Men's basketball

Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, Mitchell, S.D.

Past games

Jan052011
@ Northwestern
Feb172010
@ Northwestern
Jan152010
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Feb112009
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Dec102008
@ Northwestern
Mar012008
@ Northwestern
GPAC Tournament
Feb132008
@ Northwestern
Dec052007
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Feb072007
@ Northwestern
Jan102007
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Feb082006
@ Dakota Wesleyan
Jan112006
@ Northwestern

About DWU

Located in Mitchell, S.D., Dakota Wesleyan University is a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference.
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A Chase Walder three-pointer from nearly 30 feet away with .3 seconds gave 23rd-ranked Dakota Wesleyan a 90-87 win over 10th-ranked Northwestern Wednesday night in the Corn Palace. Northwestern had its seven-game win streak snapped and fell to 14-3 in the conference, 21-6 overall while Dakota Wesleyan improved to 11-6 in the GPAC, 21-7 overall.

Walder's three-pointer negated a Raiders comeback from six points down (84-78) with just 1:14 left to play. Ben Miller made a three-pointer and after a DWU turnover, Walker Seim scored off a put-back to cut the Tigers lead down to one with 45 seconds left. DWU pushed the lead back up to four (87-83) but Northwestern guard Ryan Hoogeveen hit a short jumper moments later to cut the lead back to two (87-85). After a Tigers' turnover, the Raiders tied it on a floater by Brent Dunkelberger with five seconds to play. Dakota Wesleyan, however, threw it in to Walder who hit the game-winner.

The game was close throughout, with 16 lead changes and 15 ties. Dakota Wesleyan held the largest lead of the game early (21-12) but by the end of the first half, Northwestern moved in front (32-31) on a lay-up by Daniel Van Kalsbeek. Both teams held a six-point lead at different times in the second half, setting up the dramatic finish.

Both teams shot 47% from the field and went 29-37 (78%) from the free throw line. The host Tigers shot 43% from beyond the arc, led by Walder with five three-pointers, while Northwestern went 4-15 from beyond the arc. Northwestern was led in scoring by Walker Seim who netted 21 points while Ben Miller put in 18. Both Ryan Hoogeveen and Brent Dunkelberger scored 14 points and Daniel Van Kalsbeek added 10 before fouling out with five minutes to play. Northwestern held a slim 35-34 advantage on the glass, led by Van Kalsbeek with nine.

Dakota Wesleyan was led by Walder and Brady Wiebe who both scored 23 points while German Madueno netted 20 points off the bench.

Northwestern will host USF on Saturday, Feb. 19 in the final game of the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm.

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