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Faulkner’s career day helps Norse end losing streak

Faulkner’s career day helps Norse end losing streak

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball broke their three game losing streak Sunday afternoon, beating Detroit Mercy 101-87. The Norse improve to 13-8 on the season and 4-4 in the Horizon League while Detroit Mercy falls to 4-16 and 2-6 in the Horizon League. "I'm proud of all our guys," head coach John Brannen...

Turnovers, cold shooting extend Norse losing streak

Turnovers, cold shooting extend Norse losing streak

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU fell to Oakland 79-70 Friday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse fall to 12-8 and 3-4 in Horizon League while Oakland improves to 15-5 and 5-2 in the Horizon League. This extends the Norse losing streak to three games, after dropping both road games last week. "Three losses in a row is definitely ...

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 10, 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...

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016


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

The NKU Norse beat Eastern Washington 70-48 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena for their fifth straight win. The Norse improve to 8-3 while the Eagles fall to 8-3 on the season. The Norse defense smothered an Eagle offense that averages 82 points per game, holding them to 32 percent shooting for the...

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...

Norse season ends in Horizon League tourney

Norse season ends in Horizon League tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2016


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

DETROIT -- A valiant second-half comeback fell short Saturday as the NKU men's basketball team saw its season end 86-69 against Milwaukee at historic Joe Louis Arena.The inaugural season for the Norse in the Horizon League and under John Brannen ends at 9-21.It appeared bleak for the Norse early in t...

Hot-shooting Penguins overwhelm NKU

Hot-shooting Penguins overwhelm NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Five different Youngstown State men's basketball players scored in double figures Saturday as the Penguins defeated Northern Kentucky 94-75 in the regular season finale for both teams.With the win, Youngstown State (11-20 overall, 6-12 in Horizon League) vaults NKU for the seventh s...

Cleveland State holds off Norse, 63-58

Cleveland State holds off Norse, 63-58

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Despite a late surge, the NKU men's basketball team dropped a road contest at Cleveland State Thursday night, 63-58.The game was tight throughout the late stages of the second half. When Drew McDonald hit a jumper with 2:35 remaining, the Norse had a 57-56 lead.Rob Edwards knocked ...

Wright State holds on to defeat Norse, 67-65

Wright State holds on to defeat Norse, 67-65

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

FAIRBORN, Ohio -- A game-tying three-point attempt hit the back iron and bounced out Saturday evening as Northern Kentucky lost to Wright State 67-64.NKU found itself down 10 with 6:50 remaining. The Norse mounted a comeback that almost forced the game to overtime.When Tyler White converted on a four-point ...

GALLERY: Detroit holds on to spoil senior night

GALLERY: Detroit holds on to spoil senior night

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 16, 2016


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

A furious late-game comeback fell just short for NKU Tuesday, as Detroit hung on for a 74-68 victory over the Norse on senior night."We're a little undermanned right now," NKU head coach John Brannen said. "Lavone Holland being out certainly affects this team. Then we don't shoot the ball well. We have to sh...

Norse fall in final seconds to Illinois-Chicago

Norse fall in final seconds to Illinois-Chicago

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 13, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

CHICAGO -- A furious final-minute rally fell just short Saturday as the NKU men's basketball team lost to Illinois-Chicago, 79-77.Northern Kentucky (9-16, 5-9 in Horizon League) trailed by six, 78-72, with 1:01 remaining.Cole Murray cut the deficit in half with a three-pointer with 49 seconds remainin...

League-leading Valparaiso downs NKU

League-leading Valparaiso downs NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

VALPARAISO, Indiana - Holding NKU to just 31.8 percent shooting in the first half, Valparaiso continued its impressive play Thursday night, defeating the Norse 64-52.Valparaiso maintains its three-game lead in the Horizon League standings. The Crusaders are now 21-4 overall and 11-1 in the conferenc...

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