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    No. 10 Wildcats Close Out Dual Season in Durham, N.C. Saturday

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Saturday's heavyweight matchup between Northwestern and N.C. State features a Top-10 matchup. The `Cats Mike McMullan is ranked No. 1 with a 10-1 record, while Nick Gwiazdowski comes in ranked No. 6 for the Wolfpack.
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    Saturday's heavyweight matchup between Northwestern and N.C. State features a Top-10 matchup. The `Cats Mike McMullan is ranked No. 1 with a 10-1 record, while Nick Gwiazdowski comes in ranked No. 6 for the Wolfpack.
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    Feb. 21, 2014

    No. 10 Northwestern (7-7, 1-7) vs. North Carolina State (13-6, 1-4)
     Date Saturday, Jan. 22 | 11:00 a.m. CT
     Location  Card Gymnasium  | Durham, N.C.
     Live Stats  NWCA Track Wrestling
     Live Video  GoDuke.com (Subscription Required)
     Social Media  @NU_Wrestle   |  Facebook
    No. 10 Northwestern (7-7, 1-7) at Duke (6-13)
     Date Saturday, Feb. 22 | 1:00 p.m. CT
     Location  Card Gymnasium  | Durham, N.C.
     Live Stats  NWCA Track Wrestling
     Live Video  GoDuke.com (Subscription Required)
     Social Media  @NU_Wrestle   |  Facebook

    Season Stats Get Acrobat Reader

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern closes out its regular season dual portion of its schedule with a pair of meets against Duke and N.C.State on Saturday.

    It’s the ‘Cats final duals before the Big Ten Championships in Madison, Wis.

    Where NU Ranks
    Northwestern is ranked No. 10 by Intermat in the Tournament Poll and No. 20 in the Dual Poll. 

    This week in the NWCA Coaches Poll, the B1GCats come in at No. 21.

    Northwestern features four wrestlers ranked in the Top 20 at their individual weight classes this week by Intermat.

    Jason Tsirtsis is No. 5 at 149 lbs., 165-pounder Pierce Harger moved up to No. 6 and 197-pounder Alex Polizzi also moved up to No. 16.

    Heavyweight Mike McMullan ranks No. 1.

    Heavyweight Fight
    Saturday’s heavyweight matchup between Northwestern and N.C. State features a Top-10 matchup. The ‘Cats Mike McMullan is ranked No. 1 with a 10-1 record, while Nick Gwiazdowski comes in ranked No. 6 for the Wolfpack. 

    On the season, McMullan has gone 4-1 against ranked opponents, including two wins over a No. 1. After falling to No. 8 Adam Chalfant (Indiana), he defeated  

    No. 1 Tony Nelson (Minnesota), No. 12 Jimmy Lawson (PSU), No. 10 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) and No. 1 Bobby Telford (Iowa).

    Probable Starters

    Duke (6-13)
    125 – Open
    133 – Evan Botwin, R-Fr. (4-15)
    141 – Xaviel Ramos, Fr. (7-19)
    149 – Connor Bass, Fr. (11-13)
    157 – Immanuel Kerr-Brown, R-Jr. (21-9)
    165- Marcus Cain, R-So. (10-14)
    174 – Trey Adamson, R-So. (15-11)
    184 – Jacob Kasper, Fr. (12-14)
    197 – Conner Hartmann, R-So. (18-8)
    285 – Brendan Walsh, R-So. (8-4) 

    North Carolina State
    125: Micah Perez or Brenden Calas
    133: Chris Wilkes
    141: Sam Speno
    149: Brian Hamann or Cohl Fulk
    157: Tommy Gantt
    165: Nijel Jones
    174: No. 16 Pete Renda
    184: Michael Macchiavello or Shane Brady
    197: KaRonne Jones
    285: No. 6 Nick Gwiazdowski 

    Northwestern (7-7, 1-7)
    125 – Garrison White (7-13)
    133 – Dom Malone (10-11)
    141 – Pat Greco (13-12)
    149 – No. 5 Jason Tsirtsis (22-3)
    157 – Ben Sullivan (7-9)
    165 – No. 6 Pierce Harger (21-5)
    174 – Lee Munster (6-4)
    184 – Jacob Berkowitz (9-12)
    197 – No. 16 Alex Polizzi (18-7)
    Hwt – No. 1 Mike McMullan (10-1)

    ESPN Expands TV and Digitial Coverage for NCAA Championships

    ESPN will expand its TV and digital coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 20-22 by televising all six sessions and carrying every match on ESPN3, both for the first time. ESPN will televise the semifinals and championship finals while ESPNU will air the preliminary sessions and medal round. The entire tournament will be available on WatchESPN.

    The tournament from Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., will begin Thursday, March 20, with the first and second sessions – never before televised – on ESPNU. ESPN3’s individual mat feeds will allow fans to watch every match, including the wrestle-back bracket, accompanied by live commentary throughout the tournament. Additionally, for computer users, ESPN3 will once again offer multi-mat simultaneous viewing which allows fans to watch up to four different mats at one time.

    2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Schedule

    (All Times Central Time) 

    Thursday, March 20
    First Session: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eight Mats) ESPNU/ESPN3
    Second Session: 6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m. (Eight Mats) ESPNU/ESPN3

    Friday, March 21
    Third Session - Quarterfinals: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eight Mats) ESPNU/ESPN3
    Fourth Session - Semifinals: 7:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. (Six Mats) ESPN/ESPN3

    Saturday, March 22
    Fifth Session - Medal Round: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Three Mats) ESPNU/ESPN3
    Sixth Session - Championships Finals: 7:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. (One Mat) ESPN/ESPN3

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