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Men's Basketball Falls To #17 Florida Southern 81-70

Men's Basketball Falls To #17 Florida Southern 81-70

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).

FIRST HALF

  • 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.

SECOND HALF

  • 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).

GAME STATS

  • 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

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will finish their Florida trip with a game against Eckerd Saturday (December 21). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.