Northwest shooting 44.4 percent, 4-10 on 3s and 11-12 on FTs. MSU shooting 42.9 percent, 1-8 on 3s, 7-15 on FTs
Monaghan with 11 points, Marei 5, though he played just 11 minutes because of 2 fouls. Schneider leads Northwest with 13, 4-6 on 3s. Cooper with 8 points and 3 assists.
MSU is going to need to get the lead down early. Northwest looks like they can grind, use a lot of shot clock with good plan at the end. And make FTs.
MSU ball to start second half
Marei with bucket, Adler had open 3 but missed. Big miss right there, could have cut it to 8.
2 blocked shots on that possession, MSU turning up defense. Now have to convert on offense.
MSU with consecutive baskets, quick timeout by Northwest, leading 47-36 with 13:50 to go.
Romashko 3, lead down to 10, crowd is loud.
Northwest answers with 2 FTs
Cooper is outstanding, shooting, driving and passing
Adler 3, Northwest lead now 55-49, 8:59 to go.
Marei with another big block.
Cooper is tough going to the basket, three-point play
O'Brien break, assist Monaghan 58-53, 7:30
Tough call on the carry, there goes the Margenthaler tie. Big call.
Marei with personal foul and technical, he's done
Big point ion the game, MSU with 2 turnovers and now Marei won't play anymore.
And the lead is back to 9, could have been 3.
MSU has missed some open shots or this could be real interesting, Northwest up 62-56 with 4:20 to go.
Basket by Cooper, lead is 67-57 with 3:15 to go.
Wooten putback makes it 67-61, 1:53 to go. MSU shooting some long 3s withought success. 3-17 from 3-point range.
Lot of good chances but nobody can make the key shot for MSU
MSU still can defend without fouling.
Schneider misses 3, then called for fifth foul. Monaghan to the FT line, down 3, 36 secs
Its a 9-0 run for MSU, down 1, must foul.
Missed shot by Cooper but jump ball goes to Northwest. 27.5 sec. Have to foul.
Monaghan fourth foul, Wiliams to FT line, 23.8 sec
Still will have shot to at least tie.
Wooten misses, probably not the shot they wanted there, 12.3 sec
Timeout Northwest, 9.3 sec with ball, up 3.
Northwest out of timeouts.
Not a great game aestetically but very intense and competitive. Can't fall behind good team by 20. Nice comeback but MSU ushed some shots in the final 2 minutes.