The Northerner

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The NKU Men’s basketball team not only has a new look to them this upcoming season, but new rules, according to NCAA.

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 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.

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

Darrin Horn seals the deal as NKU MBB coach

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

It’s official! The new men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn stepped foot into his new home of BB&T Arena Thursday afternoon. The press conference opened with remarks from President Ashish Vaidya and NKU Athletic Director Ken Bothof—welcoming Horn and his family to the NKU community.

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 17, 2019

NKU men's basketball team will face third seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22. NKU Athletics held a Selection Sunday announcement party for NKU students, alumni, and fans of the community.

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.

Norse fight to take down Detroit Mercy, advance in the tournament

Norse fight to take down Detroit Mercy, advance in the tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team ended Detroit Mercy’s season at BB&T Arena 99-88, Thursday night in the Horizon League Quarterfinals. The Norse advance and will continue post season play. Their record moves to 24-8 on the season and 14-5 in the conference. Detroit Mercy ended with 11-20 overall and 13-6 in the league.

Preview: Norse face Titans in first round of Horizon League tournament

Preview: Norse face Titans in first round of Horizon League tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

The first leg of the 2019 Horizon League Men’s Basketball tournament kicks off on Wednesday, March 6. The Norse will face the seventh seed Detroit Mercy Titans at BB&T Arena with tip off at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN+. The Norse split the title of regular season champs with W...

Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019

NKU men's basketball team eeked out a win against the Green Bay Phoenix 86-82, securing their second consecutive Horizon League season title.Senior Drew McDonald broke NKU's all-time scoring record with 2,011 all-time points, breaking the record previously held by Craig Booker in 2000 (2,007 points). McDonald had 13 points during Saturday's match.

NKU men’s basketball holds off Milwaukee 65-55

NKU men’s basketball holds off Milwaukee 65-55

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

NKU men's basketball team took the lead late to win 65-55 over the Milwaukee Panthers. NKU's record improves to 22-8 overall and 12-5 in the conference, while the Panthers fall to 9-21 on the season and 4-13 in the Horizon League.

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