Reggie Hearn scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, including a three-point play with 55 seconds left, as Northwestern held off Central Connecticut State 70-64 on Saturday.
The Blue Devils (5-5) came within 63-62 with 1:35 left on a 3-pointer by Ken Horton before Hearn's decisive play. Central Connecticut State's Robby Ptacek made two free throws to close the margin to 66-64, but Drew Crawford hit a spinning one-handed shot in the lane for the Wildcats (9-1).
Hearn was 6 for 7 from the field, including 4 for 4 from behind the arc.
Crawford scored 14 points for Northwestern, and Shurna added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Central Connecticut State freshman Kyle Vinales scored a game-high 27 points.
Ptacek scored 17 points and Horton had 15 points and 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the Blue Devils.