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McDonald named to Lou Henson award midseason list for 2nd time

Drew McDonald (34) looks to pass during the game against UC. McDonald led the team 4 turnovers on the game.

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 14, 2019

NKU men’s basketball senior forward Drew McDonald has been named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Midseason Watch List along with two other Horizon League players, Detroit Mercy freshman Antoine Davis, and Wright State sophomore Loudon Love.

Men’s basketball conquers Detroit Mercy 95-73

Men’s basketball conquers Detroit Mercy 95-73

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 5, 2019

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team bounced back from a tough loss 36 hours prior with a rock-solid 95-73 victory Saturday afternoon over the Titans of Detroit Mercy in Detroit. The Norse had 6 players score in double figures this afternoon, including all 5 starters. Senior for...

Men’s basketball falls to Oakland 74-76 in dramatic match

Men's basketball falls to Oakland 74-76 in dramatic match

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 3, 2019

The Norse fell to the Oakland Grizzlies 74-76 in Oakland Thursday night.

Men’s basketball vanquishes Flames at BB&T Arena 73-58

Men's Basketball Head Coach John Brannen reacts during the game against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 73-58.

Ty Debonis, Reporter

December 30, 2018

The Norse men's basketball team defeated the UIC Flames at BB&T Arena on Sunday night 73-58.

Norse defeat Jaguars 92-77 to open conference play

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against IUPUI. McDonald had 24 points on the game.

Ty Debonis, Reporter

December 28, 2018

The Norse men's basketball team won a decisive victory over Horizon League rival the IUPUI Jaguars at BB&T Arena Friday night.

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

Drew McDonald (34) reacts to a foul on the court during the game against UC. McDonald had 3 fouls on the night and had only 8 points on the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

It only took 30 years for NKU and the University of Cincinnati to renew their rivalry on the basketball court, but in front of a crowd of over 11,000 at Fifth Third Arena, the Bearcats coasted to a 78-65 victory over the Norse on Tuesday night. “I thought we would come in here and compete a...

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

After leading the Norse to back-to-back victories over Morehead State and UMBC last week, senior forward Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, alongside Green Bay's ShanQuan Hemphill on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season and fifth time of his career th...

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a play during the game against UMBC.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2018

Fresh off his triple-double against Morehead State on Tuesday night, Horizon League preseason MVP Drew McDonald tallied 21 points and five rebounds to help the Norse past last year's NCAA Tournament darlings UMBC, 78-60 at BB&T Arena on Friday night. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native finished ...

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

Drew McDonald (34) shoots during the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald shot 8-of-12 from the field on the night.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

NKU senior standout Drew McDonald has been named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Watch List for the second consecutive season. This award is presented to the nation's top mid-major player in Division I college basketball and will be presented at the College Insider awards event in April at the site of t...

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018

It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Wabash. McDonald had 10 points on the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018

After helping the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era, Drew McDonald's 22-point performance was no match for the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" blocking specialist Tacko Fall, the Norse suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, 66-53. Last weekend's Maui ...

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

Drew McDonald (34) is recognized as the tournament's Most Valuable Player following the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald had 31 points on the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 20, 2018

After leading the Norse to a perfect 3-0 record en route to the team title in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic, Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, along with Green Bay's JayQuan McCloud on Monday afternoon. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native was named tournament MVP...

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