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Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Column: Keep the momentum going, Norse Nation

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

There was a time in the not so distant past, as recently as the middle of last season in fact, that the student section at BB&T Arena was mostly empty for NKU basketball games (men’s or women’s). There are only three times I can remember a sizeable student section at any basketball game last ...

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

BB&T Arena had not witnessed an NKU men's basketball loss since Jan. 20, 2017. 5,000 energized fans filled the arena Thursday, hoping they would witness the 14th straight home victory for the Norse. Instead, they witnessed a career night from Grant Benzinger, who was seemingly unphased by the n...

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

A Lavone Holland two-point jumper lifted the Northern Kentucky men's basketball team over Detroit Mercy 56-54 on the road Sunday afternoon.

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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 the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in...

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated IUPUI 77-59 Thursday night in BB&T Arena, snapping a two-game losing streak in front of over 4,200 fans. The Norse improve to 8-5 and get their first Horizon League win of the season while the Jaguars fall to 3-9 and are 0-1 in conference play. "We challenge...

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team suffered their fifth loss of the season to No. 8 Texas A&M at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas 64-58. The Norse finish non-conference play sitting at 7-5. Junior Drew McDonald finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Jordan Garnett finished with 15 points, n...

McDonald, Williams score over 20 in loss to UMBC

McDonald, Williams score over 20 in loss to UMBC

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team fell to UMBC 76-75 in Baltimore Sunday afternoon. The Norse are now 7-4 on the season while the Retrievers are 8-4 on the season. Drew McDonald led the way for NKU with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Carson Williams scored 21 points and grabbed f...

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Norse took down in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63 Sunday night at BB&T Arena, improving to 7-3 on the season. This was the first matchup between the two teams since the 1992-93 season. Three Norse players scored in double figures: Drew McDonald (23), Carson Williams (21) and Dantez Walton...

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

Saturday’s 86-49 victory over Morehead State marked the sixth time this season the NKU men’s basketball team has scored 80 or more points in a game. The Norse have only scored below 70 points in a game once this season. Currently, the Norse are averaging 85.3 points per game (ppg) this season, up from 76.5 ppg...

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 2, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

  The NKU men's basketball team defeated Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night. The Norse improve to 6-2 on the season while Morehead State falls to 2-6.  The Norse have now won two straight games after falling short to Vermont and Memphis on their last road trip. NKU head coach John Brann...

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Wilmington College 93-65 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The Norse move to 2-0 on the season while the Quakers start the season 0-1. NKU head coach John Brannen was not pleased with the way his team, particularly the starting five, played in first hal...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

When Newport Central Catholic graduate Drew McDonald committed to NKU to play basketball, he dreamed of making the Norse a competitive Division I program. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was standing on the court of the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit celebrating a Horizon League championship in j...

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