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Men's Basketball Earns Dramatic 74-72 Win Over Davenport

Men's Basketball Earns Dramatic 74-72 Win Over Davenport

OVERVIEW – DAVENPORT

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 74, Davenport Panthers 72

RECORDS: Northwood (10-15, 6-11 GLIAC), Davenport (11-14, 5-12 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood finds a way to win a wild 74-72 overtime win against Davenport Thursday night (February 15).

FIRST HALF

  • After trading leads with Northwood to open the game, Davenport was able to build their edge up to 17-10 nearing the mid-way point of the first.
  • The Timberwolves stormed back with a 14-2 run to turn the deficit into five-point lead at 24-19 with just over six minutes left.
  • NU eventually took a 32-28 lead at the break.
  • Northwood shot 35.1 percent on their attempts from the field (13-37). The Panthers hit 41.9 percent of their overall shots (13-31).

SECOND HALF

  • The second half featured big runs for both teams.
  • Davenport scored seven consecutive points to begin the second half, but Northwood gradually erased the deficit, going up 51-46.
  • The Panthers responded with another 8-0 burst to take a one-point lead. Northwood again responded with a 9-1 run to retake and extend the edge to 60-53 with 5:19 to play.
  • Yet again, it was Davenport's turn to go on a run. The visitors scored 11 unanswered points to build up a 64-60 lead with 20 seconds to play.
  • Northwood dramatically fought back to force overtime, thanks to Trey McBride. He made a layup prior to a 3-pointer in the final seconds that sent the game to overtime tied 65-65.
  • NU made 36.1 percent of their attempts from the floor in the second (13-36). DU sunk an even 50 percent of their shots (13-26).

OVERTIME

  • DU netted seven of the first eight points in OT to grab a six-point lead mid-way through the 5:00 period.
  • The final run in a game full of runs gave the Timberwolves the win.  Northwood scored the final points to take the lead and eventual victory.
  • McBride clinched the win with three clutch free throws with 1.5 seconds remaining to earn the win.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Davenport .438 (28-64), Northwood .368 (28-76)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Davenport .238 (5-21), Northwood .258 (8-31)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Davenport .579 (11-19), Northwood .625 (10-16)
  • REBOUNDS: Davenport 45 (9 offensive), Northwood 49 (16 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Davenport 13/16, Northwood 13/10
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Davenport 38, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Davenport 10, Northwood 23

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Wayne State Saturday (February 17) for a crucial GLIAC matchup against the Warriors. Game time is set for 3 p.m.