McDonald scores 21 to carry N. Kentucky past Oakland 79-64
Jalen Tate had 19 points and six assists for Northern Kentucky (20-6, 10-3 Horizon League). Dantez Walton added 15 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Sharpe had 11 points for the hosts.
Xavier Hill-Mais, whose 19 points per game heading into the contest led the Golden Grizzlies, shot only 17 percent in the game (1 of 6).
The Norse leveled the season series against the Golden Grizzlies with the win. Oakland defeated Northern Kentucky 76-74 on Jan. 3. Northern Kentucky plays Wright St. on the road on Friday. Oakland faces Green Bay on the road on Thursday.