Shurna, Northwestern top Georgia Tech, 76-60
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) -- John Shurna, the Big Ten's leading scorer, had 25 points to lead Northwestern past Georgia Tech 76-60 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Shurna, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, made three 3-pointers and had a team-high eight rebounds as Northwestern (6-0) remained unbeaten. Drew Crawford had 14 points and Luka Mirkovic had 13.
Jason Morris led Georgia Tech (4-3) with a career-high 21 points. Mfon Udofia had 12.
Georgia Tech already knew about Shurna's scoring exploits. Shurna had 21 points as Northwestern beat Georgia Tech 91-71 in last year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Evanston, Ill.
Shurna had 15 points in the first half Tuesday. The Wildcats led by 13 points at 27-14 midway through the half.
Northwestern made 31 of 56 shots (55.4 percent). Georgia Tech struggled with 29.6 percent shooting in the second half to finish at 42.6 percent (23 of 54).