Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team
will play host to Rockhurst (Mo.) at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Regents
Hall in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener.
game will be televised live on ICN-6.
NKU will also
meet Drury (Mo.) at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Regents Hall. The Norse
are 3-0 entering GLVC play. Rockhurst and Drury are both competing
in the GLVC for the first time this season. NKU has never played
either team in men’s basketball.
will be broadcast live on WIOK (107.5 FM) and can also be heard
on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu.
CONTINUE ROLL: Billy Finnell and Kevin Reinhardt each scored
16 points as NKU posted a 73-63 victory over Grand Valley State
last Wednesday night. Finnell also had four steals and three assists
as NKU improved to 3-0.
added 12 points and three steals for the Norse, who shot 53.6 percent
from the field in the first half to build a 38-22 lead at the break.
State cut the NKU lead to 67-59 with 1:35 remaining on a layup by
Courtney James, but the Norse made six free throws in the final
46 seconds to seal the victory.
PERFECT AGAINST THE GLIAC: NKU won its third straight game
against a school from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
with the victory over Grand Valley State.
The GLIAC and
the GLVC compete for bids in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region
at the end of the regular season. The winners of the GLIAC and GLVC
Tournaments receive automatic berths in the NCAA Tournament, and
six more teams get at-large berths.
the 3-0 record against the GLIAC even more important for NKU, which
also defeated then-No. 6 Findlay and Saginaw Valley State.
RESERVES: The NKU bench outscored Grand Valley State by
a 42-16 margin. Finnell and Schappell combined for 28 points off
the bench. Finnell averages 12.7 points per game, while Schappell
is scoring 12.3 ppg. Schappell is also shooting 73.3 percent from
the field and 83.3 percent from 3-point range.
FROM LONG RANGE: NKU freshman guard Mike Kimmey came off
the bench against Grand Valley State and connected on a pair of
3-point shots in the first half.
FOUL THESE GUYS: NKU has made 78.1 percent of its free
throws this season. Seven NKU players are shooting at least 75 percent
from the line, and six have made better than 80 percent of their
ROCKHURST: The Hawks are 4-3 overall after dropping a 72-69
decision at William Jewell on Monday night. Kevin Martin and Joey
Deas each average 14.7 ppg to lead the Rockhurst offense. Martin
tops the team in rebounding at 9.3 rpg.