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Men's Basketball Drops 84-74 Contest To No. 18 Findlay

Men's Basketball Drops 84-74 Contest To No. 18 Findlay

OVERVIEW – FINDLAY

SCORE:  #18 Findlay Oilers 84, Northwood Timberwolves 74

RECORDS: Northwood (2-3), Findlay (5-2)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, MI.

RECAP: Findlay finishes game strong in 84-74 victory over Northwood Monday night (November 27).

FIRST HALF

  • The two teams split the first 20 points of the contest in what was a back-and-forth affair in the first half.
  • Findlay made the first push of the game to go up 27-19 with 6:50 to play.
  • The Oilers lead would swell to as large as 35-22 before Northwood bounced back. NU scored eight of 10 points to cut the lead to four with 1:45 left to play. By the end of the stanza, the Timberwolves trailed 41-34.
  • The Northwood shot 48.3 percent from the floor in the half (14-29), while Findlay finished at 53.1 percent (17-32).

SECOND HALF

  • A 10-1 run to open the second half carried Northwood to the lead at 44-42 nearly four minutes into the second.
  • The game remained tightly contested at the midway point. From the time the game was tied with 14:48 left to the 10-minute mark when Northwood held a 55-53 edge, the lead changed hands six times.
  • After four more lead changes, Findlay eventually grabbed the game down the stretch. Seven unanswered points pushed the Oilers ahead 65-59 with 6:12 left.
  • The Timberwolves trailed 79-74 with under two minutes to go when Findlay scored the final five points to close out the victory.
  • NU ended the contest strong shooting 60.7 percent from the floor in the second half (17-28). UF were able to finish on top despite shooting 45.5 percent in the latter stanza (15-33).
  • Findlay held the advantage in the second half thanks to making two more 3-pointers (5-3), five more free throws (8-3) and committing five fewer turnovers (7-2).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Findlay .492 (32-65), Northwood .544 (31-57)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Findlay .500 (10-20), Northwood .438 (7-16)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Findlay .625 (10-16), Northwood .625 (5-8)
  • REBOUNDS: Findlay 28 (9 offensive), Northwood 35 (8 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Findlay 18/8, Northwood 22/17
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Findlay 36, Northwood 44
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Findlay 20, Northwood 12 

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Kevin Calhoun: 16 points (career-high), three assists, three rebounds,
  • Bruno Solomun: 16 points (career-high), eight rebounds, two assists
  • Trey McBride: 12 points, five assists, one rebound, two steals

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Northern Michigan Thursday (November 30). Game time is set for 6 p.m.