Men's Basketball Drops 77-68 Contest To Wayne State

Brad Schaub scored a careeer-high 21 points in the loss to Wayne State
Brad Schaub scored a careeer-high 21 points in the loss to Wayne State

OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE

SCORE:  Wayne State Warriors 77, Northwood Timberwolves 68

RECORDS: Wayne State (15-8, 12-7 GLIAC), Northwood (5-23, 3-16 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood fights back into the game but is unable to get over the hump in a 77-68 loss to Wayne State Thursday night (February 16).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening half was tight until the final six minutes. Wayne State led 20-17 when the Warriors went on a 17-7 run to take a 37-24 lead at the break.
  • Wayne State sunk 45.5 percent of their shots from the floor (15-33), making 33.3 percent of their three-point attempts (3-9).
  • The Timberwolves shot just 23.1 percent from the field (6-26), making 2-10 from 3-point range.

SECOND HALF

  • Wayne State extended their lead to 20 at 60-40 with under 12 minutes to go, but Northwood fought back into the game.
  • A 16-2 run by the Timberwolves made it a six-point game at 62-56 with 5:24 to play. The Warriors answered with an 11-3 run of their own, building their lead back to double digits en route to victory.
  • The Timberwolves shot better than the first half, knocking down 40.5 percent of their shots (15-37), making just 25 percent of their three-point attempts (5-20).
  • Wayne State elevated their offense in the second half, connecting on 54.5 percent of their shots from the field (12-22) and 66.7 percent of their three-point attempts (4-6).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .491 (27-55), Northwood .333 (21-63)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .467 (7-15), Northwood .233 (7-30)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .842 (16-19), Northwood .760 (19-25)
  • REBOUNDS: Wayne State 36 (five offensive), Northwood 40 (15 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wayne State 15/12, Northwood 10/10

GAME NOTES

  • The home team had won eight straight games in the Northwood/Wayne State series prior to WSU's win tonight. The Warriors last win in Midland was January 6, 2007.

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Brad Schaub: 21 points (career-high), six rebounds, three assists, two steals
  • David Jelinek: 12 points (all in the second half), three rebounds
  • Nick Spitzley: 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Saginaw Valley Saturday (February 18). Game time is set for 6 p.m.