Saturday, March 10, 2001

NKU men upset Southern Indiana

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        OWENSBORO, Ky. — Brian Lawhon made a free throw with one second remaining in overtime Friday night as Northern Kentucky rallied to upset Southern Indiana 93-92 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament.

        Lawhon was fouled going for a rebound in the closing seconds, and he made the first free throw. He missed the second intentionally, and NKU advanced to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region title game against top-seeded Kentucky Wesleyan at 8:30p.m. today.

        Craig Sanders scored 28 points to lead NKU (27-6), which entered the game ranked No.14 nationally; Southern Indiana (26-4) was ranked No.4.

        The winner of tonight's game will advance to Bakersfield, Calif., for the Elite Eight. The Norse, however, have lost 14 consecutive games against Kentucky Wesleyan in the Owensboro Sportscenter, including an 80-57 setback last month.

        NKU — Sanders 10-20 1-1 28, Norwell 4-7 7-10 15, Mitchell 2-5 0-0 4, Conley 4-7 9-10 18, Stowers 6-14 4-5 20, Lawhon 1-3 2-4 5, Schaefer 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 1-5 0-0 3. Totals: 28-62 23-30 93.

        Southern Indiana — Attebury 5-8 3-3 14, Currie 7-17 3-4 21, Green 4-6 1-29, Christon 6-9 3-3 17, Lyons 7-13 0-0 17, Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 2-2 0-0 4, Givens 2-4 1-2 5, Carter 1-3 0-0 3, Shy 1-1 0-1 2. Totals: 35-64 11-15 92.

        Three-point field goals: NKU 14-30 (Sanders 7-11, Mitchell 0-3, Conley 1-3, Stowers 4-7, Lawhon 1-3, Schaefer 0-1, Clark 1-2); Southern Indiana 14-23 (Attebury 1-3, Currie 4-6, Christon 2-4, Lyons 3-5, Roberts 0-1, Givens 0-1, Carter 1-3). Halftime score: Southern Indiana 37, NKU 28. Records: NKU 27-6. Southern Indiana 26-4.


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