Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament drought has been well-documented. Entering this season, with an expanded field of 68, some thought this may be the year they finally start dancing and stop being wallflowers; it still can be. If it is, it will largely be because of point guard Michael Thompson. If not, it won’t be for lack of effort on his part.

When “Juice” — as everyone calls him — arrived in Evanston in 2007, the Wildcats were coming off of a 10-18 season, including a 2-14 record in Big Ten play. While things did not turn around immediately, dedication and hard work have helped Thompson and the Wildcats get things rolling in the right direction.

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