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Northwestern rallies to beat Michigan 68-62

Drew Crawford scored 25 points and made go-ahead free throws with 1:14 left, lifting Northwestern to a 68-62 comeback win over Michigan on Sunday. The Wildcats (12-3, 1-2 Big Ten) rallied from a 17-point, first-half deficit. They led by 10 midway through the second half. Manny Harris scored 24 and DeShawn Sims had 17 points for the Wolverines (8-7, 2-2) who gave up the last seven points of the game. The Wolverines went on a 20-5 run to take a 31-14 lead in the first half, then let Crawford score 11 straight points. The freshman scored 13 after halftime. Michael Thompson had 15 points, Luka Mirkovic scored 13 and John Shurna added 11 for Northwestern, which is off to its best 15-game start since the 1945-46 season. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)