Northwest Missouri State went 10 for 14 on three-pointers and built a 29-point halftime lead on the way to an 83-59 victory at Northeastern State. The win lifted Northwest to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the MIAA. It was also the 100th career victory for Northwest coach Ben McCollum.
“The only thing it means is that I have coached a lot of good players and had some really good assistants,” McCollum said. “That is just a result of getting those quality kids in the program and getting quality coaches in this program. The 100 wins are attributed to them.”
Sophomore Zach Schneider, who set a record with nine three-pointers on Saturday, helped kick start the Bearcats giving them leads of 5-2, 20-14 and 26-14. Schneider was four for six on three-pointers in the first half.
Northwest held the RiverHawks to 39 percent from the field in the first half. It allowed Northwest to build a 41-19 lead. Northwest’s lead grew to 53-21 late in the first half.
The Bearcats were in control that with 6:22, that McCollum pulled four starters with the Bearcats up 77-49.