EVANSTON, Ill. -- Nick Fruendt scored 21 points as unbeaten Northwestern rode a hot first half to a 92-67 rout of Mississippi Valley State on Friday night.
Drew Crawford hit four 3-pointers and scored all 14 of his points as the Wildcats (7-0) rolled up 59 points before the break, the most Northwestern has scored in a half in coach Bill Carmody's 12 seasons. Northwestern's lead peaked at 41.
The Wildcats tied the school record for 3-pointers in a game, hitting 20. They also made 20 against North Carolina AT&T on Dec. 13, 2009.
The game was lopsided in every respect. Northwestern's John Shurna, whose 21.8-point scoring average entering the game was the highest of any player in a BCS conference, hit three first-half 3-pointers but didn't play in the second half and finished with nine points.
Paul Crosby led Mississippi Valley State (1-7) with 23 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.