Poof. Just like that and the bar has been officially raised off its seemingly permanent perch and inched a tad higher. Northwestern (19-11,7-10) used a 3-point barrage to put away a far inferior Chicago State squad 72-49 tonight at Welsh-Ryan Arena and earn that elusive 19th win - a program regular season record. The 'Cats nailed 13 3-pointers on the night (13-31, 41%) and at one point were well over the 50% mark, yet were sleepwalking through most of the first half before finally extending a slim lead to 12 at the half.John Shurna led the 'Cats with an impressive 16-point, 9 reb, 6 asst and 3 steal effort, but Alex Marcotullio stole the show as he was on fire in the second half and ended the night with 15 points on 5-7 3-point shooting in only 18 minutes. The game was not televised,...

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