Northwestern 72, Ohio St. 69

BY foxsports • February 19, 2009

Kevin Coble scored 26 points and Craig Moore added 23 to lead Northwestern to a 72-69 win over Ohio State on Wednesday night. John Shurna hit a fallaway 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left to give the Wildcats the win. The freshman scored 9 points. Moore hit seven 3-pointers and Coble went 10-of-14 for the Wildcats (14-10, 5-8 Big Ten), who took control of the game with an 18-3 run early in the second half. Northwestern had lost 11 in a row to Ohio State going back to 1998. The Buckeyes (17-7, 7-6) lost their second straight, falling into a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference. Jon Diebler scored 28 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Ohio State, which squandered a 37-28 halftime lead. Evan Turner had 14 points for the Buckeyes and B.J. Mullens added 11.

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