Men's Basketball Falls To GVSU 67-51

Men's Basketball Falls To GVSU 67-51

OVERVIEW – GRAND VALLEY STATE

SCORE: Grand Valley State Lakers 67, Northwood Timberwolves 51

RECORDS: Northwood (6-12, 6-12 GLIAC), Grand Valley State (11-6, 11-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP:  Northwood men's basketball drops 67-51 against Grand Valley State to finish the regular season Saturday (February 27).

 

FIRST HALF

  • After struggling yesterday against GVSU, Northwood played much better in the first half today.
  • NU scored the opening five points of the contest and led by as many as six.
  • Northwood led 21-16 with 7:37 remaining in the half when the Lakers went on a run, scoring 13 of the next 14 points to go up 29-22.
  • The Timberwolves cut into that lead before the break, making the score 31-29 at the break.
  • Grand Valley ended the opening 20 minutes shooting 46.2 percent overall (12-26). GVSU was 1-5 from 3-point range (20.0 percent) and 6-9 from the foul line (66.7 percent).
  • Northwood was 10-26 from the floor in the first half, good for 38.5 percent. NU went 3-10 from beyond the arc (30.0 percent) and 6-8 from the foul line (75.0 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • The Lakers took control in the second half from the start, scoring the first 11 points and 19 of the first 21 points to go up 52-31.
  • The lead grew to as many as 22. Northwood got no closer than 15 the remainder of the way.
  • GVSU shot 50.0 percent from the floor in the half (13-26) in the half while making 57.1 percent from 3-point range (4-7). The Lakers were 6-7 from the foul line (85.7 percent).
  • Northwood struggled in the half, making just 7-25 from the floor  (28.0 percent). NU was 2-12 from 3-point range (16.7 percent) overall and 6-8 from the foul line (75.0 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .481 (25-52), Northwood .333 (17-51)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .417 (5-12), Northwood .227 (5-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .750 (12-16), Northwood .750 (12-16)
  • REBOUNDS: Grand Valley State 36 (Eight offensive), Northwood 30 (Eight offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 11/13, Northwood 9/15
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Grand Valley State 34, Northwood 20
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 18, Northwood 7
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Grand Valley State 12, Northwood 5
  • BENCH POINTS: Grand Valley State 12, Northwood 16

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  • The Timberwolves will compete at the GLIAC Tournament against an opponent to be determined Tuesday night.