Men's Basketball Loses At Wayne State 87-73

Men's Basketball Loses At Wayne State 87-73

OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE

SCORE:  Wayne State Warriors 87, Northwood Timberwolves 73

RECORDS: Northwood (10-16, 6-12 GLIAC), Wayne State (14-9, 12-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Matthaei Center – Detroit, Mich.

RECAP: Wayne State uses a late push in the first half on their way to an 87-73 win over Northwood Saturday (February 17).

FIRST HALF

  • The start of the game was close – the biggest advantage for either team was six points in the opening 17 minutes.
  • NU trailed 26-25 when the Warriors finished the half with a run. WSU scored 16 of the final 19 points to take a 42-29 advantage at the break.
  • While Northwood ended up at 41.4 percent overall (12-29), the Timberwolves struggled from beyond the arc. NU went just 1-10 from the 3-point line in the half.
  • Wayne State had a strong offensive half to start the game, going 19-36 overall (52.8 percent) and 3-6 from beyond the arc (50.0 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood played better in the second half and chipped away at the WSU lead, but got no closer than 11 points.
  • Wayne State's biggest lead of the game came with 6:00 remaining at 73-53..
  • Two more ties would come in a thrilling final two minutes. In the end, the Warriors came out on top thanks to a 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining that broke a 68-68 tie.
  • Northwood shot 48.1 percent from the field on their attempts (13-27). Wayne State was more efficient in the second half, making 57.7 percent from the field (15-26).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .531 (34-64), Northwood .475 (28-59)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .333 (3-9), Northwood .227 (5-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .800 (12-15), Northwood .800 (16-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Wayne State 35 (nine offensive), Northwood 31 (seven offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wayne State 12/7, Northwood 12/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Wayne State 46, Northwood 40
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Wayne State 21, Northwood 4

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  • The Timberwolves will travel to Tiffin Thursday night (February 15). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.