WASHINGTON (AP) Vic Law led the way as Northwestern went on a run of 31 consecutive points in the first half of a 83-61 rout of Rutgers on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Law scored 10 of his 16 points during that 31-0 run that put the game out of reach and pushed sixth-seeded Northwestern into the quarterfinals where it will face third-seeded and 25th-ranked Maryland. The NCAA Tournament-bound Wildcats (22-10) can only improve their seeding from here after taking care of business against the 14th-seeded Scarlet Knights (15-18).
Scottie Lindsey also had 16 points for Northwestern. Nigel Johnson led Rutgers with 21.
Northwestern: Faces third-seeded Maryland in the late game Friday night. Maryland is the reason this tournament is in Washington and will be playing 15 miles from its College Park campus.