT • Ulmer Stadium
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    Saturday, March 7 • vs. Ball State • 11:30 a.m. CT • Ulmer Stadium
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    Sunday, March 8 • vs. Illinois State • 11:30 a.m. CT • Ulmer Stadium
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    Sunday, March 8 • at Louisville • 2 p.m. CT • Ulmer Stadium
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    Notable: Northwestern hits the road south and east to visit Louisville for a four-game set at the Louisville Classic March 7-8. The Wildcats are coming off a successful conclusion to their West Coast swing at the Louisville Slugger Invitational, and now will visit actual Louisville for the first time since 2007. Following this series, NU returns to the Chicagoland area to host IUPUI in a March 14 doubleheader at Rosemont Stadium in Rosemont, Ill.


    Women's Tennis

    Friday, March 6 • 6:30 p.m. CT • at Ohio State • Columbus, Ohio
    Live Scoring|Live Video

    Saturday, March 7 • 11 a.m. CT • at Indiana • Bloomington, Ind.
    Live Scoring

    Notable: No. 33 Northwestern (4-3, 1-0 B1G) faces a pair of stiff conference tests on the road this weekend, traveling to No. 19 Ohio State on Friday before heading to No. 24 Indiana on Saturday. The Wildcats split a pair of home matches last weekend, falling 5-1 to No. 6 Baylor before bouncing back to topple No. 35 Texas, 6-1. Freshman Erin Larner was victorious in singles action in both matches, including beating 125th-ranked Kiah Generette of Baylor.


    Men's Tennis

    Friday, March 6 • 2 p.m. CT • at Indiana • Bloomington, Ind.
    Live Scoring

    Sunday, March 8 • Noon CT • vs.Purdue• Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring | In-Game Tweets:NU_SportsLIVE

    Sunday, March 8 • 6:30 p.m. CT • vs. Western Illinois • Evanston, Ill. (Combe Tennis Center)
    Live Scoring

    Notable: No. 20 Northwestern (8-5, 0-1 B1G) returns to Big Ten play this weekend, opening up at No. 36 Indiana on Friday. The Wildcats then return home to Combe Tennis Center for a Sunday doubleheader as they face Purdue and Western Illinois. NU rolled in its lone match last weekend, earning a 6-1 home win over Middle Tennessee State on Friday.

    Promotion: Join us on Sunday, March 8th for a doubleheader with the men's tennis team. Action kicks off at noon when the `Cats take on Purdue. Free pizza will be available for all fans in attendance. Be sure to stick around for the second half of the doubleheader when the `Cats take on Western Illinois at 6:30 p.m.


    Wrestling

    Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8 • All Day • 2015 Big Ten Champonships• Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)

    Notable:
    Northwestern ended the 2014-15 dual season with a pair of convincing wins over non-conference foes Saturday, Feb. 21. The Wildcats romped George Mason 31-12 in the afternoon before handling American 28-20 in the nightcap. The `Cats (12-8, 2-7) head into the Big Ten Championships on a three meet winning streak on March 7 and 8 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


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