Northwestern 90, Iowa 71

Northwestern 90, Iowa 71

Published Jan. 12, 2011 10:46 p.m. ET

Drew Crawford scored 19 points, Michael Thompson 17 and John Shurna 16 to lead Northwestern past Iowa 90-71 Wednesday night.

The win was the first for Northwestern (11-4, 2-3 Big Ten) in Iowa City since Jan. 10, 2004, and only the Wildcats' 17th all-time on the road against the Hawkeyes.

Bryce Cartwright scored 25 points to lead the Hawkeyes (7-9, 0-4). Matt Gatens scored 20 for Iowa.

Northwestern (11-4, 2-3) unleashed a barrage of 3-point baskets early to build a 48-27 lead by halftime.

Iowa took a 4-0 lead before Northwestern went on a 24-4 run. The Wildcats' first seven baskets were 3-pointers; Crawford had three.

JerShon Cobb's three-point play stretched the Wildcats' lead to 24-8 with 11:38 before the half. Cobb finished with 12 points.