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Northern Kentucky vs Lipscomb

Lipscomb 76, Northern Kentucky 58

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Deonte Alexander scored 22 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as Lipscomb cruised to a 76-58 win over Northern Kentucky on Friday night, snapping a three-game skid and splitting the season series.

The Bisons (9-14, 4-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) never trailed while avenging a 67-53 loss to the Norse (8-12, 6-6) on Jan. 11. They took a 45-26 rebounding advantage and a 21-0 edge in second-chance points.

Lipscomb led by 17 before Northern Kentucky closed the first half with eight straight points.

After the Norse, who came in riding a four-game winning streak, got within seven early in the second, the Bisons used a 10-3 spurt to pull away.

Alexander finished 6 of 9 from long range.

Malcolm Smith and Martin Smith scored 11 points apiece for Lipscomb, while Stephen Hurt added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Eshaunte Jones scored 15 points, surpassing 900 points for his career, to pace Northern Kentucky.

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Northern Kentucky
E. Watson, F162-50-02026
J. Staley, F90-10-02110
E. Faulkner, G361-52-23414
E. Jones, G315-113-670015
C. Jackson, G285-101-130311
T. White234-91-121411
N. Snodgrass191-10-12113
J. Flournoy181-50-03232
T. Johnson131-43-30206
A. Monaco60-10-01000
Totals 20-5210-1426111558
 38.5%71.4% 
Lipscomb Bison
M. Smith, F304-71-263011
M. Smith, F232-77-1042211
D. Alexander, G278-140-053222
J. Butler, G230-10-00310
K. Sankey, G232-50-05024
S. Hurt224-111-210129
C. Johnson171-10-02143
C. Sanderson173-51-23129
T. Denny112-31-24025
Z. Ellis20-00-20000
O. Garcia20-12-20002
J. Glover20-10-00010
D. Greene20-00-01000
Totals 26-5613-2245141876
 46.4%59.1% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU0-03-065
S.C. Upstate0-03-0257
Northern Kentucky0-02-2171
Stetson0-02-2343
Lipscomb0-01-2343
Jacksonville0-01-3247
No. Florida0-01-3188
Kennesaw St.0-01-4283