Wonder Boys top Northeastern State
December 21, 2017
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Trevin Woods had a 27-point, 16-rebound double-double, R.J. Glasper came off the bench to score 22 points, and Harris Brown added 21 points as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys basketball team (8-1) used a high-octane offensive performance to top Northeastern State (3-8) 100-88 on Tuesday night at the NSU Event Center.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After NSU opened the contest with a 3-2 lead, Tech went on a 6-0 run to claim an 8-3 advantage with 18:03 to play in the opening half.
Tech kept a five-point (13-8) advantage at the 16:15 mark, but the RiverHawks used a 6-0 run to claim a 14-13 lead just over two minutes later.
NSU's Jamir Andrews broke a 25-25 tie with a layup at the 9:12 mark, but the Wonder Boys used a 9-2 run to open up a lead that they would not relinquish for the remainder of the half.
Tech stretched its lead to as many as 12 points (49-37) with 1:49 to play in the half before settling into halftime with an eight-point (52-44) advantage.
Tech pushed its lead back into double figures and pulled ahead by 13 points (62-49) after an Alex Brown dunk at the 15:48 mark.
NSU scored 12 of the next 16 points to pull to within two (66-64) at the 11:55 mark.
After a Wonder Boys timeout, Tech outscored NSU 14-6 to push the lead back to double figures (80-70) with 6:27 remaining.
Tech pulled ahead by as many as 15 points (92-77) with 3:29 to play and held on for the win.
Trevin Woods had 17 first-half points, making him one of three Wonder Boys to hit double figures in the first half – Harris Brown (11 pts) and R.J. Glasper (10 pts) also reached double figures in the opening 20 minutes.
Woods had seven first-half rebounds while Freddy Lee had seven first-half assists.
NSU dominated the paint in the first half, holding a 24-12 advantage on points in the paint.
The Wonder Boys dominated from beyond the arc in the first half, knocking down 10 3-pointers.
Tech finished with 18 3-pointers, tying a season high and finishing one shy of the school record of 19, reached three times but most recently vs. Southeastern Oklahoma on March 6, 2015.
Joining Woods, Glasper, and Brown in double figures were Mason Cline (12 pts) and Alex Brown (10 pts).
Tech outrebounded NSU 40-32, holding a 30-21 advantage on defensive boards.
Tech was outscored 40-30 in the paint, 18-12 in points off turnovers, and 16-12 on second-chance points.
Tech shot 84.2 percent from the free throw line and 37.5 percent from the charity stripe.
The Wonder Boys return to action on Sunday, Dec. 31, facing Missouri S&T in a 2 p.m. game in Rolla, Missouri.