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Men's Basketball Drops 75-70 Contest To Michigan Tech

Men's Basketball Drops 75-70 Contest To Michigan Tech

OVERVIEW – MICHIGAN TECH

SCORE:  Michigan Tech Huskies 75, Northwood Timberwolves 70

RECORDS: Northwood (9-15, 5-11 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (12-11, 9-7 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood leads for over 26 minutes but falter late in a 75-70 loss at Michigan Tech Saturday (February 10).

FIRST HALF

  • Both teams traded points to begin the contest as Northwood maintained a slim two-point edge by the halfway point.
  • The Timberwolves soon distanced themselves with a 10-0 run, one that extended the lead to 28-16 with 7:00 left.
  • Michigan Tech responded with a 13-6 run of their own to cut the lead down to two with 2:00 left.
  • Northwood held firm though, making the spread stand at 35-29 at the break.
  • The Timberwolves made 48.4 percent of their attempts from the floor (15-31), while the Huskies hit 48 percent of their shots (12-25)

SECOND HALF

  • MTU brought NU's lead down to as low as two five minutes in, but the Timberwolves countered with an 11-4 run to build the spread back to nine at 51-42 near the 10:00 mark.
  • A 14-5 response from Michigan Tech brought erased Northwood's lead and tied the game with six minutes to play.
  • Two more ties would come in a thrilling final two minutes. In the end, the Huskies came out on top thanks to a 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining that broke a 68-68 tie.
  • Northwood shot 48.1 percent from the field on their attempts (13-27). Michigan Tech was more efficient in the second half, making 57.7 percent from the field (15-26).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .529 (27-51), Northwood .483 (28-58)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .438 (7-16), Northwood .300 (6-20)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .933 (14-15), Northwood .800 (8-10)
  • REBOUNDS: Michigan Tech 24 (8 offensive), Northwood 31 (14 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 13/11, Northwood 15/12
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Michigan Tech 30, Northwood 26
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 14, Northwood 11

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Davenport Thursday (February 15). Game time is set for 8 p.m.