The Northerner

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Carson Williams fights his way through Bam Adebayo to score. He finished with 21 points

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017

The University of Kentucky got the victory over Northern Kentucky University Friday night, but not before they came face to face with last year's Mr. Kentucky Basketball. Carson Williams was a workhorse in the match up with the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds against a long Ke...

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

The Norse anxiously watch the selection show as they wait for their name to be called.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

In the last five years a 15-seed has beaten a 2-seed four times in the NCAA Tournament. The NKU Norse will have a chance to be the fifth team to do that this year.  After winning the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday, the NKU men's basketball team have earned the right to play the University of...

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Norse outlast league leading Valparaiso to finish regular season

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 26, 2017

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Valparaiso 82-78 Sunday afternoon to finish the regular season. The Norse finish the regular season with a 21-10 record and 12-6 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso falls to 24-7 and 14-4 in the league play, but hold on to the number one seed in the Hori...

Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State

Carson Williams recorded his third double-double of the season against Detroit Mercy, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 5, 2017

Both NKU basketball teams traveled to Dayton to face Wright State on Saturday. The men's basketball team beat the Raiders 83-79 while the women's team fell 67-47. NKU 83 Wright State 79 Despite Wright State shooting 50 percent on the nights, the Norse shot 49 percent and came away with the victory ov...

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Mason Faulkner (11) drives to the basket during Thursday's win over Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 11, 2017

The NKU men's basketball team lost 80-71 to Green Bay Tuesday night. The Norse fall to 12-5 on the season and 3-2 in Horizon League play, while the Phoenix remain a perfect 4-0 in conference play.   It was a tale of two halves for the Norse. In the first half, the Norse shot 45 percent from the field...

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Carson Williams (23) dribbles around a defender during Wednesday's game against Eastern Illinois.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016

The NKU Norse beat Eastern Washington 70-48 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena for their fifth straight win. The Norse improve to 8-3 while the Eagles fall to 8-3 on the season. The Norse defense smothered an Eagle offense that averages 82 points per game, holding them to 32 percent shooting for the...

Murray’s career night carries Norse over Southeast Missouri State

Cole Murray (25) had 13 points Saturday in NKU's loss to Youngstown State.

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 10, 2016

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo- The NKU men's basketball team improved to 7-3 on the season with a 80-66 win against Southeast Missouri State on the road.  Cole Murray had an incredible shooting night, going 8-11 from three point range and finished with 26 points before fouling out of the game. Murray did not a...

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Drew McDonald spins around a Miami defender to finish at the rim in a 79-70 win vs Miami (OH)

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 20, 2016

OXFORD, Ohio -- The NKU Norse finished the Tarkett Sports Classic with a 79-70 win against the Miami Redhawks Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 3-2 while the Redhawks fall to 2-3 on the season. "It showed their character," head coach John Brannen said. "I'm really proud of the way our team came...

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