Boxscore
Northwestern 79, Texas Southern 49
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Officials - Glenn Mayborg, Ray Perone, Frank Spencer
Attendance - 5043

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas Southern 14 35 49
Northwestern 43 36 79

Recap


Northwestern 79, Texas Southern 49: Drew Crawford connected on his first eight shots and scored all 20 of his points in the first half as the host Wildcats cruised to victory in their season opener.

After finishing with 17 points in the teams' last meeting on Dec. 15, Crawford matched that total by drilling a 3-pointer with 4:42 left in the first half to give Northwestern a 33-9 advantage.

Kale Abrahamson scored 15 points off the bench and Reggie Hearn and Jared Swopshire added nine apiece for Northwestern (1-0), which emptied the bench for the majority of the second half.

Texas Southern (0-2) couldn't get on track in the first half, connecting on just 6-of-29 shots from the floor (20.7 percent) while committing seven turnovers.

After scoring 25 points in a season-opening loss to Boise State, Raymond Penn was held to 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting from the field for the Tigers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Crawford misfired on a 3-point attempt with 2:57 left in the first half. The miss was his first from the floor, but the Wildcats held a 40-11 advantage. ... Northwestern freshman forward Sanjay Lumpkin is battling mononucleosis and will be sidelined for at least one week. ... Texas Southern, which shot 9-for-30 from 3-point range in the opener, connected on just 5-of-26 attempts (19.2 percent) on Tuesday.

Texas Southern Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kyrie Sutton 19:00 3-6 0-0 0-4 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 2 6
Ray Penn 39:00 4-15 1-6 4-6 0 2 2 4 1 0 4 0 13
Aaron Clayborn 31:00 2-9 0-0 3-3 2 7 9 1 2 2 1 0 7
Dexter Ellington 18:00 1-6 1-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 1 1 0 3
Omar Strong 31:00 3-13 2-11 0-0 1 3 4 2 3 0 2 0 8
Lawrence Johnson-Danner 19:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 0 2
Fred Sturdivant 12:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 0 2 1 2 1 2
Madarius Gibbs 30:00 3-4 1-1 1-3 0 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 8
Ethan Blackwell 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-58 5-26 10-18 8 25 33 10 19 5 14 3 49
  29.3% 19.2% 55.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Drew Crawford 24:00 8-12 4-6 0-0 1 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 20
Reggie Hearn 23:00 3-6 3-6 0-0 0 7 7 3 1 1 0 0 9
Dave Sobolewski 26:00 0-4 0-1 3-4 0 6 6 9 3 2 2 0 3
Alex Olah 23:00 3-5 1-1 0-0 1 6 7 2 1 0 1 4 7
Jared Swopshire 20:00 4-10 0-3 1-2 3 5 8 2 1 0 1 0 9
Tre Demps 27:00 3-8 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 7
Alex Marcotullio 11:00 2-4 0-1 1-2 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 5
Mike Turner 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 2
Kale Abrahamson 19:00 4-6 3-4 4-4 0 4 4 0 1 0 1 0 15
James Montgomery III 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
Omar Jimenez 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Chier Ajou 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-58 11-25 10-14 6 34 40 24 16 6 11 7 79
  50.0% 44.0% 71.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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