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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 19, 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 15, 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...

NKU men fall in overtime to Eastern Illinois

NKU men fall in overtime to Eastern Illinois

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

CHARLESTON, Ill. - Despite monster games from Jalen Billups and Lavone Holland II, the NKU men's basketball team fell in overtime Saturday night to Eastern Illinois, 79-73.NKU trailed by two, 60-58, with 1:44 left in regulation. Holland scored on a dunk off of a fastbreak to tie the game at 60 with 1...

NKU basketball player suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest

NKU basketball player suspended indefinitely after DUI arrest

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU senior basketball player Todd Johnson was suspended from the team indefinitely by the university following his DUI arrest by Highland Heights police Saturday morning.According to the arrest report, Johnson was pulled over at 1:18 a.m. Saturday morning. The officer noticed Johnson driving down Nunn...

Billups’ 20 points not enough as Norse fall 74-63

Billups’ 20 points not enough as Norse fall 74-63

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tied with 15:55 remaining, the NKU men's basketball team lost Monday night to North Carolina A&T 74-63.Sam Hunt led NC A&T with 32 points. Jalen Billups led NKU (1-4) with 20 points and 7 rebounds.Billups kept the Norse in the game. He threw down a dunk with 8:47 remaining t...

GALLERY: Valiant Norse effort comes up short at Xavier

GALLERY: Valiant Norse effort comes up short at Xavier

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 23, 2015


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

CINCINNATI, Ohio - In its first meeting against Xavier since joining Division I, the NKU Norse were hardly intimidated Monday night at Cintas Center.In the end, the Musketeers had too much firepower and pulled away late for a 78-66 win over NKU.Xavier (4-0), ranked 23 in the new Associated Press pol...

Late run gives Morehead State win over NKU men

Late run gives Morehead State win over NKU men

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 22, 2015


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

Morehead State went on an 11-2 run over the final 5:07 Saturday night, turning a one-point deficit into a 64-56 victory over the NKU men’s basketball team.NKU is now 1-2 overall while Morehead State is 2-1.The game was back and forth until about five minutes left, when the Eagles began to soar past NKU....

GALLERY: Second half surge gives Norse men first win, 83-71

GALLERY: Second half surge gives Norse men first win, 83-71

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

Jalen Billups scored 19 of his game-high 22 points in the second half Tuesday night as the NKU men's basketball team rallied to defeat Tiffin University 83-71 in its home opener at BB&T Arena.With the victory, NKU evens its record at 1-1. Tiffin falls to 1-2 with the defeat."Obviously, it was a tale of two halv...

Norse fall in season opener to West Virginia

Norse fall in season opener to West Virginia

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- The men's basketball team opened the season with a tall task ahead of it - a road trip to West Virginia to take on Bob Huggins' Mountaineers.West Virginia proved to be too strong for the Norse, defeating NKU 107-61.Tyler White led NKU with 17 points. Lavone Holland II added 11 poin...

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