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Men's Basketball Loses Exhibition Opener 86-66 At Western Michigan

Trey McBride
Trey McBride

OVERVIEW – WESTERN MICHIGAN

SCORE: Western Michigan Broncos 86, Northwood Timberwolves 66 (Exhibition)

RECORDS: Northwood (0-0), Western Michigan (0-0)

LOCATION: University Arena – Kalamazoo, Michigan

RECAP: Western Michigan breaks away from Northwood in the second half of an 86-66 Bronco win Saturday afternoon (October 27).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening 20 minutes were tight – the biggest lead of the half was seven points for WMU.
  • The Broncos took that lead at 32-25, but the Timberwolves finished the half strong. NU scored 11 of the final 16 points to make the score 37-36 at halftime.
  • Northwood shot 44.8 percent from the floor in the half (12-29) and 40.0 percent from 3-point range (6-15). WMU ended the half at 48.0 percent (12-25) overall and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc (3-7).
  • Western Michigan out-scored Northwood 10-4 at the foul line in the half.

SECOND HALF

  • The Broncos scored the first 11 points of the second half to set the tone for the remainder of the game.
  • Northwood got no closer than 10 the rest of the way, while Western Michigan's biggest lead was 24.
  • WMU heated up offensively in the second half, shooting 59.3 percent from the floor (16-27). Northwood fell back to 33.3 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northwood .390 (23-59), Western Michigan .538 (28-52)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE : Northwood .346 (9-26), Western Michigan .385 (5-13)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northwood .733 (11-15), Western Michigan .735 (25-34)
  • REBOUNDS: Northwood 26 (eight offensive), Western Michigan 40 (10 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northwood 13/11, Western Michigan 13/12

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will play its second exhibition game Friday (November 2) at the University of Michigan. Game time is set for 7 p.m.