Northwestern Wildcats Vs. LSU Tigers: Quarterfinal Round Of Charleston Classic

The question posed at the beginning of every Wildcats basketball season is whether this is finally the year they make the NCAA tournament. Well, a Charleston Classic tournament championship would be a great way to get things rolling in 2011-12.

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Northwestern Wildcats Vs. LSU Tigers Score Update: Wildcats Rally In 2nd Half, Win 88-82

The Northwestern Wildcats scored 56 points in the second half against Louisiana State on Thursday afternoon and rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the Tigers, 88-82. Northwestern was effective from beyond the arc, which is always a key for the Wildcats offense, and John Shurna did a little bit of everything for his team en route to 37 points. Unofficially, Shurna was 13-14 at the free throw line, 4-9 from beyond the arc, and 10-21 from the field overall.

Johnny O'Bryant led LSU with 21 points on 6-8 shooting. The Tigers had good success scoring inside the three-point line, but managed to hit just six of 21 three-point attempts on the afternoon.

With the win, Northwestern advanced to the semifinal round of the Charleston Classic. The Wildcats will play Tulsa on Friday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

Be sure to stay tuned to Sippin On Purple, SB Nation's Northwestern blog, for the latest news and notes. SB Nation NCAA Basketball has all the latest information for fans.

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Northwestern Wildcats Vs. LSU Tigers Score Update: Wildcats Looking For Comeback In Second Half

The Northwestern Wildcats (1-0) will need to find a way to stop the LSU Tigers' offense if they want to advance to the next round of the Charlseton Classic. The Tigers (1-1) led at the half, 41-32, after going on an impressive nine point run midway through the first half.

With about 13 minutes remaining in the first half, the Wildcats led the Tigers with a score of 13-14, but the Tigers offense stormed back, scoring nine straight points over the next four minutes, to build a 22-14 lead.

With 16 minutes remaining in the game, the Tigers have been led so far by freshmen Johnny O'Bryant Iii (12 points, 6 rebounds) and Anthony Hickey (11 points). Meanwhile, senior forward John Shurna has carried the Northwestern team, collecting a team leading 25 points and 7 rebounds.

Be sure to stay tuned to Sippin On Purple, SB Nation's Northwestern blog, for the latest news and notes. SB Nation NCAA Basketball has all the latest information for fans.

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Northwestern Vs. LSU: Matchup Highlights Opening Round Of Charleston Classic

The question posed at the beginning of every Wildcats basketball season is whether this is finally the year they make the NCAA tournament. Well, a Charleston Classic tournament championship would be a great way to get things rolling in 2011-12.

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