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Men's Basketball Falls To Wayne State 76-66

Men's Basketball Falls To Wayne State 76-66

OVERVIEW – WAYNE STATE

SCORE: Wayne State Warriors 76, Northwood Timberwolves 66

RECORDS: Northwood (14-12, 9-9 GLIAC), Wayne State (7-15, 4-14 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena - Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Wayne State earns 76-66 road win over Northwood men's basketball Thursday night (February 20).

FIRST HALF

  • The Warriors rode a hot offense to the advantage in the first half.
  • WSU took the lead for good at 14-12, which started a 13-2 run that gave the Warriors at 25-14 lead.
  • NU got back within five before Wayne State eventually led 41-33 at the break.
  • Wayne State ended the half at 65.2 percent (15-23) and was 10-11 from the foul line (90.9 percent).
  • Northwood finished at 36.4 percent overall (12-33) but did go 5-9 from 3-point range (55.6 percent).

SECOND HALF

  • Wayne State pushed their lead to 14 on three separate occasions before the Timberwolves fought back.
  • Northwood got within two at 64-62 with under four minutes remaining but was never able to tie the score.
  • Wayne State scored 10 straight points down the stretch to clinch the victory.
  • WSU went 13-27 from the floor in the second half (48.1 percent) while going 2-8 from 3-point range (25.0 percent) and 7-8 from the foul line (87.5 percent).
  • Northwood finished 42.9 percent in the final 20 minutes (42.9 percent) but was just 1-9 from 3-point range (11.1 percent). The Timberwolves were 8-11 from the foul line in the half (72.7 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .560 (28-50), Northwood .393 (24-61)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .273 (3-11), Northwood .333 (6-18)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Wayne State .895 (17-19), Northwood .800 (12-15)
  • REBOUNDS: Wayne State 29 (Four offensive), Northwood 33 (13 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Wayne State 9/15, Northwood 7/15
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Wayne State 48, Northwood 30
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Wayne State 22, Northwood 21
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Wayne State 8, Northwood 6
  • BENCH POINTS: Wayne State 0, Northwood 16

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  • The Timberwolves will host Ashland Saturday (February 22). Game time is set for 3 p.m.