OVERVIEW – NORTHERN MICHIGAN
SCORE: Northern Michigan Wildcats 100, Northwood Timberwolves 79
RECORDS: Northwood (4-16, 2-9 GLIAC), Northern Michigan (6-10, 4-7 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Berry Event Center – Marquette, Mich.
RECAP: Northern Michigan's offense controls the game in 100-79 win over Northwood Saturday afternoon (January 21).
- Both offenses set the tone of the opening quarter in the first two minutes, as NU and NMU combined to score 13 points in 1:49 seconds to start the game.
- Northern Michigan's offense proved be better in the opening 20 minutes, eventually opening up a 52-42 lead at the break.
- NMU finished the half at 62.5 percent from the floor (20-32), compared to Northwood at 51.5 percent (17-33). Northern Michigan also connected on seven 3-point field goals compared to two for the Timberwolves.
- Both teams continued to put the ball in the basketball with regularity in the second half – NMU and NU each shot over 50 percent from the floor.
- Northwood cut the lead down to eight points early in the half, only to see Northern Michigan put together the key run to earn the win moments later.
- The Wildcats took a nine point lead (59-50) and turned it into a 16 point lead (75-59) in less than eight minutes.
- Northwood got no closer than 14 points the rest of the way.
- The Timberwolves shot 51.6 percent from the floor in the half (16-31), but the Wildcats connected on 54.5 percent (12-22).That allowed NMU to out-score NU 48-37 after the break.
- FG PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .593 (32-54), Northwood .516 (33-64)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .545 (12-22), Northwood .278 (5-18)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northern Michigan .774 (24-31), Northwood .615 (8-13)
- REBOUNDS: Northern Michigan 31 (six offensive), Northwood 29 (10 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northern Michigan 19/7, Northwood 15/11
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Matt Crowl: Career-high 32 points, 12-17 from the floor, 7-7 from the foul line
- Nick Spitzley: 15 points, five assists
- The Timberwolves will travel to Wayne State Thursday (January 26). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.