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Men's Basketball Drops Tough 52-47 Overtime Game To Saginaw Valley



SCORE: Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 52, Northwood Timberwolves 47 (OT)

RECORDS: Northwood (5-4, 1-2 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (6-3, 2-1 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Men's basketball drops tough 52-47 overtime game against Saginaw Valley Sunday (December 15).


  • The opening 10 minutes of the game were close, as the Cardinals led 19-14 at the 9:45 mark.
  • MTU's lead was 30-23 with 6:26 remaining when Saginaw Valley took control of the game.
  • Saginaw Valley out-scored Northwood 17-2 over the final six minutes of the half to take a 47-25 lead at halftime.
  • Northwood was 8-21 from the floor in the half (8-21) while going just 4-8 from the foul line (50.0 percent).
  • SVSU shot 43.5 percent (10-23) overall but did make 4-5 from the foul line (80.0 percent).
  • Neither team shot it well from beyond the arc – Northwood was 1-10 from 3-point range, while SVSU was 0-7.


  • Saginaw Valley was the better team early in the second half, pushing their lead to as many as eight points.
  • With SVSU leading 43-35, Northwood chipped away at the lead. The Timberwolves scored the final eight points of the game over the final 6:20 to send the game to overtime tied 43-43.
  • Saginaw Valley shot it better than Northwood in the half – SVSU shot 6-16 overall (37.5 percent) compared to Northwood at 27.6 percent (8-29).


  • Both offenses struggles continued in overtime.
  • SVSU scored the first four points in the extra session, which included a banked-in 3-pointer to go up 47-43.
  • NU got the lead down to two on two separate occasions but were unable to tie the score.
  • Saginaw Valley went 2-4 from the floor overall (50.0 percent) and 4-6 from the foul line (66.7 percent) in overtime.
  • Northwood went just 2-10 in the extra session (20.0 percent) while missing all three of their 3-point attempts


  • FG PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .419 (18-43), Northwood .300 (18-60)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .143 (2-14), Northwood .160 (4-25)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .667 (4-6), Northwood .500 (7-14)
  • REBOUNDS: Saginaw Valley 37 (Seven offensive), Northwood 36 (16 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 5/20, Northwood 12/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Saginaw Valley 28, Northwood 26
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 16, Northwood 18
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Saginaw Valley 5, Northwood 12



  • The Timberwolves will travel to Florida for a pair of games, starting with a game against Florida Southern Friday (December 20). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.