The Northerner

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Lavone+Holland+II+%2830%29+fights+toward+the+basket+in+the+game+against+UIC.
Lavone Holland II (30) fights toward the basket in the game against UIC.

Lavone Holland II (30) fights toward the basket in the game against UIC.

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson

Lavone Holland II (30) fights toward the basket in the game against UIC.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






It’s a big night for NKU men’s basketball, as The Norse will take on Oakland on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. on the road. Oakland and NKU were co-favorites to win the Horizon League this season.

Oakland is 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in conference play.

The Golden Grizzlies swept the season series last year, defeating the Norse 76-65 in Oakland and 79-70 at BB&T Arena.

Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn is averaging 25.3 points per game (ppg) while Jalen Hayes notches 20.1 ppg and 8.5 rebounds per game (rpg). Martez Walker is currently scoring 19.3 ppg. The Golden Grizzlies average 80.3 ppg as a team and allow teams to score 79.3 points per game.

NKU’s Drew McDonald is averaging 17.1 ppg and 8.1 rpg. Carson Williams tallies14.1 ppg while Lavone Holland is at 13.1 ppg and has dished out 75 assists.

NKU shoots 49.3 percent from the field, which is 25th in the country. NKU is ranked 20th in the country with a 1.48 assist to turnover ratio and 42nd in the country with 255 total assists.

The Norse will play Oakland again on January 26 in BB&T Arena at 9 p.m.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    Volleyball sweeps Youngstown State

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    With OT victory over Detroit Mercy, women’s soccer 7-3-1

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    Volleyball weekend: Norse defeat Green Bay, Milwaukee

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    Men’s soccer drops Horizon League home opener to Wright State

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    At home, women’s soccer shuts out Lipscomb 2-0

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    Women’s volleyball rallies after back-to-back losses in Illinois

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Cross Country

    Cross Country kicks off season at home for first time in 39 years

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    Women’s soccer lose heartbreaker to UC in ‘Riverboat Rivalry’

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    Men’s soccer narrowly defeats BGSU Falcons

  • Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

    Game Coverage

    In final seconds, women’s soccer takes down Xavier

The Independent Student Newspaper of Northern Kentucky University.
Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2