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NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

NKU players celebrate on stage moments after their 71-62 win over UIC. With the win the Norse secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

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.

NKU men’s basketball team advances to Horizon League Finals

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.

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.

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

Women's 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.

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. 

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

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.

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.

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

Dantez Walton (32) talks with Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  during a free throw during the game against Wright State. The Norse fell to Wright State 64-62 during the final home game of the season.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Kailey Coffey (23) is introduced before the game against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 78 to 35.

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.

Homecoming Clash ends with a 19 point win for NKU

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to players during a timeout during the homecoming game against Detroit Mercy.  The Norse defeated Detroit 84-65 on Saturday night.

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor

February 9, 2020

The Norse pulled the curtains on homecoming week with a victory over the Detroit Mercy Titans at the BB&T Arena Saturday night in front of a crowd of 6,231, including 1,173 students.  The 17-7 homecoming-Norse came out victorious with their fourth straight win with a final score of 84-65 over the 6-18 Titans. NKU remains second in conference trailing Wright State after a 9-1 run in their last 10 games.

NKU tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

Dantez Walton (32) shoots a three point shot during the game against Oakland. Walton shot 9-of-19 on the game and had 23 points.

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

February 7, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Men’s basketball team tamed the Oakland Grizzlies Thursday night. The Black and Gold won by a score of 73-70. The win was the third in a row for the Norse as they improved to 17-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play.

NKU women’s team starts weekend with 61-37 win over Milwaukee

NKU women’s team starts weekend with 61-37 win over Milwaukee

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

NKU women’s basketball team dominated the Milwaukee University Panthers Thursday night at BB&T Arena. Sophomore guard Ally Niece led with 17 points shooting 7-of-12 from the field. Redshirt senior Molly Glick followed with 13 points. 

NKU Women’s basketball ends weekend 2-0 with Detroit Mercy win

NKU Women's basketball ends weekend 2-0 with Detroit Mercy win

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 26, 2020

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team collected their second win of the weekend on Saturday. The Norse won by a score of 72-60 against Detroit Mercy, with the victory the Norse improve to 11-9 on the season. 

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