The Northerner

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

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

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

NKU fans cheer during the game against UNC Asheville.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Dantez Walton (32) goes up for a shot during the game against Manhattan. Walton had 15 points on the game.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

After pulling off a six-point margin victory against Manhattan on Saturday night, the NKU men’s basketball team remain undefeated (5-0) and in the driver's seat in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Drew McDonald led the Norse with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by Dante...

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

NKU Players Celebrate after a point during the game against UNC Asheville. The Norse won 77-50.

Aric France, Reporter

November 17, 2018

The Norse opened its KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic by defeating the Bulldogs 77-50 on Friday night. With the victory, the Norse remain undefeated (4-0) while the Bulldogs drop to 1-2. Jalen Tate led the Norse with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds, while Drew McDonald produc...

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Chris Vogt (33) blocks a shot by a Wilmington player. Vogt had 3 blocks on the game.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

A new basketball tournament is bringing top-tier teams together at BB&T this weekend, and the Norse face stiff competition.

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Tyler Sharpe (15) fights toward the basket during the game against Wabash. Sharpe shot 3-of-7 from the field.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team returned home after a tough win at Northern Illinois to outpace the Wabash Little Giants. NKU played their whole roster, with 11 out of the 13 adding points to the scoreboard; Wabash also played their whole roster but only seven out of the 17 put up any points. Zayn...

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Zaynah Robinson (5) drives towards the basket during the game against Thomas More. Robinson had 8 points during the game.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018

After draining a pair of clutch three-pointers in the first overtime and collecting an additional seven points in the second overtime, transfer guard Zaynah Robinson made all the difference for the Norse as they picked up the 88-85 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday night. The Norse (2-0) trailed t...

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Jalen Tate (11) is introduced before the game against Wilmington. Tate lead the Norse with 17 overall points.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Dantez Walton (32) drives to the basket during the game against Wilmington. Walton went 4-of-7 from the field.

Aric France, Reporter

November 7, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team opened the regular season by defeating Wilmington College 102-38 on Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Norse start their season 1-0 and won for the 800th time in program history. “I think a lot of good came out of tonight,” redshirt sophomore Jalen Tat...

McDonald named to 2019 Karl Malone Award preseason watchlist

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Louisville, March 13 2018.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced their 20 watch list candidates for the 2019 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. Among the 20 names selected for this year's prestigious award was none other than NKU’s two-time All Horizon League First-Team member and recent go...

Men’s Basketball: Norse picked #2 in Horizon League poll

Drew McDonald (34) talks during basketball media day.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The Horizon League recently announced their preseason poll and all-league team as voted by the League's coaches, media and sports information directors. The Norse were picked to finish second with 10 first place votes and 356 points behind league favorite and last season’s Motor City Madness Tourname...

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

Left: Silas Adheke (0) looks to pass to a teammate during basketball media day. Right: Taryn Taugher (11) searches for a teammate during a drill during basketball media day.

Aric France, Reporter

October 30, 2018

A total of 45 Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcast digitally on either ESPN3 or ESPN + for all of Norse nation to watch this season. The Norse will be showcased on ESPN3 15 times, while being broadcast live on ESPN+ 30 times this season. ESPN+ can be...

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