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Brandon DixonALVA, Okla. – Northwestern moved into a three-way tie with Oklahoma Christian and John Brown on Tuesday night as the Rangers upset No. 17 Oklahoma Christian 73-49. All three teams are now tied for third in the Sooner Athletic Conference with 9-5 records. The win improved Northwestern to 14-8 overall.


After a 2-2 to start the game, the Rangers held a lead and never looked back as they quickly jumped to a 17-6 advantage early in the first half. Northwestern upped its lead to as much as 19 points in the first half before going into the locker room with a 37-21 favor.


The Rangers outmanned the Eagles on the boards, 40-29 and hit 12 three-pointers to spur them to the victory.


Brandon Dixon scored 16 points to head the scoring for NWOSU, as he completed a double-double with 10 boards. Termaine Snyder was a board shy of matching the double-double and finished with 14 points and nine boards. Brandon Brown scored 13 points, as he and Catrell Currie canned three treys.


The Rangers shot 49 percent and were 12-of-27 from three, as Oklahoma Christian shot 37 percent.


Oklahoma Christian’s Jason Taylor scored nearly half of the Eagles points, scoring 24 points.


Northwestern (14-8, 9-5) will break the tie as they travel to Siloam Springs on Thursday to tackle John Brown in an 8 p.m. matchup.