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Men's Basketball Drops 85-84 Heartbreaker To #8 Davenport In GLIAC Quarterfinals

Bruno Solomun
Bruno Solomun

OVERVIEW – #8 DAVENPORT

SCORE: Davenport Panthers 85, Northwood Timberwolves 84
RECORDS: Northwood (12-17), Davenport (26-3)
LOCATION: DU Student Center – Grand Rapids, Mich.
RECAP: Eighth-seeded Northwood battles but falls in final moments 85-84 at No. 1 seed Davenport Tuesday night (March 5).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening half was extremely close the majority of the way, with the biggest lead for either team in the opening 15 minutes standing at three points.
  • Northwood led 25-22 when Davenport went on the first real run of the game, scoring 11 straight points to go up 33-25.
  • The Timberwolves fought back to get the lead down to one before the Panthers eventually led 43-39 at the break.
  • NU finished the opening 20 minutes at 39.0 percent from the floor (16-41), compared to DU at 50.0 percent (13-26).
  • Northwood held a 12-2 edge in offensive rebounds in the half, which allowed them to get off 15 more field goal attempts.

SECOND HALF

  • The Timberwolves tied the game at 51-51 just over five minutes into the second half.
  • Northwood then took the lead at 55-54, which set up a back-and-forth final 13 minutes.
  • NU led 60-55 for their biggest lead of the half, but the Panthers came back to eventually lead 79-74 with 2:37 remaining.
  • Northwood responded with six straight points of their own, capped by a Jack Ammerman 3-ponter with 1:04 remaining to give Northwood an 80-79 lead.
  • Davenport came back with the next four points to go up 83-80 with 36 seconds remaining.
  • DU's lead was 85-84 with seven seconds remaining when the Panthers missed a pair of free throws, giving the Timberwolves a chance to go earn the win. But Northwood turned it over on their final possession, giving the win to Davenport.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Davenport .463 (25-54), Northwood .453 (34-75)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Davenport .429 (6-14), Northwood .278 (5-18)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Davenport .829 (29-35), Northwood .647 (11-17)
  • REBOUNDS: Davenport 31 (four offensive), Northwood 47 (19 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Davenport 13/7, Northwood 20/15
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Davenport 7, Northwood 23
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Davenport 15, Northwood 8

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