Northwestern leading scorer Scottie Lindsey out against Purdue with illness

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Northwestern leading scorer Scottie Lindsey will miss time due to an illness, the team announced on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5 junior will miss the Purdue game at the very least as the Wildcats try to remain in the Big Ten race.

Attempting to make its first NCAA tournament in school history, the Wildcats will have to play without Lindsey and they’ll also likely be without senior Nathan Taphorn against Purdue after an ankle injury in the win over Indiana.

Without Lindsey and Taphorn, Northwestern is missing two of its biggest perimeter threats and that could make things a lot tougher for their offense.

Lindsey is averaging 15.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.