After a hard-fought loss against North Carolina last night, Northwestern will look to salvage its trip to Kansas City with a win over Missouri in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic consolation game. Missouri lost to Kansas State 66-42 in the game directly preceding the Northwestern-UNC matchup.
The Wildcats played the Tar Heels tough and led for a long stretch in the first half against the preseason number one team, hitting outside shots and moving the ball efficiently. But cold shooting in the second half, combined with an inability to get stops or defensive rebounds, led to UNC winning rather comfortably despite 21 points from Tre Demps, including ten straight in the second half. The Tar Heels pushed the tempo throughout the game, and it will be interesting to see if tired legs affect the Wildcats against the Tigers.
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