Texasst 39 29 68
Nwestern 37 37 74
Date of game: 12/17/2012

Recap: Northwestern vs. Texas State

Evanston, IL (Sports Network) - Dave Sobolewski led four teammates in double figures with 18 points as the Northwestern Wildcats used a late surge to defeat the visiting Texas State Bobcats, 74-68, at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Sobolewski shot 5-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-7 from three-point range, to go along four assists for Northwestern (8-3). Reggie Hearn contributed 15 points, while Tre Demps and Jared Swopshire added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Texas State (4-7) was paced by Joel Wright and Wesley Davis, who both tallied 19 points. Matt Staff recorded 10 points, nine rebounds, and five assists in the setback.

Despite Texas State playing from behind for most of the first half, a Phil Hawkins layup with 13 seconds left in the frame gave the Bobcats a 39-37 advantage heading into intermission.

The Bobcats held a 68-62 lead with 3:31 left, but they would not score another point the rest of the way. Northwestern ended on a 12-0 run to capture the victory.

Northwestern shot 42.9 percent from long-range, going 12-of-28. Texas State was plagued by 18 turnovers, which turned into 18 points for the Wildcats.

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