---Steven 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).

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, 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.

Indianapolis (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 at athletics.nku.edu.

1,000 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).

SHOOTING 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.

MORTON 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.

Morton, who finished with 13 points in that game, averages 7.0 ppg and is shooting 58.5 percent from the field.

---Harrison Morton scored 13 points at Southern Indiana last week and is shooting 58.5 percent from the field.

ABOUT 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.

Brock leads 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.

THE 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.

Mark Hawkins 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.

Travis Rasso 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.

Indianapolis 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.

THE 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 the upset.

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.

Sykes grabbed 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.