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Women’s basketball post-mortem, December: Picking up where they left off

On February 29, 2020, Northwestern women’s basketball clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season championship for the first time since 1990. Having strung together nine straight wins and finishing with a conference record of 16-2, the Wildcats were playing great basketball heading into the postseason. Even an atypical loss to Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten tournament couldn’t dim the mood surrounding Joe McKeown’s explosive as they prepared for the NCAA Tournament.

Less than two weeks later, the NCAA cancelled all remaining intercollegiate competitions due to COVID-19, and the dream season was suddenly over.