N. Kentucky tops Green Bay, heads to Horizon finals

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP)Jalen Tate made 10 of 15 free throws and scored 23 points, including a go-ahead layup with 9:52 to play, and No. 2-seed Northern Kentucky beat third-seeded Green Bay 80-69 in Monday night’s Horizon League tournament semifinal.

The Norse (22-9) play Illinois-Chicago in Tuesday’s championship game.

Tate’s layup put the Norse up 50-49 and Northern Kentucky pulled ahead by as many as six points before Green Bay closed to 62-60 on Amari Davis’ jumper with 4:42 to go. Tyler Sharpe hit a 3 and made a layup to spark an 11-4 run and the Norse won going away.

Sharpe finished with 20 points and Dantez Walton scored 19 with 11 rebounds for Northern Kentucky.

JayQuan McCloud scored 16 points with four assists and Davis scored 14 with six rebounds. Cody Schwartz had 12 points and Trevian Bell had 11 with eight boards.

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