Tate has career-high 31 in Northern Kentucky’s 84-70 win

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP)Jalen Tate had a career-high 31 points to outduel Marcus Burk and lift Northern Kentucky to an 84-70 win over IUPUI on Friday night.

Burk led the Jaguars with 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, his fourth game this season of at least 30 points.

Tate was 10-of-14 shooting and made 9 for 11 free throws. He added seven assists and six steals. Trevon Faulkner had 14 points for Northern Kentucky (19-7, 11-3 Horizon League), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Tyler Sharpe added 13 points. Adrian Nelson scored 11 points.

Grant Weatherford had 10 points for the Jaguars (6-21, 2-12). Jaylen Minnett added six assists. Elyjah Goss had 11 rebounds.

The Norse improve to 2-0 against the Jaguars for the season. Northern Kentucky defeated IUPUI 96-71 on Jan. 12. Northern Kentucky plays Illinois-Chicago at home on Sunday. IUPUI takes on Wright State on the road on Sunday.

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