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(E) Vukusic scores 25 points for Northwestern
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  12/7/2004 | Sports | Unrated
(E) Vukusic scores 25 points for Northwestern


Croatian Vukusic scores 25 points for Northwestern

No. 25 Virginia (4-0) at Northwestern (1-3) 9:30 pm EST

EVANSTON, Illinois (Ticker) -- No. 25 Virginia will look to continue the Atlantic Coast Conference's dominance over the Big Ten Conference when it visits Northwestern on Wednesday.

With big wins by Georgia Tech, Duke and Florida State on Tuesday, the ACC improved to 4-1 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge this season.

The Cavaliers, who beat Minnesota at home in the event last year, face Northwestern for the first time.

Defense has been the hallmark with the Cavaliers holding each of their four opponents below 61 points.

On Sunday, Virginia posted an 85-58 win over Richmond. Devin Smith scored 26 points with five 3-pointers and Elton Brown added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wildcats, who have failed to crack 60 points in each of their last two games, will attempt to halt a three-game losing streak.

Despite Vedran Vukusic scoring 25 points, Northwestern lost to Colorado, 66-57. A native of Croatia, Vukusic has averaged 17.3 points, but is shooting just 39 percent from the field.


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