The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team opened the regular season with a 102-38 win over Wilmington on Tuesday evening.
- Jalen Tate led the team with 17 points, and he also added eight rebounds.
- Drew McDonald just missed out on a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds.
- Silas Adheke added 10 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double in an NKU uniform.
- Dantez Walton, who narrowly missed a double-double with eight boards, and Adrian Nelson each chipped in 10 points, while Bryant Mocaby and Zaynah Robinson both had nine points.
- NKU outscored Wilmington 34-8 over the final 12:59 of the first half to put the game well out of reach.
- The Norse started the game on an 11-0 run. McDonald and Tate had six and five points during the run, respectively.
- Wilmington got within six points with 12:59 to play in the half, but NKU proceeded to go on a 19-0 run to extend the lead to 33-8.
- NKU finished the half with a 10-3 run to take a 48-16 lead into halftime.
- The Norse had a 22-0 advantage in fast break points during the half. NKU also outscored Wilmington 28-6 in the paint.
- McDonald and Tate each had 11 points.
- NKU held Wilmington to 5-of-31 (16.1%) shooting on field goals.
- The Norse went 17-of-32 (53.1%) from the floor during the first period.
- NKU went on a 10-0 run in the first 2:34 of the half to go ahead 58-16.
- The Norse outscored Wilmington 54-22 in the stanza and coasted to a 102-38 win.
- NKU held the Quakers to 8-of-27 (29.6%) shooting.
- The Norse went 21-of-33 (63.6%) on field goals during the period.
- NKU had a 29-10 rebounding advantage in the half.
- NKU shot 38-of-65 (58.5%) on field goals during the contest.
- The Norse held the Quakers to 13-of-58 (22.4%) shooting from the floor.
- NKU outscored Wilmington 66-12 in the paint and also had a 37-4 advantage in fast break points.
- NKU outrebounded the Quakers, 58-24.
- The Norse had 13 different players see action in the contest, with 12 finding the scoring column.
- The Norse travel to Northern Illinois on Friday, Nov. 9. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
Northern Kentucky University
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