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Men's Basketball: Northwestern defeats Chicago State in historic blowout


After an eight-day finals week break, the Wildcats (6-4) came out on fire and demolished the Cougars (2-11) to kick off a packed stretch of nonconference play.


The Cats had more made 3-pointers than the Cougars had points, had 14 assists to compared to zero and four NU players outscored the entire Chicago State team.


Games like this, in which Chicago State receives money to play power conference opponents, are crucial for the athletic department’s operations.


Chicago State stayed in a zone defense for much of the first half, allowing the Cats to easily move the ball around the court and into the hands of open shooters.


The blowout also allowed the bench to get additional minutes, and freshman guard Anthony Gaines took advantage, scoring a career-high 11 points and showcasing his athleticism on explosive drives.




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