Men's Basketball Falls At Northern Michigan 100-79

Matt Crowl had a career-high 32 points for Northwood
Matt Crowl had a career-high 32 points for Northwood

OVERVIEW – NORTHERN MICHIGAN

SCORE:  Northern Michigan Wildcats 100, Northwood Timberwolves 79

RECORDS: Northwood (4-16, 2-9 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (6-10, 4-7 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Berry Event Center – Marquette, Mich.

RECAP: Northern Michigan's offense controls the game in 100-79 win over Northwood Saturday afternoon (January 21).

FIRST HALF

  • Both offenses set the tone of the opening quarter in the first two minutes, as NU and NMU combined to score 13 points in 1:49 seconds to start the game.
  • Northern Michigan's offense proved be better in the opening 20 minutes, eventually opening up a 52-42 lead at the break.
  • NMU finished the half at 62.5 percent from the floor (20-32), compared to Northwood at 51.5 percent (17-33). Northern Michigan also connected on seven 3-point field goals compared to two for the Timberwolves.

SECOND HALF

  • Both teams continued to put the ball in the basketball with regularity in the second half – NMU and NU each shot over 50 percent from the floor.
  • Northwood cut the lead down to eight points early in the half, only to see Northern Michigan put together the key run to earn the win moments later.
  • The Wildcats took a nine point lead (59-50) and turned it into a 16 point lead (75-59) in less than eight minutes.
  • Northwood got no closer than 14 points the rest of the way.
  • The Timberwolves shot 51.6 percent from the floor in the half (16-31), but the Wildcats connected on 54.5 percent (12-22).That allowed NMU to out-score NU 48-37 after the break.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .593 (32-54), Northwood .516 (33-64)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .545 (12-22), Northwood .278 (5-18)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .774 (24-31), Northwood .615 (8-13)
  • REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 31 (six offensive), Northwood 29 (10 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 19/7, Northwood 15/11

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Matt Crowl: Career-high 32 points, 12-17 from the floor, 7-7 from the foul line
  • Nick Spitzley: 15 points, five assists

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Wayne State Thursday (January 26). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.