Northern Kentucky moves atop Horizon, beats UIC 79-72
CHICAGO (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 25 points and Northern Kentucky beat Illinois-Chicago 79-72 on Friday night to move atop the Horizon League standings.
Northern Kentucky (21-8, 14-3 Horizon League) has won seven of its last eight games and pulled ahead of Wright State (13-4), which lost to IUPUI. The Norse travel to IUPUI and the Flames (17-13, 12-5) will host Wright State to conclude the regular season on Sunday.
N. Kentucky pulls away late, beats Youngstown St. 70-51
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew Mc Donald had his 15th double-double of the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds to help Northern Kentucky beat Youngstown State 70-51 on Monday night.
Jordan Garnett and Carson Williams added 10 points apiece for Northern Kentucky (20-8, 13-3 Horizon League).
Northern Kentucky holds off Youngstown State 95-85
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Northern Kentucky parlayed a big second half into a 95-85 defeat of upset-minded Youngstown State Thursday night.
The Norse (16-7, 9-2) remain knotted with Wright State (17-7, 9-2) which also won Thursday, for first place in the Horizon League.
Northern Kentucky rolls to 72-44 win over Detroit Mercy
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Carson Williams scored 13 points, Drew McDonald added 12 and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 72-44 win over Detroit Mercy on Sunday.
Williams had a layup and two free throws to start a run of 13 straight points, which ended with two Mason Faulkner 3-pointers, and after a Detroit Mercy basket Williams made a layup to close the half with the Norse up 33-16. His free throw helped carry the run, which became 20-2, into the second half for a 38-16 lead.
Northern Kentucky turns away Green Bay 77-65
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored 16 points, including a pair of baskets that blunted a Green Bay rally, and Northern Kentucky beat the Phoenix 77-65 on Saturday.
After Green Bay got within five with 6:11 to go, Holland made consecutive baskets, Tyler Sharpe added another and Drew McDonald a 3-pointer in 9-0 run.
Northern Kentucky powers past Cleveland State 70-55
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Mason Faulkner scored 16 points with 7-for-11 shooting and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 70-55 win over Cleveland State on Monday night.
Drew McDonald added 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Carson Williams had 12 points to go with nine boards for Northern Kentucky, which has won five of its past six games. Kentucky (12-6, 5-1 Horizon League) got 10 steals to Cleveland State's three and outrebounded the Vikings 38-33.
Northern Kentucky rallies to beat Oakland 87-83
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Carson Williams and Lavone Holland II combined to score 24 of their 40 points in the second half and Jordan Garnett had all of his 10 points after the break to help Northern Kentucky rally for an 87-83 win over Oakland on Friday night.
McDonald scores 27, N Kentucky beats IUPUI 77-59 in Horizon
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Northern Kentucky shot 57 percent from the floor to defeat Horizon League newcomer IUPUI 77-59 in the conference opener on Thursday night.
McDonald made 11 of 16 shots and seven of his 10 rebounds were off the defensive glass which is where the Norse (8-5) pulled down 30 of their 38 rebounds and limited IUPUI to 34-percent shooting (21-for-62).
Northern Kentucky tops in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald and Carson Williams combined to score 44 points and Northern Kentucky topped Eastern Kentucky 91-63 on Sunday night.
The victory was the first over the Colonels since a 69-62 victory on January 4, 1983 and the first meeting between the schools in 25 years.
The Norse took a 37-29 advantage at intermission, opened the second half with a 10-1 run and maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way.
McDonald, Northern Kentucky beat Morehead State 86-49
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 22 points with five 3-pointers, Lavone Holland II added 16 points, and Northern Kentucky used a 25-3 second-half run to pull away from Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night.
Carson Williams had 13 points, Jeff Garrett added 10 with seven boards, and Jalen Tate had 10 points and three steals for the Norse (6-2). Northern Kentucky made 12 3-pointers and shot 59.3 percent from the floor.
Northern Kentucky routs Division III Berea 112-33
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Carson Williams scored 18 points to lead Northern Kentucky to a 112-33 rout of Division III Berea on Wednesday night.
Tyler Sharpe added 15 points for Northern Kentucky (5-2), which shot 56 percent from the field. Jordan Garnett had 14 points and made four 3-pointers. Drew McDonald finished with 12 points, and Jeff Garrett and Tre Cobbs each chipped in 11.
