No. 16 NKU pulls away from UIndy
Faulkner tallies 15 points, seven boards to lead Norse
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Adrian Moss led all players with 25 points and five steals, but No. 22 Indianapolis couldn't keep up with No. 16 Northern Kentucky, 77-61, on Thursday night.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 Bellarmine 100, St. Joseph's college 76|
|No. 2 West Liberty 105, Pitt-Johnstown 84|
|No. 5 Tarleton St. 77, Arlington Bap. 54|
|No. 6 Ala.-Huntsville 87, Valdosta St. 65|
|Lewis 82, No. 7 Kentucky Wesleyan 74|
|West Alabama 69, No. 10 Christ. Brothers 64|
|No. 14 Southern Ind. 77, UW-Parkside 50|
|No. 16 Northern Ky. 77, No. 22 UIndy 61|
|No. 21 Bowie St. 70, Elizabeth City 63|
|No. 23 Hillsdale 74, Ohio Dominican 53|
Moss was the only double-figure scorer for the Greyhounds (16-6, 9-5 GLVC) as they shot 35 percent from the field (21-59), while the Norse (18-4, 10-4 GLVC) countered by shooting 49 percent (24-49). NKU also made more free throws (23-30) than UIndy attempted (16-22).
UIndy trailed by three at halftime, 34-31 and was still within four with 11:40 to play after Moss' tip-in capped a 7-0 run. After forcing a turnover, UIndy had a chance to pull closer, but Will Smith missed a pair of free throws.
Jarrett Hamilton secured the rebound off of the second miss, but then had the ball stolen. The Norse converted a 3-pointer on that possession after an offensive rebound to start a 15-2 run over 3:52 to take a 17-point lead and put the game away.
Northern Kentucky was led by Ethan Faulkner with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Tony Rack had 14 points. DeAndre Nealy added nine points, eight blocks and four rebounds.
Less than four minutes into the game, NKU had already built an eight-point lead, 13-5 but then UIndy took control. The Greyhounds strung together an 11-2 run to take the lead, 16-15 after Cody Vest converted an offensive rebound.
The Norse countered with a 3-pointer to start an 11-0 run for their first double-digit lead, 26-16, with 7:38 to play.
UIndy wouldn't go away with an 11-1 run to tie the game on a pair of Joe Daniels' free throws with 4:07 to play, but couldn't regain the lead and trailed at halftime 34-31.
UIndy shot 48 percent in the first half (12-25) to hang around before falling to 26 percent (9-34) and 1-10 from three in the second half.