Friday, March 02, 2001

NKU men advance in tourney


Sanders' shooting carries Norse to 82-72 win

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Craig Sanders scored 26 points Thursday afternoon as Northern Kentucky defeated Missouri-St.Louis 82-72 in the first round of the men's Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.

        Sanders, a graduate of McNicholas High School, set a GLVC Tournament record by making six 3-point shots. He made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points in the first half as NKU built a 45-30 lead.

        Sanders has scored in double figures in 16 consecutive games and has averaged 19 points during that streak.

        “It seems like Craig Sanders is automatic right now from 3-point range,” NKU coach Ken Shields said. “He's one of the best shooters in the nation.”

        NKU led by as many as 23 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Senior guard Craig Conley (LaSalle) set an NKU single-season record for assists (184) and finished with 11 points and eight assists.

        NKU improved to 25-5 and will face Kentucky Wesleyan, which beat Lewis (Ill.) 91-84 Thursday, in the GLVC semifinals at 9:30p.m. today.

        The NKU women's team will play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 1p.m. today in a GLVC semifinal.

        MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS — Coleman 5-7 0-2 10, Ross 8-20 2-2 19, Markus 5-9 0-0 13, Love 4-10 2-2 13, Hamilton 0-2 0-0 0, Dumphord 0-1 0-0 0, Schelich 3-6 1-1 9, Kassel 2-3 4-8 8. Totals: 27-58 9-15 72.

        NKU — Sanders 8-12 4-4 26, Norwell 2-4 5-7 9, Clark 3-7 2-2 10, Conley 2-5 7-8 11, Stowers 3-4 4-4 10, Lawhon 1-3 3-3 6, Mitchell 4-11 0-0 8, Wieber 1-4 0-0 2. Totals: 24-50 25-58 82.

        Three-point field goals: Mo.-St.Louis 9-22 (Ross 1-5, Markus 3-4, Love 3-8, Hamilton 0-1, Schelich 2-4); NKU 9-16 (Sanders 6-7, Clark 2-2, Conley 0-1, Stowers 0-1, Lawhon 1-3, Mitchell 0-2). Halftime score: NKU 45, Mo.-St.Louis 30. Records: Mo.-St.Louis (14-13); NKU (25-5).

       



Sports Stories
- NKU men advance in tourney
Miami to host MAC tourney game
Prather sets record at Turfway
Moeller puts 8 in state wrestling quarterfinals
Div. I wrestling results
Div. II wrestling results
Div. III wrestling results
State gymnastics preview
Boys basketball coverage
Girls basketball coverage
No. 2 West Hi guns for No. 1 Winton Woods
Girls district basketball preview
Mariemont routs Batavia for sectional title
Dixie Heights moves past Lloyd to finals
N.Ky. boys basketball games
N.Ky. girls basketball games
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores

Harnisch expects trade from Reds
Labor worries cast shadow over season
Grass is greener at Cinergy Field
DAUGHERTY: Wohlers' story best in baseball
Game Report: Reds 3, Indians 3
Larkin doesn't notice new strike zone
Dykstra quits as Single-A manager
Bengals' test: Will they sign top free agent?
Akili pleads not guilty to DUI
Bengals sign O'Dwyer, cut Carter
Pickens, Stubblefield among NFL cuts
UC 77, South Florida 66
Huggins lobbies to make Logan MVP
UC women pin NCAA hopes on C-USA tourney
UC's King win conference honor
Sato's defense has come a long way
Xavier women sweep A-10's top honors
Xavier women hope to land NCAA home games