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

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

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


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

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...

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

NKU wins Horizon League regular season title with victory over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018


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

For the first time in the Division I era, the Northern Kentucky University men's basketball team has captured their conference's regular season title. The Norse defeated IUPUI 75-56 on Sunday afternoon, clinching the Horizon League regular season title and the number one seed in the postseason tournament...

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018


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

If you think about what the senior class of the NKU men’s basketball team has accomplished in such a short amount of time--a Horizon League championship, a NCAA Tournament appearance and back-to-back 20 win seasons--it’s staggering.   All three seniors, Jordan Garnett, Lavone Holland II and Nick Ay...

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 10, 2018


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

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 86-80 in front of a sold out lower bowl in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 19-7 and are 12-2 in Horizon League play. Green Bay has now lost three straight and are 10-18 and 5-10 in conference play. "We haven't played our best basketball in f...

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018


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

Since NKU joined the Horizon League, Milwaukee has landed on the schedule during homecoming. Each time Milwaukee has played hard but failed to defeat the Norse. Tonight played out much the same way. NKU defeated the Panthers 54-52 in BB&T Arena Thursday night, improving to 11-2 in conference play...

Norse three game win streak ends against Oakland

Norse three game win streak ends against Oakland

Lilly Brown, Contributor

January 27, 2018


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

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell short against Oakland University Friday 83-70. The Norse are now 14-7 on the season and 7-2 in the Horizon League. Oakland is now 14-8 with a conference record of 6-3. The Norse are still second in the Horizon League standings behind Wright State...

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 21, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 77-65 in Green Bay Saturday afternoon. The Norse improve to 14-6 and 7-1 in Horizon League play while the Phoenix fall to 8-15 and 3-7 in conference play. Four Norse finished in double figure scoring, including Lavone Holland II, who scored 16 points...

Two Norse finish with double doubles in win over Milwaukee

Two Norse finish with double doubles in win over Milwaukee

Kevin Carey, Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Norse grabbed their 13th win on the year and sixth in the conference in an offensive showcase in Milwaukee, beating the Panthers 91-64. Three Norse players finished in double figures. Drew McDonald led the team with 25 points, Tyler Sharpe and Lavone Holland II both finished with 19 points. Both ...

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Cleveland State 70-55 Monday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-6 on the season and 5-1 in Horizon League play while Cleveland State falls to 4-15 and 1-5 in conference play. The Norse remain in second place in the Horizon Leagu...

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


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

If the Norse have suffered one weakness this season, it is that they struggle against size inside. This was exposed against Wright State, who collected four blocks in Thursday’s game. “Size has been an issue so far this season for us in terms of getting the ball where we want to get it,” said J...

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...

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