The Northerner

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC in convincing fashion Saturday night, 86-51. The Norse improve to 9-5 on the season and begin Horizon League play 2-0. UIC falls to 5-10 and 0-2 in Horizon League play. "I was really excited about the performance of our young men tonight," NKU head coach Jo...

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Norse break two game losing streak with win over 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

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

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...

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 2, 2017

  The NKU men's basketball team defeated Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night. The Norse improve to 6-2 on the season while Morehead State falls to 2-6.  The Norse have now won two straight games after falling short to Vermont and Memphis on their last road trip. NKU head coach John Brann...

Norse crush Berea 112-33

Norse crush Berea 112-33

Austin Elmore, Contributor

November 29, 2017

The NKU men’s basketball team defeated Division III opponent Berea College 112-33 on Wednesday night at BB&T Arena. After two straight road losses, the win brings the Norse to 5-2 on the season. The loss drops Berea to 3-1 on the year. “Obviously, coming off the last two losses, our focus wa...

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Norse cruise past Quakers; head to Bahamas next week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Wilmington College 93-65 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena. The Norse move to 2-0 on the season while the Quakers start the season 0-1. NKU head coach John Brannen was not pleased with the way his team, particularly the starting five, played in first hal...

Brannen, players honored by Horizon League

Brannen, players honored by Horizon League

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

The NKU men’s basketball team collected three awards from the Horizon League on Wednesday. Sophomore Drew McDonald was named to the All-Horizon League first team, while freshman Carson Williams was named to Horizon League’s all-freshman team and head coach John Brannen was named the Horizon Leag...

Despite constant changes, Murray thrives for Norse

Despite constant changes, Murray thrives for Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017

Cole Murray has seen everything during his time as a member of the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team. He endured the coaching change from Dave Bezold to John Brannen, played in two Division I conferences, switched from Nike to adidas and played on two different floor designs. “Everything I came into the ...

Norse earn 20th win of the season

Norse earn 20th win of the season

Austin Elmore, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2017

The NKU men’s basketball team recorded win number 20 on the season Friday night, defeating Horizon League foe UIC at BB&T Arena. The Norse now stand at 11-6 in Horizon League play and 20-10 overall. “I was really proud of our guys for finishing at the end,” Head coach John Brannen said. ...

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