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Norse three game win streak ends against Oakland

Norse three game win streak ends against Oakland

Lilly Brown, Contributor

January 27, 2018

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team fell short against Oakland University Friday 83-70. The Norse are now 14-7 on the season and 7-2 in the Horizon League. Oakland is now 14-8 with a conference record of 6-3. The Norse are still second in the Horizon League standings behind Wright State...

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Norse finish Wisconsin road trip with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 21, 2018

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 77-65 in Green Bay Saturday afternoon. The Norse improve to 14-6 and 7-1 in Horizon League play while the Phoenix fall to 8-15 and 3-7 in conference play. Four Norse finished in double figure scoring, including Lavone Holland II, who scored 16 points...

Norse drop fourth straight game

Norse drop fourth straight game

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 20, 2018

After losing their last two games by two possessions, the NKU women's basketball took a huge step back on Friday night against IUPUI. The Norse fell to the Jaguars 71-35 in BB&T Arena, sending NKU to 4-14 and 2-5 in Horizon League play. The Jaguars improve to 14-4 and 6-1 in Horizon League...

Two Norse finish with double doubles in win over Milwaukee

Two Norse finish with double doubles in win over Milwaukee

Kevin Carey, Reporter

January 19, 2018

The Norse grabbed their 13th win on the year and sixth in the conference in an offensive showcase in Milwaukee, beating the Panthers 91-64. Three Norse players finished in double figures. Drew McDonald led the team with 25 points, Tyler Sharpe and Lavone Holland II both finished with 19 points. Both ...

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

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

Mike Canizales, Reporter

January 7, 2018

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, ...

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

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

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

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

Mike Canizales, Reporter

December 11, 2017

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 p...

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Gallery: Two Norse score 20 in victory over EKU

Kevin Carey, Reporter

December 11, 2017

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

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...

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