Teague scored a career-high 21 points last Saturday as NKU
rallied to defeat North Alabama, 100-94, in overtime at Florence,
Ala. The Norse outscored the Lions 20-14 in the extra session.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University hits the road for a pair of Great
Lakes Valley Conference games this week, beginning with a Thursday
night contest at Wisconsin-Parkside.
The Norse also
travel to Romeoville, Ill., on Saturday to meet Lewis in another
GLVC East Division game. NKU enters the road trip with a 7-3 overall
record, and the Norse are 1-2 in the GLVC.
NKU was picked
to win the GLVC East in the preseason poll. Both games can be heard
live on WIOK (107.5 FM) and on the Internet at athletics.nku.edu.
THRILLER: NKU rallied to knock off North Alabama in overtime
last Saturday by a 100-94 score at Florence, Ala. Anthony Teague
scored a career-high 21 points and Steven Wright added 18 points
for the Norse.
three consecutive 3-point shots to spark an NKU rally that forced
overtime, and the Norse took advantage by outscoring North Alabama
20-14 in the extra session.
held an 80-78 lead with seven seconds remaining in regulation after
Quinn Beckwith made one of two free throws. NKU’s Billy Finnell
drew a foul with 0.5 seconds on the clock, and the sophomore guard
made both free throws to force overtime.
In the extra
session, Vincent Humphrey scored a pair of baskets and Wright came
up with a key steal and layup. Wright and Kevin Schappell (15 points)
each made four free throws in the overtime to seal the victory.
Teague, a transfer
from New Mexico, came off the bench and scored 10 points in the
first half as NKU took a 38-34 lead at the break. Travis Rasso added
eight of his 14 points in a reserve role during the first half for
STEVEN: In addition to his 18 points, Steven Wright added
seven assists, four steals and four rebounds in the win at North
Alabama. For the season, Wright averages a team-leading 16.6 points
and 4.8 rebounds per game. Wright also tops the team in steals (17)
and is tied for first in 3-pointers made with 16.
STOPPER: NKU sophomore guard David McFarland did the defensive
job on North Alabama’s Quinn Beckwith on Saturday, holding
the high-scoring guard to just 10 points on 3-for-10 shooting from
the field. McFarland also added seven points, four rebounds and
McFarland’s defense helped NKU pull out the overtime
win at North Alabama. McFarland also scored seven points,
grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists.
CENTURY MARK: NKU reached the 100-point mark last Saturday
for the first time since a 101-86 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside
on Jan. 22, 2005.
WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE: The Rangers are 9-5 after suffering
a 92-76 loss at defending NCAA Division II national champion Winona
State on Dec. 29. Wisconsin-Parkside is 1-3 in the GLVC.
Kyle Clark averages
13.6 ppg and leads Wisconsin-Parkside in scoring. LaVontay Fenderson
is scoring 13.4 ppg for the Rangers, and Brad Ferstenou averages
12.0 ppg. Tyrone Deacon also averages double figures in scoring
at 11.1 ppg.
LAST TIME AGAINST THE RANGERS: On Feb. 23, 2006, Kevin
Schappell scored 15 points as NKU posted a 68-65 win over Wisconsin-Parkside
at DeSimone Gymnasium in Kenosha, Wis. Schappell - who had just
missed two free throws three seconds earlier - made a free throw
with 3.6 ticks remaining to give NKU a 68-65 lead.
He then missed
the second attempt but rushed in to grab the offensive rebound,
preventing Wisconsin-Parkside from getting a last-second try at
a 3-point shot.
gave NKU the lead for good with 57 seconds remaining when he converted
two free throws for a 65-64 Norse advantage. Wisconsin-Parkside
had two chances to take the lead, but a missed shot and a turnover
gave NKU the ball with less than 20 seconds remaining.
made two free throws with 16 seconds left to extend NKU’s
lead to 67-64. After Schappell missed a pair of free throws with
6.3 seconds left, Brad Ferstenou was fouled with four seconds remaining.
He made just one of two free throws, and the Rangers fouled Schappell
with 3.6 seconds left on the clock. Travis
Rasso added 11 points for the Norse, who swept the season series
from the Rangers. In their earlier meeting, NKU posted a 71-66 win
in Regents Hall.
LAST TIME AGAINST LEWIS: On Feb. 25, 2006, Billy Finnell
scored five points in the final minute of the game as NKU pulled
out a 72-66 win over Lewis in the Neil Carey Arena. Finnell’s
contested layup with 59 seconds remaining snapped a 65-all deadlock
and gave NKU a 67-65 lead.
After Pat Monaghan
missed a 3-pointer on Lewis’ ensuing possession, Finnell rebounded
the ball and ran the clock down under 15 seconds. Finnell then sealed
the win for NKU by taking the ball to the basket, drawing contact
and making a layup while being fouled. He converted the free throw
to give NKU a 70-65 lead with 11.6 seconds left in the game.