Ind. - Brandon Mayse scored 16 points to lead Saint Joseph’s
College to a 79-73 upset against No. 5 Northern Kentucky University
on Saturday in the Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse.
Mayse also finished
with eight rebounds and five assists as Saint Joseph’s (14-11,
7-9 Great Lakes Valley Conference) snapped NKU’s 11-game winning
streak. The Pumas built a 63-54 lead with 6:45 remaining on a dunk
by Marcus Jackson and held on for the upset.
held NKU to 38.2 percent shooting from the field, including 7-for-26
from 3-point range. Andrew Helmer added 13 points and 10 rebounds
for the Pumas, who avenged a 79-61 loss at NKU on Feb. 5.
scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for NKU, which dropped
to 20-5 overall, 13-3 in the GLVC. Scott Bibbins added 13 points
for the Norse, and Dustin Maguire scored 10.
NKU will play
host to Bellarmine in Regents Hall on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. The
Norse can clinch the GLVC East Division title outright by defeating
out the regular season Saturday by playing host to Lewis in Regents
Hall at 3:15 p.m. The Norse need two wins to clinch the GLVC's overall
No. 1 seed and right to host the GLVC Tournament March 6-8.