NCAAB Game Recap - Norfolk State at Northwestern
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Nov 22, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Norfolk State (3-3)

25

34

59

Northwestern (2-2)

37

33

70

Northwestern rallies past Norfolk State 70-59
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:47 PM

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Ryan Young had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Pete Nance added 17 points and Northwestern overcame a slow offensive start for a 70-59 victory over Norfolk State on Friday night.

Miller Kopp had 11 points as Northwestern (2-2) bounced back from a 67-56 home loss to Radford on Tuesday.

"I thought we did a lot of good things, especially because we got down early," coach Chris Collins said. "Down 10 early with a young team that's been struggling, a lot of teams would have said, `Here we go again.'

"Our guys just rallied."

Northwestern got off to a miserable offensive start - again - and fell behind 18-8 less than seven minutes into the game.

The Wildcats, though, turned the game around on the defensive end, holding Norfolk State scoreless for 6 minutes, 47 seconds, after Collins switched from a zone to man-to-man.

"I thought we were a little stagnant," Collins said. "I thought they did a really good job to start the game attacking our zone and I felt like our energy needed a little boost."

Jermaine Bishop had 24 points as Norfolk State (3-3) dropped its second straight. The Spartans just couldn't maintain their early momentum.

"We focused on coming out and executing against the zone, because we felt like if they went man-to-man, it was to our advantage with our speed," Norfolk coach Robert Jones said.

"When they went man-to-man, I think, we took it for granted a little bit because we weren't attacking like we should attack and we were going into a lot of one-on-one stuff."

Northwestern ran off 12 straight points and took its first lead, 20-18, on a 3-pointer by Kopp with just over seven minutes left in the first half.

Before Kopp's basket, the Wildcats were 3 for 17 from the field, including 1 for 9 on 3-pointers.

Bishop snapped the scoring drought 30 seconds later with a 3-pointer to put the Spartans back on top, but Northwestern answered with five straight points - a 3 by Nance and a pair of free throws by Anthony Gaines - to regain the lead for good.

The Wildcats led 37-25 at halftime then scored the first four points of the second half for a 41-25 advantage. The closest Norfolk State got after that was 11 points.

"Switching to man helped us to get out in transition and that helped us to the line," Young said.

Northwestern was 27 for 30 (90%) from the free-throw line, including 16 for 18 in the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Norfolk State: The Spartans also led for the majority of the first half Tuesday at Bradley before struggling in the final 25 minutes of a 69-57 loss. Avoiding offensive droughts is a must to finish strong.

Northwestern: The way this season has started, any win is a cause for celebration. But it also should be a cause for concern that the Wildcats again came out tight against a lower-level Division I opponent. There's no player seemingly willing to step up when the team desperately needs a basket.

GLASS HALF FULL

Northwestern was 19 for 56 (33.9%) from the field and 5 for 22 (22.7%) on 3-pointers, but Collins opted to look at the bright side.

"A lot of positives tonight, especially in a game where you shoot 33% and you win going away," he said. "That says a lot about your team's heart and toughness to buckle down and get a win."

UP NEXT

Norfolk State faces Caldwell Tuesday in the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament in Florida.

Northwestern faces Bradley Monday night in the Fort Myers Tip-Off.

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Leaders

Norfolk State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Jenkins 0 0 1 2 1 0
K. Chavis 0 0 0 1 0 0
Northwestern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Greer 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Turner 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

Norf NW
Points For 59 70
Field Goals 21/51-41% 19/56-34%
Three Pointers 7/21-33% 5/22-23%
Free Throws 10/20-50% 27/30-90%
Offensive Rebounds 9 16
Defensive Rebounds 23 28
Rebounds 34 47
Blocks 2 1
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 15 10
Personal Fouls 25 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - NW Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 Norf 59 @ NW 70 S. Ricks 2 P. Spencer 1

Game Information

Stadium: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois
Attendance: 4,954
Game Time: