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ETSU starts fast, defeats Northern Kentucky 84-71

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Devontavius Payne scored 16 points, Bo Hodges had 14 and East Tennessee State used a big first half to defeat Northern Kentucky 84-71 on Wednesday night.

Jalan McCloud added 12 points with six assists and Peter Jurkin had 10 points for the Buccaneers (5-3), who lost their season opener to the Norse (6-3) in a rare home-and-home nonconference series.

In the first meeting ETSU had 20 turnovers and three assists. The Buccaneers finished 17 assists and 10 giveaways on Wednesday.

Jason Williams had 3-pointers to start and end a 15-0 run for a 22-9 lead. The Norse quickly responded with a 9-0 spurt but ETSU closed the half with a 20-5 run and a 46-28 lead.

The Bucs shot 59 percent (16 of 27) in the first half, then shot 60 percent in the second half.

Northern Kentucky had an 11-4 run to get within a dozen points midway through the second half but ETSU pulled away again.

Carson Williams had 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Northern Kentucky.

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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 N. Kentucky 6-3 284371
home team logo ETSU 5-3 463884
Team Stats
away team logo N. Kentucky 6-3 77.7 PPG 38.9 RPG 16.3 APG
home team logo ETSU 5-3 75.2 PPG 39.8 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
34
D. McDonald 17.0 PPG 9.6 RPG 2.3 APG 46.4 FG%
1
D. Bradford 15.4 PPG 5.8 RPG 3.5 APG 47.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB