EVANSTON, Ill. — Vic Law had a career-high 18 points, Scottie Lindsey added 17 and Northwestern opened its fourth season under coach Chris Collins with a 94-63 rout of Mississippi Valley State on Friday night.
Sanjay Lumpkin, Bryant McIntosh and Isiah Brown had 11 points apiece as the Wildcats won their ninth straight season opener. McIntosh, the team’s leading returning scorer, was just 1 for 6 on 3-pointers.
Law made 7 of 10 from the field — including 3 of 4 on 3-pointers — but was just 1 for 7 from the free-throw line.
Brown, the heralded freshman from Seattle, bounced back after playing just five first-half minutes after picking up two fouls.
Marcus Romain led Mississippi Valley State with 16 points.
Northwestern grabbed a double-digit lead 6 ½ minutes into the game and never looked back. The lead was 46-28 at halftime and MVS never threatened in the second half.