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Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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

The Norse took down in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63 Sunday night at BB&T Arena, improving to 7-3 on the season. This was the first matchup between the two teams since the 1992-93 season. Three Norse players scored in double figures: Drew McDonald (23), Carson Williams (21) and Dantez Walton...

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

ETSU gets revenge, defeat Norse in second match-up of the season

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

East Tennessee State took their revenge on the NKU men's basketball team Wednesday night, defeating the Norse 84-71 in Johnson City. The Norse fall to 6-3 on the season while the Bucs improve to 5-3.  Carson Williams scored 22 points on 76 percent shooting for NKU. Drew McDonald added 10 points an...

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Free throws guide Norse to victory over Vikings

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU Norse men's basketball team hung on in the final minutes of regulation to beat Cleveland State 62-60 in Cleveland. NKU improves to 18-9 overall and 9-5 in Horizon League while Cleveland State falls to 8-19 and 4-11 in conference.  With the victory, the Norse are now tied for third in the Ho...

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Holland propels Norse to homecoming win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 11, 2017


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

The NKU men's basketball team overcame a 13 point deficit late in the second half to beat Milwaukee 69-63 on homecoming night at BB&T Arena.The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls to 4-10 in Horizon League play and 8-19 overall. The Norse improve to 17-9 and 8-5 in the Horizon League while Milwaukee falls ...

Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State

Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Both NKU basketball teams traveled to Dayton to face Wright State on Saturday. The men's basketball team beat the Raiders 83-79 while the women's team fell 67-47. NKU 83 Wright State 79 Despite Wright State shooting 50 percent on the nights, the Norse shot 49 percent and came away with the victory ov...

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team lost 80-71 to Green Bay Tuesday night. The Norse fall to 12-5 on the season and 3-2 in Horizon League play, while the Phoenix remain a perfect 4-0 in conference play.   It was a tale of two halves for the Norse. In the first half, the Norse shot 45 percent from the field...

McDonald powers Norse to victory against Cleveland State

McDonald powers Norse to victory against Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 7, 2017


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

The NKU Norse beat the Cleveland State Vikings 83-75 Saturday afternoon at BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-5 on the season while the Vikings fall to 5-11. "I thought our young men came out with a lot of energy tonight," head coach John Brannen said. "Cleveland State is one of the toughest...

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 20, 2016


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

OXFORD, Ohio -- The NKU Norse finished the Tarkett Sports Classic with a 79-70 win against the Miami Redhawks Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 3-2 while the Redhawks fall to 2-3 on the season. "It showed their character," head coach John Brannen said. "I'm really proud of the way our team came...

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Norse look to push pace in Brannen’s second season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features

During the open practice session of Norse Media Day, the NKU Norse men’s basketball team showed exactly what they wanted to be known for this season. The Norse attempted to score 100 points in four minutes, all while running full-court layups, three-man weaves and transition shooting drills. Th...

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