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Northern Kentucky holds off Norfolk State comeback bid

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Lavone Holland II scored 20 points and Northern Kentucky dealt Norfolk State its first home loss of the season in a 72-61 win on Saturday night.

Holland added a team-best five assists and hit 8 of 10 at the free-throw line. Drew McDonald finished with 18 points while leading Northern Kentucky (5-3) with seven rebounds. Cole Murray hit five 3s and added 15 points for the Norse, who shot just 41.8 percent but overcame it by hitting 12 3-pointers.

Northern Kentucky did much of its damage in the first half. McDonald hit a jumper with 5:51 left for a 28-18 lead while Dantez Walton capped off the period with a layup and the Norse led 39-23 at the break.

The Spartans (2-7) battled back to 46-44 via a 21-7 run, but the Norse scored the next five to push it back to seven.

Jonathan Wade scored 21 to lead the Spartans.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo N. Kentucky 26-9 78.5 PPG 40.1 RPG 16.9 APG
home team logo Norfolk St. 22-14 73.7 PPG 40.3 RPG 12.7 APG
Key Players
34
D. McDonald 18.7 PPG 9.4 RPG 2.8 APG 47.2 FG%
14
N. Thomas 14.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 1.6 APG 37.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB