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Northern Kentucky takes down Eastern Kentucky 76-57

Adrian Nelson (4) celebrates with Adham Eleeda (1) after a timeout called by EKU. The Norse defeated EKU 76-57.
Five Norse were in double digits against Eastern.
December 8, 2019
The in-state battle Sunday night ended in NKU’s favor with a 76-57 win. The Norse are now 7-3 on the season. Senior forward Dantez Walton led with 18 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Trevon Faulkner also had 18 points and led in assists with seven. 

Double overtime ends in 98-96 loss for NKU men’s basketball

Dantez Walton (32) reacts after making a three point shot during the game against Texas Southern. Walton had 33 points on the game and shot 11-of-21 on the night.
Dantez Waton posted a career high of 33 points and added 10 rebounds and three assists.
November 24, 2019
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team dropped a nail-biter Saturday night against the Texas Southern Tigers. The Norse fell 98-96 after a double overtime thriller. For the second straight game at BB&T Arena, two Norse scored 20 or more points. 

NKU held off Ball State Cardinals in 59-57 win

Stock image of Dantez Walton going for a layup. In the foreground of the image is The Northerner logo followed by sports.
November 20, 2019
The Norse defeated Ball State University Cardinals on their home court 59-57 Wednesday night. Three Norse scored in double digits. Senior forward Dantez Walton led the charge with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Post-McDonald Era: Pressure is off, opportunity to build

NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.
November 6, 2019
The past three years for NKU men’s basketball program have been history-making, with two trips to the NCAA tournament (2017, 2019) and one trip to the NIT (2018). The Norse are focused on improving from those seasons with new coaching staff, a new style of play and four players returning out of last season’s starting five. 

Men’s Basketball win home opener against UC Clermont 105-55

NKU players reacts after a score by the Norse  during the game against UC Clermont. The Norse defeated UC Clermont 55-105.
November 5, 2019

  NKU men’s basketball team had five Norse in double digits in their home opener against UC Clermont. Sophomore guard Bryson Langdon led the night in points with 20, making 5 of 6 behind...

Men’s Basketball exhibition ends in 71-45 win over Transylvania

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to the team during a timeout in the game against Transylvania. The Norse defeated Transylvania 71-45 in the exhibition game on Wednesday night.
October 30, 2019
NKU men’s basketball team opens up exhibition season with a win over Transylvania University Pioneers. Redshirt junior guard led the team with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Senior forward Dantez Walton led the night in made three pointers with three, contributing 13 points, and 4 rebounds. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe led the night in steals with 5 and added 6 points to the scoreboard.

March Madness: “Christmas for any fan”

NKU Basketball Players cheer after the announcement of them recieving the 14th seed in the West region of the NCAA Tournament. The Norse will face No. 3 Texas Tech in the opening round.
March 17, 2019
NKU men's basketball team will face third seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 22. NKU Athletics held a Selection Sunday announcement party for NKU students, alumni, and fans of the community.

Norse fight to take down Detroit Mercy, advance in the tournament

Tyler Sharpe (15) steps to avoid a defender during the Horizon League Tournament game against Detroit Mercy. Sharpe shot 7-of-13 on the night and shot 6-of-12 from three on the game.
This win is the teams first time meeting in the postseason.
March 6, 2019
NKU men’s basketball team ended Detroit Mercy’s season at BB&T Arena 99-88, Thursday night in the Horizon League Quarterfinals. The Norse advance and will continue post season play. Their record moves to 24-8 on the season and 14-5 in the conference. Detroit Mercy ended with 11-20 overall and 13-6 in the league.

Norse knock down Detroit Mercy 97-65

NKU players cheer after a dunk during the game against Detroit Mercy. The Norse defeated Detroit 97-65.
NKU set school record for most assists vs Division I team with 33.
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.

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Jalen Tate (11) is introduced before the game against Wilmington. Tate lead the Norse with 17 overall points.
With several standouts exiting, will the team be able to pull off a 2019 tournament berth?
November 9, 2018

As the Norse prepare to enter the 2018-19 season, gone are standouts like Lavone Holland II, Carson Williams, Jordan Garnett and Mason Faulkner. Those four were an integral part in helping head coach...

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