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Trevon Faulkner prepares himself to shoot free throws during NKU’s 78-76 overtime win over Detroit Mercy Sunday afternoon. Faulkner scored 14 points on the day, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Faulkner’s buzzer beater in regulation helps Norse get OT win over Detroit Mercy

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 9, 2023

NKU men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn said earlier this year that Norse fans were “getting their money’s worth” when coming to Truist Arena for their games this year. He reiterated that sentiment...

Marques Warrick drives to the basket for a layup with Oakland’s Keaton Hervey (1) tailing behind to attempt a block. Warrick played 34 minutes and led the scoring for the Norse with 16 points in NKU’s 64-63 loss.

Men’s basketball home winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion vs. Oakland

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor January 7, 2023

In sports, much like life, all good things must come to an end, and the NKU men’s basketball team’s eight consecutive home game win streak is no exception as the Norse took a 64-63 loss against...

Trey Robinson puts Wright States Brandon Noel (14) on a poster with a thunderous dunk in the first half of NKUs 78-64 win over the Raiders Thursday night. Robinson would score eight points and lead the team in steals with three.

Norse use lockdown defense, scoring clinic to come up with win over Wright State

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

It’s safe to say that Darrin Horn’s squad took out some frustration in this one. Despite a blazing effort in the final 10 minutes of the second half to repeat last season’s Horizon League...

Marques Warrick and Trevon Faulkner celebrate after a play during the 2022 Horizon League Championship game. The Norse enter their matchup with Wright State in a three-way tie for first in the Horizon League while Wright State is 0-2 in conference play.

Norse enter Horizon League Championship rematch vs. Wright State Thursday

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 29, 2022

The NKU men’s basketball team puts their seven-game winning streak at home on the line Thursday as they resume Horizon League play, welcoming their biggest rival in Wright State through the doors of...

Norse mens basketball defeated the Miami Hamilton Harriers Sunday with an aggressive 81-41 win.

Men’s basketball steamrolls Miami Hamilton in 81-41 win

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor December 19, 2022

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball walked out of Truist Arena Sunday with their second consecutive win, taking a 22-point lead into halftime and never looking back as they downed the Miami Hamilton...

Mens basketball guard Trevon Faulkner during a game.

Faulkner seeks to avenge Horizon League title loss in return for fifth year

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor November 19, 2022

As he was walking off the court for what could’ve been the final time in his college basketball career back in March, Trevon Faulkner took in the emotion of the scene. After losing out on a Horizon...

VIDEO: Norse vs. Bearcats: Student reactions

Justis White November 19, 2022

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, NKU men's basketball team hosted the University of Cincinnati Bearcats in Truist Arena. This was their fifth time playing one another. Cincinnati had won the past four, but on Wednesday...

NKU Norse took home the win Wednesday night with a total score of 64-51.

House party: Fans storm the court as Norse knock off Bearcats for first time ever

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor November 17, 2022

The term “program-defining win” isn’t one to be thrown around lightly. For a team to earn one of these, they must cultivate a certain culture as a winning attitude from players, fan support and...

Preview: NKU mens basketball hosts UC for first time ever Wednesday

Preview: NKU men’s basketball hosts UC for first time ever Wednesday

Blake Lehmann, Sports Editor November 16, 2022

Although the University of Cincinnati is more well-known for the Crosstown Shootout with Xavier, the Bearcats will face a roadblock Wednesday against the NKU men’s basketball team as The Battle of Big...

NKU forward Adrian Nelson (4) takes a shot against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at BB&T Arena.

Norse forward Adrian Nelson enters transfer portal

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2022

NKU men’s basketball forward Adrian Nelson has entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. The news was first reported by Verbal Commits on Twitter Monday afternoon.  In his four...

Virginia Tech celebrates after winning the NCAA college basketball championship game against Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament, Saturday, March 12, 2022, in New York. Virginia Tech won, 82-67. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2022 NCAA Tournament Preview

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 14, 2022

For the first time in three years, a sense of normalcy returns to the NCAA Tournament. First weekend games in eight different cities, stadiums full of fans, and a Final Four in New Orleans for the first...

The NKU bench celebrates during the Norse 75-62 win over Canisius on Wednesday at BB&T Arena.

David Wassler: Seldom utilized, always recognized

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

A Division I college basketball walk-on is, in many ways, comparable to a pawn in chess. They may not make up half of the roster, but their numbers in the sport are many. Both entities have minimal impact;...

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