---Jon Van Hoose

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dustin Maguire scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Northern Kentucky University to an 85-73 win at Rockhurst on Thursday night.

DeAaron Williams added 17 points as NKU improved to 11-4 overall, 4-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Jon Van Hoose came off the bench and finished with a career-high 15 points – all on 3-point shots - for the 18th-ranked Norse.

NKU was 11-for-27 from 3-point range and won the rebounding battle by a 40-26 margin. The Norse shot 53.3 percent from the field and improved to 5-0 all-time against Rockhurst (9-6, 5-2 GLVC).

A’Daeron Duncan scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for NKU, while teammate Scott Bibbins dished out a team-leading six assists. The Norse held Rockhurst’s Aaron Hill to just 12 points on 4-for-11 shooting from the field.

Hill entered the game averaging 20.6 points per contest. NKU also forced Hill into 1-for-8 shooting from 3-point range.

NKU concludes the two-game road trip Saturday by visiting Drury. That game will begin at 2 p.m., and the NKU/Drury women’s contest will follow at 4:15 p.m.