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Northwestern wins final tuneup before Big Ten play, beating Brown 63-42

  • Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski, center, celebrates with center Alex Plah, left, and guard Tre Demps after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Brown in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Northwestern won 63-42. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski, center, celebrates with center Alex Plah, left, and guard Tre Demps after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Brown in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Northwestern won 63-42. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Northwestern center Alex Olah, of Romania, celebrates after scoring a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Brown in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Northwestern center Alex Olah, of Romania, celebrates after scoring a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Brown in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brown center Rafael Maia, center, of Brazil, looks to the basket between Northwestern center Alex Olah, left, of Romania, and Kale Abrahamson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Brown center Rafael Maia, center, of Brazil, looks to the basket between Northwestern center Alex Olah, left, of Romania, and Kale Abrahamson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

Dave Sobolewski scored 14 points to lead Northwestern in a 63-42 victory over Brown on Sunday.

Kale Abrahamson, Alex Marcotullio and Tre Demps each had nine points for the Wildcats (9-4) in their final game before Big Ten play begins.

Sean McGonagill scored 20 points to lead Brown (3-6), which has lost three straight and five of six.

Northwestern made 13 of 24 from 3-point range, with Sobolewski and Marcotullio each hitting three. Six Wildcat players made at least one 3-pointer.

Reggie Hearn, leading Northwestern with 14.5 points per game, did not play because of an ankle injury suffered in Friday's 70-68 loss to Stanford. Marcotullio started in Hearn's place.