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Northern Kentucky beats Eastern Illinois 80-70

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Lavone Holland II scored a career-high 28 points as Northern Kentucky beat Eastern Illinois 80-70 on Wednesday night.

Holland was 8 of 15 from the field - including six 3-pointers - and 6 of 10 from the line for the Norse (6-3) who have won three straight. Drew McDonald added 17 points, five rebounds and four assists and Carson Williams had 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds.

The Norse led by two at the break, but Eastern Illinois came back in the second period to tie it at 58 with 9:33 to play and took the lead, 63-62, on a layup by Demetrius McReynolds with 7:08 remaining. Northern Kentucky surged 14-2 after that - with Holland contributing two 3-pointers and three free throws - to take a 76-65 lead with 39 seconds left.

Cornell Johnston led the Panthers (5-4) with 17 points. McReynolds finished with 16.

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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 Eastern Ill. 14-13 72.9 PPG 38.4 RPG 13.7 APG
home team logo N. Kentucky 20-7 79.5 PPG 39.9 RPG 17.1 APG
Key Players
22
J. Wallace 15.1 PPG 3.7 RPG 3.0 APG 41.2 FG%
34
D. McDonald 19.2 PPG 9.9 RPG 2.7 APG 49.9 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