OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE
SCORE: Wayne State 89, Northwood Timberwolves 66
RECORDS: Northwood (4-17, 2-10 GLIAC), Wayne State (10-6, 7-5 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Matthaei Center – Detroit, Mich.
RECAP: Wayne State starts fast and finishes strong in 89-66 win over Northwood Thursday night (January 26).
- The opening half featured big runs for both teams, starting with a push from Wayne State.
- The Warriors scored on their first possession of the game and eventually led 15-1 just over five minutes into the game.
- Northwood responded with a big run of their own, scoring 12 of the next 14 points to make the score 17-13.
- The Timberwolves eventually came all the way back to lead 27-25 with under five minutes to go in the half.
- WSU eventually led 37-34 at the break.
- The shooting for the two teams was very similar - Northwood shot 41.9 percent from the floor (13-31) compared to Wayne State at 40.6 percent (13-32). The Timberwolves connected on five 3-pointers in half to three for WSU, while the Warriors made five more free throws than NU (8-3).
- After a competitive start to the second half, the Warriors broke the game open.
- Northwood was down 44-40 with under 15 minutes remaining in the game when WSU's offense got rolling.
- The Warriors scored 34 points in the next eight minutes, taking it from a four point lead to a 20 point advantage at 74-54.
- WSU led by as many as 25 before winning by 23.
- Wayne State scored 52 second half points in the game, thanks to shooting 50.0 percent from the floor (20-40). Northwood shot 37.5 percent in the second half (12-32)
- FG PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .458 (33-72), Northwood .397 (25-63)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .462 (6-13), Northwood .318 (7-22)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .708 (17-24), Northwood .529 (9-19)
- REBOUNDS: Wayne State 42 (16 offensive), Northwood 42 (14 offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wayne State 15/12, Northwood 11/21
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- David Jelinek: Career-high 15 points off the bench, six rebounds, two blocks
- Kyle Lamotte: 10 points, four assists
- Second chance points were a big part of the WSU win, as the Warriors out-scored NU 22-7 for the game.
- The Timberwolves will host rival Saginaw Valley Saturday night (January 28). Game time is set for 6 p.m.