Jan 17, 2021 3:00 PM

No. 3 Northwest Missouri State men's basketball victorious at Kearney Saturday

Posted Jan 17, 2021 3:00 PM


The No. 3-ranked Northwest Missouri State men's basketball team scored its 12th consecutive road win with a 73-63 triumph over Nebraska-Kearney Saturday.

Northwest's 12-game road win streak is the longest active streak among NCAA Division II teams.

Senior Ryan Hawkins paced the Bearcat offense with 25 points and sophomore Luke Waters tallied a career-high 20 points in the win.

Northwest shot 27-of-48 from the field (56.3%), marking the sixth time this season the Bearcats have shot 50% or better. 

Northwest never trailed in the contest. The Bearcats opened up a 10-2 lead less than four minutes in and never looked back. 

The Bearcat women lost to No. 5 and unbeaten UNK Saturday, 59-35.

Northwest will be in action again Tuesday at home against Emporia State. This will be a women's only contest. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. in Bearcat Arena.

The Bearcat men will return home to take on Central Oklahoma on Thursday at Bearcat Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:30.

Tuesday's scheduled game against Missouri Western has been postponed due to COVID protocols within the Griffons' program.