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Men's Basketball Claims 73-68 Road Win At Ashland

Men's Basketball Claims 73-68 Road Win At Ashland

OVERVIEW – ASHLAND

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 73, Ashland Eagles 68

RECORDS: Northwood (6-10, 6-10 GLIAC), Ashland (9-8, 9-7 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Kates Gymnasium – Ashland, Ohio

RECAP:  Northwood men's basketball earns road split at Ashland, picking a 73-68 win Saturday afternoon (February 20).

 

FIRST HALF

  • Ashland got off to a fast start in the game, scoring 11 of the first 14 points in the opening 4:29.
  • AU got the lead to 10 points on four separate occasions before Northwood made a run of their own, scoring eight straight points to make the score 29-28.
  • Northwood eventually tied the game before Ashland scored the final point of the half to go up 34-33 at the break.
  • As expected, the two teams shooting numbers were very similar. NU ended the opening 20 minutes at 44.9 percent overall (13-29) while going 4-7 from 3-point range (57.1 percent) and 3-6 from the foul line (50.0 percent).
  • The Eagles ended the half at 44.4 percent (12-27) overall. AU was 4-15 from 3-point range (26.7 percent while making 6-7 at the foul line.

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood took the lead for good early in the second half at 37-36.
  • The score remained tight the majority of the half until a 15-5 run by the Timberwolves made the NU lead 64-50.
  • Ashland chipped away at the lead and got within three at 71-68 with 1:02 remaining before Northwood scored the final two points of the game to earn the win.
  • The Timberwolves shot 48.3 percent from the floor in the half, going 14-29 overall. NU was 3-6 from 3-point range (50.0 percent) and 9-11 from the foul line (81.8 percent).
  • AU went 13-28 in the second half from the floor (46.4 percent). The Eagles made 3-12 from beyond the arc (25.0 percent) and 5-10 from the foul line (50.0 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Ashland .455 (25-55), Northwood .466 (27-58)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Ashland .259 (7-27), Northwood .538 (7-13)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Ashland .647 (11-17), Northwood .706 (12-17)
  • REBOUNDS: Ashland 37 (Seven offensive), Northwood 30 (Nine offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Ashland 12/9, Northwood 11/6
  • POINTS IN THE PAINT: Ashland 32, Northwood 32
  • POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Ashland 9, Northwood 9
  • SECOND CHANCE POINTS: Ashland 10, Northwood 7
  • BENCH POINTS: Ashland 0, Northwood 17

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  • The Timberwolves will finish the regular season with a home series against Grand Valley State, starting Friday (February 26)