Scores

Final

Texas Southern 51

(1-7, 0-7 away)

Northwestern 81

(8-1, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 15, 2011

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    TXSO 20 3151
    NW 41 4081

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: P. Onwenu 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northwestern: J. Shurna 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Northwestern 81, Texas Southern 51

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- John Shurna scored 20 points, Drew Crawford scored 17 and freshman Dave Sobolewski added 15 points as Northwestern defeated Texas Southern 81-51 Thursday night.

    Northwestern (8-1) raced to a 23-3 lead, hitting 8 of 12 from the field, including 5 for 8 on 3-pointers, while Texas Southern (1-7) made just one of its first nine shots. Crawford scored 10 points in the Wildcats' opening surge.

    Northwestern led 41-20 at halftime. The Wildcats had a 24-14 rebound advantage and committed four turnovers to 11 for the Tigers. The Wildcats led by 32 several times in the second half.

    JerShon Cobb scored 10 points for Northwestern. Shurna added six rebounds and five assists.

    Patrick Onwenu led Texas Southern with nine points and Fred Sturdivant scored eight. Texas Southern had nine blocked shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    NW
    Points 51 81
    FG Made-Attempted 17-47 (.362) 29-61 (.475)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 13-29 (.448)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 32

    2011-12 Season

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