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Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019

NKU men's basketball team eeked out a win against the Green Bay Phoenix 86-82, securing their second consecutive Horizon League season title.Senior Drew McDonald broke NKU's all-time scoring record with 2,011 all-time points, breaking the record previously held by Craig Booker in 2000 (2,007 points). McDonald had 13 points during Saturday's match.

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

Lilly Brown, Reporter

February 24, 2019

NKU Men’s Basketball team’s home winning streak comes to an end against Cleveland State 77-83. Norse drop to second place in Horizon League Conference with a record of 11-5 and Cleveland is now 4-11 in conference play and remains in the tenth spot.

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 23, 2019

NKU men’s basketball hosts the number 10 team in the Horizon League Saturday night at BB&T Arena. The game is not only the last home game of the season but it is Senior Night. NKU Athletics will be recognizing graduate student point guard Zaynah Robinson and senior forward Drew McDonald.

Youngstown State preview: A streak must be broken

Youngstown State preview: A streak must be broken

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

The Norse sit atop the Horizon League with a 10-4 conference record and 20-7 season record. They are looking to keep their home winning streak alive against Youngstown State on Thursday, Feb. 21. The Penguins are 8-7 in the Horizon League and sit 12-16 on the overall season. The Penguins are tied for fifth in the league and are looking to keep their six-game win streak going.

NKU men’s basketball team falls to Wright State 81-77

NKU men’s basketball team falls to Wright State 81-77

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 16, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team falls to Wright State 81-77. The Norse fall 20-7 on the season and 10-4 in the Horizon League. Wright State moves to 16-11 on the season and 10-4 in the Horizon League, tying NKU for first.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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