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Mens Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to the team during a timeout in the game against Transylvania. The Norse defeated Transylvania 71-45 in the exhibition game on Wednesday night.

Coach Horn ranks top 5 on CBS Sports college basketball 2019 hires list

Horn credits NKU’s program for the success.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor April 22, 2020
Head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn is one among the roughly 60 college basketball coaches hired in the spring of 2019. Coach Horn was ranked fifth on CBS Sports Writer Matt Norlander’s list of the top 12 coaches who had strong debuts during the 2019-20 season. 
Jalen Tate (11) prepares to be introduced prior to final game of the Horizon League Tournament against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 71-62 and have now secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Tate, Mocaby enter Transfer portal

Norse Nation loses three starters in off-season.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 27, 2020
Redshirt Junior guard Jalen Tate entered the transfer portal Friday morning. A tweet from basketball analyst Jeff Goodman announced Tate's departure from the NKU men's basketball team. 
NKU national champs t-shirt created by Paula Hook, a member of Norse Nation.

NKU Men’s basketball 2020 National Champions

According to Norse Nation, that is.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 23, 2020
This past weekend would have been NKU’s third showing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Due to COVID-19, the Norse weren’t able to compete in the national tournament. A lot of teams didn’t even get to start their conference championships, speculation of NKU would play was still out. Villanova and Baylor were number two seeds that popped up the most as NKU’s contenders.
Jalen Tate (11) argues with a referee about a call during the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against UIC. The Norse defeated UIC 71-62 and have now secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Norse take off their dancing shoes as NCAA tournament canceled nationwide

The tournament would’ve been NKU’s third time at March Madness in four years
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor March 12, 2020

The NCAA cancelled the men’s and women’s Division I basketball championships on Thursday afternoon, as well as all remaining winter and spring championship events.  The decision comes after the...

NKU wins the 2020 Horizon League Tournament, 71-62

“We want to advance.”
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 10, 2020
NKU defeated the UIC Flames 71-62 in the 2020 Horizon League Championship game Tuesday night. The Norse will go onto their third NCCA Tournament appearance in NKU’s Division I history.
Dantez Walton (32) goes up for a lay up during the Semi-Final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Green Bay. The Norse defeated Green Bay 80-69 and move on the face UIC in the final round of the Horizon League Tournament.

NKU men’s basketball team advances to Horizon League Finals

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 10, 2020
NKU men's basketball team survived and advances to the final round of the Horizon League tournament after defeating the Green Bay Phoenix 80-69. NKU took dominated the last five minutes of the game propelling them into their 11 point win. Redshirt junior guard Jalen Tate scored 23 points, shooting 10-of-15 from the free throw line.
Dantez Walton (32) shoots a three point shot during the game against Oakland. Walton shot 9-of-19 on the game and had 23 points.

NKU tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

Ty DeBonis, Reporter February 6, 2020
The Northern Kentucky Men’s basketball team tamed the Oakland Grizzlies Thursday night. The Black and Gold won by a score of 73-70. The win was the third in a row for the Norse as they improved to 17-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play.
Cole Murray being honored at Delphi High school.

NKU men’s basketball Alum, Cole Murray has high school jersey retired

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor February 5, 2020
Cole Murray, a 2017 graduate and men’s basketball star, had his jersey retired by his high school on Jan. 25. Murray was instrumental in NKU’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and graduated with 259 career 3-pointers and scored a total of 930 points. 
WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 25, 2020
Friday nights match up at Nutter Center ended in the Wright State Raiders favor with a whopping 32 point win. NKU now falls to 14-7 on the season and 6-3 in the conference. Wright State advances to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the Horizon League, only falling to UIC 76-72.
Bryson Langdon (5) watches the clock during the gfame against Cleveland State.  Langdon shot 0-of-8 from the field and had 7 points on the game.

Norse defeat Cleveland State to create 5-game winning streak

Ty DeBonis, Staff Reporter January 20, 2020
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team captured their second win in three days Saturday night against the Cleveland State Vikings. The win marks five straight conference wins for the Black and Gold.
Tyler Sharpe (15) smiles while walking off the court after the win against Youngstown State. Sharpe surpassed his 1000th career point and had 33 points on the game.

Sharpe has a night: 1,000 career points and ties career high with 33

The Norse put Youngstown State Penguins on ice in 25 point win.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 16, 2020
Tyler Sharpe scored his 1,000th career point in NKU victory
Norse take down Milwaukee Panthers in Conference Opener

Norse take down Milwaukee Panthers in Conference Opener

Tyler Sharpe had his third consecutive 30 point game of the season.
Ty DeBonis, Reporter December 29, 2019
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team won its Horizon League conference opener Saturday afternoon against the Milwaukee Panthers 74-64 at BB&T Arena. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the Norse with 31 points, including six 3-pointers. This game was Sharpe’s third consecutive 30 point performance.
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