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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant smiles as he jogs to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. AP Photo by Matt Slocum.

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and eight others pass: An NKU basketball community mourns

Players and coaches take to social media to express their loss.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 27, 2020
Sunday morning, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with seven others. TMZ was the first to break the story of Kobe Bryant being involved in the helicopter crash.
Jalen Tate (11) reacts during the final seconds of the final game of the Horizon League Tournament against Wright State. NKU defeated Wright State 77-66.

March Madness: Expert takes, odds, French connections and more

How likely are the Norse to beat the Red Raiders?
Sam Rosenstiel and Sierra Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor March 22, 2019

It might be a longshot, but that would make an upset that much sweeter. The 14-seeded NKU Norse are taking the fight to Tulsa against 3-seed Texas Tech Red Raiders today at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s...

Jalen Tate (11) hugs Drew McDonald (34) after his game winning three point shot during the semi-final game of the Horizon League Tournament. The ball was inbounded with 9 seconds on the clock.

Norse settle score against Oakland Grizzlies 64-63

Norse came back from 17 point deficit to win the game.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor March 11, 2019
The Norse advance past the Oakland Grizzlies 64-63 Monday night in the Semifinals of the Horizon League Basketball Tournament. NKUs record moves to 25-8 overall and 14-5 in the league, while ending the Grizzlies season with 16-17 overall and 11-8 in the conference.
Drew McDonald (34) Surpassed the preview record for number of made free throws during the game against Youngstown State. McDonald now holds the record with 435 free throws on his career.

NKU takes down Youngstown State 76-69

Drew McDonald breaks several NKU records in Youngstown win.
Jasmine Smart, Reporter February 22, 2019
NKU men’s basketball team defeated Youngstown State 76-69 during Thursday’s game.  This brought the Norse to 21-7 overall and 11-4 in the Horizon League while the Penguins dropped 12-17 overall and 8-8 in the Horizon League.
NKU players cheer after a dunk during the game against Detroit Mercy. The Norse defeated Detroit 97-65.

Norse knock down Detroit Mercy 97-65

NKU set school record for most assists vs Division I team with 33.
Nick Porras, Contributor February 7, 2019
NKU men’s basketball team found their rhythm against Detroit Mercy 97-65. NKU moves 9-3 in the Horizon League and 19-6 overall. The Titans moves 6-6 in the league and 10-14 overall.
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