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NKU guard Sam Vinson (2) takes a shot over a Robert Morris defender. Vinson finished with eight points.

Vinson’s incredible freshman season lights the way for bright future

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2022

In a mid-major program that is heavily built upon the foundation of player development and building talent over tenure, it’s an anomaly to see a freshman get as many opportunities to shine as Sam...

NKU guard Sam Vinson takes a shot against Purdue Fort Wayne.

Vinson and Warrick take home Horizon League awards

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2022

The Horizon League released its end of season awards for men’s basketball on Monday afternoon, and two members of the Norse took home individual awards. Freshman guard Sam Vinson was named the 2021-22...

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner against Oakland on Friday. Faulkner led the Norse with 26 points.

Men’s basketball uses second half comeback to defeat Oakland

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 4, 2022

For the second straight game, the NKU men’s basketball team used a 14-point second half comeback to beat the top team in the Horizon League. Behind 26 points from Trevon Faulkner, 20 from Sam Vinson,...

Guard Marques Warrick led the Norse in scoring with 23 points as NKU defeated Wright State on Tuesday.

‘The bigger the moment, the better he is’, Warrick shines as Norse win rivalry game over Wright State

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2022

Head coach Darrin Horn said it best following NKU’s 73-63 victory over the Wright State Raiders on Tuesday night when discussing NKU sophomore guard Marques Warrick. “The bigger the moment,...

The Norse celebrate with fans following their dramatic win over Eastern Michigan.

NKU men’s basketball takeaways from season’s first two months

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams had five games scheduled last week from Thursday through Monday. The men were slated to host IUPUI on Thursday, UIC on Saturday and close rival Wright State...

NKU mens basketball players huddle on Thursday night against Green Bay at BB&T Arena.

Norse squander brilliant first half in New Year’s Day loss to Milwaukee

Blake Lehmann, Reporter January 1, 2022

The beginning of 2022 saw the script of “the tale of two halves,” as head coach Darrin Horn has referred to it in the past, being flipped in the Norse men’s basketball team’s 61-55 loss to Horizon...

The NKU mens basketball team celebrates during a win over Wheeling on Nov. 9.

Norse win 91-55 in dominant showing against Alice Lloyd College

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team dominated both sides of the ball on Sunday at BB&T Arena, capping their brief two-game homestand with an emphatic 91-55 victory over the Alice Lloyd College...

The NKU bench celebrates during the Norse 75-62 win over Canisius on Wednesday at BB&T Arena.

Norse get back on track with win over Canisius

Andrew Dixon, Reporter December 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team was back in action Wednesday Night at BB&T arena where they took on the Canisius Golden Griffins. The Norse came away with a 75-62 win.  Sophomore...

The NKU mens basketball team celebrates following their 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan on Thursday at BB&T Arena.

Langdon’s clutch bucket caps Norse’s comeback 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan

Blake Lehmann, Reporter November 19, 2021

In a game where they trailed by 11 at the half, the Norse men’s basketball team was able to bounce back and set up a go-ahead layup by senior guard Bryson Langdon with seven seconds remaining to...

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