scored 14 points
- Aaron Smith’s ability to shoot from the perimeter is going
to cause major problems for teams which play zone defenses against
Northern Kentucky University.
Just ask Missouri-Rolla,
which employed a zone against NKU on Saturday afternoon.
the zone defense to his liking and scored a career-high 14 points
to lead NKU to a 71-43 win over Missouri-Rolla. A junior guard who
missed much of this season with a foot injury, Smith drained four
3-pointers against the Miners.
concentrating on taking shots in the flow of the offense, and my
teammates did a great job of finding me,” said Smith, who
hit a trio of 3-pointers in the first half en route to scoring 11
points before the break.
a great job of coming out in the second half and putting them away,
because you don’t want them to stay in the game.”
from North Lake (Texas) Community College, the 6-foot-3 Smith also
added two rebounds Saturday in just his third start of the season.
(Dave Bezold) showed a great deal of confidence in me by giving
me the start,” said Smith, who made 80 3-point shots at North
Lake last season.
scored 19 points to lead the Norse, who improved to 10-5 overall,
5-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Humphrey also made all
three of his 3-point attempts and was 6-for-6 from the free-throw
added 11 points, six assists and five rebounds as NKU finished 12-for-24
from 3-point range. The Norse also committed just nine turnovers
and finished with a 39-23 advantage on the boards.
scored nine points and hit a pair of 3-pointers for NKU, while teammate
Travis Rasso added six points and seven rebounds. The Norse shot
54.5 percent from the field in the second half and handed Missouri-Rolla
(2-13, 0-7 GLVC) its 10th consecutive loss.
collected six assists and grabbed five rebounds as NKU defeated
Missouri-Rolla in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
NKU will begin
a three-game homestand Thursday at 7:45 p.m. when Lewis visits Regents
Hall. The Norse will play host to Wisconsin-Parkside at 3:15 p.m.