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Northern Kentucky holds off Northern Illinois in 2OT, 88-85

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) Dantez Walton hit a pair of 3-pointers and Zaynah Robinson scored seven points, his final two from the free-throw line with five seconds left in the second overtime as Northern Kentucky held off Northern Illinois 88-85 in a nonconference game on Friday night.

Northern Illinois got off a final shot from half court, but it was no good.

The Huskies used a 9-0 run over the final 2:47 to secure a 35-27 halftime advantage, but the Norse took the lead after a 14-0 run to take the lead and went ahead 62-58 with under three minutes left after a 7-0 run.

Dante Thorp hit a 3-pointer for the Norse with :14 left in regulation to tie the game at 65-65 and force the first overtime.

Northern Illinois started the first overtime with a 6-0 run, but the Norse answered with 3s from Robinson on back-to-back possessions to even the game with :43 left. Drew McDonald's layup tied the game at 75-75 with :15 left to force a second extra period.

Robinson hit two free throws with to put the Norse up, 88-85 with :05 left and Northern Illinois missed again from half court.

McDonald finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds for Northern Kentucky (2-0). Dantez Walton and Tyler Sharpe each added 16 points.

Levi Bradley and Thorpe scored 25 and 24 points, respectively, for Northern Illinois.

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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
12OT2OTT
away team logo N. Kentucky 2-0 2738101388
home team logo N. Illinois 1-1 3530101085
Team Stats
away team logo N. Kentucky 2-0 78.5 PPG 40.1 RPG 16.9 APG
home team logo N. Illinois 1-1 73.7 PPG 37.4 RPG 11.0 APG
Key Players
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D. McDonald 18.7 PPG 9.4 RPG 2.8 APG 47.2 FG%
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E. German 20.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 2.9 APG 49.0 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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