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Norse defeat Olivet Nazarene 75-57

Matthew Birkholtz

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The Northern Kentucky University Men’s Basketball team had no hitting from three-point range as it had 13 of them in the 75-57 win Nov. 21 at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Sophomore guard Dustin Maguire hit 7-of-9 from the arc, as the Norse shot 13-for-25 (52 percent) from three-point range.

“We shot the ball extremely well in the first half and Maguire was making everything,” NKU head coach Dave Bezold said in the post-game press conference.

Sophomore guard Dennis Gagai added three three-pointers near the end of the first half to give the Norse a 46-20 lead at halftime.

Olivet Nazarene made the game a little closer in the second half, but Bezold felt that Olivet Nazarene made things tough for his team.

“Olivet Nazarene played very hard and did not quit,” Bezold said. “They’re tough and mean. They simply do not quit. They are a well-coached team and very tough-minded kids, and we need to have some of that before we can be a very good basketball team.”

The Norse, however, never gave in to Olivet Nazarene’s toughness as the lead never got below double-digits.

NKU will face UC-Clermont at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 22 at the BOKC. Tickets are free for students that show their All-Card at the box office.

NKU Sports Information contributed to this report.

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