Men's basketball

Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, Mitchell, S.D.

Past games

Feb162011
@ Dakota Wesleyan
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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Walker Seim scored a season-high 22 points in leading 13th-ranked Northwestern to a 93-85 road win over Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday night in the Corn Palace. The Raiders snapped their three-game, road losing streak to DWU with the win and improved to 7-3 in the GPAC, 14-4 overall. DWU had its four game win streak snapped and fell to 3-7 in the GPAC, 11-9 overall.

The Raiders, playing without starters Stu Goslinga and Daniel Van Kalsbeek as well as backup point guard Mike Vorwald who were all missing because of the flu, fell behind by as much as eight on two occasions in the first half. Trailing 35-27, Northwestern scored eight straight points and tied the game at 35 after two free throws by Ryan Stock. The teams traded baskets over the final minutes of the half, with DWU holding a slim 45-43 advantage at intermission.

Northwestern pulled ahead for good after a pair of 10-2 runs early in the second half and led 68-58 after a Seim three-pointer with 11:25 left to play. DWU came roaring back behind a couple of three-pointers by Jake Kneeland to get within one but the Raiders held on with some clutch free throw shooting and timely baskets down the stretch.

NWC shot 59% from the field, 63% in the second half, missing just 11 shots in the final 20 minutes. Seim led all scorers with 22 points, going 6-for-10 from the floor. Eli Groenendyk netted a career-high 14 points in 19 minutes of action, going 6-for-7 from the field and a perfect 1-for-1 from the free throw line. Both Ryan Stock and Zack Leeper chipped in 13 points for NWC. Jon Kramer dished out eight assists and both Groenendyk and Ben Miller pulled down five rebounds.

Dakota Wesleyan was led by Kris Wilson with 18 points and freshman Jalen Voss added 16 points and eight boards. DWU shot 53% for the game and both teams pulled down 27 rebounds.

Northwestern plays host to Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

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