Holland, McDonald lead Northern Kentucky, 79-70
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Lavone Holland II scored a career-high 25 points, Drew McDonald added 23 and Northern Kentucky defeated Miami (Ohio) on Sunday 79-70 at the Tarkett Sports Classic.
Holland was 8 of 16 and McDonald 7 of 16 for the Norse (3-2), who were 9 of 21 from the arc for 42.9 percent. Holland added five assists and McDonald nine rebounds and four assists.
Michael Weathers scored a career-high 31 points on 10-of-17 shooting for the RedHawks (2-3). Jake Wright added 11 points.
Holland hit a 3-pointer with 4:36 left in the first half and the Norse never trailed thereafter.
The RedHawks got within a point on Weather's 3-pointer at 14:21 of the second half but the Norse built an 11-point edge after a 3-pointer by Holland. Leading by six going into the final minute, the Norse made 12 free throws, six by McDonald.