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Northwestern 66, Texas A&,M-Corpus Christi 48

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kevin Coble scored 18 points to lead Northwestern to a 66-48 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.

Freshman John Shurna had 17 points and a game-high nine rebounds and three blocked shots for Northwestern (2-0). Craig Moore added 14 points for the Wildcats.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-2) led early, but Northwestern went on a 22-4 run to take a 25-11 lead with 8:41 left in the first half. Northwestern led 39-21 at the intermission.

Northwestern led by as much as 22 points in the second half. The Islanders came within 55-45 with about seven minutes left, but that was their last field goal of the game.

Kevin Palmer led the Islanders with 14 points, while Tim Green added 11.