Northern Kentucky vs Navy

Northern Kentucky 55, Navy 46

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Ernest Watson scored 19 points, and Northern Kentucky pulled away in the second half to defeat Navy 55-46 on Saturday.

Jalen Billups had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Eshaunte Jones added 13 points and seven assists for the Norse (2-6), who are in their first year in Division I. The starters were the only players to score.

Tilman Dunbar led Navy (6-7) with 12 points, and Brandon Venturini had 11 for the Midshipmen, whose three-game home winning streak was snapped in the first meeting between the teams.

The Norse outrebounded the Midshipmen 30-15 and made the same number of field goals - 19 - while taking 13 fewer shots.

From a 39-38 advantage with 7:33 to go, Watson made three consecutive 3-pointers for a 48-38 lead with 4:57 left.

Despite the loss, Navy already has won twice as many games this season (3) as they did in 2011-12.

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Scoreboard
Northern Kentucky (2-6) «233255
Navy (6-7)232346

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Northern Kentucky Norse
E. Watson, F357-112-261019
J. Billups, F257-70-190314
E. Faulkner, G381-43-41236
E. Jones, G333-76-837013
C. Jackson, G301-41-38433
N. Snodgrass210-30-01200
A. Monaco60-00-01000
J. Flournoy40-10-01000
T. Johnson40-10-00010
J. Staley40-00-00010
Totals 19-3812-1835161155
 50%66.7% 
Navy Midshipmen
W. Smith, F334-90-04228
J. Loupos, F180-20-00040
B. Venturini, G314-110-011211
T. Dunbar, G305-152-302312
T. Wynn, G242-51-20125
K. Knorr231-20-03102
W. Kelly180-00-16020
B. Wyatt123-50-01118
J. Alexander60-10-00020
J. Smoot50-10-00010
Totals 19-513-62081946
 37.3%50% 
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oakland14-425-9109
Valparaiso14-424-971
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Ill.-Chicago7-1117-19250
Detroit6-128-23288
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260
Milwaukee4-1411-24258

Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell15-326-963
Lehigh12-620-1297
Boston U.12-618-14187
Navy10-816-16206
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Loyola-Md.8-1016-17212
Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310
 
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AMER 48 Final
GTOWN 65
MCNS 63 Final
UNC 97
TEMP 83 Final
SYR 79
TNTC 42 Final
OKST 78
EVAN 67 Final
BUTL 75
TEXAS 56 Final
MIST 67
SDAST 70 Final
NMEX 65
STBN 73 Final
NCST 92
WRST 58 Final
CINCY 68
KAN 74 Final
OHST 66
ILL 73 Final
MIZZ 82
SDSU 80 Final
SF 58
LAF 50 Final
MINN 75
FLA 61 Final
KSU 67
WKY 55 Final
LOU 78
CAN 74 Final
UNLV 89
ARIZ 73 Final
ETSU 53