Law scores 26 to lead Northwestern over E. Wash, 86-72

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Vic Law scored a career-high 26 points – his second straight game establishing a new mark – to lead Northwestern to an 86-72 victory over Eastern Washington Monday night in a Legends Classic opening-round game.

Law, who had 19 points in the season opener, was 7-for-13 from the field. Bryant McIntosh had 18 points and Scottie Lindsey and Dererk Pardon each added 12 as Northwestern improved to 2-0.

Bogdan Bliznyuk led Eastern Washington (1-1) with 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting. He had 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting in the first half.

Jacob Wiley added 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting for the Eagles.

Bliznyuk had four points and took only three shots in the season-opening win over Division III Linfield.

Northwestern quickly jumped out to a 15-point lead (24-9) less than nine minutes into the game and it appeared a second straight blow out was in order following the 94-63 opening win over Mississippi Valley State.