EVANSTON, Ill. -- John Shurna scored 21 points, Drew Crawford added 19 and Northwestern shot a blistering 64.6 percent in a 91-71 victory over Georgia Tech in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats (5-0) shot 31 of 48 overall and buried 12 of 19 3-pointers, with Shurna and Crawford leading the onslaught.Shurna hit 7 of 8 shots, including all 4 3s. Crawford converted 8 of 11 overall and 3 of 5 from long range. Michael Thompson added 14 points and four assists, giving him 403 in his career and making him the second Northwestern player to pass 400 assists.Alex Marcotullio hit 3 of 5 3-pointers while scoring 13, and the Wildcats matched the program record they set last year for wins in November.Glen Rice Jr. had 14 for the Yellow Jackets (4-3).
Northwestern has now scored 90+ points twice this season (also November 12 at Northern Illinois, 97-78). Over the previous 14 seasons (since 1996-97), the Wildcats had scored 90+ points 3 times COMBINED during those years, and one of those games was vs a Division III team.