Norse rally to beat Raiders 83-76

COLE MURRAY HIT FIVE 3-POINTERS AND FINISHED WITH 23 POINTS, DREW MCDONALD SCORED 18, INCLUDING THE GO-AHEAD 3-POINT PLAY WITH 40 SECONDS TO GO, AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY RALLIED FROM A 10-POINT SECOND-HALF DEFICIT TO BEAT WRIGHT STATE 83-76 ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

 LAVONE HOLLAND II HAD 19 POINTS ON 7-OF-12 SHOOTING, FIVE REBOUNDS AND SIX ASSISTS FOR NORTHERN KENTUCKY (19-10, 10-6 HORIZON LEAGUE), WHICH HAS WON FIVE OF ITS LAST SIX. 

MCDONALD HIT A PAIR OF FREE THROWS, AND JORDAN GARNETT SCORED FIVE POINTS DURING, A 9-0 RUN THAT GAVE THE NORSE A 72-67 LEAD WITH 3:52 LEFT. GRANT BENZINGER'S 3-POINTER CAPPED A 7-2 RUN BY WRIGHT STATE TO TIE IT ABOUT 2{ MINUTES LATER AND, AFTER A JUMPER BY HOLLAND, MARK 

ALSTORK HIT TWO FOUL SHOTS TO MAKE IT 76-ALL. HOLLAND THEN FOUND MCDONALD WHO WAS FOULED AS HE MADE A LAYUP AND CONVERTED THE 3-POINT PLAY BEFORE HE AND HOLLAND EACH HIT A PAIR OF FREE THROWS TO CAP THE SCORING. 

ALSTORK SCORED 24 AND BENZINGER ADDED 20 POINTS FOR WRIGHT STATE (19-10, 10-6), BUT THE DUO COMBINED TO MAKE JUST 12 OF 35 FIELD-GOAL ATTEMPTS. NKU AND THE RAIDERS ARE NOW TIED, A HALF-GAME BEHIND THIRD-PLACE GREEN BAY, IN THE CONFERENCE STANDINGS.

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