Mixed results for NKU basketball teams

Northern Kentucky University sophomore guard Sam Vinson (left) gets down in defensive position in the win Thursday at Robert Morris. Photo provided | NKU Athletics

The Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball teams hit the road Thursday in Horizon League action and came away with different results.

Northern Kentucky 65, Robert Morris 52 (Men)

The Norse (15-9, 10-3) completed the season sweep with the road win against the Colonials (11-13, 6-7). They are tied on top of the Horizon League at 10-3 with Milwaukee and Youngstown State.

The Norse trailed 39-36 with 15:24 left in the game, but finished the game with a 29-13 run. Northern Kentucky kept Robert Morris off the scoreboard from the 5:22 mark of that second half until 52 seconds remained the game.

Northern Kentucky controlled things in the post with 32 points and eight second-chance points. The Norse also forced 19 Colonial turnovers leading to 21 points.

Three Norse scored in double figures and eight made at least one basket. Junior guard Marques Warrick once again led the way with 21 points to go with four assists, two rebounds and two steals making 7 of 18 shots from the field and move into 14th all-time in program history with 1,382 points.

Northern Kentucky travels to Youngstown State on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game.

Wright State 80, Northern Kentucky 70 (Women)

The Norse (13-9, 7-6) trailed the Raiders (4-19, 3-10), 40-36 at halftime and never took the lead in the second half.

This marked the first time all season where five Norse have finished in double figures. Senior guard Ivy Turner led the way with 17 points, three assists and three rebounds. Graduate student guard Lindsey Duvall had 15 points and 14 rebounds for her 11th double-double this year. Sophomore guard Khamari Mitchell-Steen, graduate student post Emmy Souder and junior guard Kennedy Igo all followed with 13, 10 and 10 respectively.

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The Norse will try to bounce back Monday against IUPUI at Truist Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.