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Men's Basketball Loses To Michigan Tech 68-63

Men's Basketball Loses To Michigan Tech 68-63

OVERVIEW – MICHIGAN TECH

SCORE: Michigan Tech Huskies 68, Northwood Timberwolves 63

RECORDS: Northwood (2-2, 2-2 GLIAC), Michigan Tech (3-1, 3-1 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Riepma Arena - Midland, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood men's basketball drops 68-63 contest to Michigan Tech Saturday afternoon (January 16).

FIRST HALF

  • The opening 16 minutes of the game were tightly played, with the largest lead for either team stranding at four points.
  • Michigan Tech got up by as many as seven before eventually taking a 34-28 lead to the break.
  • MTU finished the opening half at 50.0 percent overall (11-22) and while going 8-10 from the foul line (80.0 percent)
  • NU was 12-30 overall (40.0 percent) and 4-9 from the foul line (44.4 percent).
  • While Northwood made one more field goal than Michigan Tech in the half (12-11), the Huskies out-scored Northwood 12-0 from 3-point range – MTU was 4-8 compared to NU at 0-4.

SECOND HALF

  • MTU led by nine on four separate occasions, but the Timberwolves stayed within striking distance.
  • Northwood had three shots in the final minute of the game trailing 66-63 but were unable to convert on any of their opportunities.
  • Michigan Tech then made a pair of free throws to close out the win.
  • The Huskies continued to shoot it well in the second half, going 12-22 overall (54.5 percent) while making 7-8 from the foul line (87.5 percent).
  • Northwood was better with its shooting in the second half, going 12-25 overall (48.0 percent), 4-10 from 3-point range (40.0 percent) and 7-8 from the foul line (87.5 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .523 (23-44), Northwood .436 (24-55)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .412 (7-17), Northwood .286 (4-14)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .833 (15-18), Northwood .647 (11-17)
  • REBOUNDS: Michigan Tech 26 (Four offensive), Northwood 30 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 18/15, Northwood 6/13
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Michigan Tech 32, Northwood 22
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 11, Northwood 16
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Michigan Tech 6, Northwood 15
  • BENCH POINTS: Michigan Tech 16, Northwood 19

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UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Wayne State for a pair of games starting Friday (January 22). Game time is set for 6 p.m.