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Men's Basketball Earns Dramatic 67-64 Win Over #18 Grand Valley State

Men's Basketball Earns Dramatic 67-64 Win Over #18 Grand Valley State

OVERVIEW – #18 GRAND VALLEY STATE

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 67, Grand Valley State Lakers 64

RECORDS: Northwood (14-11, 9-8 GLIAC), Grand Valley State (20-5, 13-4 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Gymnasium – Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood men's basketball picks up their second win against a ranked team in a week, this time downing No. 18 GVSU 67-64 Saturday night (February 15).

FIRST HALF

  • Grand Valley State got off to a good start, leading by as many as eight in the opening 10 minutes.
  • NU responded with a 15-0 run to go up 25-20 with four minutes remaining.
  • NU eventually led 27-26 at the break.
  • Northwood ended the opening half at 44.0 percent overall (11-25) but did go 5-7 from 3-point range (71.4 percent).
  • GVSU also went 11-25 from the floor (44.0 percent) while going 2-5 from 3-point range (40.0 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • After an evenly-played start to the second half, GVSU made push to go up seven at 47-40.
  • Northwood rallied back once again, going back on top 56-51 with 5:25 remaining.
  • The Lakers got within one point three separate times but were unable to take the lead in the final minutes.
  • NU went 6-6 from the foul line in the final 41 seconds of the game to earn the win.
  • Northwood's offense got better in the second half, shooting 54.2 percent overall (13-24) and 6-9 from beyond the arc (66.7 percent).
  • Grand Valley State ended the half at 50.0 percent overall (13-26) and 2-7 from the 3-point line (28.6 percent). The Lakers went 10-10 from the foul line.

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .471 (24-51), Northwood .490 (24-49)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .333 (4-12), Northwood .688 (11-16)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Grand Valley State .706 (13-17), Northwood .615 (8-13)
  • REBOUNDS: Grand Valley State 22 (Four offensive), Northwood 31 (11 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 8/11, Northwood 15/13
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Grand Valley State 34, Northwood 24
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Grand Valley State 10, Northwood 12
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Grand Valley State 7, Northwood 8
  • BENCH POINTS: Grand Valley State 3, Northwood 30

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NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Northwood defeated No. 17 Ferris State 87-81 last Saturday.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Wayne State Thursday night (February 20). Game time is set for 8 p.m.