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

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor January 5, 2018

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...

NKU's Carson Williams backs down a Berea defender on Wednesday night at BB&T Arena.

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor December 7, 2017

East Tennessee State took their revenge on the NKU men's basketball team Wednesday night, defeating the Norse 84-71 in Johnson City. The Norse fall to 6-3 on the season while the Bucs improve to 5-3.  Carson...

The Norse prepare for Thursday's game against Green Bay.

NKU’s 2017-2018 men’s basketball schedule released

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor September 6, 2017

Northern Kentucky University released the 2017-2018 men's basketball schedule Wednesday afternoon. The season is set to start on Nov. 4 with an exhibition against Urbana with the regular season starting...

John Brannen coaches up his team prior to Friday's game against Oakland.

Brannen signs contract extension with NKU

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor June 15, 2017

NKU men's basketball coach John Brannen and the athletic department have reached an agreement to keep Brannen in Highland Heights for the foreseeable future. Brannen signed a four year contract extension...

NKU head coach John Brannen talks to Cole Murray during Sunday's Horizon League tournament quarterfinal against Wright State.

Opinion: Success will bring inevitable change at NKU, other mid-major schools

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor April 2, 2017

With Anthony Grant being hired as the new Dayton Flyers head coach, it appears NKU men’s basketball coach John Brannen will be staying in Highland Heights for the 2017 season. The question now is,...

John Brannen coaches up his team prior to Friday's game against Oakland.

Update: Bothof issues statement on Brannen’s status

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor March 29, 2017

Northern Kentucky University athletic director Ken Bothof issued a statement Thursday about renewing the contract of men's basketball head coach John Brannen. “I’ve been saying for the last two years...

Carson Williams fights his way through Bam Adebayo to score. He finished with 21 points

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor March 18, 2017

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse...

The Norse warm up for practice on Wednesday ahead of their trip to Indianapolis

Column: Win or Lose, NKU winners no matter what

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor March 17, 2017

Monday evening during the daily showing of Pardon the Interruption, one of ESPN’s most popular talk shows, hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were discussing John Calipari's comments about the...

The Norse anxiously watch the selection show as they wait for their name to be called.

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor March 12, 2017

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League...

WATCH: NCAA tourney bids on the Horizon?

Matt Sexton and Christopher Decker March 1, 2017

NKU MEN 3 WINS FROM BIG DANCE By Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief In its first full season of Division I membership, the NKU men’s basketball team’s outstanding season has garnered national attention. With...

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor February 26, 2017

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Valparaiso 82-78 Sunday afternoon to finish the regular season. The Norse finish the regular season with a 21-10 record and 12-6 in the Horizon League....

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor February 11, 2017

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League...

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