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Men's Basketball Falls To Grand Valley State 88-80

Men's Basketball Falls To Grand Valley State 88-80

OVERVIEW – GRAND VALLEY STATE

SCORE:  Grand Valley State Lakers 88, Northwood Timberwolves 80

RECORDS: Northwood (3-10, 0-6 GLIAC), Grand Valley State (7-7, 2-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Grand Valley State uses a big push in the second half to defeat Northwood 88-80 Thursday night (January 4).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening half proved to be close, as neither team led by more than six points. There were six ties and four lead changes in the opening 10 minutes.
  • A jumper in the final seconds by Northwood's Trey McBride gave the Timberwolves a 38-36 advantage at the break.
  • Both teams finished the opening half above 50.0 from the floor – GVSU finished at 16-32 (50.0) while Northwood went 15-28 (53.6).

SECOND HALF

  • As has been the case throughout the season for Northwood, NU's opponent made a second-half push to take control of the game.
  • The Lakers led 59-53 when GVSU got rolling. An 17-4 run in less than five minutes suddenly made the Grand Valley State advantage 76-60 with under five minutes remaining.
  • Northwood got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.
  • GVSU shot 57.1 percent in the second half (20-35), while Northwood shot a solid 51.6 percent (16-31).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .537 (36-67), Northwood .525 (31-59)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .33 (6-18), Northwood .353 (6-17)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .769 (10-13), Northwood .750 (12-16)
  • REBOUNDS: Grand Valley State 30 (10 offensive), Northwood 33 (10 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 14/5, Northwood 13/11
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Grand Valley State 54, Northwood 36
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State19, Northwood 6
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Grand Valley State 12, Northwood 11

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  • The Timberwolves will travel to Purdue Northwest Saturday (January 6). Game time is set for 4 p.m.