It took a second-half surge and an extra period, but Northwestern was able to come back and beat Columbia on Friday night in Evanston.
For the first time since the late 1960s, Northwestern has a four-game winning streak in Big Ten play.
One streak is in the books. Another has just begun. And the two streaks couldn't be more different.
It didn't seem like Northwestern — which entered Sunday averaging 64.3 points per game, the second-lowest mark in the Big Ten — was going to be able to hang with Michigan State.