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Norse fall in season opener to West Virginia

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NKU guard Tyler White (3) led the Norse with 17 points in its season-opening loss to West Virginia.

NKU guard Tyler White (3) led the Norse with 17 points in its season-opening loss to West Virginia.

Kody Kahle

Kody Kahle

NKU guard Tyler White (3) led the Norse with 17 points in its season-opening loss to West Virginia.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — The men’s basketball team opened the season with a tall task ahead of it – a road trip to West Virginia to take on Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers.

West Virginia proved to be too strong for the Norse, defeating NKU 107-61.

Tyler White led NKU with 17 points. Lavone Holland II added 11 points.

The Mountaineers came out firing in the first half, outscoring NKU 62-32 in the first 20 minutes. WVU never trailed in the contest.

Jevon Carter was one of four Mountaineers in double figures in scoring with 24 points. He also had 6 assists and 5 steals. Daxter Miles, Jr. had 19 points, while Devin Williams added 18.

NKU returns to action 7 p.m. Tuesday for its home opener against Tiffin.

Summary

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West Virginia 107, Northern Kentucky 61

N – 32 – 29 — 61
W – 62 – 45 — 107

(61) NORTHERN KENTUCKY (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Garnett 1-0-1-3, White 5-1-6-17, Holland II 4-1-2-11, Billups 3-0-1-7, Cole 1-1-0-3, Giesler 0-0-1-1, Murray 3-2-1-9, McDonalsd 3-0-2-8, Danos 1-0-0-2. TOTALS 21-5-14-61.

(107) WEST VIRGINIA (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Holton 4-0-6-14, Carter 7-3-7-24, Miles Jr. 8-2-1-19, Ahmad 1-0-5-7, Williams 5-0-8-18, Myers 0-0-1-1, Paige 2-1-1-6, Adrian 0-0-4-4, Phillip 3-0-1-7, Macon 3-0-1-7. TOTALS 33-6-35-107.

FIELD GOALS: N 21/47 (White 5/13, Holland II 4/8, Billups 3/4, Murray 3/7); W 33/68 (Miles Jr. 8/13, Carter 7/11, Williams 5/8)

3 POINT FIELD GOALS: N 5/16 (Murray 2/5); W 6/25 (Carter 3/6, Miles Jr. 2/7)

FREE THROWS: N 14/23 (White 6/7); W 35/46 (Williams 8/9, Carter 7/7, Holton 6/7, Ahmad 5/7)

REBOUNDS: N 26 (Garnett 4, White 4, Holland II 4, Murray 4, Cole 3); W 46 (Williams 15, Holton 12, Phillip 5, Macon 4)

ASSISTS: N 9 (White 3, Garnett 2, Holland II 2); W 20 (Carter 6, Holton 3, Miles Jr. 3, Ahmad 3)

STEALS: N 7 (White 2); W 20 (Carter 5, Miles Jr. 4)

BLOCKED SHOTS: N 0; W 4

TURNOVERS: N 30; W 15

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