Houston-Baptist vs. Northwestern: First Half Notes

First Half Notes:

Northwestern begins it’s 2014-2015 campaign a bit rusty, ending the first half against Houston Baptist trailing 31 to 28.

Sharp shooting by the Huskies put the Wildcats in a quick 10-2 hole. The Huskies seemed at ease getting the ball into the basket: Ricmonds Vilde leading all men in orange with 8 points. The Huskies getting the majority of their points in the paint as well.

Northwestern, however, is having significant trouble maintaining possession on their end of the court— offensive fouls or quick misses commonplace in the first 20 minutes. Not surprisingly, the freshman have kept the ‘Cats in the game. Bryant McIntosh leading the Wildcats with 9 points in the first, with Vic Law also chipping in with 7 points of his own. Absent from the scoring list: JerShon Cobb and Tre Demps, both going 0 for 4.

A late surge in the half gave them the lead, but the ‘Cats were unable to capitalize on several opportunities. They’ll need to have an impressive second half in order to live up to pre-game expectations.

-Jacob Murphey