"The Big Ten conference is tough. It's competitive," coach Coquese Washington said. "We grinded out a win against a good team."
Still, few people expected Northwestern (8-6) to hang around all night, especially with two of its top players in Dannielle Diamant and Kendall Hackney on the bench the final six minutes after fouling out.
Gettysburg 58, Gwynedd-Mercy 52 - Freshman Jessica Porter recorded her second double-double in as many nights and junior Alyssa Isler turned in a game-high 21 points as host Gettysburg (6-4) downed the Griffins (7-4) in the final of the Days Inn tournament.
Delaware Valley 59, College of New Jersey 58 - In Doylestown, Emily Soper had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Aggies (5-6) to a come-from-behind win. Tiffany DeTulio had 14 points for the Lions (8-4).
FDU-Florham 83, Moravian 79 - The host fell to Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham in the championship game of the Moravian Winter Classic in Bethlehem, Pa.
Cabrini 63, Albright 45 - Cabrini won its third consecutive game as the host Cavaliers (8-3) topped Albright at Nerney Field House.
Rutgers-Camden 74, Mount St. Vincent 48 - Brittany Turner scored a game-high 19 points and became the 11th player in Rutgers-Camden history to reach the 1,000th-point milestone as the Scarlet Raptors (5-5) defeated Mount St. Vincent (4-5) in a nonconference game in Riverdale, N.Y.
Montclair State 81, Stockton 46 - Richard Stockton (5-3, 3-3 NJAC) fell behind early and never recovered in the loss to Montclair State (14-0, 7-0) in Galloway, N.J.