OVERVIEW – SOUTHERN INDIANA
SCORE: Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 78, Northwood Timberwolves 39
RECORDS: Northwood (0-1) Southern Indiana (1-0)
LOCATION: Physical Activities Center – Evansville, Ind.
RECAP: Southern Indiana uses a huge third quarter to run away from Northwood in a 78-39 win the season opener for both teams Friday night (November 10).
- Northwood scored the opening two points of the game, but that proved to be the lone lead for the Timberwolves on the night.
- The Screaming Eagles led by as many as seven in the first quarter before taking a 21-16 lead after one.
- The Timberwolves shot 45.5 percent from the floor in the quarter (5-11), while US finished at 47.1 percent (8-17).
- Southern Indiana came out fast in the second quarter, scoring the first eight points to go up 29-16.
- NU got the lead down to 10 late in the half, but the Screaming Eagles scored the final four points of the quarter to go up 41-27 at the break.
- USI shot 52.9 percent from the floor in the second, compared to Northwood at 33.3 percent.
- Southern Indiana completely dominated the third quarter, scoring the first 19 points of the frame to put the lead at 60-27.
- Overall in the third quarter, USI out-scored Northwood 24-2 to go up 65-29 heading to the fourt
- Northwood's offense struggled in the third quarter, going 0-10 from the floor. Southern Indiana went 9-18 in the frame.
- Northwood got no closer than 37 points in the fourth quarter.
- The Southern Indiana lead got to as many as 43.
- Both teams struggled in the fourth quarter from the floor – Southern Indiana finished at 28.6 percent (4-14) while Northwood went 3-9 (33.3 percent).
- FG PERCENTAGE: Southern Indiana .455 (30-66), Northwood .286 (12-42)
- 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Southern Indiana .238 (5-21), Northwood .143 (2-14)
- FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Southern Indiana .619 (13-21), Northwood .684 (13-19)
- REBOUNDS: Southern Indiana 38 (11 offensive), Northwood 34 (Six offensive)
- ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Southern Indiana 18/6, Northwood 2/24
- POINTS IN THE PAINT: Southern Indiana 40, Northwood 8
- POINTS OFF TURNOVERS: Southern Indiana 22, Northwood 6
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- The Timberwolves will travel to Bellarmine Sunday (November 12). Game time is set for 2 p.m.