Teague drives for a basket against Quincy last week during
NKU’s 74-73 road win. Teague scored 17 points in that
game and averages 12.2 ppg. He is also 14-for-25 from 3-point
range as the Norse are off to a 4-1 start.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University tips off a seven-game homestand
Saturday night when Cincinnati-Clermont visits Regents Hall at 7
NKU is 4-1 overall
and has won three consecutive games – all on the road. The
Norse swept their Great Lakes Valley Conference road trip last week
with victories at Quincy (74-73) and Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
NKU will not
play another road game until Jan. 10, when the Norse travel to Indianapolis.
NKU also visits Saint Joseph's on Jan. 12.
ON THE ATTACK: NKU senior guard Anthony Teague scored 21
points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win at SIUE last Saturday.
Teague netted 17 points in the victory at Quincy and averages 12.2
points per game. He is 14-for-25 (.560) from 3-point range and averages
3.6 rebounds per contest.
PERFORMANCE: NKU senior forward Harrison Morton enjoyed
one of his finest road trips last week by averaging 19.0 ppg and
hitting the winning basket with two seconds remaining against Quincy.
Morton, a graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, is scoring
12.2 ppg and shooting 57.6 percent from the field. He leads the
team with seven steals and is 20-for-28 at the free-throw line.
ASSISTS SIUE WIN: David McFarland dished out a career-best
10 assists Saturday and buried a trio of 3-pointers in the first
half to spark NKU’s victory over SIUE. The junior guard also
grabbed three rebounds and led a Norse defensive effort that limited
the Cougars to 37.9 percent shooting from the field.
No. 1 in the GLVC in assist-to-turnover ratio at 5.50. The Boone
County High School graduate is also seventh in the GLVC in assists
per game at 4.40.
GAME: NKU sophomore guard Scott Bibbins scored a career-high
16 points in the win at SIUE. The former Holy Cross High School
standout also grabbed four rebounds in 36 minutes of playing time.
SENSATION: NKU freshman guard Dennis Gagai is third in
the GLVC in 3-point shooting at .591. Gagai averages a team-leading
EXPERTISE: NKU is No. 1 in the GLVC in 3-point shooting
at .482. The Norse have also made 53 shots from 3-point range, the
most by any GLVC team.
Morton (21) goes over Stefan Dunn in the second half of NKU’s
82-68 win over UC-Clermont. Morton scored 16 points and added
four assists in that season-opening victory.
WINS: NKU is fourth in the GLVC in team defense, allowing
opponents to make just 43 percent from the field.
LAST TIME AGAINST UC-CLERMONT: In the season opener Nov.
16, NKU posted an 82-68 win over UC-Clermont in the John L. Griffin/Lions
NKU made its
first seven shots from the field and jumped out to a 15-0 lead against
the visitors from Cincinnati. A blowout appeared likely after David
McFarland buried a 3-pointer to give the Norse an 18-2 lead less
than four minutes into the game.
The Norse held
a 44-32 halftime lead, but UC-Clermont rallied in the second half
with a 13-2 run to get within 46-45 with 16:29 remaining. NKU countered
with a 9-0 run, capped by a driving layup by Harrison Morton. Dennis
Gagai keyed the spurt with two baskets, and Anthony Teague hit a
3-pointer to begin the run.
guard Stefan Dunn, who was named the most valuable player at last
season's United States Collegiate Athletic Association national
tournament, led the way for the Cougars with 25 points. Dunn knocked
down five 3-pointers and was 10-for-12 at the free-throw line.
NKU placed four
players in double figures, led by Morton and Gagai with 16 points
apiece. Vincent Humphrey added 13 points and seven rebounds for
NKU, while Rasso scored 12. The Norse shot 48.5 percent from the
field and held UC-Clermont to 39.3 percent from the field.
NKU owns a 3-0
lead in the all-time series with the Cougars.
SIGN RECRUIT: NKU head coach Dave Bezold announced Monday
that Holy Cross High School standout Corey Sorrell has signed a
national letter of intent to play for the Norse.
Sorrell, a 6-foot-5
senior forward, averaged 15.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as
a junior at Holy Cross. One of the top outside shooters in the state,
Sorrell made 43 percent of his 3-point attempts and 80 percent of
his free throws. Going into his senior season, Sorrell had scored
709 career points. He also averaged 2.5 assists per game as a junior.