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Men's Basketball Drops 88-77 Contest To No. 1 Bellarmine

Alec Marty
Alec Marty

OVERVIEW – #1 BELLARMINE (GLIAC/GLVC CHALLENGE – HOSTED BY SVSU)

SCORE:  Bellarmine Knights 88, Northwood Timberwolves 77
RECORDS: Northwood (0-2), Bellarmine (2-0)
LOCATION: O'Neil Arena – University Center, Mich.
RECAP: Top ranked Bellarmine uses a big push to open the second half to defeat Northwood 88-77 Saturday afternoon (November 10).

FIRST HALF

  • A day after struggling from the floor in the opening half against Indianapolis, Northwood's offense was hot in the opening 20 minutes.
  • Northwood led by as many as eight in the half, while BU led by as many as five.
  • A Jack Ammerman four-point play with less than two seconds remaining in the half gave the Timberwolves a 44-43 lead at the break.
  • Both teams shot the ball well in the second half – BU ended the half at 56.0 percent (14-25) while Northwood ended up at 53.3 percent (16-30).
  • NU's shooting from 3-point range was the key to the lead, as the Timberwolves went 10-17 (58.8 percent) in the opening 20 minutes

SECOND HALF

  • Bellarmine set the tone for the second half immediately, scoring the first 15 points of the second half to open up a 58-44 lead.
  • The Knights led by as 20 before the Timberwolves made a late push. NU cut the lead down to eight at 83-75 before BU closed out the win.
  • BU's offense got better in the second half, making 60.0 percent from the floor after the break (18-30).
  • Northwood fell back to 33.3 percent overall (7-21) in the second half.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Bellarmine .582 (32-55), Northwood .451 (23-51)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Bellarmine .375 (6-16), Northwood .519 (14-27)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Bellarmine .720 (18-25), Northwood .773 (17-22)
  • REBOUNDS: Bellarmine 37 (12 offensive), Northwood 20 (seven offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Bellarmine 19/11, Northwood 17/10

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Alaska-Anchorage Friday (November 16). Game time is set for 9 p.m. (ET).