Scores

Final

American U 62

(6-4, 4-2 away)

Northwestern 78

(7-0, 5-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

8:00 PM ET, December 16, 2010

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

1 2 T
AMER 34 2862
NW 38 4078

Top Performers

American University: V. Moldoveanu 21 Pts, 6 Reb

Northwestern: J. Shurna 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

Northwestern 78, American U. 62

Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. -- John Shurna scored 28 points and Michael Thompson added 23 as Northwestern remained undefeated with a 78-62 victory over American U. on Thursday night.

The Wildcats (7-0) are off to their best start since 1993-94, when they won their first nine.

Shurna, a junior, became the 30th Northwestern player to surpass 1,000 points, finishing the night with 1,012. Luka Mirkovic added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Northwestern.

Vlad Moldoveanu led the Eagles (6-4) with 21 points and a team-high six rebounds. Troy Brewer scored 10 points.

Both teams shot better than 50 percent in the first half, and Northwestern led 38-34 at intermission. The Wildcats outscored the Eagles 9-2 at the outset of the second half to take a 47-36 lead. Northwestern's biggest lead in the second half was 22 points.

This was the first meeting between Northwestern and American, which plays in the Patriot League.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AMER
NW
Points 62 78
FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 25-50 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 7-16 (.438)
FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 21-25 (.840)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 16

2010-11 Season

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