Welcome to your 2019 Wildcats, Northwestern men’s basketball fans.
Less than two weeks of the season, it’s clear that this iteration of Northwestern basketball is going to be a unique one. Through three games, none of it seems to make much sense.
A sandwich of losses to Merrimack and Radford, with a win against Providence (now Top 25 in KenPom) in between, is an indication of what we’re in store for over the next three months.
There are a couple of reasons for the situation Collins’ team is in. The departure of three would-be veterans left an experience gap in the team that is impossible to fix, and results will be predicated on how Northwestern shoots the deep ball, a highly variable factor.