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Men's Basketball Earns Senior Day 71-58 Win Over Saginaw Valley

2018-19 Northwood Men's Basketball Seniors
2018-19 Northwood Men's Basketball Seniors

OVERVIEW – SAGINAW VALLEY

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 71, Saginaw Valley State Cardinals 58
RECORDS: Northwood (12-17, 9-12 GLIAC), Wayne State (10-17, 6-13 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood clinches berth in GLIAC Tournament with 71-58 senior day victory over Saginaw Valley (February 28).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood stormed out of the gates with a 17-9 lead halfway through the first.
  • Saginaw Valley responded with a nearly identical 17-10 run down the stretch to cut the lead down to one at 27-26 after one half.
  • NU shot 37.5 percent in the first (12-32) while making 1-8 from 3-point range.
  • SVSU shot 39.3 percent from the field overall (11-28), making 30 percent of their shots from behind the arc (3-10).

SECOND HALF

  • The Timberwolves again started hot, going up 47-38 with 10 minutes to play.
  • Northwood led by as many as 14 and maintained their lead above 10 over the final 4:27.
  • The Timberwolves got hot in the second half, shooting 62.5 percent from the floor (15-24 and 37.5 percent their attempts from behind the arc (3-8).
  • SVSU shot 38.2 percent of their shots from the field (13-34) while making 21.4 percent of their attempts from three-point land (3-14).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .387 (24-62), Northwood .482 (27-56)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .250 (6-24), Northwood .250 (4-16)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Saginaw Valley .444 (4-9), Northwood .684 (13-19)
  • REBOUNDS: Saginaw Valley 37 (13 offensive), Northwood 37 (9 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Saginaw Valley 13/16, Northwood 14/12

TOP NU PERFORMERS

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will play in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament Tuesday at Davenport. Game time is set for 7 p.m.