Vincent Humphrey scores during the second half of the Norse’s
74-59 win at Indianapolis. Humphrey finished with 15 points
and three rebounds as NKU improved to 10-2 overall, 4-1 in
- Balanced scoring, tough defense and senior leadership did the
trick again Thursday night for Northern Kentucky University during
a 74-59 win over Indianapolis in Nicoson Hall.
Four NKU players
scored in double figures, led by senior Anthony Teague’s 17
points. The Norse defense held Indianapolis to 38.9 percent shooting
from the field and forced Greyhound standout guard DeAndre Brock
into a 3-for-14 night from the field and 12 points.
contained Brock the entire game, and that’s tough because
he is a fantastic scorer,” NKU head coach Dave Bezold said.
“David McFarland did a great job on him, and we did a good
job of stopping their penetration.
have set a record for taking charges tonight in this game, and we
did a very nice job defensively against a team that we were tied
with in the conference going into this game.”
Thursday's contest averaging 17.7 points per game, but the defense
of McFarland, Scott Bibbins and Billy Finnell kept him under control.
to 10-2 overall, 4-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Norse
have now won nine of their past 10 games, with the loss being a
two-point setback against nationally ranked Drury.
dropped to 9-4 overall, 3-2 in the GLVC.
five 3-point shots for the Norse, who finished 10-for-22 from long
range. NKU began the second half with a 10-1 run to build a 49-35
lead and coasted to the victory. Teague hit a pair of 3-pointers
to key the spurt, and fellow senior Vincent Humphrey also buried
a 3-pointer during the run.
Teague hit some big shots in this game, and he is as good as anyone
in this conference when he is on,” Bezold said. “Vince
(Humphrey) was very solid in every phase, and he made some key shots
with 15 points and made a trio of 3-point shots. Senior forward
Harrison Morton added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Norse,
while junior forward DeAaron Williams chipped in 12 points. Bibbins
scored eight points and dished out four assists for NKU, which shot
50 percent from the field and committed just nine turnovers.
a great win, but the weekend isn’t over and we have a tough
game at Saint Joseph’s,” Bezold said of his team’s
Saturday road game. “Saint Joseph’s is a team that does
not lose at home, so it’s a huge game for both of us.”
home next Thursday to meet perennial power Southern Indiana at 7:45