Northwestern beats UC Riverside 59-43

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)—Kevin Coble scored 14 points and three other players were in double figures as Northwestern defeated UC Riverside 59-43 on Monday night.

Craig Moore, John Shurna and Kyle Rowley each scored 10 points for Northwestern (4-1).

Ahead 11-10, the Wildcats went on a 12-0 run to lead 23-10 with 4:55 left in the first half. Moore scored seven points in the surge.

Northwestern shot 44 percent from the field, while UC Riverside (4-2) was at 24 percent in the first half. The Wildcats led 32-14 at halftime.

After trailing by 20 in the second half, the Highlanders came within 51-40 with 4:23 left on a fast-break layup by Aaron Scott. Northwestern scored the next eight points to end any comeback bid.

Christian Soto and Brandon Dowdy scored 10 points apiece for UC Riverside.

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Christian Soto Christian Soto
5-7,  12 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
John Shurna John Shurna
4-7,  10 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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