Texas Southern vs Northwestern

Northwestern 79, Texas Southern 49

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Northwestern senior guard Drew Crawford's hot start sparked the Wildcats, as his game-high 20 points, all in the first half, propelled them to a 79-49 win in their season opener against Texas Southern Tuesday night.

Crawford scored 5 seconds into the game off the opening tip and never let up, hitting 8 of 9 shots in the first half including four 3-pointers.

The Wildcats' defense pressured Texas Southern (0-2) the entire game, aided by five players 6-foot-8 or taller which limited the Tigers' effectiveness in the post. Texas Southern failed to crack double digits until forward Aaron Clayborn's layup with 3:15 left in the first half, but that barely put a dent in Northwestern's 40-11 lead.

Ten players scored for Northwestern, led by Crawford and freshman Kale Abrahamson, who added 15 points including two deep 3-pointers that brought the fans at Welsh-Ryan Arena to their feet.

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Texas Southern Tigers
A. Clayborn, F312-93-39127
K. Sutton, C193-60-44126
R. Penn, G394-154-624113
O. Strong, G313-130-04238
D. Ellington, G181-60-03043
M. Gibbs303-41-34218
L. Johnson-Danner191-30-04042
F. Sturdivant120-22-23022
E. Blackwell10-00-00000
Totals 17-5810-1837101949
 29.3%55.6% 
Northwestern Wildcats
D. Crawford, F248-120-023220
J. Swopshire, F204-101-28219
A. Olah, C233-50-07217
D. Sobolewski, G260-43-46933
R. Hearn, G233-60-07319
T. Demps273-81-21117
K. Abrahamson194-64-440115
A. Marcotullio112-41-24105
M. Turner91-10-01242
C. Ajou80-10-00010
J. Montgomery III61-10-00112
O. Jimenez40-00-00000
Totals 29-5810-1442241679
 50%71.4% 
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Grambling8-712-15326
Jackson St.7-811-17324
Prairie View7-810-19323
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Miss. Val.5-115-24336
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Northwestern9-720-950
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Iowa8-816-1394
Illinois7-917-1257
Indiana6-1016-1389
Ohio St.6-1016-1373
Penn St.6-1014-1581
Nebraska6-1012-1687
Rutgers2-1413-16173
 
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