NKU falls to Oakland 69-58 in Horizon League semi-finals

INDIANAPOLIS AP Trevon Faulkner poured in 26 points, but the Northern Kentucky mens basketball team fell 69-58 to Oakland in the Horizon League Championship semifinals. . . The Norse slide to 14-11 on the season, while Oakland improves to 12-17. . . Daniel Oladapo registered 19 points as third-seeded Oakland ended fourth-seeded Northern Kentuckys reign as two time defending Horizon League Tournament champions. . . The Golden Grizzlies will face top-seeded Cleveland State in Tuesdays championship game. . . Rashad Williams had 17 points for Oakland 12-17. Jalen Moore added 14 points. . . NKU knocked down just 33 percent 23-of-69 of its shots, compared to a 45 percent 26-of-58 shooting effort from Oakland. . . The Norse also could not take advantage of 10-of-26 free throw shooting by the Golden Grizzlies. . . Northern Kentucky won the battle of the boards, 44-36. . . Faulkner finished one rebound shy of reaching a double-double and just two points off of his career high, which was a 28-point showing against Kent State this year. . . With Nelsons 14-rebound total, he finished the season averaging 10. 0 rebounds per game on the season. . . He becomes just the fourth Norse to average double-digits on the glass in a season and the first since Todd Svoboda pulled down 10. 9 rpg in 1991-92. . . With six assists and just one turnover on the evening, Langdon finished with 43 dimes and just 11 turnovers across the last seven games for the Norse. . . Some content courtesy NKU Athletics

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