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NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

NKU falls short in bid for third straight Horizon League Tournament title, falling to Oakland in semifinals

Norse end the 2020-21 season with 69-58 loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, winners of the previous two Horizon League Tournament championships, were denied in their quest for a three-peat on Monday night, falling to the Oakland Golden...

David Bӧhm tips the ball toward the basket, eventually scoring the game winner at the buzzer to lift the Norse over Detroit Mercy.

Böhm’s buzzer beater gives NKU 70-69 over Detroit Mercy in Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals

Norse now head to Indianapolis for semifinals
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

  It was an ending almost too storybook (or chaotic) to be true. The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team trailed by one, 69-68, and had the ball with just eight seconds remaining...

Bryson Langdon drives to the hoop during NKUs win over Wright State on Friday night at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB turns attention to Horizon League Tournament after regular season finale loss to Wright State

MBB and WBB teams concluded the regular season on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

On a Saturday evening that represented both homecoming and Senior Day for the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, the Norse were unable to repeat Friday night’s heroics against the Wright State...

Adrian Nelson (4) finishes off a slam dunk against Wright State on Friday night.

NKU MBB uses balanced scoring attack to upset Wright State 81-75

Four players had at least 14 points for the Norse in the win
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

  Entering play on Friday evening, the Wright State Raiders were, on paper, the best team in the Horizon League by a significant margin. The Raiders came into Friday’s game against Northern...

Bryson Langdon attempts the game-winning jump shot to beat the UIC Flames 69-67 on Saturday.

NKU MBB survives a nail-biter against UIC on Saturday night

Langdon the hero as Norse escape with 69-67 win
Brendan Connelly, Reporter January 30, 2021

Bryson Langdon took the inbounds pass, drove down the right side of the lane and made the go-ahead bucket with 1.8 seconds left to propel the Norse past the Flames at BB&T Arena. The late-game...

NKU breaks a huddle during their win against Purdue Fort Wayne at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB improves to 2-1 in Horizon League; NKU WBB loses tough one to second-ranked Louisville

Both teams will be in action tomorrow at BB&T Arena
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 1, 2021

In their first game back since pausing basketball activities on Dec. 22 due to COVID-19 complications, the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team picked up a 75-68 victory over the Purdue Fort Wayne...

Marques Warrick (3) looks for an open teammate in NKUs game against Youngstown State. Warrick finished with 18 points in the victory.

NKU MBB begins Horizon League play with 79-64 victory over Youngstown State

Norse improve to 1-0 in conference play with the win
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 19, 2020

After allowing a season-high 92 points in their loss to Kent State last Sunday, the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team stifled the Youngstown State Penguins on the defensive end on Saturday...

Adrian Nelson (4) shoots over a Tennessee Tech defender. Nelson finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Juniors lead the way as NKU MBB defeats Tennessee Tech to improve to 2-0 on the season; WBB falls to 0-3

NKU basketball teams trending in opposite directions early in the season
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 3, 2020

  Five players scored in double figures as the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles by a score of 74-65 on Thursday night. Junior point...

Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  talks to Bryson Langdon (5) during a free throw during the game against Texas Southern.

2020-21 MBB Preview: Blend of youth and returning experience could make Norse competitive once again

Norse add seven newcomers to solid collection of returning players
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 25, 2020

The 2020-21 college basketball season promises to be unlike anything fans have ever seen before. All across the country, programs are being put on pause due to positive COVID-19 tests from someone within...

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.
NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

Both teams head into second round of conference play on top.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 5, 2020
NKU basketball is on a roll right now. For the first time in the program’s Division I NCAA history, the women’s team is tied for second in the Horizon League, coming off a win streak of four. The men’s team now has their whole roster playing together at full health, are tied for second and are on a two-game winning streak. Good luck coming up with a better way to start off homecoming week!
WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 25, 2020
Friday nights match up at Nutter Center ended in the Wright State Raiders favor with a whopping 32 point win. NKU now falls to 14-7 on the season and 6-3 in the conference. Wright State advances to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the Horizon League, only falling to UIC 76-72.
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