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Men's Basketball Loses Season Opener At #3 Bellarmine 79-62

BU 79, NU 62
BU 79, NU 62

OVERVIEW – #3 BELLARMINE

SCORE: #3 Bellarmine Knights 79, Northwood Timberwolves 62

RECORDS: Northwood (0-1), Bellarmine (1-0)

LOCATION: Knights Hall – Louisville, Ky.

RECAP: Third-ranked Bellarmine defeats Northwood 79-62 in the season opener for both teams Friday night (November 8).

FIRST HALF

  • Bellarmine started the game fast, scoring 11 of the first 13 points of the game for the early advantage.
  • The Knights extended their lead to as many as 14 before the Timberwolves got back within eight in the final minutes.
  • BU scored the final four points of the half to take a 42-30 lead at the break.
  • Northwood finished the opening half shooting 39.3 percent overall (11-28) but went just 2-12 from beyond 3-point range (16.7 percent).
  • Bellarmine shot 42.9 percent from the floor (12-28) while going 6-13 from 3-point range (46.2 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • The opening 10 minutes of the second  half proved to be the key to the game.
  • Bellarmine out-scored Northwood 24-9 over the opening 10:05 of the second half to push their lead to 66-39.
  • NU played better the remainder of the way, but the Knights maintained their advantage to earn the win.
  • Bellarmine's offense was efficient in the second half, shooting 56.0 percent overall (14-25) and 66.7 percent from 3-point range.
  • Northwood shot 37.9 percent from the floor (11-29) overall and 23.1 percent from 3-point range (3-13).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Bellarmine .491 (26-53), Northwood .386 (22-57)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Bellarmine .526 (10-19), Northwood .200 (5-25)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Bellarmine .944 (17-18), Northwood .650 (13-20)
  • REBOUNDS: Bellarmine 37 (8 offensive), Northwood 28 (9 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Bellarmine 17/13, Northwood 11/8

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will play Indianapolis Saturday (November 9). Game time is set for 3 p.m.