We're sharing some of our favorite shots from a historic season of basketball just hours before the Northwestern men's team's first NCAA Tournament appearance in the tournament's 78-year history. The no. 8-seed 'Cats take on the no. 9-seed Vanderbilt Commodores in Salt Lake City, Utah today at 3:30 CDT and there will be a watch party in Norris University Center.
Northwestern fell just short of Big Ten champion No. 16 Purdue on Sunday, falling 69-65 in the last game at Welsh-Ryan Arena before renovations begin this offseason. It was a phenomenal way to close out the arena, and with NU primed to make its first NCAA Tournament ever, head coach Chris Collins said it was one of the best atmospheres the arena had ever seen. As the only two seniors on the team, Sanjay Lumpkin and Nathan Taphorn both celebrated their Wildcat careers before the game.
Current Rhythms, this year's Danceworks show, opened Friday night in the Josephine Louis Theater. Guest choreographers Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director of Ballet Hispanico in New York City, and Onye Ozuzu, a performing artist and current dance faculty member and Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago, contributed to the diverse set of choreographic styles and techniques. The show also features new works from Northwestern faculty members Jeff Hancock and Joel Valentín-Martínez. It will run through next Sunday.
Northwestern’s South Asian Student Alliance hosted their annual culture show on Feb 4. The show, entitled Keeping up with the Kapoors, featured a skit about a fictional father’s attempts to keep his children on the right path and in touch with their culture. The show also included performances from Northwestern Raas, Brown Sugar and Deeva Dance Troupe, as well as comedy and short videos.