EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Alex Olah scored eight of his 10 points in the second half and Kale Abrahamson had nine of his 11 in the final 20 minutes, allowing cold-shooting Northwestern to pull out a 58-52 win over Brown on Sunday.
Olah gave the Wildcats leads three times late in the game. His 3-pointer with 8:34 to put Northwestern (7-5) ahead for good at 44-41. Abrahamson’s three-point play with 43 seconds left sealed the victory.
Drew Crawford led Northwestern with 24 points, 17 in the first half.
Sean McGonagill led Brown (6-4) with 16 and Cedric Kuakumensah added 10.
Brown, which hadn’t played since Dec. 10, and Northwestern both struggled from the floor. The Bears went 20 for 63 (31.7 percent) and Northwestern was 21-59 (35.6 percent.)
Northwestern guard JerShon Cobb, the Wildcats second-leading scorer at 13.6 points per game, missed his second game with a sprained left ankle.