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McDonald's double-double helps N. Kentucky beat ETSU 81-63

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Drew McDonald had a double-double and Lavone Holland II had 16 points, five assists and three steals to help Northern Kentucky beat East Tennessee State 81-63 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

McDonald finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Carson Williams scored 15 points for Northern Kentucky.

Mason Faulkner hit a 3-pointer that gave the Norse the lead for good and sparked an 8-0 run that made it 12-6. Kanayo Obi-Rapu's 3-pointer pulled ETSU to 23-22 with seven minutes left in the first half, but McDonald hit three 3-pointers and Faulkner added two more during a 33-12 run that spanned halftime and made it 55-34 with 16:56 to play.

Desonta Bradford had 17 points and seven rebounds and Jalan McCloud scored 11 points for ETSU. The Buccaneers made just 2 of 18 from 3-point range and committed 20 turnovers, which Northern Kentucky converted into 27 points.

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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
12T
away team logo ETSU 0-1 323163
home team logo N. Kentucky 1-0414081
Team Stats
away team logoETSU 0-1 78.1 PPG 40 RPG 15.3 APG
home team logoN. Kentucky 1-0 79.7 PPG 38 RPG 16.7 APG
Key Players
1
D. Bradford 13.9 PPG 5.8 RPG 3.4 APG 46.1 FG%
34
D. McDonald 16.4 PPG 8.4 RPG 2.1 APG 43.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
ETSU
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Kentucky
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB