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Trevon Faulkner (12) stares down Antoine Davis (0) during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Faulkner had 1 steal on the game.

Trevon Faulkner ready to lead NKU MBB as lone returning starter

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor October 27, 2020

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team will have a much different look to it than last season, and with all the upheaval, the door is open for a new leader to emerge both on and off the court, and...

Isaiah Mason in a previous game.

NKU commit Isaiah Mason talks recruiting process during COVID-19

Chris Burton, Contributor October 25, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all aspects of life and the college basketball recruiting business is no exception. The recruiting process of talking to coaches, visiting and receiving information about potential...

NKU national champs t-shirt created by Paula Hook, a member of Norse Nation.

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

According to Norse Nation, that is.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 23, 2020
This past weekend would have been NKU’s third showing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Norse weren’t able to compete in the national tournament. A lot of teams didn’t even get to start their conference championships, speculation of NKU would play was still out. Villanova and Baylor were number two seeds that popped up the most as NKU’s contenders.
Bryson Langdon (5) reacts following the loss to UIC. The Norse fell to UIC 73-43 and shot 22.0% from the field and 12.5% from three on the game.

NKU ends four game home stand in 30 point loss

Matthew Dietz, Contributor February 16, 2020
The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team was out-hustled and out-played on Sunday afternoon, as the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames came into BB&T Arena and handed the Norse a crushing 73-43 defeat.
Cole Murray being honored at Delphi High school.

NKU men’s basketball Alum, Cole Murray has high school jersey retired

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 5, 2020
Cole Murray, a 2017 graduate and men’s basketball star, had his jersey retired by his high school on Jan. 25. Murray was instrumental in NKU’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduated with 259 career 3-pointers and scored a total of 930 points. 
Tyler Sharpe posts career-high 30 points after defeating Illinois State

Tyler Sharpe posts career-high 30 points after defeating Illinois State

Ty DeBonis, Reporter December 16, 2019
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team took down the Illinois State Redbirds Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena. With their third straight win the Norse are now tied with Horizon League foe Wright State with identical 8-3 records. 
Dantez Walton (32) reacts after making a three point shot during the game against Texas Southern. Walton had 33 points on the game and shot 11-of-21 on the night.

Double overtime ends in 98-96 loss for NKU men’s basketball

Dantez Waton posted a career high of 33 points and added 10 rebounds and three assists.
Ty DeBonis, Reporter November 24, 2019
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team dropped a nail-biter Saturday night against the Texas Southern Tigers. The Norse fell 98-96 after a double overtime thriller. For the second straight game at BB&T Arena, two Norse scored 20 or more points. 
Stock image of Dantez Walton going for a layup. In the foreground of the image is The Northerner logo followed by sports.

NKU held off Ball State Cardinals in 59-57 win

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 20, 2019
The Norse defeated Ball State University Cardinals on their home court 59-57 Wednesday night. Three Norse scored in double digits. Senior forward Dantez Walton led the charge with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists.
An NKU fan cheers during the game against Coppin State on Sunday Afternoon. The Norse defeated Coppin State 82-70.

Norse win 82-70 over Coppin State University

Without redshirt junior Jalen Tate the Norse prevailed in their 12-point win.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 18, 2019
NKU took down the Coppin State Eagles Sunday afternoon 82-70 at BB&T Arena. Senior forward Dantez Walton and senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the Norse with 24 and 23 points respectively.
Get to know the newest Norse basketball players

Get to know the newest Norse basketball players

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
The newest member of NKU's men's and women's basketball team.
The leaders of the Norse

The leaders of the Norse

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
More about the people that lead the Norse to victory.
Dantez Walton (32) shoots during the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State. Walton shot 5-of-11 on the night and had 15 points.

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

3-point line, shot clock and technical fouls to be changed in the upcoming season.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 6, 2019
The NKU Men’s basketball team not only has a new look to them this upcoming season, but new rules, according to NCAA.
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