The college basketball season may still be in its earliest stages, but the Northwestern Wildcats are off to a very promising start. The Wildcats defeated Seton Hall on Sunday 80-73 to win the championship at the Charleston Classic. The victory over the Pirates came after wins over LSU and Tulsa earlier in the week. For his efforts in the Wildcats' strong week, swing man Drew Crawford was named the Big Ten's Player of the Week.
The honor shouldn't come as a surprised, given that Crawford was named tournament MVP. The Naperville native averaged 24 points, six rebounds and shot 57.4 percent from the field. On the young season, Crawford, a junior, is averaging 20.8 points, six boards and 1.3 blocks per game.
Northwestern continues the hunt for the school's first ever NCAA Tournament berth on Friday when they host Stony Brook. The Wildcats' first major test doesn't come until they face Georgia Tech on November 29.