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UNC Greensboros Bas Leyte shoots a free throw during Friday nights game at BB&T Arena.

Norse falter in overtime, 70-69, in physical battle against UNC Greensboro

Trevon Faulkner reached 1,000 career points in the loss
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

  The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit and senior guard Trevon Faulkner picked up his 1,000th career point while tying a career-high with 28, but...

NKU guard Trey Robinson dunks the ball during the Norse win over Wheeling on Tuesday.

Men’s basketball wallops Wheeling in home opener

Dunks, three point shooting highlight Norse victory
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2021

With the smell of popcorn and hot dogs filling BB&T Arena, the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team took the court in front of a home crowd for the first time since March 9, 2020. The Norse...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

Deep, talented and experienced, Norse aim for a return to the Big Dance

NKU lost in semifinals in 2020-21 after winning conference tournament the previous two seasons
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the central theme of the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team was turnover, as the Norse lost their top three scorers in forward Dantez Walton and guards Tyler Sharpe...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

NKU falls short in bid for third straight Horizon League Tournament title, falling to Oakland in semifinals

Norse end the 2020-21 season with 69-58 loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, winners of the previous two Horizon League Tournament championships, were denied in their quest for a three-peat on Monday night, falling to the Oakland Golden...

David Bӧhm tips the ball toward the basket, eventually scoring the game winner at the buzzer to lift the Norse over Detroit Mercy.

Böhm’s buzzer beater gives NKU 70-69 over Detroit Mercy in Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals

Norse now head to Indianapolis for semifinals
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

  It was an ending almost too storybook (or chaotic) to be true. The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team trailed by one, 69-68, and had the ball with just eight seconds remaining...

Marques Warrick takes an open jump shot during NKUs game against UIC at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB guard Marques Warrick named Horizon League Freshman of the Year

Warrick averaged 15.9 points per game this season
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 23, 2021

After taking the Horizon League by storm in his first season on the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, freshman guard Marques Warrick has been named the 2020-21 Horizon League Freshman of the Year. Warrick...

Bryson Langdon drives to the hoop during NKUs win over Wright State on Friday night at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB turns attention to Horizon League Tournament after regular season finale loss to Wright State

MBB and WBB teams concluded the regular season on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

On a Saturday evening that represented both homecoming and Senior Day for the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, the Norse were unable to repeat Friday night’s heroics against the Wright State...

Adrian Nelson (4) finishes off a slam dunk against Wright State on Friday night.

NKU MBB uses balanced scoring attack to upset Wright State 81-75

Four players had at least 14 points for the Norse in the win
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 19, 2021

  Entering play on Friday evening, the Wright State Raiders were, on paper, the best team in the Horizon League by a significant margin. The Raiders came into Friday’s game against Northern...

Bryson Langdon attempts the game-winning jump shot to beat the UIC Flames 69-67 on Saturday.

NKU MBB survives a nail-biter against UIC on Saturday night

Langdon the hero as Norse escape with 69-67 win
Brendan Connelly, Reporter January 30, 2021

Bryson Langdon took the inbounds pass, drove down the right side of the lane and made the go-ahead bucket with 1.8 seconds left to propel the Norse past the Flames at BB&T Arena. The late-game...

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner attempts a shot against UIC. Faulkner finished the night with 25 points.

NKU MBB extends win streak to three with Friday night win over UIC

Norse beat the Flames 72-68 on Friday night
Brendan Connelly, Reporter January 29, 2021

  Trevon Faulkner’s game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds powered the Norse past the UIC Flames 72-68 Friday night at BB&T Arena. With the win, NKU improved to 8-8 overall (6-5 in the Horizon...

David Böhm (13) attempts a jumper against IUPUI.

NKU MBB losing streak falls to four following loss against IUPUI

The Jaguars completed the two-game sweep over the Norse on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 16, 2021

In yet another closely contested game for the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team, the IUPUI Jaguars finished off a two-game sweep of the Norse at BB&T Arena, winning on Saturday night...

IUPUI beats NKU MBB in first game of the weekend behind Burk’s 27 points

IUPUI beats NKU MBB in first game of the weekend behind Burk’s 27 points

Marcus Burk was 6-7 from three in the Jaguars’ victory
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 15, 2021

IUPUI senior guard Marcus Burk proved why he is considered one of the most prolific scorers in the Horizon League on Friday night at BB&T Arena, pouring in 27 points to lead the Jaguars past the Northern...

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