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Defense carries Northwestern past Indiana 54-47 in Wildcats' first Big Ten road win of season

  • Northwestern's JerShon Cobb (23) goes to the basket against Indiana's Evan Gordon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Northwestern's JerShon Cobb (23) goes to the basket against Indiana's Evan Gordon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson (13) grabs a rebound from Indiana's Austin Etherington (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson (13) grabs a rebound from Indiana's Austin Etherington (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana's Noah Vonleh (1) puts up a shot against Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson (13) and Sanjay Lumpkin (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana's Noah Vonleh (1) puts up a shot against Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson (13) and Sanjay Lumpkin (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Tre Demps scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and Northwestern defeated Indiana 54-47 on Saturday.

Drew Crawford added 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Wildcats (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten) won their first Big Ten road game since Jan. 17, 2013, at Illinois.

Kale Abrahamson added 9 points for Northwestern, which won despite shooting 19-of-51 (37.3 percent). Helping the Wildcats' cause: Indiana's own poor shooting.

Noah Vonleh had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3), who shot just 25 percent (15-of-60) while having its two-game winning streak snapped.

Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, the Hoosiers' sophomore point guard who came into Saturday leading the Big Ten in scoring at 17.9 ppg, scored 9 points while shooting just 2-of-13 from the field.