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Murray lifts Norse to overtime win over UIC

Murray lifts Norse to overtime win over UIC

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 23, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Northern Kentucky junior Cole Murray scored six of his team-high 21 points in overtime Friday as the Norse defeated Illinois-Chicago 82-69.After the Flames shot 46.7 percent in the second half to force overtime, UIC made just 1 of 6 from the floor in the extra session.The Norse raced out in the five-...

Norse get huge win at Oakland, 90-73

Norse get huge win at Oakland, 90-73

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 19, 2016


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

ROCHESTER, Michigan -- Less than one month ago, the Oakland men's basketball team took top-ranked Michigan State to overtime before falling 99-93.In addition to a six-point loss to the Spartans, Oakland lost by 13 on the road at then-fifth-ranked Virginia.On Tuesday, Northern Kentucky picked up its bi...

Norse comeback falls short against Cleveland State

Norse comeback falls short against Cleveland State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 18, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team's attempted second-half comeback fell short Saturday in a 70-65 to Cleveland State at BB&T Arena.Northern Kentucky led until the midway point of the second half. Jalen Billups gave NKU its last lead 52-50 with 9:20 remaining.A 15-5 Cleveland State run gave the Vikings...

Norse get first Horizon League win in rout

Norse get first Horizon League win in rout

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

NKU shot a blistering 50 percent in the first half and 48 percent for the game Thursday as they cruised to an 84-64 win over Youngstown State.The victory is the first-ever Horizon League win for the Norse (5-10, 1-3 in Horizon League). Youngstown State falls to 7-11 overall, 2-3 in the league.A 19-1 run in the ...

Billups reaches 1,000 points; NKU falls to WSU

Billups reaches 1,000 points; NKU falls to WSU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 10, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

Jalen Billups became the 24th member of the 1,000 point club at Northern Kentucky University Saturday in a 60-46 loss to Wright State at BB&T Arena.Billups, who reached the 500 rebound career milestone a week ago, eclipsed the 1,000-point milestone with a dunk in the first half against the Raide...

Late Milwaukee surge thwarts Norse

Late Milwaukee surge thwarts Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 5, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- A 14-4 run over the final four minutes Monday propelled Milwaukee to a 76-67 victory over Northern Kentucky at UMW Panther Arena.NKU (4-9, 0-2 in Horizon League) held a 63-62 lead with 4:18 remaining thanks to a Jordan Garnett layup.Aaron Jordan answered with a three-point pl...

Billups reaches rebounding milestone as Norse fall

Billups reaches rebounding milestone as Norse fall

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

January 2, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The Green Bay men's basketball team Saturday defeated Northern Kentucky 86-70 in the Norse's first-ever Horizon League game.NKU senior Jalen Billups achieved one career milestone while moving within reach of a second.Billups had 6 rebounds, allowing him to surpass the 500-rebound ...

Norse end non-league schedule with loss at Toledo

Norse end non-league schedule with loss at Toledo

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 31, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

TOLEDO, Ohio -- After a close first half, Toledo pulled away Wednesday for a 90-73 win over Northern Kentucky in the Norse's final non-league game of the season.NKU rallied late in the first half to pull within one, 45-44, at the intermission.In the second half, Toledo opened with a 17-4 run. NKU wa...

GALLERY: NKU delivers a beating to IU Kokomo

GALLERY: NKU delivers a beating to IU Kokomo

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 23, 2015


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

Dressed in Santa Claus red uniforms, IU Kokomo delivered the perfect gift for the NKU men's basketball team prior to the holiday break.NKU dominated IU Kokomo from start to finish Wednesday night, cruising to an 88-44 victory at BB&T Arena.NKU Head Coach John Brannen cautioned his team not to ha...

GALLERY: Unselfish Norse keep Redhawks winless

GALLERY: Unselfish Norse keep Redhawks winless

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 20, 2015


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

Using outstanding ball movement against a variety of zone defenses Saturday night, the NKU men's basketball team cruised to a 79-69 victory over Southeast Missouri State.Northern Kentucky (3-6) had 20 assists on 28 field goals. Tyler White led the way with 7 assists.The ball movement was critical because ...

LeVert triple-double leads Michigan past NKU

LeVert triple-double leads Michigan past NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

ANN ARBOR, Michigan -- Michigan senior Caris LeVert recorded only the fourth triple-double in school history Tuesday night in a 77-62 victory over Northern Kentucky.LeVert finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. According to mgoblue.com, LeVert joins Darius Morris in 2011, ...

GALLERY: Smothering defense helps propel Norse past Norfolk State

GALLERY: Smothering defense helps propel Norse past Norfolk State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 13, 2015


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

NKU held Norfolk State to just 35 percent shooting from the floor Sunday night in an 81-60 Norse victory at BB&T Arena.The 60 points scored by Norfolk State (4-5) was its lowest offensive output of the season."It was our defensive effort that I was proud of," NKU Head Coach John Brannen said. "We s...

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