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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 12, 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...

Norse look for road upset at Valparaiso

Norse look for road upset at Valparaiso

Eli Reese, Contributor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Coming off of a huge home victory Saturday, the NKU men’s basketball team will take on Horizon League-leading Valparaiso 8 p.m. tonight.The Crusaders are first in the conference (20-4 overall, 10-1 Horizon League) and are coming off a 73-55 win over Illinois-Chicago. According to valpoathletics.co...

White’s milestone helps Norse rally against Milwaukee

White’s milestone helps Norse rally against Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 7, 2016


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

NKU ended their two-game losing streak in thrilling fashion on Homecoming Night, beating the Milwaukee Panthers by a score of 75-71. It was their first win against Milwaukee in school history, after losing to the Panthers in their first meeting this season by 10. The Norse improved to 9-14 on the se...

GALLERY: Late rally falls short as Norse beaten by Green Bay

GALLERY: Late rally falls short as Norse beaten by Green Bay

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 4, 2016


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

The NKU men's basketball team cut a 15-point second half deficit to four points in the final minute, only to fall short in an 85-78 loss to Green Bay Thursday night at BB&T Arena.It wasn't the effort NKU Head Coach John Brannen was looking for out of his team against a tricky opponent."Green Bay is ...

GALLERY: Oakland pulls away late to defeat Norse

GALLERY: Oakland pulls away late to defeat Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 1, 2016


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

Leading by just four points with 4:12 remaining, Oakland went on an 11-0 run and defeated Northern Kentucky 85-74 Monday evening at BB&T Arena.Against one of the best teams in the Horizon League, NKU head coach John Brannen was pleased with how his team competed."I was proud of our guys effort an...

Norse down Detroit for third win in four games

Norse down Detroit for third win in four games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016


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

DETROIT, Michigan -- The NKU men's basketball team picked up its third win in its last four games Friday with a 91-83 victory against Detroit.NKU (8-12 overall, 4-5 in Horizon League) trailed at the half by one, and trailed by five, 55-50, with 14:43 remaining.The Norse surged ahead thanks to a thre...

Valparaiso defense smothers Norse

Valparaiso defense smothers Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Valparaiso remained tied for the top spot in the Horizon League after Saturday's 71-46 win over Northern Kentucky at BB&T Arena.The Crusaders used a strong effort defensively to stymie NKU.The Norse raced out to a 15-11 lead midway through the first half. The rest of the half was dominated by Val...

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