Chris Collins keeps talking about having to grind out wins. It's true, and Tuesday night's double-overtime win against Purdue has been the grindiest yet.
Earlier this season, a stretch of eye-openingly strong play during the conference schedule seemed impossible for this Northwestern team.
Northwestern is playing much better basketball of late, and the offensive emergence of Tre Demps has something to do with it.
This is a different kind of Northwestern team.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Northwestern had scored in the 40s in each of its last two games, winning one and losing one.