Scores

Final

NKU 70

(7-11, 5-5 A-Sun)

East Tenn St 68

(6-17, 4-6 A-Sun)

7:00 PM ET, January 31, 2013

MSHA Athletic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee

1 2 T
NKU 28 4270
ETSU 31 3768

Top Performers

Northern Kentucky: E. Jones 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

East Tennessee State: J. Jones 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Northern Kentucky 70, ETSU 68

Associated Press

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Eshaunte Jones posted his fourth consecutive 20-plus-point game and Ernest Watson scored 16 points to help Northern Kentucky edge East Tennessee State 70-68 in Atlantic Sun Conference play and win three games in a row for the first time this season.

Jones tallied 25 points on a career-high seven 3-pointers. The 6-foot-4 forward has knocked down 22 treys in Northern Kentucky's last four games.

The Norse (7-11, 5-5) trailed 31-28 at halftime but opened the second half with seven straight points to take a 34-31 lead.

From there, ETSU (6-17, 4-6) tied the game twice and regained the lead on Rashawn Rembert's 3-pointer with 3:34 left to play. However, Northern Kentucky's Chad Jackson rattled off five straight points and Jones converted a four-point play with 26 seconds left to seal the victory.

Jackson finished with 12 points.

Jarvis Jones had 23 points for ETSU and Lester Wilson added 16.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NKU
ETSU
Points 70 68
FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 24-51 (.471)
3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 10-20 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 10-15 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 7

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 7, 2013 ETSU 49, @NKU 44Recap
» Jan 31, 2013 NKU 70, @ETSU 68Recap