The countdown to tipoff for Northwestern's men's basketball team is officially underway.


The Wildcats held their first official practice on October 3, and the season begins November 7 with an exhibition against McKendree at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The matchup against McKendree will also mark the debut of four new high-definition video boards at Welsh-Ryan Arena, improving the in-game experience for all Wildcat fans.


Single-game tickets for non-conference games are on sale now, and limited season ticket packages are still available. Single-game tickets for Big Ten games will go on sale in November.


To place your season ticket order, call 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775). For more information about tickets and in-depth stories about this year's team, visit

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