Northern Kentucky couldn’t fight back from a 17-point halftime deficit in a 78-65 loss to Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena Tuesday night. With the score tied at 13 , UC went on a 14-0 run to take a 27-13 lead and eventually built a 45-28 halftime lead. The Norse (8-2) outscored the Bearcats (8-1) 37-33 in the second half but never got any closer than 12 points. Tyler Sharper and Jalen Tate had 16 and 13 points respectively to lead NKU. Drew McDonald was held to just 8 points on 3-for-15 shooting. Tre Scott led five Bearcats in double figures with 22 points.
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