ASHLAND, Wis. - North Central University men's basketball (7-15, 3-10 UMAC) fell to Northland College Lumberjacks (10-12, 6-7 UMAC) on Wednesday night, 89-56, in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) matchup. Jared High (Buffalo, Minn./Buffalo) led the Rams offensively with 20 points and two steals.
Northland opened the game with the first series of points and a quarter of the way through the first half led the Rams 14-6 before a Rams timeout. The Rams found themselves down by 15 points with five minutes left in the first half despite a stronger first half statisic wise. North Central was 11-for-22 (50.0 percent) from the floor and 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from three-point range in the first 20 minutes of play.
In the second half, Northland continued to dominate. The Rams turned the ball over 14 times in the second half allowing the Lumberjacks to capitalize off the Rams mistakes. In his first game back from injury, Jack Martin (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park) added all eight of his points in the nine minutes he played in the second half.
North Central will be back in action on Saturday night for Senior Night/Parent's Night at home versus The University of Minnesota-Morris. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Clark Danielson Gymnasium. Saturday will also be NCU's admissions event entitled Ram Jam with contests for prospective and current students. More info on Ram Jam can be found here.