Boxscore
Northwestern 88, Louisiana State 82
Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:00 PM
Location - TD Bank Arena, Charleston, South Carolina
Officials - Brent Hampton, Gerry Pollard, Zelton Steed
Attendance - 2532

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisiana State 41 41 82
Northwestern 32 56 88

Recap


John Shurna had a career-high 37 points, including 21 in the second half, as Northwestern erased a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat LSU 88-82 Thursday in the first round of the Charleston Classic.

The Wildcats (2-0) will take on Tulsa on Friday in a semifinal matchup. The Golden Hurricane defeated Western Kentucky 65-49 earlier in the day.

Northwestern trailed 41-32 at the half but stormed back to regain the lead at 56-53 on Reggie Hearn’s 3-pointer with 12:54 left. Shurna, who went 10-of-21 from the field, got the scoring surge started with a 3-pointer on the Wildcats’ first second-half possession.

The Wildcats, who scored 36 points in the first 12 minutes of the second half, stretched their lead to as many as nine with 5:07 left.

LSU (1-2) got as close as 83-82 with 46 seconds left on Ralston Turner’s 3-pointer, but Dave Sobolewski hit a 3 at the other end for the Wildcats to put the game away. Sobolewski finished with 10 points and Drew Crawford added 17 points and nine rebounds.

The loss was LSU’s second in as many games after a season-opening win against Nicholls State.

Johnny O’Bryant III had a team-high 21 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers, who committed 16 turnovers and struggled against Northwestern’s 1-3-1 zone in the second half. Andre Stringer added 15 on 4-of-11 shooting.

Louisiana State Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Justin Hamilton 26:00 4-5 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 0 4 0 2 1 10
Anthony Hickey 33:00 4-11 0-4 3-5 1 3 4 4 5 3 3 0 11
Andre Stringer 33:00 4-11 3-7 4-4 0 1 1 3 1 2 2 0 15
Ralston Turner 33:00 3-8 3-8 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 1 4 0 9
Storm Warren 9:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 6
Johnny O'Bryant III 22:00 6-8 0-0 9-11 3 5 8 1 4 1 3 1 21
Eddie Ludwig 11:00 1-3 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 4
John Isaac 19:00 0-3 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 2
Malcolm White 14:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 1 2 0 4
TOTAL 200 27-55 6-21 22-26 10 21 31 13 24 9 19 2 82
  49.1% 28.6% 84.6% Team Rebs: 8   Total TO: 19

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Drew Crawford 35:00 5-13 2-5 5-6 3 5 8 1 3 2 0 2 17
Reggie Hearn 22:00 2-5 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 0 6
Luka Mirkovic 28:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0
John Shurna 40:00 10-21 4-9 13-14 3 4 7 4 3 1 3 1 37
Dave Sobolewski 35:00 2-5 2-5 4-6 1 3 4 6 2 1 2 1 10
Alex Marcotullio 10:00 2-2 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 5 2 3 0 6
JerShon Cobb 17:00 4-8 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 8
Davide Curletti 12:00 1-2 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 4
Nick Fruendt 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-59 12-31 24-28 10 15 25 15 21 10 12 5 88
  44.1% 38.7% 85.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12
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