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Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to the team during a timeout in the game against Transylvania. The Norse defeated Transylvania 71-45 in the exhibition game on Wednesday night.

Coach Horn ranks top 5 on CBS Sports college basketball 2019 hires list

Horn credits NKU’s program for the success.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor April 22, 2020
Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is one among the roughly 60 college basketball coaches hired in the spring of 2019. Coach Horn was ranked fifth on CBS Sports Writer Matt Norlander’s list of the top 12 coaches who had strong debuts during the 2019-20 season. 
Jalen Tate (11) prepares to be introduced prior to final game of the Horizon League Tournament against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 71-62 and have now secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Tate, Mocaby enter Transfer portal

Norse Nation loses three starters in off-season.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 27, 2020
Redshirt Junior guard Jalen Tate entered the transfer portal Friday morning. A tweet from basketball analyst Jeff Goodman announced Tate's departure from the NKU men's basketball team. 
NKU national champs t-shirt created by Paula Hook, a member of Norse Nation.

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

According to Norse Nation, that is.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 23, 2020
This past weekend would have been NKU’s third showing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Norse weren’t able to compete in the national tournament. A lot of teams didn’t even get to start their conference championships, speculation of NKU would play was still out. Villanova and Baylor were number two seeds that popped up the most as NKU’s contenders.

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

“We want to advance.”
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 10, 2020
NKU defeated the UIC Flames 71-62 in the 2020 Horizon League Championship game Tuesday night. The Norse will go onto their third NCCA Tournament appearance in NKU’s Division I history.
Dantez Walton (32) goes up for a lay up during the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Green Bay. The Norse defeated Green Bay 80-69 and move on the face UIC in the final round of the Horizon League Tournament.

NKU men’s basketball team advances to Horizon League Finals

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 10, 2020
NKU men's basketball team survived and advances to the final round of the Horizon League tournament after defeating the Green Bay Phoenix 80-69. NKU took dominated the last five minutes of the game propelling them into their 11 point win. Redshirt junior guard Jalen Tate scored 23 points, shooting 10-of-15 from the free throw line.
Womens Basketball Head Coach Camryn Whitaker exits the arena following the 49-50 loss to Green bay in the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament.

NKU women’s basketball season ends due to last second basket

The 2019-20 team is the first in NKU DI history to achieve a 20-win season.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 9, 2020
NKU women's basketball team put on a show at Indiana Farmers Coliseum Monday afternoon. The Norse end their season 20-12 after falling to the Green Bay Phoenix 50-49 in the Horizon League semifinals. 
Carissa Garcia (12)  goes up for a shot during the quarter final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Milwaukee. The Norse defeated Milwaukee 78-58 on Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: NKU women’s basketball team beats Milwaukee, advances in Horizon League Tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 6, 2020
NKU women's basketball secured their spot in Indiana after a comeback win over no. 5 Milwaukee Panthers at BB&T Arena. Sophomore point guard Ally Niece led NKU in their 78-58 win with 27 points, shooting 12-of-18 from the field.

Women’s basketball starts Horizon League tournament with a 94-47 statement

Four Norse score in double digits.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 4, 2020
NKU women's basketball team opened up the first round of Horizon League tournament play with a whopping 47 point win over Detroit Mercy. Four Norse brought in double digit performances.

NKU men’s basketball ends regular season second in the Horizon League, 64-62

Matthew Dietz, Contributor February 29, 2020
The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team defeated the Northern Kentucky Norse 64-62 on Friday night, writing another chapter in what has become a storied rivalry in the Horizon League.  With the victory, Wright State has clinched the regular-season championship in the Horizon League standings, earning the number-one seed in the Horizon League Tournament.
Bryson Langdon (5) reacts following the loss to UIC. The Norse fell to UIC 73-43 and shot 22.0% from the field and 12.5% from three on the game.

NKU ends four game home stand in 30 point loss

Matthew Dietz, Contributor February 16, 2020
The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team was out-hustled and out-played on Sunday afternoon, as the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames came into BB&T Arena and handed the Norse a crushing 73-43 defeat.
Molly Glick (24) reacts with Grayson Rose (10) following the game against IUPUI. The Norse defeated first ranked team IUPUI 65-62 on Saturday Afternoon.

Glick’s Senior Day ends in NKU win, 65-63

NKU breaks IUPUI 13 game win streak.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 15, 2020
NKU women's basketball team snapped IUPUI Jaguars 13 game win streak Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena. The 65-63 win places NKU in a tie for second place with Wright State. The Norse are 10-5 in conference and 16-10 overall.
Kailey Coffey (23) is introduced before the game against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 78 to 35.

NKU women’s basketball rolls over UIC in 78-35 win

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 13, 2020
The Norse advance to 15-10 overall and 9-5 in the Horizon League after taking down UIC Flames Thursday night at BB&T Arena. Freshman guard Carissa Garcia led the Norse in their 42 point victory with 20 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the 3-point line.
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