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. (Colin Johnson)
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.

Colin Johnson

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

“We want to advance.”

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.

Four of NKU’s starters scored in double digits; senior guard Tyler Sharpe had 16, redshirt junior guard Jalen Tate had 14 with four assists. Sophomore wing Trevon Faulkner and senior forward Dantez Walton round out the Norse with 13 and 10 points respectively.

Tate was named the 2020 Horizon League Most Valuable Player.

“It feels great to get [Coach Horn] back to the [NCAA] tournament,” Sharpe said. “I was pretty excited when we hired him because I knew he had been there and also, one as a player and coach. So that’s something that we want to do now. We’re not satisfied with just making it into the tournament. We want to advance.”

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