leads NKU in scoring
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team
will play host to a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference rivals
this week, beginning with a 7:45 p.m. Thursday game with Kentucky
The Norse will
also meet No. 5 Southern Indiana at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Regents
Hall. Both games will be televised live on ICN-6.
Both NKU games
will also be broadcast live on WIOK (107.5 FM) and can be heard
on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu.
NKU is 8-3
after pulling off a 69-68 upset of 19th-ranked Lynn (Fla.) on Dec.
30 at Boca Raton, Fla. The Norse are 3-0 in the GLVC and are tied
with Saint Joseph’s atop the GLVC East standings.
THE SPOTLIGHT: NKU knocked off a nationally ranked team
for the second time this season with its upset of Lynn. The Norse
began the season with an 81-71 win over No. 6 Findlay in Regents
IN THE CLUTCH: Kevin Schappell scored 18 points and made
six free throws in the final 20 seconds of the game to key NKU’s
victory over Lynn.
NKU in scoring at 14.1 points per game, and he leads the GLVC in
3-point shooting at 53.1 percent. He is also No. 2 in the GLVC in
free-throw shooting at 89.7 percent.
BAFFLES LYNN: NKU freshman guard Scott Bibbins scored a
career-high 11 points against Lynn. He also made a pair of key free
throws in the closing seconds of the game to seal the Norse victory.
TO THE RESCUE: NKU senior center Gavin Ludgood notched
a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) against Lynn. He also added
four blocked shots and was 5-for-7 from the field against the Fighting
9.7 ppg and 6.2 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 56 percent
from the field and leads the team with 14 blocked shots.
CONSISTENT: NKU’s Vincent Humphrey scored 11 points
and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory at Lynn. Humphrey is scoring
10.5 ppg and has made 81.6 percent of his free throws.
HOME THIS SEASON: NKU is 6-0 this season in Regents Hall.
The Norse are 2-3 on the road.
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: The Panthers are 4-6 overall after posting
a 91-73 win over Union (Ky.) Monday night. Jeremiah Coleman scored
22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Kentucky Wesleyan snapped a
five-game losing streak with that victory.
- who poured in 23 points against Union - leads Kentucky Wesleyan
in scoring at 16.5 ppg.
LAST TIME AGAINST KENTUCKY WESLEYAN: On Feb. 5, 2005, Mike
Kelsey scored a game-high 28 points as NKU defeated Kentucky Wesleyan,
73-66, in Regents Hall. Kelsey made eight 3-pointers and added three
assists as the Norse wrapped up their first season sweep of Kentucky
Wesleyan since 1988.
SOUTHERN INDIANA: The Screaming Eagles
are 14-1 after rolling to a 114-56 win over Oakland City on Monday
night. Southern Indiana, ranked No. 5 nationally in the NCAA Division
II poll, is 3-1 in the GLVC.
leads Southern Indiana in scoring at 18.2 ppg and rebounding at
9.0 rpg. Melvin Hall - who hit eight 3-pointers en route to scoring
32 points against Oakland City on Monday - averages 16.7 ppg. The
Screaming Eagles average 88.1 ppg as a team and own a rebound margin
LAST TIME AGAINST SOUTHERN INDIANA: On March 6, 2005, Randy
Holbrook and Carl Richburg combined for 39 points as Southern Indiana
posted a 79-49 victory over NKU to capture the GLVC Tournament championship
in Roberts Stadium.
Holbrook finished with
23 points and was named the tournament’s most outstanding
player for Southern Indiana. Richburg added 16 points, four assists
and three steals for the Screaming Eagles. Mike Kelsey led NKU with