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Men's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin-Parkside 81-68

Men's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin-Parkside 81-68

OVERVIEW – WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 81, Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers 68

RECORDS: Northwood (3-8), Wisconsin-Parkside (2-8)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood uses a big second half performance to pull away from Wisconsin-Parkside 81-68 Tuesday night (December 19).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening half proved to be tight throughout, as neither team led by more than five points.
  • A 3-pointer in the final seconds by the Rangers made the score 41-37 in favor of Wisconsin-Parkside.
  • Both teams finished the opening half at 50.0 from the floor – UWP went 14-28 while NU went 15-30.
  • Wisconsin-Parkside earned the lead thanks to their 3-point shooting, as the Rangers went 7-11 from beyond the arc in the half (63.6 percent). NU went 3-9 (33.3 percent)

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood was a different team after the break. An 11-0 run broke open a tie game to put the Timberwolves on top 57-46 with 11:25 remaining.
  • UWP cut the lead down to five with eight minutes remaining (59-54), but that is as close as the Rangers would get the rest of the way.
  • Northwood pushed the advantage to as many as 13 on their way to the win.
  • The Timberwolves' offense actually shot a lower percentage in the second half, finishing at 44.8 percent (13-29). But the Timberwolves had a big performance at the foul line, going 15-17 after the break (88.2 percent).
  • Another key to the second half was NU shutting down the Rangers from 3-point range. UWP went 1-5 from beyond the arc (20.0 percent) and 8-24 overall (33.3 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Wisconsin-Parkside .423 (22-52), Northwood .475 (28-59)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wisconsin-Parkside .500 (8-16), Northwood .375 (6-16)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wisconsin-Parkside .842 (16-19), Northwood .864 (19-22)
  • REBOUNDS: Wisconsin-Parkside 25 (two offensive), Northwood 41 (10 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wisconsin-Parkside 10/9, Northwood 18/7
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Wisconsin-Parkside 26, Northwood 38
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Wisconsin-Parkside 4, Northwood 17
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Wisconsin-Parkside 1, Northwood 15

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Zach Allread: 18 points (season-high), eight rebounds, 10-10 from the foul line
  • Trey McBride: 16 points, eight rebounds, two steals, two assists
  • Demitri Martin: 15 points, five assists (both career-highs)

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Lewis December 30. Game time is set for 3 p.m.