EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Alex Olah scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Northwestern Wildcats to a 72-59 victory over the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Monday night.
The 7-foot sophomore used his large frame to his advantage as Northwestern (4-2) won its third straight game.
The Wildcats made 11 of their first 15 shots in the second half to break the game open.
Junior JerShon Cobb, who hit the game-winner with 2.3 seconds left Friday against IUPUI, penetrated Gardner-Webb's defense consistently to open things up for the Wildcats. He finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.
UIC hands San Diego its first loss
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Kelsey Barlow scored a career-high 17 points as Illinois-Chicago ended San Diego's five-game winning streak in a 74-70 battle in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday.
It was a see-saw affair, with 12 lead changes and neither team was up by more than seven points.
UIC moves on to face Louisiana Tech on Tuesday.
St. Bonaventure tops SIU, 83-71
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Matthew Wright scored a career-high 32 points to lead St. Bonaventure to an 83-71 win over Southern Illinois in an opening-round game of the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase Monday night.
The Bonnies (4-1) picked up their fourth win in five games by shooting 29 of 55 from the field, connecting on 10 of 21 from beyond the 3-point line.
St. Bonaventure advances to play Wagner in a second-round game Tuesday night. The Salukis (1-4) play Stetson.
DePaul no match for No. 12 Wichita State
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Wichita State had been having trouble getting started, stumbling against overmatched teams such as William & Mary and Tennessee State before pulling away in the second half.
The Shockers didn't waste any time putting away DePaul on Monday night.
Led by 21 points from Ron Baker and 17 from Tekele Cotton, the No. 12 Shockers used a big first-half run to seize control. Wichita State coasted over the final 20 minutes to a 90-72 victory in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.