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Men's Basketball Earns Dramatic 61-60 Win Over Eckerd

NU 61, EC 60
NU 61, EC 60

OVERVIEW – ECKERD

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 61, Eckerd Tritons 60

RECORDS: Northwood (6-5), Eckerd (6-5)

LOCATION: Lakeland, Florida.

RECAP: Northwood men's basketball scores the final six points in the last minute of the game to earn dramatic 61-60 win over Eckerd Saturday afternoon (December 21).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood got off to a good start, as the Timberwolves scored the first six and 14 of the first 17 points of the game.
  • NU led 27-15 with less than four minutes to go when the Tritons finished strong, scoring the final seven points of the half to make the score 27-22 at the break.
  • Northwood shot 43.5 percent from the floor in the half (10-23) while going 4-11 from 3-point range (36.4 percent).
  • Eckerd struggled offensively in the half, finishing at 26.7 percent overall (8-30) and 11.1 percent from beyond the arc (11.1 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • The Timberwolves got the advantage back to 12 early in the second half, but the Tritons responded once again.
  • NU led 40-30 when Eckerd came up with a 21 of the next 29 points to go up 51-48.
  • Eckerd eventually led 60-55 with under a minute to go when  the Timberwolves made the final push to earn the win.
  • Northwood got a 3-pointer from Jack Ammerman to cut the lead to two, which was followed by a steal and a 3-point play from Trey McBride to put NU back on top with 12 seconds remaining.
  • The Timberwolves then held on defense, giving Northwood the win.
  • After struggling in the first half, Eckerd was much better from the floor in the second half, shooting 50.0 percent overall (14-28) and 44.4 percent from 3-point range (4-9).
  • The Timberwolves ended the second half at 40.6 percent from the floor (13-32) overall and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc (6-16).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Eckerd .370 (22-58), Northwood .418 (23-55)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Eckerd .278 (5-18), Northwood .370 (10-27)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Eckerd .611 (11-18), Northwood .714 (5-7)
  • REBOUNDS: Eckerd 37 (14 offensive), Northwood 37 (Nine offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Eckerd 10/15, Northwood 15/21
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Eckerd 32, Northwood 20
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Eckerd 23, Northwood 13
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Eckerd 15, Northwood 8

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • McBride: 13 points (nine in the final 2:32), seven assists
  • Ammerman: 14 points, 5-10 from the floor, 4-8 from 3-point range
  • Trevor Davis: Nine points

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Parkside January 2. Game time is set for 8 p.m.