Mo. - Dustin Maguire made three 3-pointers in the final 1:05 of
regulation to force overtime as Northern Kentucky University rallied
from a 13-point deficit Saturday to post a 91-86 victory against
Drury in Weiser Gym.
with a career-high 30 points and made seven shots from 3-point range.
Drury held a 61-48 lead with 6:31 remaining and still owned a 68-61
advantage with 1:14 left on the clock, but Maguire took over and
buried three consecutive 3-pointers.
3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining tied the game at 70-all. Drury
missed a last-second attempt, forcing overtime.
scored while being fouled to begin the extra session. He converted
the free throw to give NKU a 73-70 lead. DeAaron Williams followed
with a basket to extend the Norse advantage to 75-70, and Maguire
later sealed the win by knocking down another 3-pointer to give
NKU an 82-74 lead.
with 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for NKU, which
improved to 12-4 overall, 5-2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Williams added 14 points, while teammate A’Daeron Duncan finished
with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
came off the bench and added seven points and six assists for NKU,
which is ranked 18th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. The
Norse were 5-for-6 from the field in the overtime and shot 10-for-13
from the free-throw line in the extra session.
led Drury (12-5, 5-2 GLVC) with 17 points. The Panthers shot just
28.6 percent from the field in the second half.
home to meet Missouri S&T on Thursday night at 7:45 p.m. in
The Bank of Kentucky Center..