The Northerner

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...

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...

Men’s basketball releases regular season schedule

Jalen Tate (5) gets introduced before the game against Cleveland State at Little Caesars Arena.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

September 8, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team put the final touches on their 2018-19 season schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The schedule, which features 17 regular-season home games at BB&T Arena, will start on Tuesday, Oct. 30 when the Norse host Division III rival Thomas More in their only exhibition match of the season, followed by their regular season kick-off matchup against Wilmington College at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Norse to take on Bearcats as game attendance soars

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

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 17, 2018

Norse men's basketball will start a four-game home-and-home series with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, beginning in the 2018-19 season.

Brannen to lead Norse through 2022

Head Coach John Brannen holds up the net to the spectators in BB&T Arena.

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2018

Norse men’s basketball head coach John Brannen signed a contract with NKU Athletics Friday that keeps him at the helm through the 2021-2022 season.

Off-season movement continues with Faulkner release, Rack departure

Head Coach John Brannen talks to Mason Faulkner (11) during the game against Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

April 5, 2018

This off-season should prove to be a period of change for the Norse, with many members of the team leaving the roster. Williams’ transfer left a scholarship spot open, which was  awarded to Tyler Sharpe, a transfer from Louisville. Sharpe announced this on his Twitter account. Thank you 🙏🏼 ht...

With Williams transfer, where do the Norse go from here?

Carson Williams (23) watches on during the game against Wright State.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018

When NKU takes the court next fall, they’ll do so without senior starters Jordan Garnett and Lavone Holland II. More unexpected is the release of sophomore forward Carson Williams. Williams was granted his release from the university on Friday, confirmed by Bryan McEldowney, director of communications f...

Gallery: Cardinals rally in second half to end NKU’s season

Lavone Holland II (30) reacts to the loss to Louisville at the KFC Yum center.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

March 13, 2018

For two and a half quarters it appeared NKU would have a chance to complete an upset over Louisville. The Norse, however, fell to the Cardinals 66-58 in the KFC YUM Center in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night, ending NKU’s season. Louisville advances to play Middle Tennessee State in t...

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