McDonald’s double-double helps N. Kentucky beat ETSU 81-63
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had a double-double and Lavone Holland II had 16 points, five assists and three steals to help Northern Kentucky beat East Tennessee State 81-63 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
McDonald finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Carson Williams scored 15 points for Northern Kentucky.
DETROIT (AP) — Carson Williams scored 17 points, LaVone Holland added 16, and fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky beat Wright State 76-68 on Sunday night in the Horizon League Tournament.
The Norse (22-10) will face ninth-seeded Youngstown State (13-20) in Monday's semifinals.
Northern Kentucky holds off Cleveland State
CLEVELAND (AP) — Drew McDonald scored Northern Kentucky's final 11 points and finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a 62-60 win over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
McDonald gave the Norse (18-9, 9-5 Horizon) the lead for good on a pair of free throws that made it 61-60 with 35 seconds left and made 1 of 2 from the foul line to cap the scoring with five seconds left. Rob Edwards missed a 3-point attempt that would have won it at the buzzer for the Vikings (8-19, 4-11).
Northern Kentucky beats Wright State 83-79
FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald had 20 points and seven rebounds and Jordan Garnett had a key 3-pointer late to help Northern Kentucky beat Wright State 83-79 on Saturday night.
Garnett's 3 made it 79-74 with 28 seconds left and McDonald hit all four of his free throws to help the Norse (15-9, 6-5 Horizon League) hold on from there. The Raiders (15-9, 6-5) closed within two points three different times in the final minute.
Faulkners’ 29 leads Northern Kentucky over Detroit 101-87
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Mason Faulkner scored a career-high 29 points, Drew McDonald scored 21 and Northern Kentucky went 35 of 42 from the foul line to beat Detroit 101-87 on Sunday to snap a three-game skid.
Lavone Holland II scored 17 points with seven assists, Carson Williams added 13 points with 10 rebounds, and the Norse (13-8, 4-4 Horizon) won the rebound battled 38-26 and shot 58.8 percent from the floor.
Dorsey-Walker paces Oakland over Northern Kentucky
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Sherron Dorsey-Walker scored 21 points and had nine rebounds and Oakland beat Northern Kentucky 79-70 on Friday night.
Jalen Hayes added 19 points and 11 rebounds and Martez Walker 17 points for the Golden Grizzlies (15-5, 5-2 Horizon), who shot 52 percent in each half though only making 3 of 14 3-pointers. They also beat the Norse on Dec. 31, 70-65.
Faulkner, McDonald lead N Kentucky past Youngstown St, 83-70
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Mason Faulkner had a career-best 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting, Drew McDonald had his sixth double-double of the season and Northern Kentucky beat Youngstown State 83-70 on Thursday night.
Faulkner has established a new career high in three-straight games. McDonald had 15 points and a career-best 15 rebounds, Carson Williams added 12 points and Lavone Holland II scored 11.
Walker scores 21, Oakland improves to 2-0 in Horizon League
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Martez Walker scored 21 points, Jalen Hayes had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Oakland beat Northern Kentucky 76-65 on Saturday.
It was tied at 35 at halftime and Hayes made a basket at the 14:44 mark to give Oakland the first double-digit lead of the game for either team at 50-40. The Golden Grizzlies lead didn't drop below five points the rest of the way and their advantage hit 14 with 40 seconds left.
Murray, Williams score 16, lead N Kentucky by E Washington
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Cole Murray hit five 3-pointers to score 17 points, Carson Williams had 17 points and nine rebounds and Northern Kentucky pulled away in the second half to end Eastern Washington's seven-game winning streak 70-48 on Sunday.
Lavone Holland II added 16 points for the Norse (8-3), who won their fifth straight.
Northern Kentucky beats Eastern Illinois 80-70
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Lavone Holland II scored a career-high 28 points as Northern Kentucky beat Eastern Illinois 80-70 on Wednesday night.
Holland was 8 of 15 from the field — including six 3-pointers — and 6 of 10 from the line for the Norse (6-3) who have won three straight. Drew McDonald added 17 points, five rebounds and four assists and Carson Williams had 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds.
Garrett leads N. Kentucky to 96-56 win over D-III Earlham
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Garrett grabbed 14 rebounds, scored 12 points and had three steals to help lead Northern Kentucky to a 96-56 win over Division III Earlham on Friday night.
Carson Williams added 15 points and Drew McDonald was 6 of 8 from the field for 13 points. Jalen Tate and Dantez Walton chipped in 11 points apiece. Mason Faulkner had four assists and Brennan Gillis had three blocked shots.