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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

NKU's Faulkner and Warrick earn Horizon League honors


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Trevon Faulkner and Marques Warrick both earned postseason recognition by the Horizon League, as voted on by the conference coaches, the league office announced on Tuesday. Faulkner was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team, while Warrick was tabbed Freshman of the Year and was tabbed to both the All-Freshman and All-Horizon League Third Teams.
Faulkner started all 23 games for NKU, leading the team in scoring with 381 points. He averaged 16.6 points per game while shooting 41 percent from the floor and 79 percent on free throws. Faulkner also grabbed 5.4 rebounds a game, distributed 2.5 assists and swiped 1.5 steals per game. The native of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, registered six 20-point performances on the year, including a career-high 28 points at Kent State.
Throughout the course of the season Warrick started 21-of-23 games for the Norse, averaging 15.9 points per game on 46 percent shooting, 37 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free the line. He also averaged 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest.
Warrick elevated his play in League competition, ranking fifth in league-only games at 17.5 ppg. He maintained his impressive shooting by making 47 percent from the field, 39 percent from long range and 83 percent from the charity stripe. The Lexington, Kentucky, native had nine 20-point outings this year and his seven Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors tied for the third-most in league history.
Northern Kentucky finished 13-10 on the year and 11-7 in League play, earning the No. 4 seed in the Horizon League Tournament. NKU will host a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m.

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