NSU MBB Team Survives Strong St. Cloud Squad

ST. CLOUD, MN (NSUWolves.com) –


The No. 2 Northern State University men’s basketball team rallied back versus St. Cloud State on Friday evening, coming away with a 5-point victory. The win marks the second time this season the Wolves have trailed at the half and come out victorious.

Final Score: NSU 79, SCSU 74
Records: NSU 7-0 (5-0 NSIC), SCSU 3-4 (3-2 NSIC)
Attendance: 98


  • The Wolves struggled to get things going in the first, giving up 35 points on defense and shooting just 35.7% from the floor on offense
  • Despite trailing by nine at the half, Northern rallied back with 53 points, shooting at a 69.2% clip
  • In total, NSU shot 51.9% from the floor, 28.6% from the 3-point line, and 76.0% from the foul line
  • They recorded a season high 12 steals, forcing 15 total turnovers for 20 points
  • The Wolves added 27 rebounds, 12 assists, and six blocks; scoring 46 points in the paint and 13 fast break points
  • All five starters scored in double figures in the win, with only three team points coming off the bench
  • In addition, four Wolves shot 50.0% or better from field goal range
  • St. Cloud State was efficient in the game, shooting 51.9% from the floor and 52.6% from the 3-point line, however struggled at the foul line going 8-of-15
  • NSU suffered just nine turnovers in the game, holding SCSU to nine points off their own mishaps




The No. 2 Northern State University men’s basketball completed the weekend sweep of the Huskies on Saturday afternoon, downing St. Cloud State 81-72. The Wolves recorded multiple individual career and season highs in the win.

Final Score: NSU 81, SCSU 72
Records: NSU 8-0 (6-0 NSIC), SCSU 3-5 (3-3 NSIC)
Attendance: 99


  • St. Cloud State did not go down easy, keeping up with the Wolves throughout the contest with eight lead changes in the 40 minutes of play
  • Four Wolves scored in double figures, as the team shot 48.3% from the floor and 42.3% from the 3-point line
  • NSU did struggle at the foul line, going just 14-of-24 in the game
  • Northern held the Huskies shooting 36.0% from the floor and 22.2% from beyond the arc in the second half
  • They forced 12 turnovers which resulted in 17 points, and added 26 points in the paint and 19 second chance points
  • The Wolves won on the glass, out-rebounding SCSU 39-34 in the win with 12 offensive boards
  • NSU tallied 11 made 3-pointers, 15 assists, six blocks, and five steals as a team
  • Mason Stark and Tommy Chatman tallied season highs in assists and points, while Parker Fox pulled down a career high 21 rebounds
  • Stark, Chatman, and Jordan Belka each knocked down three long balls, shooting a combined 50.0% from the 3-point line


  • Mason Stark: 22 points, 57.1 FG%, 6 rebounds, 5 assists (season high)
  • Parker Fox: 21 Points, 50.0 FG%, 21 rebounds (career high), 4 blocks
  • Tommy Chatman: 20 points (season high), 54.5 FG%, 2 steals

Northern returns to Wachs Arena next Friday and Saturday hosting Minnesota Duluth. Game tip-offs are set for 7 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.