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    Men's Basketball Wins Fourth-Straight Game

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Evan Eschmeyer intercepts a<BR> pass by Dayton's David Morris.
    Evan Eschmeyer intercepts a
    pass by Dayton's David Morris.

    December 5, 1998

    Box Score

    EVANSTON, Ill. - All-American candidate Evan Eschmeyer scored 28 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added three blocks as Northwestern defeated the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, 61-57, at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

    After scoring first on a three pointer by freshman guard David Newman, Northwestern fell behind by as much as seven points (18-11) as Dayton guard Tony Stanley hit three three-pointers in less than eight minutes. The Wildcats battled back to tie the game at 20-20 with 8:03 left in the first half on a layup by Eschmeyer following a Dayton turnover. NU took a 32-27 lead into the locker room.

    Northwestern's biggest lead, 41-29, came at the 15:21 mark in the second half when senior guard Danny Allouche was fouled as he sank a layup and then hit the ensuing free throw. Dayton threatened late in the game when Stanley made a layup to make the score 55-50 with 1:20 remaining. Northwestern held on, adding six free throws in the final minute.

    Newman added 11 points in the win for the Wildcats. Stanley led Dayton with 17 points. The 'Cats' next game will be Mon., Dec. 14, against Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 7 p.m.