Northwestern Vs. Indiana: Wildcats Fall Short in 71-66 Defeat Against Hoosiers

Northwestern couldn't quite finish off No. 20 Indiana, playing tight right until the end in a 71-66 defeat.

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Northwestern Vs. Indiana Final Score: Wildcats Fall Short In 71-66 Defeat

The Northwestern Wildcats played the Indiana Hoosiers tough, but ultimately couldn't pull off the upset in a 71-66 Indiana victory on Wednesday night.

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Northwestern Vs. Indiana Score Update: Wildcats Trail 37-31 At Halftime Against No. 20 Hoosiers

After taking an early lead, the Northwestern Wildcats trail 37-31 going into halftime against the No. 20 Indiana Hoosiers. The Wildcats led 18-12 nearly halfway through the first half, but the Hoosiers outscored them 25-13 through the end of the half to take the advantage.

The Wildcats were on fire from the field in the first half, but struggled to keep onto the ball. They drained 57 percent of their shots from the field, but they also turned the ball over eight times and allowed the Hoosiers to take a 15-11 advantage on the boards. Indiana shot just 45 percent in the first half, but took 12 more shots than Northwestern in the first 20 minutes.

John Shurna leads Northwestern thus far with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting, and he also blocked a pair of shots. Drew Crawford added nine points. Indiana's leading scorer thus far is forward Cody Zeller, who got 13 points himself on 5-of-7 shooting, while Christian Watford added ten points.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, head over to Northwestern blog Sippin' On Purple and Indiana blog Crimson Quarry. And for more news from around college hoops, check out SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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Northwestern Vs. Indiana Preview: Wildcats Go For 2nd Road Win In Big Ten Play

Northwestern hopes to bounce back after a loss to Purdue on Sunday.

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