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Northern Kentucky holds off Youngstown State 95-85

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Drew McDonald scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Northern Kentucky parlayed a big second half into a 95-85 defeat of upset-minded Youngstown State Thursday night.

The Norse (16-7, 9-2) remain knotted with Wright State (17-7, 9-2) which also won Thursday, for first place in the Horizon League.

McDonald shot 9 of 11 from the field, mirroring the NKU team, which shot 64 percent in the come-from-behind second half (18 of 28) and finished at 60 percent for the game. Carson Williams added 19 points on 9 of 12 shooting, Tyler Sharpe scored 15, Mason Faulkner 12 and Lavone Holland II 11.

Youngstown State (6-18, 3-7) grabbed the early lead, pushed it to eight points three times before leading 43-40 at halftime.

The teams swapped the lead in a tight game all the way through the second half until NKU launched an 11-1 run to go up 74-62 with 10:17 remaining. The Penguins came as close as five, 86-81.

Braun Hartfield led Youngstown State with 23 points, 20 after halftime, Tyree Robinson added a career-high 19, Cameron Morse 15 and Devin Haygood 11.

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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 16-7 405595
home team logo Youngstown St. 6-18 434285
Team Stats
away team logo N. Kentucky 16-7 79.5 PPG 40.2 RPG 16.4 APG
home team logo Youngstown St. 6-18 76.0 PPG 42.9 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
34
D. McDonald 19.1 PPG 10.2 RPG 2.8 APG 48.8 FG%
3
D. Quisenberry 12.5 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.5 APG 39.0 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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