Wildcats Own Halftime Edge

Northwestern holds a 30-28 lead over Stony Brook at the halftime break.

The Wildcats appear to be suffering from a post-Thanksgiving turkey hangover.

Despite shooting 46.2 percent from the field, Northwestern holds just a two-point halftime lead over Stony Brook, which shot just 31.4 percent in the first half.

Poor inside play has hampered the Wildcats thus far. Stony Brook out-rebounded Northwestern by five in the first half, though the difference was in the Seawolves' nine offensive boards.

NU head coach Bill Carmody has moved Luka Mirkovic and Davide Curletti in and out of the lineup, but neither have given the Wildcats a boost. The two centers combined for four rebounds and zero points.

Northwestern senior forward John Shurna led all scorers with nine first-half points, while Reggie Hearn and David Sobolewski each contributed eight points.

Stony Brook opened up the game with a 8-0 lead, but the Wildcats quickly responded with a 20-5 run, as the team found its shooting stroke. The Seawolves regained the lead late in the first half, but John Shurna quickly answered with a three-pointer—his first of the game—which gaves the Wildcats the lead.

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