EVANSTON, Ill. -- John Shurna scored 32 points, including a school-record tying nine 3-pointers, as Northwestern defeated Eastern Illinois 87-72 Sunday night.
Shurna was 9 for 12 from 3-point range and 11 of 16 overall.
Leading 48-44 early in the second half, Northwestern (10-1) went on a 9-0 run punctuated by Luka Mirkovic's three-point play for a 57-44 lead. Eastern Illinois would get no closer than eight points thereafter.
Northwestern raced to a 24-16 lead as Shurna connected on five 3-pointers. He scored 18 in the half as Northwestern led 41-36.