Wright scored his 1,000th career point last Saturday during
NKU’s game at Southern Indiana. Wright leads NKU in
scoring (15.9 ppg), rebounding (5.1 rpg) and steals (27).
Ky. - A showdown for first place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference
East Division will take place in Regents Hall at 7:45 p.m. Thursday
when Indianapolis visits Northern Kentucky University.
(10-6 overall) enters that game atop the GLVC East with a 6-3 record.
NKU (12-5 overall) is 5-4 in the GLVC East and trails Indianapolis
by a game.
The Norse also
meet Saint Joseph’s at 7:45 p.m. Saturday as part of the 2007
NKU Homecoming. Both games will be televised live on ICN-6. The
broadcasts can also be heard live on WIOK (107.5 FM) and the Internet
THE WRIGHT WAY: NKU senior guard Steven Wright scored his
1,000th career point Saturday during the first half at Southern
Indiana. Wright, in his first year with the Norse after playing
three seasons at Bowling Green State, reached the milestone when
he connected on a 3-point field goal.
The former Dayton
Colonel White High School standout leads NKU in scoring (15.9 points
per game), rebounding (5.1 rpg) and steals (27).
STARS: NKU ranks No. 1 in the GLVC in free-throw shooting
at .772. The Norse are also No. 1 in 3-point shooting (.396) and
3-pointers made per game (8.94).
NKU junior guard
Mark Hawkins continues to lead the GLVC in 3-point shooing percentage
at .526. Norse senior guard Kevin Schappell is fourth at .491. Schappell
also enters Thursday night with 583 career points at NKU.
IN THE PAC: NKU junior forward Harrison Morton has enjoyed
tremendous success inside Southern Indiana’s PAC Arena. As
a freshman during the 2004-05 season, Morton was 9-for-11 from the
field and netted 21 points against the Screaming Eagles. Last Saturday,
the former Lexington Catholic High School star came off the bench
and hit all six of his shots from the field. In his two games in
the PAC, Morton has made 88.2 percent of his shots from the field.
finished with 13 points in that game, averages 7.0 ppg and is shooting
58.5 percent from the field.
Morton scored 13 points at Southern Indiana last week and
is shooting 58.5 percent from the field.
INDIANAPOLIS: The Greyhounds swept Quincy and Southern
Illinois at Edwardsville last week. Indianapolis is led by junior
guard DeAndre Brock, who was named GLVC Player of the Week this
past Monday after averaging 21.5 points in those two wins.
Indianapolis in scoring at 17.2 ppg. He is 40-for-101 from 3-point
range and also has 15 steals. Sophomore forward Braxton Mills averages
10.6 ppg and 5.7 rebounds.
LAST TIME AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS: On Feb. 9, 2006, Billy
Finnell made two free throws with 3.8 seconds remaining in the game
to give NKU a 73-71 win over Indianapolis in Regents Hall. Indianapolis
had a final shot, but Scott Strahm’s 35-footer hit off the
side of the rim at the buzzer.
scored all 14 of his points in the second half to rally NKU from
a six-point deficit. He made four 3-pointers, including a key trey
with 1:39 remaining to give the Norse a 70-66 lead.
Earlier in the second half, Hawkins scored 11 consecutive points
as NKU fought back from a 40-34 deficit.
added 14 points for NKU, while Scott Bibbins finished with 13 points
and seven assists. Rasso used 7-for-11 shooting from the field to
score his 14 points in 19 minutes of playing time.
hung tough the entire way behind the play of Justin Barnard (19
points, 12 rebounds), Strahm (14 points) and Braxton Mills (15 points).
The Greyhounds led by as many as nine points in the first half.
In the first meeting last season at Indianapolis, NKU held off the
Greyhounds for a 67-61 victory in Nicoson Hall.
LAST TIME AGAINST SAINT JOSEPH’S: On Feb. 11, 2006,
Sullivan Sykes scored 10 of his 28 points in the game’s final
3:36 as Saint Joseph’s rallied to post a 75-69 win over NKU
in Regents Hall. Saint Joseph’s trailed by five points (64-59)
with 2:57 left, but the Pumas used a game-ending 16-5 run to avoid
Sykes gave Saint
Joseph’s a 66-64 lead with 1:26 left with a basket. He added
four free throws in the final 39 seconds to seal the win. Rashad
McSwine added 21 points for Saint Joseph’s, which won in Regents
Hall for the second straight year.
10 rebounds for the Pumas, who were 19-for-23 from the free-throw
line in the second half. Mark Hawkins scored 15 points to lead NKU.
Hawkins drained a 3-pointer with 4:39 left to give NKU a 59-57 lead,
and the Norse later extended the advantage to 64-59 when David McFarland
made a 3-pointer.