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NKU's Murray Named Conference Player of the Week

Northern Kentucky’s Cole Murray was named the Horizon League men’s basketball Player of the Week after an outstanding performance against Detroit last weekend.

Murray scored a team-best 25 points on the Titans as the Norse used his long-range shooting to post a 91-83 win. He converted 9-of-14 field-goal attempts, including a scintillating 7-for-10 effort from three-point range. The Delphi, Indiana, native dropped in four three-pointers over a four-minute stretch late in the second half that helped NKU erase a three-point deficit and turn it into a six-point advantage.

The win lifted Northern Kentucky to 8-12 overall and sixth in the Horizon League standings, one game ahead of Detroit, with a 4-5 league mark.

In the last three games, Murray has combined to connect on 14-of-19 (73.7 percent) of his three-point attempts. He is now averaging 10.5 points per game behind 52.1 percent shooting and 47.2 percent three-point shooting, which ranks 13th in the nation.

This marks the first weekly accolade of Murray’s career, but marks the third time this season that a Norse has garnered a weekly award from the Horizon League. Drew McDonald has twice been named Freshman of the Week.

NKU hosts Oakland tonight at BB&T Arena with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. The Norse ran away from Oakland in the final six minutes of the first meeting en route to a 90-73 win.

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