Crawford lifts Northwestern over Purdue 74-65

Purdue's A.J. Hammons blocks a shot attempt by Northwestern's Drew Crawford in an NCAA basketball game Sunday, March 9, 2014, in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue fell to Northwestern 74-65 to end the season in last place in the Big Ten. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)
Purdue's A.J. Hammons blocks a shot attempt by Northwestern's Drew Crawford in an NCAA basketball game Sunday, March 9, 2014, in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue fell to Northwestern 74-65 to end the season in last place in the Big Ten. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, John Terhune)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Drew Crawford had 27 points and seven rebounds and Alex Olah added 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Northwestern to a 74-65 victory over Purdue on Sunday in the regular season finale for both teams.

The Wildcats (13-18, 6-12 Big Ten), who snapped a league-worst seven-game skid, closed out the first half on a 6-2 run to take a 28-21 lead at halftime. Northwestern went on a 9-2 run midway through the second half capped off with a 3-pointer by Sanjay Lumpkin with 11:17 remaining for a 45-32 lead.

Rapheal Davis had 13 points and nine rebounds and A.J. Hammons added 13 points for the Boilermakers (15-16, 5-13), who have lost six straight.

The Big Ten Tournament opens on Thursday on Thursday in Indianapolis.

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