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 (0-2)143549
Northwestern (1-0) «433679

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K. Sutton, C193-60-44126
R. Penn, G394-154-624113
O. Strong, G313-130-04238
D. Ellington, G181-60-03043
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J. Swopshire, F204-101-28219
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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
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