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