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by: David S. Williams
Men's Basketball Makes First Trip to NKU Saturday
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  02/15/2013
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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Stetson men's basketball team (11-14, 8-6), fresh off of an Atlantic Sun Tournament berth clinching victory over Lipscomb on Thursday, returns to action on Saturday with a road contest at Northern Kentucky (8-13, 6-7).  The Hatters and the Norse are scheduled to tipoff at 7:00 p.m. from the Bank of Kentucky Center.

Stetson overcame an 11-point deficit en route to its 76-66 victory over Lipscomb on Thursday.  The Hatters scored 50 points in the second half to remain in third place in the A-Sun standings.  Senior Adam Pegg led the way, scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.

"You want to follow up an impressive performance, and a rally, a time that our team came together, and continue that," Stetson head coach Casey Alexander said of using Thursday's win as momentum for Saturday's contest at NKU.

The Norse, who Stetson defeated 71-59 earlier this season in DeLand, have lost their last two games.  NKU fell to Lipscomb on the road last weekend, and dropped a home tilt to Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday.

"I have a lot of respect for what they've done," Alexander said. "The four-game win streak that they had prior to their loss against Lipscomb was impressive. Like most teams, they play better at home, so I totally anticipate that they'll be ready to play. I know we have a huge challenge on our hands."

Saturday's game in Highland Heights will be available to watch on HatterVision and ASun.TV courtesy of Northern Kentucky Athletics.  Fans can also listen to the game on WSBB 1230 AM, 1490 AM, and MyAM1230.com.  Live Stats, the @StetsonMBB Twitter feed, and Hat-Alerts are also available for in-game updates.



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