NKU took down the Coppin State Eagles Sunday afternoon 82-70 at BB&T Arena. Senior forward Dantez Walton and senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the Norse, with 24 and 23 points respectively. Graduate wing Karl Harris followed with 14 points, shooting 2-of-4 from three and grabbing five rebounds. Redshirt junior forward Silas Adheke led in rebounds with 12.
The Norse started the first five minutes with a 10-6 advantage, with 3-pointers from Harris, Sharpe and Walton. The Norse continued to dominate the lead for the half. The Norse shot 40 percent from three and 38.71 percent from the field at the half. NKU kept the Eagles to 25 percent from three.
Walton continued to dominate the game by adding nine of the first 13 points the Norse had in the second half. For the game, the Norse kept their 3-point shooting percentage at 40 percent and finished with a field goal percentage of 47.6 percent.
The last time two Norse netted 20 points was March 6, 2019 against Detroit Mercy. Sophomore guard Trevon Faulkner, along with Sharpe, were the last to do so. Walton scored a new career high with 24 points—his previous high was 20 points against IUPUI.
The Norse will head to Munice, IN for their Wednesday matchup against Ball State University. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.