ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Vic Law scored 18 points and re-energized Northwestern blew out Valparaiso 84-50 on Thursday night. Coming off the biggest win in program history, the Wildcats (7-4) rode Law’s early hot hand and a stifling team defensive effort to a second straight decisive victory. Northwestern, which beat Chicago State by 65 points on Monday after a seven-day layoff, went on runs of 17-1 and 20-2 for its third win in four games. Playing again without leading scorer Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso (8-3) couldn’t keep up. It went 8 minutes, 21 seconds without a field goal in the first half
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