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Nov. 18, 2017Game | Basketball

Northwest 90, Truman State 70

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The top three-point shooting team in the MIAA used the long ball once again on Saturday night to pull away from a former conference foe.

Northwest men's basketball hit 48-percent (12-25) of its three-point attempts on the way to a 90-70 win over Truma State.

The Bearcats (4-0) finished with four players scoring in double figures, led by last year's NABC Player of the Year Justin Pitts. Pitts scored 20 points for the second consecutive night and dished five assists.

The Bulldogs (3-2) made their first seven shots, and hit 55-percent for the game, but they still couldn't keep up with the Bearcats.

With the game tied 26-26 with 8:57 left in the first half, Northwest went on a 21-5 run to open a 16-point lead and they never looked back.

Minnesota State transfer Joey Witthus had his best day as a Bearcat finishing with 18 points and knocking down 6-9 three-pointers.

Xavier Kurth was an efficient 5-7 shooting for 14 points and eight rebounds. Chris-Ebou Ndow also scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game with 14 points in the win.

Northwest's next game comes at Municipal Auditorium against Washburn University in the MIAA Men's Basketball Challenge. The game will not count toward conference standings. Tip off is set for 8pm, pregame on KXCV-KRNW will begin at 7:40pm.