Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Northwestern 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 53
When: 2:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 18, 2012
Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Officials: # Donnie Eppler, # Tim Stewart, # Terry Wymer
Attendance: 5104

Northwestern 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 53: Reggie Hearn scored all 14 of his points in the first half and the host Wildcats never trailed in routing the Knights in the first round of the South Padre Island Invitational.

Northwestern (3-0) raced to a 41-14 halftime lead by committing just one turnover and holding Fairleigh Dickinson (0-2) to just 21.4 percent shooting in the opening half and forcing seven turnovers.

Alex Olah added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats and Drew Crawford and Dave Sobolewski each tallied eight.

Northwestern recorded a 36-16 edge in points in the paint.

Mathias Seilund scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Knights and Melquan Bolding added 12.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern will host Delaware State in the second round of the tournament on Tuesday before traveling to South Texas to face TCU on Friday. ... The Wildcats improved to 11-0 against members of the Northeast Conference. ... Fairleigh Dickinson travels two hours south to face Illinois State in the second round of the tourney on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances
Fairleigh Dickinson   Northwestern
Mathias Seilund 16 Scoring Reggie Hearn 14
Sekou Harris 8 Assists Mike Turner 5
Lonnie Robinson 11 Rebounds Alex Olah 9
Melquan Bolding 2 Free Throws Made Reggie Hearn 4
Melquan Bolding 2 Steals Alex Marcotullio 1
Mathias Seilund 2 Blocks Alex Olah 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Fairleigh Dickinson 53 37.1 4-16 3-12 14 30 3 7 10
Northwestern 80 47.1 5-22 9-13 24 45 5 3 8