OVERVIEW – SAGINAW VALLEY
SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 68, Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 64
RECORDS: Northwood (9-11, 5-7 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (8-12, 5-7 GLIAC)
LOCATION: O'Neil Arena – University Center, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood finishes strong in posting their sixth-straight win, defeating Saginaw Valley 68-64 Saturday night (January 27).
- Saginaw Valley scored 15 of the first 22 points of the game to take the early advantage.
- Northwood fought back to eventually take the lead 27-26 with under six minutes remaining in the half.
- The score was eventually tied 38-38 at the break.
- Northwood shot a blistering 66.7 percent from the floor in the half (16-24) overall and 62.5 percent from 3-point range (5-8). But the Timberwolves committed 11 turnovers in the half to keep the Cardinals close.
- SVSU finished at 45.2 percent in the opening 20 minutes (14-31) but had just three turnovers.
- Saginaw Valley built the lead up to nine (53-44) just under 10 minutes into the second half.
- NU used an 8-0 in less than two minutes to cut the advantage to one with 6:50 remaining in the game.
- With 3:30 remaining, the Cardinals led 62-56 when the Timberwolves finished the game strong.
- Northwood scored 12 of the final 16 points to close out the victory.
- While the Timberwolves cooled off from the floor in the second half (11-26 – 42.3 percent), NU committed just five turnovers after the break.
- Saginaw Valley shot 35.7 percent in the half (10-28) while committing nine turnovers.
- FG PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .407 (24-59), Northwood .540 (27-50)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .280 (7-25), Northwood .385 (5-13)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .750 (9-12), Northwood .563 (9-16)
- REBOUNDS: Saginaw Valley 27 (11 offensive), Northwood 37 (11 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 10/12, Northwood 13/16
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Saginaw Valley 30, Northwood 38
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 16, Northwood 13
- SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Saginaw Valley 18, Northwood 14
- BENCH POINTS: Saginaw Valley 21, Northwood 33
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Zach Allread: 17 points, six rebounds, 6-9 from the floor
- Nick Spitzley: 14 points, 6-10 from the floor, four rebounds
- Demitri Martin: 11 points, 6-12 from the floor, five rebounds
- Trey McBride: 11 points, four rebounds, three assists
- The Timberwolves and the Cardinals have now split their two regular season games in each of the last three seasons.
- The Timberwolves six-game winning streak is their longest since November 23-December 12, 2013.
- The Timberwolves will travel to No. 4 Ferris State Thursday evening (February 1). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.