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Men's Basketball Falls 71-59 To Indianapolis

Alec Marty
Alec Marty

OVERVIEW – INDIANAPOLIS (GLIAC/GLVC CHALLENGE – HOSTED BY SVSU)

SCORE:  Indianapolis Greyhounds 71, Northwood Timberwolves 59
RECORDS: Northwood (0-1), Indianapolis (1-0)
LOCATION: O'Neil Arena – University Center, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood opens their 2018-19 season with a 71-59 loss against Indianapolis Friday night (November 9).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood's offense struggled early on, as the Timberwolves trailed 9-2 four minutes into the contest.
  • After trailing 21-11, NU bounced back to get the lead back down to four at 22-18 with less than six minutes remaining in the half.
  • UINDY finished the half strong, eventually taking a 34-22 at the break.
  • The Timberwolves' offense struggled to get its rhythm in the first half, shooting 21.6 percent overall (8-37) and 20.0 percent from 3-point range (2-10).
  • Indianapolis ended the half at 32.3 percent overall (10-31) and 33.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (4-12).

SECOND HALF

  • Indianapolis maintained a comfortable lead for the majority of the half, going up by as many as 21
  • Northwood fought back in the final minutes, getting the lead down to seven with 52 seconds remaining before the Greyhounds finished out the win.
  • The Timberwolves were better from the floor in the second half, shooting 44.4 percent (16-34) and 41.7 percent from 3-point range (5-12).
  • Indianapolis also improved after the break, ending the final 20 minutes at 50.0 percent (12-24).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Indianapolis .400 (22-55), Northwood .329 (24-73)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Indianapolis .389 (7-18), Northwood .318 (7-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Indianapolis .625 (20-32), Northwood .308 (4-13)
  • REBOUNDS: Indianapolis 46 (seven offensive), Northwood 49 (17 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Indianapolis 10-/12, Northwood 13/11

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will take on No. 1 Bellarmine Saturday (November 10) at SVSU. Game time is set for 5 p.m.