Just a day after Northwestern’s standout quarterback, Clayton Thorson went down with a knee injury, the same happened to their star point guard Bryant McIntosh.
On a tipped pass, McIntosh fought for the ball and got his foot caught under a Brown player and his left knee twisted awkwardly. Although McIntosh did not need to be carted off the court, he did not return to the sideline for the rest of the game.
As for the game itself, Northwestern came out hot scoring 24 points in the first 10 minutes but then cooled way down. They found themselves only up 42-37 at the break.
Brown came out firing in the second half, up by a seven-point margin, 55-48 with 15:30 left in the game. Northwestern clawed their way back and after Brown’s shooting came back down to earth Northwestern rolled the rest of the way. The final tally: 95-73.
The Wildcats finish the non-conference season going 9-4 with a 1-1 record in a two-game Big Ten stint. They will begin conference play again this Tuesday against Nebraska at Allstate Arena at 8pm.
NU: Dererk Pardon 18 pts. 8 reb. Scottie Lindsay 14 pts.
Brown: Desmond Cambridge 22 pts. Brandon Anderson 26 pts.