Men's Basketball Falls To Saginaw Valley 64-53

Men's Basketball Falls To Saginaw Valley 64-53

OVERVIEW – SAGINAW VALLEY

SCORE:  Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 64, Northwood Timberwolves 53

RECORDS: Northwood (2-8, 0-5 GLIAC), Saginaw Valley (3-8, 1-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Saginaw Valley picked up a 64-53 win over Northwood Saturday night (December 16).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening 14 minutes of the game was tight – neither team led by more than three points.
  • Saginaw Valley finished the half strong, going on an 11-2 run to open up a 32-20 lead.
  • Northwood made the final basket of the half to make the score 32-23 at the break. .
  • SVSU shot 44.8 percent overall (13-29), compared to NU at 40.0 percent (10-25).

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood fought back early in the second half, cutting the Cardinals lead down to two points twice.
  • With SVSU leading 44-42, Saginaw Valley went on a 9-1 run to go up 53-43. Northwood got no closer than eight the rest of the way.
  • Saginaw Valley shut down the Timberwolves from the floor in the second half, holding NU to 36.0 percent (9-25). SVSU shot 43.5 percent in the half (10-23).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .442 (23-52), Northwood .380 (19-50)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .263 (5-19), Northwood .235 (4-17),
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley.765 (13-17), Northwood .611 (11-18)
  • REBOUNDS: Saginaw Valley 38 (seven offensive), Northwood 27 (four offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 6/14, Northwood 10/14
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Saginaw Valley 30, Northwood 24
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 15, Northwood 9

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Wisconsin-Parkside Tuesday (December 19). Game time is set for 7 p.m.