Northwestern 70, CCSU 64

Reggie Hearn scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half,

including a three-point play with 55 seconds left, as Northwestern

held off Central Connecticut State 70-64 on Saturday.

The Blue Devils (5-5) came within 63-62 with 1:35 left on a

3-pointer by Ken Horton before Hearn’s decisive play. Central

Connecticut State’s Robby Ptacek made two free throws to close the

margin to 66-64, but Drew Crawford hit a spinning one-handed shot

in the lane for the Wildcats (9-1).

Hearn was 6 for 7 from the field, including 4 for 4 from behind

the arc.

Crawford scored 14 points for Northwestern, and Shurna added 12

points and eight rebounds.

Central Connecticut State freshman Kyle Vinales scored a

game-high 27 points.

Ptacek scored 17 points and Horton had 15 points and 11 rebounds

and 5 assists for the Blue Devils.