Morton soars in for a first-half dunk during NKU’s 66-51
win over UC-Clermont. Morton scored a game-high 23 points
as the Norse improved to 5-1.
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team
will play host to Asbury (Ky.) Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. in
Regents Hall. The Norse are off to a 5-1 start and have won four
ON TARGET: Harrison Morton leads NKU in scoring at 14.0
points per game. The 6-foot-4 senior forward is shooting 56.3 percent
from the field and is averaging 20.3 ppg the past three games.
23 points as NKU cruised to a 66-51 win over UC-Clermont last Saturday
in Regents Hall. The Lexington, Ky., native poured in 18 points
in the first half and finished 8-for-15 from the field.
3-for-22 from long range. The Norse were 1-for-11 in the second
half from 3-point land.
Sophomore guard Scott Bibbins, a Holy Cross High School
graduate, is perfect (13-for-13) at the free-throw line this season.
Former NKU standout Paul Cluxton set an NCAA record during the 1996-97
season by making every free throw he attempted (94-for-94).
PASSES: Junior guard David McFarland leads the Great Lakes
Valley Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio at 6.75. McFarland,
a Boone County High School graduate, has 27 assists and only four
turnovers this season.
NKU leads the GLVC in 3-point shooting at 42.4 percent. The Norse
are 56-for-132 from long range.
ASBURY: Asbury, an NAIA program from Wilmore, Ky., owns
a 9-3 record. The Eagles posted a 57-56 win over Spalding last Saturday.
Michael Spann and Brett Johnson each scored 16 points to lead Asbury
in that win, while Brandon Fentress added 15 points. NKU and Asbury
have never met in men’s basketball.
NEXT: NKU will play host to Indiana-East at 7 p.m. on Dec.
19. The Norse will continue their homestand Dec. 28 when Massachusetts-Lowell
visits Regents Hall for a 7 p.m. contest.