After suffering two consecutive losses, Purdue's schedule doesn't get easier as they take on a surprisingly talented Northwestern team. Despite the pre-season loss of standout Kevin Coble, Northwestern has exceeded nearly all expectations.We sat down Chicago Now writer John Templon to gain an insider's perspective on this year's Northwestern Basketball team. 1.) With a 12-4 record, Northwestern has emerged as an unexpected leader in the Big Ten. How has their performance matched up to your expectations after learning Kevin Coble would be out for the season?SN: After Kevin Coble was announced to be out for the season most Northwestern fans thought this was going to be another lost season. The Butler game confirmed that, but then strange things started happening. Northwestern started...

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