The No. 17 ranked Northwestern wrestling team is on a roll right now having won four matches in a row with their final regular-season opponent, Purdue, taking the mat today. It has been a wild and up-and-down season for the Wildcats filled with exciting winning streaks, followed by equally damaging losing streaks. They enter today in a logjam in the rankings, but with a win they can separate themselves as the best team of their tier in the country.
How to Watch Purdue at Northwestern today:
Game Date: Feb. 19, 2022
Game Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
TV: Big Ten Network
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The Wildcats are coming off a 22-12 win over Northern Illinois in a very strong showing from their team overall:
In their last four matches, the Wildcats (6-4) have taken down No. 23 Illinois (26-13), Maryland (29-7), No. 14 Michigan State (24-16) and the Huskies (22-12). Overall in this stretch, they are 4-0 with a point total of 101-48.
They have looked really good with two wins over ranked teams, another over a team that could be ranked and one against a team they should beat.
Getting ready for the conference tournament, a five-game winning streak with a win over the Boilermakers today could serve them with the momentum to make some noise in the very competitive and talented Big Ten conference.
For the Boilermakers (10-4) this has been a really good season. They have won two in a row and started their season 6-0 against non-conference and unranked teams before getting into the meat of their schedule.
Since then, they have gone 4-4 with wins over No. 9 Nebraska (18-15), Illinois (25-13), Indiana (17-16) and No. 16 Minnesota (18-14).
This should be a very competitive match between two strong teams looking to continue their momentum into the conference tournament.
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