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Northern Kentucky holds off Northern Illinois 65-62

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Drew McDonald had 15 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Northern Kentucky beat Northern Illinois 65-62 on Thursday night.

Jalen Tate scored five of his 14 points in the final two minutes, including a layup with 16 seconds left that made it 64-61 for the Norse (10-3). Eugene German split a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left for the Huskies (6-5) and Tyler Sharpe made 1 of 2 foul shots for Northern Kentucky to cap the scoring with 4 seconds left.

Dante Thorpe had a pair of 3-pointers that kept Northern Illinois alive in the final two minutes. The first cut the deficit to 60-56 with 1:46 to go and the second brought the Huskies within 62-61 with 41 seconds to go.

Sharpe and Tate added 14 points each for the Norse, who shot just 31 percent from the field but got to the foul line for 36 attempts, making 21.

German scored 18 and Thorpe 17 for the Huskies, who made just 4 of 9 from the foul line.

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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. Illinois 6-5 313162
home team logo N. Kentucky 10-3 254065
Team Stats
away team logo N. Illinois 6-5 73.7 PPG 37.4 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo N. Kentucky 10-3 78.5 PPG 40.1 RPG 16.9 APG
Key Players
10
E. German 20.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 2.9 APG 49.0 FG%
34
D. McDonald 18.7 PPG 9.4 RPG 2.8 APG 47.2 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