Scores

Final

NKU 55

(2-6, 2-3 away)

Navy 46

(6-7, 4-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2012

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

1 2 T
NKU 23 3255
NAVY 23 2346

Top Performers

Northern Kentucky: E. Watson 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Navy: B. Venturini 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Northern Kentucky 55, Navy 46

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Ernest Watson scored 19 points, and Northern Kentucky pulled away in the second half to defeat Navy 55-46 on Saturday.

Jalen Billups had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Eshaunte Jones added 13 points and seven assists for the Norse (2-6), who are in their first year in Division I. The starters were the only players to score.

Tilman Dunbar led Navy (6-7) with 12 points, and Brandon Venturini had 11 for the Midshipmen, whose three-game home winning streak was snapped in the first meeting between the teams.

The Norse outrebounded the Midshipmen 30-15 and made the same number of field goals -- 19 -- while taking 13 fewer shots.

From a 39-38 advantage with 7:33 to go, Watson made three consecutive 3-pointers for a 48-38 lead with 4:57 left.

Despite the loss, Navy already has won twice as many games this season (3) as they did in 2011-12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NKU
NAVY
Points 55 46
FG Made-Attempted 19-38 (.500) 19-51 (.373)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 3-6 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 9

2012-13 Season

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