OVERVIEW – NO. 9 MICHIGAN STATE (EXHIBITION)
SCORE: No. 9 Michigan State 93, Northwood 69
RECORDS: Northwood (0-0), Michigan State (0-0)
LOCATION: Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich..
RECAP: Northwood opens their 2016-17 season with a 93-69 exhibition loss to No. 9 Michigan State Thursday night (October 27).
INSIDE THE GAME
- Northwood did a good job to open the game, scoring the first six points of the game. With less than five minutes remaining in the first half, MSU led 30-27 but Northwood had out-rebounded the Spartans 19-9 to that point. A late push by the Spartans gave MSU a 48-35 lead at the break.
- Michigan State held the lead at the break thanks to strong shooting – the Spartans shot 56.7 percent overall (17-30) and 54.5 percent from 3-point range (6-11). Northwood ended the opening half at 39.4 percent overall (13-33) and 4-14 from 3-point range (28.6 percent).
- Northwood continued to hang tough in the second half, using an 8-0 run to get the lead down to 61-54 with 11 minutes to go in the game. The MSU lead was 68-59 with just over eight minutes to go when the Spartans finishes strong. Michigan State scored 25 of the final 35 points to close out the game
- FG PERCENTAGE: Northwood .410 (25-61), Michigan State .561 (32-57)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE : Northwood .304 (7-23), Michigan State .500 (9-18)
- Free Throw Percentage: Northwood .750 (12-16), Michigan State .714 (20-28)
- REBOUNDS: Northwood 32 (12 offensive), Michigan State 35 (nine offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northwood 9/14, Michigan State 22/10
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Zach Allread: 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals
- PJ Weaver: 12 points, seven rebounds
- Jarel Woolridge: 11 points
- Brad Schaub: 10 points, four rebounds
- This was the second time in program history Northwood has faced Michigan State in an exhibition game. MSU beat NU 76-45 November 1, 2009.
- The Timberwolves will host Calvin in an exhibition game November 5. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.