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Thompson leads Northwestern past Indiana 73-58

Mar 12, 2010 - 12:02 AM By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS(AP) -- 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 No. 6 Purdue in Friday's quarterfinals. The Boilermakers are the second seed after sharing the regular-season title with No. 5 Ohio State 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.








  • BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
    AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    NCAA BB FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    INDIANA 30 28 58
    NORTHWESTERN 27 46 73 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: INDIANA - VERDELL JONES III 20, DEREK ELSTON 10,
    CHRISTIAN WATFORD 9
    NORTHWESTERN - MICHAEL THOMPSON 16, JOHN SHURNA 14,
    JEREMY NASH 13

    Mar 11 6:55 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 28 roots (Close Finish)

    Indiana 50, Northwestern 54  2nd - 5:27Mar 11 6:38 PM
  • 46
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    Indiana 49, Northwestern 51  2nd - 6:33Mar 11 6:36 PM
  • 10
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    Indiana 45, Northwestern 49  2nd - 7:12Mar 11 6:34 PM


  • BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
    AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    NCAA BB INDIANA 30
    NORTHWESTERN 27 HALFTIME

    Mar 11 5:42 PM
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    Indiana 30, Northwestern 27  HalfMar 11 5:42 PM