The Northerner

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.

Former NKU basketball standout joins European pro team

Jordan Garnett (1) is introduced before the game against Cleveland State at Little Caesars Arena.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 25, 2018

Former NKU men's basketball standout Jordan Garnett has signed to play his rookie season overseas in Cyprus Division A with Omonia Nicosia.

#NorseNotebook Loyalty makes NKU senior class stand out

Head Coach John Brannen congratulates Lavone Holland II (30) as he comes out of his final home match.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 23, 2018

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...

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Lavone Holland II (30) fights toward the basket in the game against UIC.

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 6, 2018

The NKU men's basketball team defeated the Oakland Grizzlies 87-83 in Oakland Friday night. The Norse move to 3-0 in Horizon League play while the Grizzlies fall to 1-2 in Horizon League play. Lavone Holland scored his 1,000 career point in the second half. He joins Drew McDonald as the second Norse thi...

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Lavone Holland dished out eight assists against IUPUI Thursday night.

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 20, 2017

The NKU men’s basketball team suffered their fifth loss of the season to No. 8 Texas A&M at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas 64-58. The Norse finish non-conference play sitting at 7-5. Junior Drew McDonald finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Jordan Garnett finished with 15 points, n...

#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...

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