WMU vs Northwestern

December 8, 2007

Article from www.northwestern.edu .....

Wildcats Earn Third Straight Win With Victory Over Western Michigan, 65-63

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Craig Moore scored a season-high 24 points and Northwestern posted its third consecutive win, 65-63 over Western Michigan on Saturday. Moore scored eight points in the final minute, including a 3-pointer with 56 seconds remaining that gave the Wildcats (4-4) their biggest lead of the game, 58-53. He hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 17 seconds, including one with three seconds left, to preserve the win. It was Moore's most productive game since scoring 26 in a 77-75 overtime win over Western Michigan last year.

Western Michigan (4-5) had one last chance to tie or win the game, but a pass by Kool with 0.3 of a second left sailed out of bounds. Northwestern overcame a 15-point deficit in defeating the Broncos for the 11th straight time, hitting half its shots (23-of-46) in the second half despite being outrebounded 35-12. Joe Reitz scored 20 points and had a game-high eight rebounds for Western Michigan, which lost its third straight. Derek Drews and Kool each scored 13.

Moore hit five 3-pointers for Northwestern, which totaled 12 3-point baskets Saturday and 27 in its past two games. Jason Ozresik came off the bench and scored 14 points and had a team-high four rebounds for Northwestern, and Michael Thompson scored 11. Northwestern, which missed eight of its first 11 shots, trailed 22-7 12 minutes into the game. The Wildcats stormed back with a 21-6 run, tying the score at 28 with 45 seconds left in the first half and taking a 31-30 lead on a 3-pointer by Moore as the buzzer sounded.


Official Basketball Box Score
Northwestern vs Western Michigan 
12/8/07 2 pm at Kalamazoo, Mich. (University Arena) 

Northwestern 65
   Total 3-point  Rebounds 
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min 
32  Williams, Sterling  f  1-3  0-0  0-0  1-2  3  2  2  3  1  1  0  38  
5   Ryan, Jeff  f  3-7  0-1  0-0  0-1  1  5  6  2  2  0  2  27  
11  Baran, Nikola  c  2-6  1-5  0-0  0-1  1  3  5  3  0  0  0  18  
20  Moore, Craig  g  7-15  5-12  5-6  0-1  1  1  24  1  1  0  2  40  
22  Thompson, Michael  g  5-7  1-1  0-1  0-0  0  3  11  4  0  0  1  40  
1   Okrzesik, Jason  -  4-7  4-7  2-2  0-4  4  2  14  3  1  0  1  33  
25  Melchior, Jean-Marc  -  0-0  0-0  0-0  0-0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  
3   Capocci, Mike  -  1-1  1-1  0-0  0-1  1  0  3  0  0  0  0  2  
TM  TEAM  -  -  -  -  0-1  1  0  -  -  -  -  -  -  
  Totals..............  -  23-46  12-27  7-9  1-11  12  16  65  16  5  1  6  200  
 50.0%  44.4%  77.8%  

 Team summary:  FG 3FG FT 
 1st Half:   12-23  7-15  0-0  
 52.2%  46.7%  0.0%  
 2nd Half:   11-23  5-12  7-9  
 47.8%  41.7%  77.8%  

Western Michigan 63
   Total 3-point  Rebounds 
## Player p fgm-fga fgm-fga ftm-fta off-def tot pf tp a to blk stl min 
04  DREWS, Derek  f  5-7  3-4  0-0  1-3  4  0  13  1  1  0  0  27  
42  REITZ, Joe  c  6-8  0-0  8-12  2-6  8  2  20  1  0  0  0  31  
22  REDELL, Michael  g  0-2  0-2  2-2  0-0  0  5  2  5  3  0  0  26  
23  KOOL, David  g  4-8  3-7  2-2  0-3  3  2  13  4  1  0  0  35  
34  GARY, Shawntes  g  2-5  2-4  0-0  0-4  4  3  6  1  1  0  0  24  
01  FRACALOSSI, Derek  -  2-4  1-1  0-0  2-0  2  2  5  2  2  0  0  24  
05  HERSHBERGER, Andrew  -  0-1  0-0  0-0  0-1  1  1  0  0  2  0  0  6  
12  RICKS, Andre  -  0-3  0-2  0-0  0-1  1  0  0  0  2  0  0  9  
21  McLEMORE, Martelle  -  1-3  0-1  0-0  1-2  3  0  2  0  1  0  1  9  
33  LAWSON, Donald  -  1-3  0-0  0-0  2-1  3  0  2  1  1  0  0  9  
TM  TEAM  -  -  -  -  4-2  6  0  -  -  -  -  -  -  
  Totals..............  -  21-44  9-21  12-16  12-23  35  15  63  15  14  0  1  200  
 47.7%  42.9%  75.0%  

 Team summary:  FG 3FG FT 
 1st Half:   12-21  4-9  2-5  
 57.1%  44.4%  40.0%  
 2nd Half:   9-23  5-12  10-11  
 39.1%  41.7%  90.9%  

Score by Periods  1st   2nd   Total    
Northwestern  31  34  65  Record: (4-4)  
Western Michigan  30  33  63  Record: (4-5)  


Officials: Glenn Mayborg, Steven Skiles, Dennis Bracco 
Technical fouls: Northwestern-None. Western Michigan-None. 
Attendance: 4112 
NU #5 fouls out at 2:25 
WMU #22 fouls out at :33.8  


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