Pipkins leads Purdue Fort Wayne against Northern Kentucky after 20-point performance

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Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (11-8, 6-4 Horizon) at Northern Kentucky Norse (9-9, 5-4 Horizon)

Highland Heights, Kentucky; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Purdue Fort Wayne visits the Northern Kentucky Norse after Jalon Pipkins scored 20 points in Purdue Fort Wayne’s 82-71 win over the Youngstown State Penguins.

The Norse went 6-3 at home. Northern Kentucky is 5-5 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Mastodons went 6-4 against Horizon opponents. Purdue Fort Wayne leads the Horizon in shooting 36.0% from downtown. RJ Ogom leads the Mastodons with 66.7% 3-point shooting.

The teams are playing for the second time this season in the Horizon game. The Mastodons won the last meeting 71-57 on December 4. Pipkins scored 21 points to help lead the Mastodons to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marques Warrick is shooting 35.5% and averaging 14.4 points for the Norse. Trevon Faulkner is averaging 11.7 points over the last 10 games for Northern Kentucky.

Jarred Godfrey is shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc on 2.3 3-pointers per game for the Mastodons, averaging 16.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.8 steals. Pipkins is averaging 13.2 points and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Purdue Fort Wayne.

LAST 10 GAMES: Norse: 6-4, averaged 67.7 points, 34.1 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 8.6 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 40.8% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 67.2 points per game.

Juggernauts: 7-3, averaged 72.1 points, 24.7 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 7.3 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents average 70.0 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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