INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Jalen Tate made 10 of 15 free throws and scored 23 points, including a go-ahead layup with 9:52 to play, and No. 2-seed Northern Kentucky beat third-seeded Green Bay 80-69 in Monday night's Horizon League tournament semifinal.
The Norse (22-9) play Illinois-Chicago in Tuesday's championship game.
Tate's layup put the Norse up 50-49 and Northern Kentucky pulled ahead by as many as six points before Green Bay closed to 62-60 on Amari Davis' jumper with 4:42 to go. Tyler Sharpe hit a 3 and made a layup to spark an 11-4 run and the Norse won going away.