NW has beaten Central twice this season, 80-68 and 76-64
Plans seems simple. Northwest patient, pounding inside. Central hist 2 jumpers. Central up 5-4, 17:30 1H
Schneider enters game for Northwest. He has 8 3-pointers in the first 2 games.
Cooper 3, Northwest up 7-5. Cooper is MVP if Northwest wins.
Game is definitely being played at Northwest pace.
Epps with two jumpers, including 3, Central up 10-7, 12:00 1H
Northwest shooting 3-10, Central 4-9. Cozad with 2nd foul for Northwest.
Northwest hasn't scored for more than 5 minutes. Time for Cooper to do something.
Northwest has been the best team in the tournament getting to the 50-50 balls.
Cooper 3 ends 7-minute drought, but Northwest only trails 11-10
Officials have called 2 offensive fouls on pushoffs so far
Funk FT ties the game at 13, 6:00 1H
Northwest has really controlled Deck and Hammork. Central has limited Cooper. Something has to give.
Central now in 4-minute drought
Gilliam big 3 for Central
Fouls are 10-4 against Central. Pretty sure someone in the crowd will notice that soon.
Brunz jumper puts Central back up 22-21, 2:00 1H
Brunz 3 to start second half for Central
Brunz with another 3, Central up 30-28, 18:18 2H
Northwest only 5-8 on FTs tonight. 23-25 against MSU
Schneider with first 3 of the game.
Cooper with 2 quick fouls, third for the game, going to the bench. Frustration foul after getting stripped.
Hammork 3, Central up 41-36, 12:15 2H
Crooker bug 3 for Northwest, stops momentum