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

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J. Billups, F257-70-190314
E. Faulkner, G381-43-41236
E. Jones, G333-76-837013
C. Jackson, G301-41-38433
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T. Wynn, G242-51-20125
K. Knorr231-20-03102
W. Kelly180-00-16020
B. Wyatt123-50-01118
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J. Smoot50-10-00010
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