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Northwestern Completes Italian Tour Undefeated

The NU basketball team, on a tour of Italy for the last nine days, finished its schedule there undefeated:

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Sophomore Drew Crawford scored a game-high 21 points, classmate Alex Marcotullio added 17 and freshman JerShon Cobb chipped in with 16 as the Northwestern men’s basketball team finished its tour of Italy undefeated at 4-0 thanks to a 77-55 victory over Pallacanestro Pavia in Pavia, Italy, Sunday evening.

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The Wildcats held a precarious 51-48 fourth-quarter lead before going on an 18-0 run to pull away for the win. Crawford scored seven points during the decisive rally.

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You can find details on today’s game and an interview with coach Bill Carmody here, and complete details on the entire tour, along with video and blogs from the players here.

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The NU men’s team begins its Big Ten schedule on New Year’s Eve against Purdue in West Lafayette. The nonconference schedule will be announced soon.