17 November 2011

2010-11 Season Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

Within hours NU will face its first meaningful test of the 2011-12 basketball season as the Wildcats are set to tipoff with the LSU Tigers at 2pm.  Before our focus completely shifts to the season at hand, we came across a previously unnoticed Coach Carmody quote about last season on Fox Sport's Northwestern page.

"October to Nov. 15 to December to January to February to March, that's five months," Carmody said. "So much can happen. We were going to be a shoe-in [for the NCAA tournament] last year until Shurna got hurt. That's how I feel." (emphasis added)

Shurna got hurt against the Mount on December 23.  We're glad to hear that our going on record just prior to the unfortunate injury jived with Coach Carmody's feel for the team's NCAAs prospects.  We'd be curious to know his honest take on our NCAAs prospects this year come mid-December.  It's clearly too early to say one way or the other as yet.