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Northern Kentucky Norse (9-21)


Tue. 2/16 Sat. 2/20 Thu. 2/25 Sat. 2/27 Sat. 3/5
vs. Det 
L 68-74
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@ Wright 
L 64-67
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@ CleSt 
L 58-63
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@ YSU 
L 75-94
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@ UW-Mil 
L 69-86
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Milwaukee controls Northern Kentucky 86-69

DETROIT (AP) Matt Tiby scored 21 points with 11 rebounds and Austin Arians added 18 points to lead fifth-seeded Milwaukee to an 86-69 win over Northern Kentucky in the first round of the Horizon League tournament on Saturday.

Milwaukee (20-12) advances to play No. 4 seed Green Bay on Sunday. Eighth-seeded Northern Kentucky (9-21) ended its season losing seven straight. The Norse led once - at 3-0 - on a 3 by Tyler White.

Milwaukee's Akeem Springs hit a 3 to extend the lead to 20-13 with 12:02 remaining before the half. Arians later hit another 3 to make it 30-18 and the Panthers led 44-28 at halftime.

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Leaders
Points: J. Billups12.2
Rebounds: D. McDonald6.2
Assists: L. Holland II4.0
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. McDonald73.0%
3P%: C. Murray45.3%
Steals: L. Holland II1.0
Blocks: J. Billups1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Horizon Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Valparaiso 16-2 30-7
Oakland 13-5 23-12
Wright State 13-5 22-13
Green Bay 11-7 23-13
Milwaukee 10-8 20-13
Detroit 9-9 16-15
Youngstown State 6-12 11-21
Northern Kentucky 5-13 9-21
Cleveland State 4-14 9-23
UIC 3-15 5-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.5 (244)
Rebounds: 9.4 (280)
Assists: 14.6 (91)
FG%: 43.9% (190)
FT%: 68.3% (242)
3P%: 35.7% (130)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.4 (247)
Rebounds: 25.0 (190)
Assists: 13.2 (186)
FG%: 43.8% (195)
FT%: 73.6% (332)
3P%: 36.1% (270)
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