OVERVIEW – #17 FLORIDA SOUTHERN
SCORE: Florida Southern Mocs 81, Northwood Timberwolves 70
RECORDS: Northwood (5-5), Florida Southern (10-1)
LOCATION: Lakeland, Florida.
RECAP: No. 17 Florida Southern uses a late push to get past Northwoood men's basketball 81-70 Friday night (December 20).
- Florida Southern was the better team early on, going up 18-8 seven minutes into the game.
- The Timberwolves made a push, scoring 14 of the next 18 points to tie the score 22-22 with 8:27 remaining.
- The teams stayed close the rest of the half, which finished with score tied 35-35.
- Northwood held the advantage shooting in the opening 20 minutes, shooting 46.9 percent overall (14-32) compared to the Mocs at 43.3 percent (13-30).
- FSC held an 8-3 edge in made free throws to make up for the NU shooting advantage.
- Northwood opened up a four point lead early in the second half, which was their biggest of the contest.
- The score was tied 48-48 with 10:30 remaining when the key stretch of the game took place.
- The Mocs scored 24 of the next 31 points in just over five minutes to go up 72-55.
- The Timberwolves got no closer than nine the remainder of the way.
- Both teams picked up the pace shooting in the second – Florida Southern shot 51.7 from the floor (15-29) and 5-9 from 3-point range (55.6 percent).
- Northwood was 13-26 from the floor in the second half (50.0 percent).
- FG PERCENTAGE: Florida Southern .475 (28-59), Northwood .483 (28-58)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Florida Southern .316 (6-19), Northwood .333 (4-12)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Florida Southern .613 (19-31), Northwood .526 (10-19)
- REBOUNDS: Florida Southern 36 (Seven offensive), Northwood 36 (Five offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Florida Southern 17/14, Northwood 12/19
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Florida Southern 34, Northwood 42
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Florida Southern 15, Northwood 17
- SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Florida Southern 5, Northwood 7
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Trey McBride: 15 points, five rebounds, four steals
- Danny Kolp: 11 points, 14 rebounds
- David Jelinek/Ja'Kavien Lewis: 10 points each
- The Timberwolves will finish their Florida trip with a game against Eckerd Saturday (December 21). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.