SVSU’s men’s basketball came back to win against Wayne State University (WSU) on Thursday, Feb.3.
The game looked to be headed into overtime, but SVSU held its ground and won the game 67-65.
Senior Tyler Witz (44) led the Cardinals with 22 points and 9 rebounds.
Junior Tre Garrett (3) was 5-of-8 on his shooting with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Senior Delano Smith (13) ended the game with 14 points with Freddie McIntosh (1)right behind him with 11.
WSU 15-of-24 from the line, putting SVSU’s average slightly above WSU with 15-of-22.
This moves SVSU to 14-7 overall and 8-5 in the league.
At 10:00 minutes remaining in the first quarter SVSU was down, 13-15.
With the 1:23 left, tensions were high between the teams.
At the half, SVSU took the lead with 25-23.
Smith scored a three pointer coming out of the half giving the Cardinals a five point lead.
Even with a rough start, the Cardinals pulled 20 second chance points and had 12 fast breaks.
With 3:16, SVSU was up by seven, but WSU was still pushing back unrelentingly.
WSU missed two attempts to possible tie the game at the very end allowing SVSU to take the win.
On Feb. 5, the Cardinals continued their winning streak against Northwood, taking their third game of the season against the Timberwolves 78-54.
SVSU dominated a majority of the game with a 38-27 lead at the first half following two three-pointers by Smith.
SVSU took charge in the second half, reaching a 25-point lead following a threepointer by Tyrik Singh (4).
With 10:00 minutes remaining in the game, Northwood unable to catch up to that deficit.
McIntosh shined, earning 21 points for a season-high.
Witz followed not far behind earning 20 points. Garrett and Smith scored 13 and 12 points respectively.
The Cardinals play Parkside at home this Thursday at 8 p.m. SVSU will then host Purdue Northwest at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
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