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Preview: Tate excited to make impact in first Horizon League tournament

Jalen Tate (5) shows off his piece of the net after the men secured 1st place in the Horizon League.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018

Last season, Jalen Tate was just along for the ride as the NKU men’s basketball team advanced to the Horizon League championship game. Tate received medical redshirt last season after injuring his hand after just eight games. For the rest of the season, he watched from the sidelines as his teamm...

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Jalen Tate (5) celebrates a basket by the Norse during the game against Green Bay.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018

The Horizon League announced the 2018 All-League honorees and season awards for both men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday. NKU’s Drew McDonald was named to the First Team All-Horizon League but fell short in the voting for Player of the Year, which went to Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn. It is...

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Mason Faulkner (11) steals the ball in the game against IUPUI.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 29, 2017

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...

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

NKU players guard a Morehead State player. The Norse won 86-49.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017

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...

Norse fend off James Madison in Bahamas

Head Coach John Brannen talks to players during the game against Wilmington.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

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...

Preview: Expectations high for reigning Horizon League champions

The NKU men's basketball team celebrates after winning the Horizon League championship.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 9, 2017

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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