Northwestern vs Georgia Tech

Northwestern 76, Georgia Tech 60

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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).

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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
Indiana15-327-824
Michigan St.13-529-612
Maryland12-627-914
Purdue12-626-915
Iowa12-622-1129
Wisconsin12-622-1343
Ohio St.11-721-1474
Michigan10-823-1357
Northwestern8-1020-12115
Penn St.7-1116-16119
Nebraska6-1216-18165
Illinois5-1315-19149
Minnesota2-168-23257
Rutgers1-177-25294

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Virginia13-529-83
Miami (Fla.)13-527-89
Louisville12-623-817
Duke11-725-1120
Notre Dame11-724-1231
Va. Tech10-820-1589
Clemson10-817-14131
Pittsburgh9-921-1253
Syracuse9-923-1472
Florida St.8-1020-1482
Georgia Tech8-1021-1569
NC State5-1316-17123
Wake Forest2-1611-20159
Boston College0-187-25250
 
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