Scores

Final

Indiana 58

(10-21, 4-14 Big Ten)

Northwestern 73

(20-12, 7-11 Big Ten)

4:56 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

1 2 T
IND 30 2858
NW 27 4673

Top Performers

Indiana: V. Jones III 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Northwestern: J. Shurna 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Northwestern puts out Indiana in Big Ten first round

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Northwestern's Michael Thompson scored 11 of his 16 points during a late run Thursday, leading the Wildcats past Indiana 73-58 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.

Seventh-seeded Northwestern (20-12) clinched its first 20-win season in school history and has a date with Purdue (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) in Friday's quarterfinals. The Boilermakers are the second seed after sharing the regular-season title with Ohio State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP) and No. 11 Michigan State.

It was the Wildcats' first conference tourney win since March 10, 2005.

Verdell Jones scored 20 points to lead Indiana (10-21), which lost 12 of its last 13 games. The Hoosiers also have five straight losses in Big Ten tourney play.

Indiana led for the first 32 minutes, but Thompson's flurry ignited a 20-5 run that turned a 45-39 Northwestern deficit into a 59-50 lead with 4:53 left and the Hoosiers never recovered.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
NW
Points 58 73
FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 24-58 (.414)
3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 7-31 (.226)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 18-20 (.900)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 17

2009-10 Season

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