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Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

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 global pandemic of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, in the U.S., and the country’s growing need to pract...

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

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.

NKU men’s basketball team advances to Horizon League Finals

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

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 tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

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.

NKU men’s basketball Alum, Cole Murray has high school jersey retired

NKU men’s basketball Alum, Cole Murray has high school jersey retired

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

Cole Murray, a 2017 graduate and men’s basketball star, had his jersey retired by his high school on Jan. 25. Murray was instrumental in NKU’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduated with 259 career 3-pointers and scored a total of 930 points. 

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

NKU Basketball second in the Horizon League

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!

Tyler Sharpe posts career-high 30 points after defeating Illinois State

Tyler Sharpe posts career-high 30 points after defeating Illinois State

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

December 16, 2019

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team took down the Illinois State Redbirds Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena. With their third straight win the Norse are now tied with Horizon League foe Wright State with identical 8-3 records. 

Dantez Walton named Horizon League Player of the week 3x in a row

Dantez Walton named Horizon League Player of the week 3x in a row

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

December 9, 2019

Senior forward Dantez Walton has been named Horizon League’s men’s basketball player of the Week for the third consecutive time this season. Walton has been averaging 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and three assists per game.  Walton is the first Horizon League men’s basketball player since Ne...

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

The in-state battle Sunday night ended in NKU’s favor with a 76-57 win. The Norse are now 7-3 on the season. Senior forward Dantez Walton led with 18 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Trevon Faulkner also had 18 points and led in assists with seven. 

Double overtime ends in 98-96 loss for NKU men’s basketball

Double overtime ends in 98-96 loss for NKU men’s basketball

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

November 24, 2019

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team dropped a nail-biter Saturday night against the Texas Southern Tigers. The Norse fell 98-96 after a double overtime thriller. For the second straight game at BB&T Arena, two Norse scored 20 or more points. 

NKU held off Ball State Cardinals in 59-57 win

NKU held off Ball State Cardinals in 59-57 win

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The Norse defeated Ball State University Cardinals on their home court 59-57 Wednesday night. Three Norse scored in double digits. Senior forward Dantez Walton led the charge with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists.

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