Associated Press, December 11, 2016

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Nathan Taphorn scored 18 points and Scottie Lindsey added 16 as Northwestern routed New Orleans 83-49 on Sunday night.


Gavin Skelly had 14 and Vic Law 11 for the Wildcats (7-2), who led by as much as 41 and have won four straight.

Erik Thomas had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Travin Thibodeaux added 10 points for New Orleans (4-4), whose three-game winning streak was snapped.

After the Privateers scored the first two points of the second half, the Wildcats went on a 22-0 run to command a 65-24 lead. The run included two Bryant McIntosh free throws following a technical foul on New Orleans coach Mark Slessinger.

The Wildcats led 43-22 at halftime after shooting 46 percent from the field to New Orleans' 32 percent. Lindsey scored six of his 13 points during a 13-3 Wildcats run to extend the lead to 19. The Privateers committed 11 turnovers.