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2020-21 MBB Preview: Get to know the newcomers

The men's team has seven newcomers
Brendan Connelly, Reporter November 30, 2020

The Norse have several newcomers joining the team for the 2020-21 season. Read about why they chose NKU, as well as interesting facts that fans may not know as the season tips off. Jake Evans Evans...

Isaiah Mason in a previous game.

NKU commit Isaiah Mason talks recruiting process during COVID-19

Chris Burton, Contributor October 25, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life and the college basketball recruiting business is no exception. The recruiting process of talking to coaches, visiting and receiving information about potential...

Dantez Walton (32) drives between two Green Bay players 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.

Former NKU forward Dantez Walton to play overseas

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor September 4, 2020

Former NKU men’s basketball forward Dantez Walton has signed to play professional basketball for Kataja Basket Club in Joensuu, Finland. View this post on Instagram DANTEZ...

Men's 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. 
Jalen Tate (11) argues with a referee about a call during the 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.

Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

The tournament would’ve been NKU’s third time at March Madness in four years
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor March 12, 2020

The NCAA cancelled the men’s and women’s Division I basketball championships on Thursday afternoon, as well as all remaining winter and spring championship events.  The decision comes after the...

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.

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.
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.

Homecoming Clash ends with a 19 point win for NKU

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.
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.

NKU tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

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.
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