Trevon Faulkner had 18 points for Northern Kentucky (6-8, 4-5 Horizon League), which broke its four-game losing streak. David Bohm added 16 points. Adrian Nelson had 12 points.
Northern Kentucky scored 50 second-half points, a season high for the team.
AJ Bramah had 27 points for the Colonials (3-6, 2-4). Kam Farris added 13 points. Jon Williams had 13 points.
Kahliel Spear, who was second on the Colonials in scoring coming into the matchup with nine points per game, failed to make a shot from the floor (0 of 5).
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