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McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2018


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

Fresh off his triple-double against Morehead State on Tuesday night, Horizon League preseason MVP Drew McDonald tallied 21 points and five rebounds to help the Norse past last year's NCAA Tournament darlings UMBC, 78-60 at BB&T Arena on Friday night. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native finished ...

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


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

It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 20, 2018


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

After leading the Norse to a perfect 3-0 record en route to the team title in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic, Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, along with Green Bay's JayQuan McCloud on Monday afternoon. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native was named tournament MVP...

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


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

A new basketball tournament is bringing top-tier teams together at BB&T this weekend, and the Norse face stiff competition.

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team returned home after a tough win at Northern Illinois to outpace the Wabash Little Giants. NKU played their whole roster, with 11 out of the 13 adding points to the scoreboard; Wabash also played their whole roster but only seven out of the 17 put up any points. Zayn...

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

After draining a pair of clutch three-pointers in the first overtime and collecting an additional seven points in the second overtime, transfer guard Zaynah Robinson made all the difference for the Norse as they picked up the 88-85 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday night. The Norse (2-0) trailed t...

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


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

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Norse collect 800th win in season opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team opened the regular season by defeating Wilmington College 102-38 on Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Norse start their season 1-0 and won for the 800th time in program history. “I think a lot of good came out of tonight,” redshirt sophomore Jalen Tat...

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

Aric France, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

A total of 45 Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcast digitally on either ESPN3 or ESPN + for all of Norse nation to watch this season. The Norse will be showcased on ESPN3 15 times, while being broadcast live on ESPN+ 30 times this season. ESPN+ can be...

Norse basketball’s Holland joins pro league in Netherlands

Norse basketball’s Holland joins pro league in Netherlands

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Former NKU men's basketball star and Horizon League Tournament MVP 2017 Lavone Holland II has signed his first professional contract to play overseas with the Den Helder Suns in the Netherlands.

Brannen to lead Norse through 2022

Brannen to lead Norse through 2022

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Norse men’s basketball head coach John Brannen signed a contract with NKU Athletics Friday that keeps him at the helm through the 2021-2022 season.

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