"They're 9-0 in the conference and I think six of their wins were by five points (or fewer)," Wildcats coach Bill Carmody said. "They find a way to win. ... I give them credit. They're winning all these close games and that's usually what good teams do."
"In years past, you would say, these two teams and maybe a surprise here and there," Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said. "This year, I really wouldn't know what to say. Anybody could beat anybody. I think all the way down, there could be some upsets. It's going to be a fun tournament."