Northwestern 98, SIU-Edwardsville 55
Five players scored in double figures to lead Northwestern to a
98-55 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Thursday
The Wildcats (13-5) raced to a 55-25 halftime lead, which
included a 28-2 run, in the nonconference game. Northwestern led by
as many as 45 points in the second half in rolling to its fourth
win in their last five games.
Drew Crawford led the Wildcats with 16 points. Luka Mirkovic had
15, freshman JerShon Cobb added 11, while Alex Marcotullio and
Reggie Hearn each scored 10.
Cornelius Chatt scored 25 points for Southern
Illinois-Edwardsville (5-16). Chatt made three 3-pointers for the
Northwestern’s John Shurna was held out of the game for
precautionary reasons. The 6-foot-8 junior forward scored 24 points
in Tuesday’s victory over Michigan but has been bothered by a high
left ankle sprain suffered on Dec. 23 against Mount St. Mary’s.