Boxscore
Northwestern 55, Texas Christian 31
Friday, November 23, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Texas
Officials - Greg Fogleman, Anthony Franklin, Carl Gaffney
Attendance - 800

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Northwestern 24 31 55
Texas Christian 14 17 31

Recap


Northwestern 55, Texas Christian 31:
Jared Swopshire scored 15 points and the Wildcats' stifling defense dominated the Horned Frogs in the third round of the South Padre Island Invitational in South Padre Island, Texas.

Northwestern (5-0) will play unbeaten Illinois State for the championship on Saturday night. The Wildcats never trailed on Friday as they jumped out to a 24-14 halftime lead, a score that would be expected if the two schools' bowl-bound football teams were playing.

Drew Crawford and Reggie Hearn each tallied 12 points for Northwestern, which has now won 20 straight games in November - the third-longest streak in the nation.

Devonta Abron led TCU (4-2) with 12 points and eight rebounds as the Horned Frogs shot just 26.5 percent from the field (13-49), missed all six of their 3-point attempts and made only 5 of 12 free throws.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern beat TCU for the first time in three meetings. ... The Wildcats handed out a season-low 12 assists while scoring a season-low 55 points. Northwestern came into the game leading the nation in assists, averaging more than 23. ... Northwestern committed only seven turnovers and made 13 of 14 from the free-throw line.

Northwestern Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jared Swopshire 27:00 4-8 2-4 5-5 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 15
Drew Crawford 35:00 4-13 0-4 4-4 1 5 6 1 1 2 1 1 12
Reggie Hearn 30:00 4-8 2-4 2-3 0 3 3 2 3 1 0 1 12
Dave Sobolewski 33:00 3-6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 7
Alex Olah 18:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 0 4 0 2 0 2
Mike Turner 19:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 3 0 3 0 0
Alex Marcotullio 13:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Tre Demps 9:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Kale Abrahamson 8:00 2-3 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5
Sanjay Lumpkin 1:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Chier Ajou 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
James Montgomery III 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omar Jimenez 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-47 6-19 13-14 2 29 31 12 16 6 7 2 55
  38.3% 31.6% 92.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7

Texas Christian Horned Frogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jarvis Ray 27:00 0-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Devonta Abron 27:00 5-8 0-0 2-5 2 6 8 1 3 1 1 1 12
Kyan Anderson 30:00 2-8 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 4 0 4
Nate Butler 19:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 1 4
Garlon Green 24:00 2-10 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 0 3 0 4
Connell Crossland 22:00 2-4 0-0 0-2 1 4 5 1 3 0 2 0 4
Adrick McKinney 18:00 1-6 0-0 1-3 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 3
Clyde Smith III 17:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Thomas Montigel 10:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Zurcher 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 13-49 0-6 5-12 10 22 32 4 19 2 14 3 31
  26.5% 0.0% 41.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 14