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).
Wright State beats Northern Kentucky in Horizon showdown
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Loudon Love scored 15 points and Wright State held off a late rally from Northern Kentucky 69-67 in a matchup of the Horizon League's top two teams on Friday night.
The Raiders (20-8, 12-3) moved into a tie for first place in the conference standings with the Norse (19-8, 12-3) and, with the sweep of the season series, hold the tiebreaker in postseason seeding.
Oakland beats NKU 83-70, knocks Norse out of 1st in Horizon
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored 19 of his 33 points in the second half and Oakland never trailed on its way to an 83-70 win over Northern Kentucky on Friday night.
The loss dropped the Norse (14-7, 7-2 Horizon) out of first place in the league standings, one game behind Wright State (8-1).
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 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.
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.