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McDonald lifts Northern Kentucky over Wright State 68-64

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Drew McDonald had 22 points and 12 rebounds and made a pair of key baskets late as Northern Kentucky won its 11th straight home game, edging Wright State 68-64 on Friday night.

McDonald gave the Norse the lead for good on a layup that made it 64-62 with 1:22 left and made it a five-point lead on a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go.

Northern Kentucky took control early in the second half and never trailed after taking a 40-39 lead. Wright State tied it at 56, 60 and 62.

Jalen Tate had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Norse (14-4, 4-1 Horizon League). Tyler Sharpe added 14 points.

Loudon Love had 16 points for the Raiders (8-10, 2-3). Mark Hughes added 14 points and six rebounds. Cole Gentry had 12 points.

McDonald was 5 of 8 from 3-point range but the rest of the Norse were 1 of 14. Wright State was 3 of 15 from the arc.

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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 Wright St. 8-10 303464
home team logo N. Kentucky 14-4 274168
Team Stats
away team logo Wright St. 8-10 73.2 PPG 38 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo N. Kentucky 14-4 78.5 PPG 40.1 RPG 16.9 APG
Key Players
11
L. Love 15.1 PPG 8.2 RPG 0.9 APG 49.8 FG%
34
D. McDonald 18.7 PPG 9.4 RPG 2.8 APG 47.2 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
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