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Northwestern-La Salle final score: Wildcats rebound from loss, defeat Explorers 91-74

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The Wildcats got an expected win.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern (4-1) rebounded from a blowout loss with a blowout win in the Wooden Legacy, defeating La Salle (0-6) 91-74 Friday.

Ryan Taylor and Vic Law both scored 21 points, on 6-of-15 and 3-of-10 shooting, respectively, and Law went 14-of-16 at the free the line in an expected NU win over a winless La Salle team. The Explorers caught some fire late in the game, so the final score was a bit closer than the game felt.

Northwestern didn’t shoot the ball great — it went 8-of-23 from three and shot 48 percent from the floor — but it won comfortably. The Wildcats got to the free throw line early and often, hitting 35-of-43 attempts from the charity stripe. There will 54 total fouls in the game.

A.J. Turner had a good game after really struggling Thursday against Fresno State, scoring 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Four Wildcats scored in double figures, and Dererk Pardon was a perfect 4-of-4 shooting.

Northwestern will face the winner of Grand Canyon-Utah (which tips off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Friday) at 2:00 p.m. Sunday.