OVERVIEW – #17 FERRIS STATE
SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 87, Ferris State Bulldogs 81
RECORDS: Northwood (13-10, 8-7 GLIAC), Ferris State (22-4, 11-3 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Wink Gymnasium – Big Rapids, Mich.
RECAP: Led by a career day from Jack Ammerman, Northwood men's basketball earns its fifth-straight win, claiming a dramatic 87-81 road win over No. 17 Ferris State Saturday.
- Ferris State led by four (20-16) early in the first half, but it was Northwood that was the better team the remainder of the opening 20 minutes.
- The Timberwolves went up 28-27 and led the remainder of the way, going up by as many as ten before taking a 41-32 lead at the break.
- Northwood had a strong shooting half to start the game, going 15-26 overall (57.7 percent) while making 4-13 from beyond the arc (30.8 percent).
- FSU went 11-23 overall (47.8 percent) but did go 4-8 from 3-point range (50.0) and 6-6 from the foul line.
- The Timberwolves got off to a good start in the second half, opening up a 55-39 edge with 16 minutes remaining.
- NU's lead stood at 57-45 with just over 13 minutes remaining when the Bulldogs went a big run in a small amount of time.
- FSU scored 15 straight points in two minutes, keyed by five NU turnovers, to give the Bulldogs a 60-57 lead.
- Ferris State led 64-61 with 9:30 remaining when Northwood responded with a run of their own. The Timberwolves netted 10 straight points to go back up 71-64 with 6:20 remaining.
- After Northwood got the lead to 80-70 with 3:26 remaining, the Bulldogs made one final push, getting the lead down to one thanks to nine straight points.
- Ammerman then made the biggest shot of the game, connecting on a 3-pointer with 33 seconds to go to get the lead back to four.
- With the score 83-81, NU missed the front end of two straight one and ones at the foul line, but the Northwood defense came up with two big stops to close out the win.
- Northwood's offense continued its red-hot shooting in the second half, going 17-29 overall (58.6 percent), 5-10 from 3-point range (50.0 percent) and 7-10 from the foul line (70.0 percent).
- Ferris State also had a big half offensively, making 16-30 overall (53.3 percent). FSU also went 5-10 from the foul line and 12-13 from the foul line in the final 20 minutes.
- FG PERCENTAGE: Ferris State .509 (27-53), Northwood .582 (32-55)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ferris State .500 (9-18), Northwood .391 (9-23)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ferris State .947 (18-19), Northwood .700 (14-20)
- REBOUNDS: Ferris State 22 (Four offensive), Northwood 31 (11 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ferris State 17/16, Northwood 23/18
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ferris State 32, Northwood 36
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ferris State 22, Northwood 29
- SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Ferris State 8, Northwood 6
- BENCH POINTS: Ferris State 21, Northwood 3
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Jack Ammerman: 32 points (career-high), six rebounds, five assists, 12-15 from the floor, 6-9 from 3-point range, 2-2 from the foul line
- Trey McBride: 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists
- Danny Kolp: 15 points, four blocks, three steals, 6-7 from the floor, 3-3 from 3-point range
- David Jelinek: 12 points, 4-5 from the floor, 4-4 from the foul line
- With his 16 points today, McBride became the 34th player to score 1,000 points in his career. He now has 1,001 points in his three years at Northwood. Combined with his one season at Mount Vernon Nazarene, McBride now has 1,348 points in his career.
- The Timberwolves will travel to Davenport Thursday night (February 12). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.