Scores

Final

N Kentucky 55

(2-6, 2-3 away)

Navy 46

(6-7, 4-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2012

    Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

    1 2 T
    NKU 23 3255
    NAVY 23 2346

    Top Performers

    Northern Kentucky: E. Watson 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Navy: B. Venturini 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northern Kentucky 55, Navy 46

    Associated Press

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Ernest Watson scored 19 points, and Northern Kentucky pulled away in the second half to defeat Navy 55-46 on Saturday.

    Jalen Billups had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Eshaunte Jones added 13 points and seven assists for the Norse (2-6), who are in their first year in Division I. The starters were the only players to score.

    Tilman Dunbar led Navy (6-7) with 12 points, and Brandon Venturini had 11 for the Midshipmen, whose three-game home winning streak was snapped in the first meeting between the teams.

    The Norse outrebounded the Midshipmen 30-15 and made the same number of field goals -- 19 -- while taking 13 fewer shots.

    From a 39-38 advantage with 7:33 to go, Watson made three consecutive 3-pointers for a 48-38 lead with 4:57 left.

    Despite the loss, Navy already has won twice as many games this season (3) as they did in 2011-12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NKU
    NAVY
    Points 55 46
    FG Made-Attempted 19-38 (.500) 19-51 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 3-6 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 9

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