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Men's Basketball Downs Previously Unbeaten Northern Michigan 76-64

Trey McBride
Trey McBride

OVERVIEW – NORTHERN MICHIGAN

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 76, Northern Michigan Wildcats 64

RECORDS: Northwood (3-4, 1-0 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (5-1, 0-1 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood earns 76-64 victory over previously unbeaten Northern Michigan in GLIAC opener (November 29).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening minutes were close, with the biggest lead standing at 20-15 for NMU.
  • The Timberwolves would counter with authority past the halfway point and set the tone for the rest of the game.
  • NU scored 12 consecutive points of their own to turn a five-point deficit into a seven-point lead at 27-20, and the spread would grow to as much as 10 with five minutes to play.
  • A 7-2 run by NMU cut the Timberwolves' edge down to 34-30, but Northwood finished strong and closed the half with five of the last seven points to take a 39-32 lead into halftime.
  • Northwood shot an impressive 50 percent from the floor in the opening half (15-30), making 38.5 percent of their attempts from three-point range count (5-13).
  • Northern Michigan made 41.9 percent of their overall attempts (13-31), including 30 percent from behind the arc (3-10).

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood stormed out of the gates in the second and scored seven consecutive points as part of a 13-3 run, one that brought their lead up to 52-35 nearly halfway through the stanza.
  • The Timberwolves continued to hold firm, leading by as many as 19 and holding their advantage above double digits for the rest of the half, cruising to comfortable victory.
  • NU made 38.7 percent of their attempts (12-31) and converted on 11.1 percent of their attempts from behind the arc (1-9) in the last 20 minutes.
  • NMU shot 40.7 percent from the field (11-27) and 25 percent from three-point range (2-8).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .414 (24-58), Northwood .443 (27-61)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .278 (5-18), Northwood .273 (6-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .733 (11-15), Northwood .727 (16-22)
  • REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 30 (6 offensive), Northwood 44 (14 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 5/9, Northwood 14/9

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES

  • Northwood snapped Northern Michigan's six-game winning streak in the series.
  • Allread's double-double was the first for Northwood this season.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Michigan Tech Saturday for another GLIAC matchup against the Huskies (December 1st). Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.