Men's Basketball Drops 88-59 Exhibition Contest At Western Michigan

Men's Basketball Drops 88-59 Exhibition Contest At Western Michigan

OVERVIEW – WESTERN MICHIGAN

SCORE: Western Michigan Broncos 88, Northwood Timberwolves 59 (Exhibition for NU, regular season for WMU)

RECORDS: Northwood (2-2), Western Michigan (3-3)

LOCATION: University Arena – Kalamazoo, Michigan

RECAP: Western Michigan breaks away from Northwood in final nine minutes of first half in an 88-59 Bronco victory Saturday (November 25).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood was right with WMU for the majority of the opening half – the Timberwolves trailed 22-20 with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half.
  • That is when the key run of the contest took place, as the Broncos scored 19 of the 21 points to make the lead 41-22.
  • Western Michigan's lead eventually stood at 43-27 at the break.
  • Northwood shot 29.4 percent from the floor in the opening half overall (10-34) and 20.0 percent from 3-point range (3-15). Western Michigan shot 50.0 percent overall (17-34).
  • The Timberwolves also had seven more turnovers than the Broncos in the first half (8-1), which led WMU to a 12-0 edge in points off turnovers.

SECOND HALF

  • The Broncos maintained control throughout the second half, as the Timberwolves got no closer than 16 in the final 20 minutes.
  • Western Michigan's biggest lead of the game was 34.
  • Northwood finished the second half at 36.7 percent (11-30), while Western Michigan heated up to 60.0 percent (18-30).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Northwood .328 (21-64), Western Michigan .547 (35-64)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE : Northwood .222 (6-27), Western Michigan .235 (4-17
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Northwood .688 (11-16), Western Michigan .875 (14-16)
  • REBOUNDS: Northwood 28 (11 offensive), Western Michigan 44 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Northwood 9/12, Western Michigan 14/10

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NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • This game was a regular season game for Western Michigan but an exhibition game for Northwood

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host their home opener Monday (November 27). Game time is set for 6 p.m.