Boo Buie scored 22 points to guide Northwestern to a win within the faculty’s second look ever within the NCAA Tournament, 75-67 over Boise State on Thursday.
The seventh-seeded Wildcats (22-11) beforehand made it to the Big Dance in 2017, and similar to that point, they made certain they would not be one-and-done.
Northwestern by no means trailed in a sport that was shut a lot of the method and superior to play both UCLA or UNC Asheville within the second spherical of the West Region.
The Tenth-seeded Broncos (24-10) are nonetheless looking for their first event win, shedding their opener for the ninth time in as many tries. Max Rice scored 17 points to guide Boise State and Naje Smith added 14.
Chase Audige added 20 factors for the Wildcats and Ty Berry scored 13, together with three 3-pointers.
The Bulldogs fell behind by 10 factors early however fought again to tie the sport at 40 early within the second half when Rice hit his second 3-pointer of the half.
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The sport was tight a lot of the method earlier than Northwestern lastly constructed the lead again to 10 on a tip-in by Brooks Barnhizer with 3:15 to go.
TOUGH IT OUT
Broncos guard Marcus Shaver Jr. needed to be helped off the courtroom after happening with an obvious leg damage late within the first half. He got here out of locker room late after halftime and returned to the sport.
Boise State: With 4 returning starters from final 12 months’s event group, together with three seniors, the Broncos hoped this 12 months’s group might be the one lastly to interrupt via. They fell to 0-4 within the event underneath coach Leon Rice.
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Northwestern: After ending second within the Big Ten for the primary time for the reason that 1958-59 season, the Wildcats made certain this particular season would not come to an early end. Northwestern misplaced within the second spherical to Gonzaga in 2017 after beating Vanderbilt in its event debut.
Northwestern is in search of its first journey to the Sweet 16.
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