Northwestern rallies past Texas State, 74-68

Dave Sobolewski scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:45 left to give Northwestern a lead, and the Wildcats closed the game on a 12-0 run to defeat Texas State 74-68 on Monday night.

The Bobcats led 68-62 with less than 4 minutes left, but five straight free throws, two each by Sobolewski and Reggie Hearn and one by Jared Swopshire, cut it to 68-67. After Sobolewski connected on his jump shot to put Northwestern (8-3) ahead 70-68, free throws by Alex Marcotullio, Sobolewski and Swopshire completed the scoring.

Hearn finished with 15 points and Tre Demps added 12.

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Dave Sobolewski lay-up:

FINAL: Northwestern trailed in the crunch time on Monday, but took the lead for good on a field goal with 1:46 remaining by Dave Sobolewski and hung on for a 74-68 win over Texas State at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Down 68-62 with 3:31 to go, Northwestern (8-3) broke out for a 12-0 run to take a six-point lead with one second to go. Sobolewski sparked Northwestern, as he scored 18 points in the comeback victory.

HALFTIME: Joel Wright scored 15 points and Wesley Davis added 12 for Texas State in the first half to carry the Bobcats to a 39-37 lead over Northwestern. The Wildcats were leading 33-27 before they allowed the Bobcats to make a late 12-4 run and take a lead into the half. Tre Demps leads the Wildcats with nine points, on a trio of 3-pointers.

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fran maday on 12/18/2012 @ 3:13pm EDT Said:

I don,t know who the color commentator was in this game but he talks too much and says nothingof value! Let the play by play guy do his job and call the game Fouls,assists, rebounds ect. are moere important!

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