The Northerner

Norse drain 14 threes in win over Detroit Mercy

Norse drain 14 threes in win over Detroit Mercy

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 29, 2016

DETROIT, Michigan -- The NKU men's basketball team overcame a first-half deficit in its Horizon League opener Thursday night by burying long-range shots. The Norse made 9 of 16 from three-point range in the second half and defeated Detroit Mercy 81-70. NKU (10-4) outscored Detroit Mercy 47-31 in t...

Strong second half propels West Virginia past NKU

Strong second half propels West Virginia past NKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 23, 2016

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia -- NKU put an early scare into the 11th ranked men's basketball team in the country Friday. The Norse led by eight early, but West Virginia clamped down on defense, forcing 25 NKU turnovers in a 92-61 win. Northern Kentucky (9-4) raced out to a 12-4 lead after making its first...

Norse sluggish, but pull away for sixth straight win

Norse sluggish, but pull away for sixth straight win

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 21, 2016

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- A mid-week matchup against a 2-8 NAIA team is usually nothing more than a tune-up game. Brescia was determined to be much more than a tune-up. Two days before traveling to West Virginia to take on the 11th-ranked Mountaineers, the NKU men's basketball team was sluggis...

Norse win second straight in Vegas over Southern Miss

Norse win second straight in Vegas over Southern Miss

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 21, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- A Rebecca Lyttle 3-point play with 1:58 remaining gave the NKU women's basketball team the lead for good Wednesday in a 58-53 win over Southern Mississippi. The win is the second in as many days in Las Vegas for the Norse (4-8). Southern Miss fell to 8-4. With the Norse traili...

Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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