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Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Norse Notebook: In loss, Holland and Williams push Norse

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 18, 2017


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

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

BREAKING: NKU to play Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


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

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

Norse basketball split weekend series at Wright State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 5, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

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

Turnovers doom Norse in Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

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

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016


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

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

Murray’s career night carries Norse over Southeast Missouri State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 10, 2016


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

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)

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 20, 2016


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

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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