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Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Benzinger, Raiders end NKU’s four game win streak

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


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

BB&T Arena had not witnessed an NKU men's basketball loss since Jan. 20, 2017. 5,000 energized fans filled the arena Thursday, hoping they would witness the 14th straight home victory for the Norse. Instead, they witnessed a career night from Grant Benzinger, who was seemingly unphased by the n...

Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Grizzlies end NKU’s two game winning streak

Michael Canizales, Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team (4-11, 2-2 Horizon) had their two game win streak snapped Saturday afternoon, as they fell to Oakland University (9-6, 2-2 Horizon)  at the Athletics Center O’rena in Auburn Hills, Michigan, 79-53. Defense and rebounding proved to be the difference in this one, as NKU was...

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Holland scores 1,000th career point in win over Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men's basketball team defeated the Oakland Grizzlies 87-83 in Oakland Friday night. The Norse move to 3-0 in Horizon League play while the Grizzlies fall to 1-2 in Horizon League play. Lavone Holland scored his 1,000 career point in the second half. He joins Drew McDonald as the second Norse thi...

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Preview: NKU takes on Oakland on ESPN2

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

It's a big night for NKU men's basketball, as The Norse will take on Oakland on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. on the road. Oakland and NKU were co-favorites to win the Horizon League this season. Oakland is 9-6 on the season and 1-1 in the Horizon League after losing to Green Bay last week. NKU is 9-5 and 2-0 in...

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Three Norse score double figures in loss to Aggies

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team suffered their fifth loss of the season to No. 8 Texas A&M at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas 64-58. The Norse finish non-conference play sitting at 7-5. Junior Drew McDonald finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Jordan Garnett finished with 15 points, n...

Norse women fall to Indiana

Norse women fall to Indiana

Michael Canizales, Reporter

December 11, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team (1-7 overall) fell to the Indiana Hoosiers, 67-56, on Saturday night at BB&T arena. Molly Glick led the Norse with 17 points and eight rebounds. Glick was 5-of-13 from the field overall while freshman forward Kailey Coffey had a balanced game with seven points...

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 11, 2017


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

The Norse took down in-state rival Eastern Kentucky 91-63 Sunday night at BB&T Arena, improving to 7-3 on the season. This was the first matchup between the two teams since the 1992-93 season. Three Norse players scored in double figures: Drew McDonald (23), Carson Williams (21) and Dantez Walton...

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

#NorseNotebook NKU defensive-minded team with high powered offense

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 4, 2017


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

Saturday’s 86-49 victory over Morehead State marked the sixth time this season the NKU men’s basketball team has scored 80 or more points in a game. The Norse have only scored below 70 points in a game once this season. Currently, the Norse are averaging 85.3 points per game (ppg) this season, up from 76.5 ppg...

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

McDonald reaches 1,000 career points in win over Morehead State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 2, 2017


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

  The NKU men's basketball team defeated Morehead State 86-49 on Saturday night. The Norse improve to 6-2 on the season while Morehead State falls to 2-6.  The Norse have now won two straight games after falling short to Vermont and Memphis on their last road trip. NKU head coach John Brann...

Norse grab first victory of the season

Norse grab first victory of the season

Michael Canizales, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team (1-4 overall) snapped their four-game losing streak by defeating Oakland City 103-25, inside BB&T Arena on Saturday afternoon. “We are constantly preaching, trust the process,” said head coach Camryn Whitaker. “Even though the outcomes haven’t been what...

Gallery: Norse comeback falls short against Colonials

Gallery: Norse comeback falls short against Colonials

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 21, 2017


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

The NKU women's basketball team lost to Robert Morris 59-50 on Tuesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 0-4 on the season while Robert Morris earns their first win of the season. "Credit to Robert Morris. They've won their league two years in a row," NKU head coach Camryn Whitaker said. "There is no one ...

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Holland named Horizon League Player of the Week

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

November 20, 2017


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

After leading the Norse to the Island of the Bahamas Showcase final, Lavone Holland II was named Horizon League Player of the Week Monday afternoon. Over the weekend, Holland averaged 16.3 points per game (ppg), five assists per game and nearly two steals per game. Holland shot 50 percent from the ...

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