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Men's Basketball Defeats Cedarville 75-71

NU 75, CU 71
NU 75, CU 71

OVERVIEW – CEDARVILLE

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 75, Cedarville Yellow Jackets 71

RECORDS: Northwood (4-2), Cedarville (2-4)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Men's Basketball posts their fourth straight win Tuesday night (November 26), defeating Cedarville 75-71.

FIRST HALF

  • The opening 20 minutes of the game proved to be tight
  • There were six ties and five lead changes in the half, which ended with Cedarville on top 35-33.
  • The Yellow Jackets shot the ball much better than the Timberwolves in the first half, as CU ended the half at 50.0 percent (13-26), compared to Northwood at 36.8 percent (14-38).
  • Northwood stayed close thanks to grabbing 14 offensive rebounds, which allowed the Timberwolves to get off 12 more field goal attempts in the half.

SECOND HALF

  • The game remained close throughout the final 20 minutes as well – the largest lead of the game proved to be seven points.  NU held that lead at 51-11 with 13:20 remaining.
  • Cedarville came back to take the lead at 64-63 with under four minutes to go.
  • The score was tied 71-71 when the biggest play of the game happened – senior David Jelinek converted a three-point play that put the Timberwolves on top 74-71 with 1:11 remaining.
  • NU's defense finished strong, holding the Yellow Jackets off the board in the remainder of the game to earn the win.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Cedarville .431 (25-58), Northwood .420 (29-69)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Cedarville .400 (8-20), Northwood .250 (7-28)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Cedarville .929 (13-14), Northwood .833 (10-12)
  • REBOUNDS: Cedarville 35 (14 offensive), Northwood 40 (20 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Cedarville 15/10, Northwood 13/7
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Cedarville 26, Northwood 42
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Cedarville 3, Northwood 15
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Cedarville 14, Northwood 18

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Northern Michigan Thursday (December 5) to open GLIAC play. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.