Aaron Falzon sets new career highs in Northwestern's win over Indiana
Northwestern received key contributions from an unlikely source on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats posted a 73-66 win over Indiana.
Aaron Falzon, who had played in just three games this season, erupted for 21 points off the bench to lead all scorers on Tuesday night. He converted on six of his seven shot attempts, all of which were from three-point land. He set career highs for total points and made three-point attempts in the win.
Heading into Tuesday night’s contest, Falzon played just 18 minutes all season and scored six points, all against Chicago State. But against the Hoosiers, he was unstoppable.
“I credit my teammates a lot,” Falzon said after his monster performance. “Every day, they tell me, ‘Hey, you can still shoot that thing.’ Actually Derek [Pardon] was telling me on the bench ‘Everybody thinks this is new, but you’ve been doing this for a long time.'”
Northwestern has now won two straight games and improved to 12-7 on the season and 3-5 in the B1G. Indiana dropped to 12-7 and is also 3-5 in conference play.
Falzon’s shooting ability gives the Wildcats a solid outside presence. If he continues to hit the deep ball on a regular basis, Northwestern could be in for a strong run in the second half of the season.
The Wildcats’ next game will be against Wisconsin in the Kohl Center on Saturday.