Northwestern 72, Chicago St. 49

EVANSTON, Ill. -- John Shurna scored 16 points and Alex Marcotullio added 15 points on five 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 72-49 non-conference win over Chicago State on Wednesday night.

Northwestern, which had lost four of its previous six games, was slugglish for most of the first half.

Leading 27-25 with 3:19 left in the half, Northwestern (19-11) pulled away with a 10-0 run. Marcotullio and Jeremy Nash made back-to-back 3-pointers and Davide Curletti hit a pair of free throws to give the Wildcats a 37-25 lead. Christian Wall made a runner for Chicago State as time expired in the first half to cut the Northwestern lead to 37-27.

Antonio Lofton and Kabangu Tshinga Kasamba led Chicago State (8-22) with 12 points each.