Mississippi Valley State vs Northwestern

Northwestern 81, MVSU 68


EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Mississippi Valley junior transfer Davon Usher scored a game-leading 35 points to almost single-handedly keep the Delta Devils in the game, but Northwestern got key late baskets from sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski to pull out an 81-68 win on Thursday night.

Sobolewski scored his first field goal of the season on a layup to break a 58-58 tie midway through the second half moments after Usher had hit a 3-point shot from the right corner to knot the score.

Sobolewski scored all 13 of his points, including two 3-point baskets, down the stretch to give Northwestern (2-0) the victory.

Reggie Hearn had 23 points and Jared Swopshire added 22 for the Wildcats, who needed a 23-10 spurt in the final 8:54 to win.

Usher seemed to zone in as the game progressed, going 7 of 8 on 3-point attempts He had scored 32 points in his first two games with Mississippi Valley (0-3).

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
D. Usher, F3912-184-471235
N. Brandt, F240-30-03200
J. Francis, C244-82-330310
D. Marshall, G332-52-40837
M. Smith, G316-92-581514
D. Tomlin230-50-23550
M. Holley120-10-12040
C. Dobbs100-20-01110
B. Ralling40-02-21022
C. Samples00-00-00000
Totals 24-5112-2130182568
Northwestern Wildcats
J. Swopshire, F377-113-462122
D. Crawford, F162-40-13144
A. Olah, C223-72-62448
R. Hearn, G388-123-646223
D. Sobolewski, G374-93-568213
A. Marcotullio231-32-23245
M. Turner150-22-24152
T. Demps102-60-01104
K. Abrahamson20-00-00010
Totals 27-5415-2637252381
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-222-13118
Alabama St.14-419-10257
Southern U.13-518-17229
Prairie View12-615-18260
Jackson St.9-911-21322
Alabama A&M8-109-20330
Miss. Val.5-136-26345
Alcorn St.4-146-26348

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.12-627-1223
Ohio St.11-724-1141
Penn St.4-1418-16108
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BC 74
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UCLA 100