---Steven Wright averages
16.4 points per game and ranks sixth in the GLVC in scoring.
The senior guard is also shooting 56.7 percent from the field
and is 12th in the GLVC in that category.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University hits the road for a game against
two-time NCAA Division II national champion North Alabama at 4 p.m.
Saturday in Florence, Ala.
NKU is 6-3 after
posting a 94-58 victory over UC-Clermont on Dec. 23. North Alabama,
which won national titles in 1979 and ’91, is 6-7 overall.
The Lions are one of the highest-scoring teams in Division II, averaging
nearly 90 points per game.
North Alabama, NKU resumes Great Lakes Valley Conference play Jan.
4 with a road game at Wisconsin-Parkside. The Norse then travel
to Romeoville, Ill., on Jan. 6 to meet Lewis in another GLVC contest.
SHOW: During NKU’s win over UC-Clermont, Steven Wright
finished with 17 points, seven assists, four rebounds, two steals
and no turnovers in 23 minutes of action.
who drained four 3-point shots en route to a game-high 18 points,
also grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds in that win. Vincent Humphrey
scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists.
Humphrey also hit four 3-pointers as the Norse shot 15-for-36 from
GLVC: Steven Wright ranks sixth in scoring at 16.4 ppg.
The senior guard is 12th in field-goal percentage (.567). Norse
junior forward Harrison Morton is third in field-goal percentage
(.628), and senior guard Kevin Schappell is 10th in 3-point shooting
ROAD: NKU is 0-2 on the road this season. The Norse dropped
a 78-66 decision at Bellarmine on Nov. 21, and NKU fell victim at
Findlay by a 59-53 score on Dec. 9. NKU is 6-1 at home this season.
MEETING: This will mark the first meeting between NKU and
North Alabama in men’s basketball. Both teams advanced to
the 1996 NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Louisville, Ky., and North
Alabama lost to eventual champion Fort Hays State in the national
lost to Fort Hays State in the national championship game.
AT HOME: NKU's next home game is Jan. 9, when Kentucky
Christian visits Regents Hall for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.