Men's Basketball Drops 83-72 Contest At Michigan Tech

David Jelinek scored a career-high 13 points in the loss
David Jelinek scored a career-high 13 points in the loss

OVERVIEW – MICHIGAN TECH

SCORE:  Michigan Tech 83, Northwood Timberwolves 72

RECORDS: Northwood (4-15, 2-8 GLIAC), Michigan Tech (9-8, 7-3 GLIAC)

LOCATION: SDC Gymnasium – Houghton, Mich.

RECAP: Michigan Tech uses the foul line to down Northwood 83-72 Thursday night (January 19).

FIRST HALF

  • Both offenses played at a high level in the opening half – NU and MTU were above 60 percent shooting from the floor for the majority of the opening 20 minutes.
  • The score was tight throughout the half – the neither team led by more than five points until the final minute.
  • Michigan Tech got up by seven, but a three-point play by Northwood freshman David Jelinek cut the Huskies lead down to 44-40 at the break.
  • Northwood ended the half shooting 60.7 percent (17-28) overall and 44.4 percent from the foul line (4-9).

SECOND HALF

  • The Timberwolves came out strong in the second half, eventually leading 63-58 with under eight minutes remaining.
  • Michigan Tech responded down the stretch, especially at the foul line. MTU out-scored Northwood 25-9 the rest of the way to round out the win.
  • The score remained tight throughout – the Huskies took the first double-digit lead of the game in the final seconds of the contest.
  • Northwood finished with a much higher field goal percentage than the Huskies in the second half (48.0-33.3), but MTU dominated at the foul line. Michigan Tech went 22-22 from the foul line in the final 20 minutes, compared to Northwood at 6-8.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .462 (24-52), Northwood .547 (29-53)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .333 (6-18), Northwood .353 (6-17)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .935 (29-31), Northwood .727 (8-11)
  • REBOUNDS: Michigan Tech 27 (seven offensive), Northwood 28 (six offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 11/6, Northwood 12/14

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Northern Michigan Saturday (January 21). Game time is set for 1 p.m.