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Men’s basketball vanquishes Flames at BB&T Arena 73-58

Men’s basketball vanquishes Flames at BB&T Arena 73-58

Ty Debonis, Reporter

December 30, 2018


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

The Norse men's basketball team defeated the UIC Flames at BB&T Arena on Sunday night 73-58.

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

NKU falls to UC on the road, 78-65

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


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

It only took 30 years for NKU and the University of Cincinnati to renew their rivalry on the basketball court, but in front of a crowd of over 11,000 at Fifth Third Arena, the Bearcats coasted to a 78-65 victory over the Norse on Tuesday night. “I thought we would come in here and compete a...

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

McDonald earns second Horizon League Co-Player of the Week honors

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


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

After leading the Norse to back-to-back victories over Morehead State and UMBC last week, senior forward Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, alongside Green Bay's ShanQuan Hemphill on Monday afternoon. This marks the second time this season and fifth time of his career th...

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

McDonald named to the 2019 Lou Henson Award Watch List

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018


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

NKU senior standout Drew McDonald has been named to the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award Watch List for the second consecutive season. This award is presented to the nation's top mid-major player in Division I college basketball and will be presented at the College Insider awards event in April at the site of t...

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


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

It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


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

After helping the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era, Drew McDonald's 22-point performance was no match for the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" blocking specialist Tacko Fall, the Norse suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, 66-53. Last weekend's Maui ...

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

McDonald named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 20, 2018


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

After leading the Norse to a perfect 3-0 record en route to the team title in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic, Drew McDonald was named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week, along with Green Bay's JayQuan McCloud on Monday afternoon. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native was named tournament MVP...

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018


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

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


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

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2018


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

After pulling off a six-point margin victory against Manhattan on Saturday night, the NKU men’s basketball team remain undefeated (5-0) and in the driver's seat in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Drew McDonald led the Norse with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by Dante...

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

NKU defeats UNC Ashville in KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic opener

Aric France, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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

The Norse opened its KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic by defeating the Bulldogs 77-50 on Friday night. With the victory, the Norse remain undefeated (4-0) while the Bulldogs drop to 1-2. Jalen Tate led the Norse with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds, while Drew McDonald produc...

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Preview: KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


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

A new basketball tournament is bringing top-tier teams together at BB&T this weekend, and the Norse face stiff competition.

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