Northwestern wins by 38 again, this time smashing UIC
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chase Audige scored 19 points and reserve Brooks Barnhizer scored 18 and Northwestern beat UIC 92-54 on Tuesday night.
Boo Buie scored 16, reserve Julian Roper II 12 and Robbie Beran 10 for Northwestern. The Wildcats made 28 of 43 shots from inside the 3-point line.
Coming off an 83-45 win over DePaul on Saturday, the Wildcats have now won consecutive contests by 38 points.
Jaden Brownell made a 3-pointer to get the Flames within 17-14 with 11:21 before halftime. Northwestern countered with a 15-2 run, led 32-16 a little more than five minutes later and grabbed its first 20-point lead on consecutive baskets by Audige.
The Wildcats led 42-21 at intermission. Northwestern built an early 15-8 advantage and never trailed. Nine Northwestern players entered the scoring column.
Toby Okani scored 12 points for UIC.
The Wildcats improve to 9-2 for the first time since 2016-17. Northwestern entered 8-2 for the second straight year under head coach Chris Collins.
It was the first meeting between the two teams since 2014. Northwestern leads the all-time series 6-4 and won the previous meeting 63-46 on Dec. 22, 2014.
The Wildcats are 27-14 against the current alignment of the Missouri Valley Conference. UIC saw its three-game win streak end and fell to 8-5.
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