Northwest Missouri State made a program-record 22 3-pointers, including 10 to tie a program-best mark from Wes Dreamer, as the Bearcats dismantled NAIA foe Briar Cliff 98-66 on Friday at Bearcat Arena.
Dreamer finished 10 of 18 from 3-point range for a career-high 32 points. No. 3 Northwest finished 22-for-41 as a team., including a 14-for-18 mark in the first half.
The game counted toward Northwest’s regular season record but served as an exhibition for the Iowa opponent.
Northwest’s first six made shots were all from 3-point range. A 3-pointer by Trevor Hudgins midway through the first half have the Bearcats a permanent double-digit lead. The edge reached as much as 23 as Dreamer sank three treys in the final two minutes of the half.
Northwest (6-1) led by as much as 38 in the second half.
Hudgins finished with 17 points and 11 assists, the eighth time with 11-plus assists in his career. Diego Bernard added 15 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.
Luke Moustakas scored a career-high 13 points in just his second appearance.
Northwest will begin MIAA play on Thursday against Northeastern State.