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NKU Holds Off Youngstown St., Secures Spot in Horizon Semis

Northern Kentucky held off Youngstown State in men's basketball action on Saturday.

The Norse prevailed, 61-59 to improve to 21-8 on the season overall, and 13-4 in the Horizon League.

With the win, NKU secures a top-two seed in the Horizon League tournament, advancing directly to the semifinals in Indianapolis on March 9.

Dantez Walton led the Norse with 20 points, while Jalen Tate was close behind with 18. Tyler Sharpe added 12.

Northern Kentucky has won each of ten games this season in which an opponent was held to under 60 points.

NKU concludes the regular season on Friday against the Horizon League leader Wright State with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.

-Staff report