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Men's Basketball Downs Lake Superior State 74-69

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OVERVIEW – LAKE SUPERIOR STATE

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 74, Lake Superior State Lakers 69

RECORDS: Northwood (8-7, 3-4 GLIAC), Lake Superior State (6-9, 3-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood men's basketball finishes game strong in 74-69 win over Lake Superior State Saturday (January 11).

FIRST HALF

  • The wild opening half started with a big Northwood run and finished with a big Lake Superior State push.
  • The Timberwolves came out strong on both ends of the floor, scoring the opening 16 points of the game in the first 4:45 of the game.
  • LSSU was the better team the remainder of the half, out-scoring Northwood 43-28 the rest of the way to make the score 44-43 at the break.
  • After missing their first five shots of the game, the Lakers went 14-17 the  remainder of the half to finish at 63.6 from the floor (14-22). LSSU went 5-8 from 3-point range (62.5 percent).
  • Northwood had a good half offensively as well, shooting 17-30 overall (56.7 percent) while going 6-11 from beyond the arc (54.5 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • Lake Superior State took their first lead of the game at 54-52 with 13:53 remaining.
  • The teams stayed close the remainder of the way, with the largest lead for either team in the second half standing at six points.
  • NU led 68-62 with 3:56 remaining when the Lakers responded with five straight points to cut the lead to one.
  • The Timberwolves got a couple of big plays from Trey McBride that keyed the win. He ended the Laker run with a basket to make the lead three. McBride then had a steal with the lead still at three.
  • Northwood's Trevor Davis went 4-4 from the foul line in the final 17 seconds to close out the win.
  • Both offenses regressed in the second half – NU shot 13-32 from the floor (40.6 percent) while missing all six of their 3-point attempts.
  • LSSU went 9-24 overall (37.5 percent) and 2-11 from beyond the arc (36.8 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .500 (23-46), Northwood .484 (30-62)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .368 (7-19), Northwood .353 (6-17)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Lake Superior State .842 (16-19), Northwood .667 (8-12)
  • REBOUNDS: Lake Superior State 27 (Two offensive), Northwood 31 (Nine offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Lake Superior State 11/15, Northwood 13/9
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Lake Superior State 30, Northwood 46
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Lake Superior State 9, Northwood 21
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Lake Superior State 2, Northwood 8

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  • The Timberwolves will travel to Grand Valley State Thursday night (January 16). Game time is set for 8 p.m.