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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

December 1, 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 23, 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...

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

2015-16 Must-see men’s basketball games

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

at West VirginiaNovember 13, 7 p.m.Bob Huggins’ squad came to Highland Heights last season and defeated the Norse 67-42. NKU will look to return the favor in Morgantown. Coming off of a 25-10 season, the Mountaineers were picked to finish sixth in the Big 12. Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com bracketologist predicts WVU will make the NCAA tour...

2015-16 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

2015-16 Horizon League men’s basketball preview

Kari Lakes, Contributor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Teams ranked in predicted order in Horizon League preseason poll. Valparaiso (Indiana)Head Coach- Bryce Drew (5th season)Rank- 1st 2014-15: 28-6 overall, 13-3 in the Horizon LeagueWith the record of 28-6, the Crusaders have been picked to win the Horizon League, with four players being named preseas...

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 8, 2015


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team started off their season with an exhibition game Saturday against the Bears of Ohio Northern University. The final score was a win for the Norse 81-76.Though the Bears rallied late, the Norse was able to get the victory using strong defense and knocking down their free th...

Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized

Men’s basketball Horizon League schedule finalized

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- The men’s basketball team announced its first-ever Horizon League schedule Monday morning, as well as game times for home contests. A Jan. 2 showdown at Green Bay will be the first Horizon League contest for the men’s basketball team. The game will be carried on ESP...

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