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Undefeated Northwestern routs Fairleigh Dickinson

Northwestern (4-0) is off to its best start since 2014-15.

Northwestern guard Boo Buie drives while being guarded by Fairleigh Dickinson’s Joe Munden Jr. on Thursday night in Evanston.
Northwestern guard Boo Buie drives while being guarded by Fairleigh Dickinson’s Joe Munden Jr. on Thursday night in Evanston.
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Ryan Young scored 20 points, Pete Nance added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Northwestern beat Fairleigh-Dickinson 82-46 on Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston to remain undefeated.

Northwestern (4-0) is off to its best start since 2014-15.

Young shot 6 of 8 from the floor and made all eight of his free throws. Nance was 7-of-8 shooting and collected his second double-double of the season and the sixth of his career.

Boo Buie had 11 points and five assists for Northwestern. Robbie Beran added 10 points. The Wildcats shot 53% (29 of 55) from the field and made 10 of their 20 3-point attempts.

Devon Dunn and Ibrahim Wattara scored 12 points apiece for Fairleigh-Dickinson (0-2).

The Wildcats had a double-digit lead five minutes into the game and built a 40-20 halftime advantage. Casey Simmons’ 3-pointer stretched the lead to 32 points with about five minutes left.

Northwestern ended a four-game homestand and will travel to Newark, New Jersey and face Providence on Monday in the Legends Classic.

Fairleigh-Dickinson plays at St. John’s on Saturday.