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McDonald leads Northern Kentucky past Detroit Mercy

DETROIT (AP) Drew McDonald scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures and Northern Kentucky breezed to a 95-73 victory over Detroit Mercy on Saturday.

McDonald sank 8 of 11 shots to help the Norse (13-4, 3-1 Horizon League) shoot 57 percent for the game. McDonald added five rebounds and three assists. Tyler Sharpe scored 20, hitting five 3-pointers as Northern Kentucky shot 44 percent from distance (12 of 27). Dantez Walton made three 3s and scored 13, Zaynah Robinson pitched in with 12 points and four assists and freshman Trevon Faulkner scored 10. Jalen Tate came off the bench to contribute 11 points, eight assists and seven boards.

Antoine Davis' 3-pointer pulled the Titans (6-10, 3-1) into a 34-all tie with 2:55 left in the first half, but McDonald had a 3-point play to key a 9-2 run to close out the half and the Norse led 43-26. Robinson opened the second half with a 3 to push NKU's lead to double digits and the Norse were never threatened from there.

Davis, a freshman guard and the son of Detroit Mercy coach Mike Davis, topped the Titans with 33 points. Davis came into the game averaging 26.9 points per game, second in the nation to Campbell's Chris Clemons' 29.5 average. Derrien King added 14 points and six rebounds.

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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 13-4 435295
home team logo Detroit 6-10 363773
Team Stats
away team logo N. Kentucky 13-4 79.1 PPG 39.9 RPG 17.1 APG
home team logo Detroit 6-10 73.5 PPG 36 RPG 10.3 APG
Key Players
34
D. McDonald 19.1 PPG 9.5 RPG 2.9 APG 48.2 FG%
0
A. Davis 26.1 PPG 3.1 RPG 3.6 APG 40.0 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