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

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

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. 

NKU held off Ball State Cardinals in 59-57 win

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.

Norse win 82-70 over Coppin State University

Norse win 82-70 over Coppin State University

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.

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball Season

Big changes are coming to 2019-20 Basketball 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.

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

How NKU athletics plans to get fans in the door

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

November 6, 2019

With NKU’s basketball program growing massively in the past few years, including two trips to the NCAA tournament and one bid to the NIT, the athletics department is doing all that they can to ensure students, alumni and local residents are making their way down to BB&T Arena to cheer on the Norse—including a new promotion that will send students home with $1,000.

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The past three years for NKU men’s basketball program have been history-making, with two trips to the NCAA tournament (2017, 2019) and one trip to the NIT (2018). The Norse are focused on improving from those seasons with new coaching staff, a new style of play and four players returning out of last season’s starting five. 

Men’s Basketball win home opener against UC Clermont 105-55

Men’s Basketball win home opener against UC Clermont 105-55

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

  NKU men’s basketball team had five Norse in double digits in their home opener against UC Clermont. Sophomore guard Bryson Langdon led the night in points with 20, making 5 of 6 behind the 3-point line. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe followed with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists...

Men’s Basketball signs team IMPACT player Elijah Walters

Men’s Basketball signs team IMPACT player Elijah Walters

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

In 2015, athletic and energetic Elijah Walters was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease—a rare childhood condition where the blood flow to the femoral head gets restricted. This causes blood to stop. The bone begins to die resulting in the hip to collapse, fragment and disintegrate. 

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

New MBB coach wants ‘a thousand students in the gym’

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

August 23, 2019

Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is looking to make NKU the hardest place to play in the Horizon League. Through the summer, he’s prepared his team to play a more competitive schedule, and wants Norse Nation to match the energy.  “We need a thousand students in BB&T Arena,” Horn said. ...

NKU MBB adds point guard Bryson Langdon

NKU MBB adds point guard Bryson Langdon

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

June 20, 2019

Head Coach Darrin Horn announced the addition of Bryson Langdon Wednesday. Langdon is a 5’9” Chicago native from Arizona Western College.

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