Northern Kentucky vs E. Tennessee State

Northern Kentucky 70, ETSU 68

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Eshaunte Jones posted his fourth consecutive 20-plus-point game and Ernest Watson scored 16 points to help Northern Kentucky edge East Tennessee State 70-68 in Atlantic Sun Conference play and win three games in a row for the first time this season.

Jones tallied 25 points on a career-high seven 3-pointers. The 6-foot-4 forward has knocked down 22 treys in Northern Kentucky's last four games.

The Norse (7-11, 5-5) trailed 31-28 at halftime but opened the second half with seven straight points to take a 34-31 lead.

From there, ETSU (6-17, 4-6) tied the game twice and regained the lead on Rashawn Rembert's 3-pointer with 3:34 left to play. However, Northern Kentucky's Chad Jackson rattled off five straight points and Jones converted a four-point play with 26 seconds left to seal the victory.

Jackson finished with 12 points.

Jarvis Jones had 23 points for ETSU and Lester Wilson added 16.

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Scoreboard
Northern Kentucky (7-11) «284270
E. Tennessee State (6-17)313768

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Northern Kentucky Norse
E. Watson, F377-121-223216
J. Staley, F71-10-00032
E. Jones, G387-134-595425
E. Faulkner, G361-40-00522
C. Jackson, G365-82-494212
J. Flournoy194-50-031111
T. White171-60-00102
A. Monaco80-20-04020
T. Johnson20-00-00000
Totals 26-517-1129191670
 51%63.6% 
E. Tennessee State Buccaneers
L. Wilson, F356-90-060216
K. Gadsden-Gilliard, F313-72-34228
H. Harris, F181-20-03102
J. Jones, G389-222-226223
P. McClain, G151-11-21023
R. Rembert253-62-211010
J. Walton190-02-46112
M. Stramaglia141-31-20124
Y. Barrueta50-10-03000
Totals 24-5110-1529121168
 47.1%66.7% 
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

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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