Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 68

(0-3, 0-3 away)

Northwestern 81

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 15, 2012

    Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    MVSU 38 3068
    NW 40 4181

    Top Performers

    Mississippi Valley State: D. Usher 35 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northwestern: R. Hearn 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Northwestern 81, MVSU 68

    Associated Press

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Mississippi Valley junior transfer Davon Usher scored a game-leading 35 points to almost single-handedly keep the Delta Devils in the game, but Northwestern got key late baskets from sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski to pull out an 81-68 win on Thursday night.

    Sobolewski scored his first field goal of the season on a layup to break a 58-58 tie midway through the second half moments after Usher had hit a 3-point shot from the right corner to knot the score.

    Sobolewski scored all 13 of his points, including two 3-point baskets, down the stretch to give Northwestern (2-0) the victory.

    Reggie Hearn had 23 points and Jared Swopshire added 22 for the Wildcats, who needed a 23-10 spurt in the final 8:54 to win.

    Usher seemed to zone in as the game progressed, going 7 of 8 on 3-point attempts He had scored 32 points in his first two games with Mississippi Valley (0-3).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MVSU
    NW
    Points 68 81
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 12-23 (.522)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

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