The Northerner

Cleveland State guards too much for Norse to handle

Cleveland State guards too much for Norse to handle

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

For the second game in a row, Northern Kentucky's women's basketball team had a chance to send one of the top teams in the Horizon League to overtime. Unfortunately, their comeback attempt fell short. NKU fell to Cleveland State 70-65 in BB&T Arena Monday night. Cleveland State improves to 12-6 and 4-3 in con...

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Norse Notebook: Brannen looking for ways to improve against size

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

If the Norse have suffered one weakness this season, it is that they struggle against size inside. This was exposed against Wright State, who collected four blocks in Thursday’s game. “Size has been an issue so far this season for us in terms of getting the ball where we want to get it,” said J...

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...

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Preview: NKU takes on Wright State and a way-too-early look at ‘bracketology’

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018

Northern Kentucky men’s basketball welcomes Wright State into BB&T Arena at 7 p.m. Thursday night. The winner will remain undefeated in conference play and hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League.

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Norse escape Detroit thanks to last second basket

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 7, 2018

A Lavone Holland two-point jumper lifted the Northern Kentucky men's basketball team over Detroit Mercy 56-54 on the road Sunday afternoon.

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...

Norse grab second Horizon League victory over Titans

Norse grab second Horizon League victory over Titans

Mike Canizales, Reporter

January 5, 2018

Kailey Coffey and Taryn Taugher combined for 36 points Thursday night as the NKU women’s basketball team (4-10, 2-1 Horizon) earned a 78-67 road victory over Detroit Mercy (0-14, 0-3 Horizon) at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mi. Taugher and Molly Glick helped the Norse build an 18-9 lead with 3:05 left in ...

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Norse extinguish Flames ahead of matchup with Oakland

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017

The NKU men's basketball team defeated UIC in convincing fashion Saturday night, 86-51. The Norse improve to 9-5 on the season and begin Horizon League play 2-0. UIC falls to 5-10 and 0-2 in Horizon League play. "I was really excited about the performance of our young men tonight," NKU head coach Jo...

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix

Norse complete upset of 19th ranked Phoenix

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 30, 2017

There haven't been very many times in the past two seasons when the NKU women's basketball locker room was filled with elation after a game.  But today, joy filled BB&T Arena as the final buzzer sounded and spilled into the locker room.  "It was crazy. An overload of joy," guard Molly Glick said...

GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes

GALLERY: Grace White scores career high; Norse fall to Panthers in closing minutes

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 28, 2017

After leading the majority of the game, the NKU women's basketball team fell to the Milwaukee Panthers 53-49 in BB&T Arena. NKU falls to 2-10 on the season and 0-1 in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 9-4 on the season and are 1-0 in Horizon League play.  "I thought our defens...

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Norse break two game losing streak with win over IUPUI

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

December 28, 2017

The NKU men's basketball team defeated IUPUI 77-59 Thursday night in BB&T Arena, snapping a two-game losing streak in front of over 4,200 fans. The Norse improve to 8-5 and get their first Horizon League win of the season while the Jaguars fall to 3-9 and are 0-1 in conference play. "We challenge...

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