Men's Basketball Loses At Lake Superior State 113-79

Nick Spitzley led Northwood with 15 points
Nick Spitzley led Northwood with 15 points

OVERVIEW – LAKE SUPERIOR STATE

SCORE:  Lake Superior State Lakers 113, Northwood Timberwolves 79

RECORDS: Northwood (5-18, 3-11 GLIAC), Lake Superior State (11-7, 8-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Cooper Gymnasium – Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

RECAP: Lake Superior State uses an explosive offensive attack to earn a 113-79 win over Northwood Monday night (January 30).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood trailed 22-16 with less than 12 minutes to go in the opening half, but it was all Lakers the remainder of the half.
  • LSSU eventually led 60-35 at the break. Their 25 point advantage at the break matched their biggest of the half.
  • Lake Superior State shot 66.7 in the half, going 24-36 overall. The Lakers also shot 64.3 percent from 3-point from 3-point range (9-14).
  • Northwood connected on 44.0 percent (11-25) from the floor and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc (6-14).
  • Turnovers were also a big part of the Lakers' lead – 13 Northwood giveaways resulted in 22 points for LSSU.

SECOND HALF

  • The Lakers maintained control throughout the second half, not allowing the Timberwolves to get any closer than 23 points.
  • Lake Superior State led by as many as 35 after the break before winning 113-79.
  • LSSU shot 48.6 percent from the floor in the second half (18-37) while connecting on six 3-pointers and 11 free throws.
  • Northwood finished at 52.2 percent in the second half (12-23) and 50.0 percent from 3-point range (5-10) but were still out-scored 53-44 over the final 20 minutes.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northwood .479 (23-48), Lake Superior State .575 (26-57),
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northwood .458 (11-24), Lake Superior State .556 (15-27)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northwood .710 (22-31), Lake Superior State .700 (14-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Northwood 31 (six offensive), Lake Superior State 36 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northwood 14/23, Lake Superior State 27/10

GAME NOTES

  • LSSU finished with a 33-11 advantage in points off turnovers and a 40-20 edge in points in the paint.

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Michigan Tech Thursday night (February 2). Game time is set for 8 p.m.