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Men's Basketball Defeats Wayne State 74-67

Men's Basketball Defeats Wayne State 74-67

OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 74, Wayne State Warriors 67

RECORDS: Northwood (3-2, 3-2 GLIAC), Wayne State (3-2, 3-2 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena - Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood men's basketball defeats Wayne State 77-69 Friday night (January 22).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening 15 minutes of the game were evenly played – each team's biggest lead during that stretch was four points.
  • A late push by the Timberwolves proved to be a key part of the game.
  • The score was tied 29-29 with less than two minutes remaining when NU scored the final eight points of the half to go up 37-29 at the break.
  • Northwood had a solid shooting opening 20 minutes, going 14-27 overall (51.9 percent), 4-7 from 3-point range (57.1 percent) and 5-5 from the foul line.
  • Wayne State was 11-33 overall (33.3 percent), 2-4 from beyond the 3-point arc (50.0 percent) and 5-9 from the foul line (55.6 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • The Timberwolves pushed their advantage to double figures for the first time at 48-37.
  • The lead remained at least nine until the final 2:30 of the game, when the Warriors fought back.
  • WSU got within three with 18 seconds remaining before a De'Airrus Ware layup with a foul put the game away for the Timberwolves at 70-65.
  • Northwood had very similar shooting numbers in the second half to their performance in the opening 20 minutes. The Timberwolves had the exact same numbers from the floor: 14-27 overall (51.9 percent). NU was also 3-6 from 3-point range (50.0 percent). and 6-9 from the foul line (66.7 percent)
  • Wayne State improved in the second half overall, going 14-28 overall (50.0 percent). But that mark included them going 0-4 from beyond the arc. WSU also was 10-16 from the foul line.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .410 (25-61), Northwood .519 (28-54)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .250 (2-8), Northwood .538 (7-13)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .600 (15-25), Northwood .786 (11-14)
  • REBOUNDS: Wayne State 38 (14 offensive), Northwood 31 (Five offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wayne State 9/10, Northwood 13/13
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Wayne State 36, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Wayne State 18, Northwood 8
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Wayne State 14, Northwood 5
  • BENCH POINTS: Wayne State 18, Northwood 24

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Jack Ammerman: 25 points (season-high), 8-12 from the floor, 5-6 from 3-point range, 4-4 from the foul line
  • Evan Lowden: 19 points, 10 rebounds (first career double-double), 7-12 from the floor, 5-5 from the foul line
  • Richard Nunez/De'Airrus Ware: 10 points each

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Wayne State to conclude the weekend series Saturday (January 23). Game time is set for 3 p.m.