Northern Kentucky had its 5-game winning streak stopped and lost sole possession of first place in the Horizon League dropping a 69-67 decision at Wright St. Friday night. The Raiders (20-8, 12-3 Horizon) held a 32-30 halftime edge and would build the lead to 11 with 6:39 remaining. The Norse (19-8, 12-3) used an 8-0 run to get within three points at 63-60 with 4:48 to play. Jordan Garnett’s three-pointer with 1:19 left brought the NKU to within 66-65 but Jaylon Hall’s basket with 14.5 seconds remaining put the WSU lead back to 68-65. Wright St. chose to foul Lavone Holland with 2.8 second left and he converted both. Hall answered with a free throw of his own with just 0.9 seconds on the clock, misses his second free throw on purpose and Wright State was able to hang on to get the 69-67 win.
Tyler Sharpe paced the Norse with 16 points, Lavone Holland II added 15 and Drew McDonald picked up his 14th double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Loudon Love led WSU with 15 points while Parker Ernsthausen and Jaylon Hall each had 10.
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