Youngstown State Penguins (5-2) at Northern Kentucky Norse (3-4)
Highland Heights, Kentucky; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Northern Kentucky -1.5; over/under is 141.5
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Kentucky hosts the Youngstown State Penguins after Marques Warrick scored 45 points in Northern Kentucky’s 85-77 overtime win against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles.
The Norse are 3-1 in home games. Northern Kentucky is third in the Horizon with 14.4 assists per game led by Xavier Rhodes averaging 4.2.
The Penguins are 2-2 on the road. Youngstown State ranks fourth in the Horizon with 23.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Adrian Nelson averaging 7.0.
The Norse and Penguins meet Thursday for the first time in conference play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Warrick is scoring 21.6 points per game with 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the Norse. Trevon Faulkner is averaging 8.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 40.4% for Northern Kentucky.
Brandon Rush averages 1.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Penguins, scoring 11.0 points while shooting 38.7% from beyond the arc. Nelson is averaging 14.4 points and 9.9 rebounds for Youngstown State.
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