Midway through the first half, Milwaukee owned a 16-13 lead. After a timeout, Northwestern took control. The Wildcats went on an 18-0 run, and completely shut down Milwaukee's scoring attack. That run gave the Wildcats a 15-point lead. Milwaukee would regain their shooting stroke, but could not cut the deficit closer than nine points.
Part of Northwestern's success can be attributed to their success on the boards. The Wildcats have out-rebounded Milwaukee 18-11, and have pulled in six offensive rebounds.
The Wildcats shot 41.9% from the field in the first half, compared to Milwaukee's 31.9%.
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