Northwestern Wildcats Defeat Seton Hall To Win Charleston Classic

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: John Shurna #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats dunks against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 11, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ohio State won 67-61 in overtime. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern defeated Seton Hall and won the Charleston Classic on Sunday night.

The Northwestern Wildcats capped a successful weekend in Charleston with an 80-73 win over the Seton Hall Pirates in the championship game of the Charleston Classic. Drew Crawford led the way for Northwestern with 27 points, while John Shurna scored 19.

The Pirates were actually more accurate than Northwestern from beyond the arc, and they received an exceptional performance from Herb Pope, but it wasn't enough to topple the Wildcats.

Northwestern took a ten-point lead into halftime but had to fend off a rally by the Pirates, who turned a 12-point deficit into a three-point lead with a 15-0 run midway through the second half. Seton Hall held a lead as late as the 3:20-mark, but the Wildcats were able to execute in the clutch and take back control of the game.

For more, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Northwestern Wildcats, head over to Sippin' On Purple. For more from around college basketball, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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