Northwestern vs Georgia Tech

Northwestern 76, Georgia Tech 60

  •  

ATLANTA (AP) - John Shurna, the Big Ten's leading scorer, had 25 points to lead Northwestern past Georgia Tech 76-60 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Shurna, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, made three 3-pointers and had a team-high eight rebounds as Northwestern (6-0) remained unbeaten. Drew Crawford had 14 points and Luka Mirkovic had 13.

Jason Morris led Georgia Tech (4-3) with a career-high 21 points. Mfon Udofia had 12.

Georgia Tech already knew about Shurna's scoring exploits. Shurna had 21 points as Northwestern beat Georgia Tech 91-71 in last year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Evanston, Ill.

Shurna had 15 points in the first half Tuesday. The Wildcats led by 13 points at 27-14 midway through the half.

Each team played in the recent Charleston Classic. Northwestern won the tournament, beating LSU, Tulsa and Seton Hall. Georgia Tech lost to Saint Joseph's and LSU and beat VCU.

Shurna had a career-high 37 points in the win over LSU and was leading the Big Ten with his average of 21.2 points per game before Tuesday night.

Georgia Tech, playing under first-year coach Brian Gregory, made its first appearance of the season at Philips Arena, home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. The arena is one of two home courts for the Yellow Jackets this season as their on-campus facility is rebuilt.

Morris helped Georgia Tech rally, scoring 11 of his team's 13 points in one stretch. Morris had seven straight points to cut the Northwestern lead to 36-33. The Wildcats led 44-39 at halftime but stretched the lead back to 10 at 55-45 on Alex Marcotullio's 3-pointer.

Daniel Miller and Glen Rice Jr. each had 10 points for Georgia Tech.

Northwestern made 31 of 56 shots (55.4 percent). Georgia Tech struggled with 29.6 percent shooting in the second half to finish at 42.6 percent (23 of 54).

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Northwestern (6-0) «443276
Georgia Tech (4-3)392160

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Northwestern Wildcats
J. Shurna, F3710-182-382225
R. Hearn, F201-30-05142
L. Mirkovic, C245-93-330413
D. Crawford, G366-92-434214
D. Sobolewski, G353-52-21618
A. Marcotullio243-60-03127
D. Curletti152-40-04135
N. Fruendt30-00-00010
T. Demps20-10-01000
O. Jimenez21-10-01002
J. Montgomery III20-00-20000
Totals 31-569-1432151976
 55.4%64.3% 
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
B. Reed, F291-40-07402
K. Holsey, F141-31-24023
D. Miller, C324-72-494210
M. Udofia, G365-112-622212
N. Foreman, G121-10-00042
J. Morris316-117-731021
G. Rice Jr.295-150-043010
P. Jordan100-20-00100
N. Hicks50-00-00030
D. Craig20-00-00000
Totals 23-5412-1930151360
 42.6%63.2% 
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Maryland5-117-223
Wisconsin4-115-337
Northwestern4-215-442
Purdue4-215-435
Michigan St.4-212-737
Minnesota3-315-410
Indiana3-313-688
Penn St.3-311-864
Nebraska3-39-947
Iowa3-411-9120
Illinois2-412-744
Michigan2-412-778
Ohio St.2-412-784
Rutgers0-611-8148

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Florida St.5-117-210
N. Carolina5-117-311
Notre Dame5-116-320
Virginia4-214-318
Louisville3-215-39
Va. Tech3-314-456
Georgia Tech3-311-791
Syracuse3-311-8138
Duke2-314-412
Miami (Fla.)2-312-570
NC State2-413-652
Wake Forest2-411-730
Boston College2-49-10182
Clemson1-411-644
Pittsburgh1-512-736
 
Other games
E Mich 48 Final
Syracuse 84
Michigan 58 Final
Virginia 70
PV A&M 54 Final
Baylor 90
DUKE 63 Final
Ohio St 85
STL 68 Final
LMU 75