NCAA Men's Basketball

Northern Kentucky Norse (20-12)


Thu. 2/24 Sat. 2/26 Thu. 3/3 Mon. 3/7 Tue. 3/8
vs. RMor 
W 78-64
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vs. YSU 
W 75-61
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vs. Det 
W 77-59
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@ PFW 
W 57-43
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vs. Wright 
L 71-72
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Wright State rallies, beats NKU 72-71 to win Horizon tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Trey Calvin made a jumper from just inside the free-throw line with 10.5 seconds left to complete a late comeback from 16 points down to earn Wright State a 72-71 win over Northern Kentucky on Tuesday night to claim both the Horizon League championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Marques Warrick got himself open off a screen and drilled a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to put Northern Kentucky in front 71-70, and the Norse had time to take the last shot of the game, but Bryson Langdon, momentarily open at the 3-point line, had a defender arrive at the same time as the ball and his desperation shot with a hand in his face was off.

The Raiders closed the first half with a a 6-2 run to take a 39-32 lead at the half and Warrick took over in the second half, hitting a jumper and a 3-pointer to quickly push the Northern Kentucky lead to 44-34. He added a three-point play and three straight jumpers to push the lead to 16 points, 57-41, with 11:47 left.

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Leaders
Points: M. Warrick16.8
Rebounds: C. Brandon7.4
Assists: B. Langdon3.9
FG%: M. Warrick41.0%
FT%: M. Warrick81.8%
3P%: T. Faulkner37.3%
Steals: S. Vinson2.1
Blocks: C. Brandon0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Horizon Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Cleveland State 15-6 20-11
Purdue Fort Wayne 15-6 21-12
Northern Kentucky 14-6 20-12
Wright State 15-7 22-14
Oakland 12-7 20-12
Detroit 10-7 14-16
Youngstown State 12-9 19-15
UIC 9-10 14-16
Milwaukee 8-14 10-22
Robert Morris 5-16 8-24
Green Bay 4-16 5-25
IUPUI 1-16 3-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.9 (208)
Rebounds: 12.5 (22)
Assists: 13.8 (118)
FG%: 42.9% (247)
FT%: 71.4% (178)
3P%: 34.6% (128)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.1 (53)
Rebounds: 23.1 (320)
Assists: 13.4 (254)
FG%: 42.7% (147)
FT%: 74.7% (323)
3P%: 32.1% (101)