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Northwood Men's Basketball Loses To Northern Michigan 80-72

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SCORE:  Northern Michigan 80, Northwood Timberwolves 72

RECORDS: Northwood (9-14, 5-10 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (14-8, 11-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood leads by 10 in the second half, but Northern Michigan finishes strong in an 80-72 win over NU Thursday (February 8).

FIRST HALF

  • The Timberwolves came out fast, scoring 10 of the first 12 points to take an early lead.
  • The Wildcats rebounded swiftly and answered with a 10-3 run of their own to cut the NU lead down to 13-12.
  • Northern Michigan was able to eventually go ahead by four before a final run from Northwood. The Timberwolves were able to net 12 consecutive points led them to a 37-31 advantage at the break..
  • Northwood shot a modest 40.5 percent on their attempts from the field (15-37), while Northern Michigan sunk an almost identical 40.7 percent of their shots (11-27).
  • NU earned the lead thanks to making seven 3-pointers in the half compared to a pair of NMU.

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood started the second half well, leading 48-38 with 15:37 remaining in the game.
  • That lead quickly evaporated as the Wildcats clawed back in a big way. A 19-6 run vaulted the visitors to a 55-52 lead with 10 minutes to play.
  • The momentum continued for the next five minutes as Northern Michigan built their lead up to ten with just over five minutes left. In a game of runs, the Wildcats were able to maintain their edge and earn the win.
  • NU finished the game sinking 40.6 percent of their attempts (13-32) from the floor in the second half. NMU took their game to another level and made 63.3 percent of their attempts (19-30) after halftime.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .526 (30-57), Northwood .406 (28-69)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .316 (6-19), Northwood .400 (8-20)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .737 (14-19), Northwood .533 (8-15)
  • REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 33 (7 offensive), Northwood 43 (18 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 8/11, Northwood 14/11
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Northern Michigan 40, Northwood 34
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 15, Northwood 13

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES:

  • Trey McBride had his eighth game this season with at least 14 points and sixth game with at least four steals.
  • Demitri Martin's double-double is the first for a Northwood player this season.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Michigan Tech this Saturday (February 10) for a game against the Huskies. Game time is set for 3 p.m.
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