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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.

Norse win 82-70 over Coppin State University

Norse win 82-70 over Coppin State University

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

NKU took down the Coppin State Eagles Sunday afternoon 82-70 at BB&T Arena. Senior forward Dantez Walton and senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the Norse with 24 and 23 points respectively.

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The past three years for NKU men’s basketball program have been history-making, with two trips to the NCAA tournament (2017, 2019) and one trip to the NIT (2018). The Norse are focused on improving from those seasons with new coaching staff, a new style of play and four players returning out of last season’s starting five. 

Men’s Basketball win home opener against UC Clermont 105-55

Men’s Basketball win home opener against UC Clermont 105-55

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

  NKU men’s basketball team had five Norse in double digits in their home opener against UC Clermont. Sophomore guard Bryson Langdon led the night in points with 20, making 5 of 6 behind the 3-point line. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe followed with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists...

Men’s Basketball exhibition ends in 71-45 win over Transylvania

Men’s Basketball exhibition ends in 71-45 win over Transylvania

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team opens up exhibition season with a win over Transylvania University Pioneers. Redshirt junior guard led the team with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior forward Dantez Walton led the night in made three pointers with three, contributing 13 points, and 4 rebounds. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the night in steals with 5 and added 6 points to the scoreboard.

March Madness: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

March Madness: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

NKU men’s basketball historic season ended against the Texas Tech Red Raiders Friday at the BOK Center in Tulsa. The Norse end the season Horizon League regular season co-champs as well as Horizon League Champions. The Norse ended the season with a 28-9.  

Going dancing: Norse defeat Wright State in Horizon Championship

Going dancing: Norse defeat Wright State in Horizon Championship

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team are the 2019 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Champions after a 77-66 win over Wright State Raiders.NKU’s post season continues with a record of 26-8 and end the conference with a record of 14-5. The Raiders season ended with an overall record of 21-13 and 13-6 in the conference.

Analysis: NKU must take early control to beat Wright State

Analysis: NKU must take early control to beat Wright State

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

It all comes down to this. With an NCAA tournament bid at stake, the NKU Norse take on the Wright State Raiders Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for the title of the 2019 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Champions. “I think it’s great: the Co-Champions League playing each other for the regular season Champions Le...

Norse settle score against Oakland Grizzlies 64-63

Norse settle score against Oakland Grizzlies 64-63

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 11, 2019

The Norse advance past the Oakland Grizzlies 64-63 Monday night in the Semifinals of the Horizon League Basketball Tournament. NKUs record moves to 25-8 overall and 14-5 in the league, while ending the Grizzlies season with 16-17 overall and 11-8 in the conference.

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