McDonald became the first Norse player in over 46 years to record at least 20 rebounds. Jim McMillan had 23 rebounds for the Norse (12-3, 2-0 Horizon League) on Dec. 18, 1972, against Anderson (Ind.)
Dantez Walton added 15 points and eight rebounds for Northern Kentucky, which won its fourth in a row and improved to 10-0 at home this season.
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