ALVA, Okla. – USAO held Northwestern to not a single three-pointer in the second half, as the Rangers escaped it regular season home finale with a 64-59 win in Percefull Fieldhouse on Saturday.
After six lead changes in the opening eight minutes, Northwestern was able to hold onto a lead for the rest of the game.
USAO got within a point of NWOSU twice in the second half, after holding a 31-25 lead at the half.
The Rangers hit 17-of-23 free throws in the final half, despite shooting 27 percent from the floor and not connecting on nine three-point attempts.
Northwestern’s bench scored 39 points, as Brandon Dixon came off the bench to score 19 points. Dixon and Termaine Snyder both posted double-doubles, as Dixon ripped down 12 rebounds, and Snyder scored 11 points and matched that with 11 boards.
The Rangers shot 36 percent on the night and held USAO to 35 percent. The Drovers were led by Tim Nelson’s 13 points.
Northwestern (18-10, 13-7) ends the SAC conference part of its schedule next week with games in Oklahoma City. The Rangers play Oklahoma City on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. and return to OKC for a Saturday match up with Mid-America Christian.
Sat, February 21, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt