Wright scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds Thursday
night, but NKU dropped a 78-69 decision at Drury.
Mo. - The second-half shooting woes resurfaced again Thursday night
for Northern Kentucky University. Needless to say, a tough road
loss ensued for the Norse.
NKU shot just
9-for-29 from the field in the second half and dropped a 78-69 decision
to Drury in Weiser Gym. Collins Harris and Brandon Kimbrough each
scored 16 points as the Panthers fought back from a 48-41 deficit
in the second half to knock off the Norse.
to 13-7 overall, 6-6 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. NKU dropped
to 14-6 overall, 7-5 in the GLVC.
on 51.9 percent from the field in the first half and shot 7-for-16
from 3-point range to forge a 40-37 lead at the break. Vincent Humphrey's
trey from downtown at the buzzer gave the Norse the advantage at
living on the 3-pointers in the first half, and then, all of a sudden,
we can't make a shot again in the second half," NKU head coach
Dave Bezold said. "We have to put two good halves of basketball
together and make open shots."
scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead
NKU. Anthony Teague came off the bench and added 17 points, including
5-for-10 shooting from 3-point range.
After NKU took
a 48-41 lead on a runner by Humphrey, Drury responded with a 16-4
run to take a 57-52 advantage. The Norse tied the game at 57-all
on a layup by Wright with 8:50 left in the game, but Drury used
a 14-4 spurt to take a 71-61 lead.
a 3-pointer to bring NKU within 71-64 with 1:11 remaining, but Drury
made seven free throws in the final 1:07 to ice the victory.
the trip Saturday with a 4 p.m. game at Rockhurst.