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Men's Basketball Drops 55-52 Contest At Purdue Northwest

Men's Basketball Drops 55-52 Contest At Purdue Northwest

OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST

SCORE:  Purdue Northwest Pride 55, Northwood Timberwolves 52

RECORDS: Northwood (3-11, 0-7 GLIAC), Purdue Northwest (1-14, 1-6 GLIAC)

LOCATION: H.D. Kesling Gymnasium – Westville, Ind.

RECAP: Northwood struggles from beyond the arc and with turnovers in a 55-52 loss at Purdue Northwest Saturday afternoon (January 6).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening half was sloppy but tightly contested – Northwood held the biggest lead of the half at six points (20-14).
  • The Pride made the final shot of the half to take a 27-26 lead at halftime.
  • Northwood ended up shooting 38.5 percent from the floor (10-26) but went just 1-10 from 3-point range while committing 11 turnovers.
  • Purdue Northwest ended up shooting 46.2 percent overall (12-26) and 30.0 percent from beyond the arc (3-10).

SECOND HALF

  • The second half was tight, but Purdue Northwest led the entire way.
  • It appeared the Pride would win without much drama, leading 52-43 with just over two minutes remaining.
  • But the Timberwolves fought back, scoring seven of the next eight points in less than a minute to make it a 53-50 game.
  • Northwood then had six shots in one possession trying to get within one point or tie the game, but were unable to convert.
  • The Pride made a pair of free throws in the final six seconds to close out the victory.
  • Northwood's offense could not find its rhythm in the second half, shooting 35.3 percent overall (12-34) and 16.7 percent from the 3-point line (2-12) while committing 13 turnovers.
  • Purdue Northwest's numbers were similar to the Timberwolves – 34.8 percent overall (8-23) and 0-5 from 3-piont range.
  • The foul line was a big part of the Pride earning the win – they went to the line 20 times in the second half (12-20), while Northwood had just two attempts (0-2).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .408 (20-49), Northwood . 367 (22-60)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .200 (3-15), Northwood .136 (3-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Purdue Northwest .600 (12-20), Northwood .556 (5-9)
  • REBOUNDS: Purdue Northwest 24 (six offensive), Northwood 47 (22 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 10/15, Northwood 14/25
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Purdue Northwest 28, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Purdue Northwest 16, Northwood 15
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Purdue Northwest 5, Northwood 6
  • BENCH POINTS: Purdue Northwest 2, Northwood 22

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  • The Timberwolves will travel to Davenport Thursday (January 11). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.