EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — After missing all of last season following shoulder surgery, Vic Law has returned like someone looking to make up for lost time.

Law scored a career-high 26 points — his second straight game establishing a new mark — to lead Northwestern to an 86-72 victory over Eastern Washington Monday night in a Legends Classic opening-round game.

Law, who had 19 points in the season opener, was 7-for-13 from the field.

"I just thought he played with great confidence," coach Chris Collins said. "I really liked how he attacked the basket."

Law, a 6-7 redshirt sophomore, was expected to be one of the Wildcats' top players this season, though Collins wasn't sure what to expect at the start.

Bryant McIntosh had 18 points and Scottie Lindsey and Dererk Pardon each added 12 as Northwestern improved to 2-0.

Bogdan Bliznyuk led Eastern Washington (1-1) with 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting. He had 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting in the first half.

Jacob Wiley added 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting for the Eagles.