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Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU Norse women's basketball team defeated Arkansas State 83-78 in the second game of the Puerto Rico Classic in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon. The Norse advance to 3-8 on the season while Arkansas State falls to 2-9. The Norse offense was clicking in this game, shooting 54 percent from the field...

Norse drop opener in Vegas to Portland State

Norse drop opener in Vegas to Portland State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- For only the second time this season, the NKU women's basketball team allowed an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor in a 77-54 loss Monday to Portland State. The game was the first of three in Las Vegas for the Norse (2-8). Portland State shot 50.8 percent (30...

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Williams, Murray carry Norse to fifth straight win

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 18, 2016


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

The NKU Norse beat Eastern Washington 70-48 Sunday afternoon in BB&T Arena for their fifth straight win. The Norse improve to 8-3 while the Eagles fall to 8-3 on the season. The Norse defense smothered an Eagle offense that averages 82 points per game, holding them to 32 percent shooting for the...

Murray’s career night carries Norse over Southeast Missouri State

Murray’s career night carries Norse over Southeast Missouri State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 10, 2016


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

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo- The NKU men's basketball team improved to 7-3 on the season with a 80-66 win against Southeast Missouri State on the road.  Cole Murray had an incredible shooting night, going 8-11 from three point range and finished with 26 points before fouling out of the game. Murray did not a...

Hoosiers’ pace too much for NKU women

Hoosiers’ pace too much for NKU women

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- Indiana University scored the first 25 points of the game Thursday evening, blasting an undermanned NKU women's basketball team 100-49 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (6-3) outpaced the Norse (2-6) 35-5 in the opening quarter and never looked back. Indiana shot 68 percent from the ...

Norse defense finishes strong in win over Eastern Illinois

Norse defense finishes strong in win over Eastern Illinois

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- For the NKU men's basketball team, it all comes down to EMP. Emotional, mental and physical buy-in -- the three phases of the game that head coach John Brannen stresses to his team. All three were on display in the second half of Wednesday's 80-70 victory over Eastern ...

Norse offense continues to struggle in loss to Tennessee Tech

Norse offense continues to struggle in loss to Tennessee Tech

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team fell to Tennessee Tech 55-40 Sunday afternoon in Cookeville. The Norse fall to 2-5 on the season while the Golden Eagles improve to 3-6 on the year. Despite shooting just 24 percent, the Norse were only down by four points at the end of the first half. That would be ...

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Strong first half propels Norse to victory over Norfolk State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 3, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports

The NKU men’s basketball team beat Norfolk State 72-61  in Virginia Saturday night. The Norse improve to 5-3 while Norfolk State falls to 2-7. The Norse were propelled by 15-2 run in the middle of the first half, carrying them to a 31-23 halftime lead. The Spartans shot just 26 percent in the first ha...

McDonald scores 32 as Norse beat Morehead State

McDonald scores 32 as Norse beat Morehead State

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

MOREHEAD, Kentucky -- An impressive season for Drew McDonald reached new heights Wednesday night. The sophomore forward scored a career-high 32 points as Northern Kentucky defeated Morehead State 84-79. McDonald, who has now scored 20 or more points in five straight games, also had 11 rebounds for ...

Scoring droughts doom Norse in loss to NC Central

Scoring droughts doom Norse in loss to NC Central

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 26, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- The most veteran team in NCAA basketball taught a hard lesson to one of the youngest Saturday night at BB&T Arena. Two prolonged scoring droughts, combined with an outstanding individual performance, were too much for the NKU men's basketball team to overcome Saturda...

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Holland carries Norse to win over Miami (OH)

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 20, 2016


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

OXFORD, Ohio -- The NKU Norse finished the Tarkett Sports Classic with a 79-70 win against the Miami Redhawks Sunday afternoon. The Norse improve to 3-2 while the Redhawks fall to 2-3 on the season. "It showed their character," head coach John Brannen said. "I'm really proud of the way our team came...

Second quarter surge propels Norse to first win

Second quarter surge propels Norse to first win

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 19, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- Short-handed and banged up, the NKU women's basketball team got a much-needed confidence boost Saturday night in the form of NAIA Indiana University East. While it wasn't easy, the Norse separated themselves with a 23-6 second quarter and cruised to a 66-46 victory ov...

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