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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...

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

East Tennessee State took their revenge on the NKU men's basketball team Wednesday night, defeating the Norse 84-71 in Johnson City. The Norse fall to 6-3 on the season while the Bucs improve to 5-3.  Carson Williams scored 22 points on 76 percent shooting for NKU. Drew McDonald added 10 points an...

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017


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

After leading the Norse to the Island of the Bahamas Showcase final, Lavone Holland II was named Horizon League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. Over the weekend, Holland averaged 16.3 points per game (ppg), five assists per game and nearly two steals per game. Holland shot 50 percent from the ...

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team 87-78 in the first game of the Island of the Bahamas Showcase. The Norse improve to 3-0 on the season while the Dukes fall to 1-2. The Norse were led by Lavone Holland II, who scored 24 points and shot 57 percent from behind the three point line. Holland also dished ou...

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 26, 2017


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Valparaiso 82-78 Sunday afternoon to finish the regular season. The Norse finish the regular season with a 21-10 record and 12-6 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso falls to 24-7 and 14-4 in the league play, but hold on to the number one seed in the Hori...

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 11, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls to 4-10 in Horizon League play and 8-19 overall. The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls ...

Norse set DI win record in victory over UIC

Norse set DI win record in victory over UIC

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team beat UIC 79-62 Friday night in Chicago to pick up their 14th win of the season, setting the new record for most wins in the Division I era. The win improves the Norse record to 5-4 in the Horizon League, while UIC falls to 4-4 in Horizon League play. The Norse shot 41 p...

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016


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

The NKU Norse beat Eastern Washington 70-48 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena for their fifth straight win. The Norse improve to 8-3 while the Eagles fall to 8-3 on the season. The Norse defense smothered an Eagle offense that averages 82 points per game, holding them to 32 percent shooting for the...

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 3, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team beat Norfolk State 72-61  in Virginia Saturday night. The Norse improve to 5-3 while Norfolk State falls to 2-7. The Norse were propelled by 15-2 run in the middle of the first half, carrying them to a 31-23 halftime lead. The Spartans shot just 26 percent in the first ha...

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 20, 2016


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

OXFORD, Ohio -- The NKU Norse finished the Tarkett Sports Classic with a 79-70 win against the Miami Redhawks Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 3-2 while the Redhawks fall to 2-3 on the season. "It showed their character," head coach John Brannen said. "I'm really proud of the way our team came...

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

During the open practice session of Norse Media Day, the NKU Norse men’s basketball team showed exactly what they wanted to be known for this season. The Norse attempted to score 100 points in four minutes, all while running full-court layups, three-man weaves and transition shooting drills. Th...

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