Scores

Final OT

Illinois State 69

(5-1, 1-0 away)

Northwestern 72

(6-0, 4-0 home)

Coverage: CCSN

8:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Texas

1 2 OT T
ILST 26 29 1469
NW 23 32 1772

Top Performers

Illinois State: T. Brown 36 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Northwestern: J. Swopshire 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Northwestern 72, Illinois St. 69

Associated Press

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- Drew Crawford had 20 points and nine rebounds for Northwestern, leading the Wildcats to a thrilling 72-69 overtime victory Saturday night over Illinois State at the South Padre Island Invitational Tournament.

After Crawford hit a bucket with 25 seconds left and give Northwestern (6-0) a 3-point lead at 55-52, Tyler Brown came through in the clutch for the Redbirds, nailing a 3-pointer to make it 55-all with 10 seconds to go.

In overtime, Brown brought Illinois State (5-1) closer once again, sinking a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to cut the Wildcats lead to a bucket, 71-69. Crawford hit a free throw after Brown fouled him to make it 72-69 and time expired after Brown turned it over on the ensuing possession.

Brown scored 36 points, making 12-of-20 shot attempts including seven 3-point baskets.

Jackie Carmichael had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for Illinois State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
NW
Points 69 72
FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 20-59 (.339)
3P Made-Attempted 11-26 (.423) 9-24 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 23-27 (.852)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 6

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