Hawks Fall to Wild In Shootout For First Loss Of Season
(Chicago, IL) -- The Blackhawks six-game winning streak ended Wednesday with a 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota. Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews [[ Taves ]] had goals for the Hawks but it wasn't enough. Matt Cullen and Zach Parise scored in the shootout for Minnesota. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford suffered the defeat in the first of a six-game trip. Game Two of the Hawks road swing is scheduled for Friday night in Vancouver.
Bulls Shoot Down The Bucks
(Chicago, IL) -- Sparked by a 20-to-4 second quarter run, the Bulls downed the Bucks Wednesday night 104-88. Chicago guard Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second. Bulls forward Jimmy Butler added 18 points and five rebounds. The Bucks came within seven points in the third quarter, but the Bulls held them off. Next up Chicago travels to Brooklyn on Friday to take on the Nets.
Wolverines Maul The Wildcats
(Ann Arbor, MI) -- The second-ranked Wolverines blew out the Wildcats 68-46 Wednesday in Ann Arbor. Center Alex Olah fired in 10 points for Northwestern while Michigan guard Trey Burke lit up the Wildcats for 18 points and eight assists. High-flying Michigan is now 20-and-1 overall and 7-and-1 in the Big Ten. The Wildcats are a dismal 3-and-6 in conference and 12-and-10 on the season.
Partial Redemption for Northern Illinois
(DeKalb, IL) -- Coming off one of the worst games in NCAA history, Northern Illinois bounced back with a last-second win on Wednesday night. The Huskies knocked off Kent State on a jumper with 2.2 seconds left by sophomore wing Abdel Nader. NIU went on to win 67-65. Just a few days ago, the struggling Huskies became an internet joke scoring only 25 points in their previous game at Eastern Michigan.