When you make a mistake, the best thing to do is admit it. Own up to it. Embrace it, not because it feels good to be wrong, but because it keeps you from getting ahead of yourself. And that’s just what I came here to do.

I wrote a piece a couple of days ago, bemoaning the fact that Northwestern’s bubble seemed to have burst. They were on a long losing streak, had fallen to the bottom of the Big Ten standings, and were in danger of ending up in 12th place for the season. I proclaimed that “only an optimist or a fool” could expect the Wildcats to win a game in the Big Ten tournament. But after NU knocked off Iowa 67-62 on Thursday, I will now eat some crow, salute the optimists, and take my rightful place among the fools.

Michigan State is up next for the Wildcats on Friday, as Drew Crawford looks to keep his collegiate career alive a little bit longer. He’ll go out a loser, since nearly everybody does when the postseason rolls around, but he and his team have reminded me that they play these games for a reason. Best of luck to them the rest of the way this season.

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R. Lincoln Harris

R. Lincoln Harris

I'm a Chicago writer. I live in the best city on earth, and I write about the things that interest me. What more could I ever want? Other than a Cubs World Series, of course.