DENVER, Colo. – Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Northwestern split a pair of games at the Regis/Colorado School of Mines Thanksgiving Classic in Denver, falling 74-63 to Regis University on Friday before downing Colorado School of Mines 75-70 on Saturday.
Against Regis, Northwestern suffered 19 Regis free throws in the second half as Regis finished the game shooting 52 percent.
The Rangers hit 31 percent on the night after shooting 24 percent in the opening half. Brandon Brown hit one of the Rangers’ four three-point buckets to lead all scorers with 23 points and added seven rebounds. Jonathan Freemyer hit both his shots from beyond the arc and was 5-of-7 from the field while scoring 13 points. Brandon Dixon recorded a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
On Saturday, Northwestern held onto a three-point halftime lead despite being outshot 51 to 47 percent for the game to defeat Colorado School of Mines 75-70.
Brandon Dixon hit a team-high in points for the season with 30 points and also recorded his second consecutive double-double with 12 rebounds. Dixon was 13-of-24 along with four free throws. Jackson Kajander hit four treys on his way to scoring 14 points, while Marshall Bell finished the game with nine.
The Rangers shooting was much improved as they were 7-of-17 from three and 14-of-15 from the free throw line.
Northwestern (5-2, 0-1) will host Lubbock Christian on Thursday at 8 p.m. and then meet Wayland Baptist at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Mon, November 30, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt