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McDonald lifts Northern Kentucky over Wright State 68-64

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N. Kentucky runs football-inspired out-of-bounds play (0:29)

Northern Kentucky helps ice a win vs. Wright State by running football pass routes on an out-of-bounds play. (0:29)

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Drew McDonald had 22 points and 12 rebounds and made a pair of key baskets late as Northern Kentucky won its 11th straight home game, edging Wright State 68-64 on Friday night.

McDonald gave the Norse the lead for good on a layup that made it 64-62 with 1:22 left and made it a five-point lead on a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go.

Northern Kentucky took control early in the second half and never trailed after taking a 40-39 lead. Wright State tied it at 56, 60 and 62.

Jalen Tate had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Norse (14-4, 4-1 Horizon League). Tyler Sharpe added 14 points.

Loudon Love had 16 points for the Raiders (8-10, 2-3). Mark Hughes added 14 points and six rebounds. Cole Gentry had 12 points.

McDonald was 5 of 8 from 3-point range but the rest of the Norse were 1 of 14. Wright State was 3 of 15 from the arc.

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