Scores

Final

Texas Southern 49

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Northwestern 79

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: BTN

    8:00 PM ET, November 13, 2012

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    TXSO 14 3549
    NW 43 3679

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: A. Clayborn 7 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northwestern: D. Crawford 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Northwestern 79, Texas Southern 49

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern senior guard Drew Crawford's hot start sparked the Wildcats, as his game-high 20 points, all in the first half, propelled them to a 79-49 win in their season opener against Texas Southern Tuesday night.

    Crawford scored 5 seconds into the game off the opening tip and never let up, hitting 8 of 9 shots in the first half including four 3-pointers.

    The Wildcats' defense pressured Texas Southern (0-2) the entire game, aided by five players 6-foot-8 or taller which limited the Tigers' effectiveness in the post. Texas Southern failed to crack double digits until forward Aaron Clayborn's layup with 3:15 left in the first half, but that barely put a dent in Northwestern's 40-11 lead.

    Ten players scored for Northwestern, led by Crawford and freshman Kale Abrahamson, who added 15 points including two deep 3-pointers that brought the fans at Welsh-Ryan Arena to their feet.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    NW
    Points 49 79
    FG Made-Attempted 17-58 (.293) 29-58 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-26 (.192) 11-25 (.440)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 37

    2012-13 Season

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