Ryan Young scored 20 points, Pete Nance added 19 points and 11 rebounds and Northwestern beat Fairleigh-Dickinson 82-46 at the Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston on Thursday night to remain undefeated.
Northwestern (4-0) has had its best start since 2014-15.
Young shot 6 of 8 off the ground and made all eight of his free throws. Nance was a 7-of-8 shooter, taking 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) out of the field and made 10 of their 20 3-point attempts.
Devon Dunn and Ibrahim Wattara each scored 12 points for Fairleigh-Dickinson (0-2).
The Wildcats had a double-digit lead five minutes into the game and built a 40:20 half-time advantage. Casey Simmons’ 3-pointer extended the lead to 32 points, about five minutes from time.
Northwestern finished a four-game home stand and will face Providence in the Legends Classic on Monday in Newark, New Jersey.
Fairleigh-Dickinson plays at St. John’s on Saturday.