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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...

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 6, 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...

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...

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