Northwestern beats DePaul 80-64

Scottie Lindsey scored 19 points and Vic Law had 16 as Northwestern beat DePaul 80-64 on Saturday.  Gavin Skelly added 15 points and Sanjay Lumpkin had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (6-2), who have won three straight.

Derrick Wood scored 15 points and Joe Hanel and Billy Garrett Jr. added 11 apiece for DePaul, which saw its three-game winning streak end. The Blue Demons (4-2) shot just 33 percent from the field and went 2 for 20 from beyond the arc.  DePaul outscored the Wildcats 46-26 in the second half.

Northwestern led 54-18 at halftime after shooting 54 percent from the field to DePaul’s 24 percent. Lindsey led all scorers with 16 points and was 4 of 5 from beyond the arc for the Wildcats, who led by as much as 38 before the break.

The Wildcats opened the game with a 32-8 lead before Hanel’s layup ended a 25-2 Wildcats run.