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Saints Fall to NKU, 84-47, in Exhibition Game

Saints Fall to NKU, 84-47, in Exhibition Game

(HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky.) – The Thomas More University men's basketball team took on Northern Kentucky University tonight for the lone exhibition game of the season. While the result does not affect the teams records, the Saints fought a hard battle, but came up short 84-47.

  • Brandon Horne gave the Saints a spark four-minutes into the first-half draining a three-pointer from an assist from Damion King.
  • Horne had the first five points of the game for the Saints, grabbing a rebound off a missed three-pointer from King.
  • Ryne Callahan knocked down a three, cutting the Norse lead to five with 11-minutes left in the half.
  • Callahan and King both connected for a few free throws to cut the lead in half, 32-16 with five-minutes left in the first half.
  • King with a shot clock buzzer beater to put the Saints within 17 with 2:30 left in the half.
  • Ralph Stone hit a pair of free throws before the half-going into half time down 44-25.

  • King put up the first points of the second half at the foul line, going 1-2.
  • Horne put the Saints within 18, draining a three pointer two minutes in and nailed a couple of free throws two minutes into the second half.
  • The Saints aggressive play style put the team in 1-1 at the foul line, while only committing one foul, with 15-minutes left in the game.
  • Callahan floated a jumper over the Norse defense to shorten NKU's lead, 68-37.
  • Garren Bertsch hit a pair of free throws to put the Saints within 30 with 7:30 left in the game.
  • Horne stopped the Norse from a big fast break, taking the charge and giving the Saints the ball back.
  • King connected on a three-pointer to cut the lead to 28 with 5:30 left in the game.
  • Kamrin Boone connected on a jumper, putting the Saints within 37, ending the game 84-47, Norse on top.

  • The Saints out-shot the Norse from the foul line, going 18-26 to NKU's 3-6, drawing a total of 24 fouls in the game, while the Saints only committed 11.
  • Horne helped lead the team tonight, going 2-3 from beyond the arc and 5-6 from the foul line, with 13 points. Horne also recorded six rebounds.
  • King was an important factor in the game, putting up the team high 14 points, going 4-10 from the field and 5-6 from the foul line. King also recorded three rebounds, two assists, adn one steal.
  • The Saints shot 12-40 from the field, ending the night with a .300 field-goal percentage.
  • The team went 18-26 from the foul line for a .692 free throw percentage and 5-18 from beyond the arc for a 27.8 3-field goal percentage.
  • The Saints ended the night with 24 rebounds, five assists, four steals, four points in the paint, and eight fast break points.

  • The Saints officially open their season at Emory & Henry on Nov. 9.
  • The game is set for a 6 p.m. tip-off