The Northerner

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

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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 the 3-point line. Senior guard Tyler Sharpe followed with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists...

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

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

March Madness: NKU’s season ends against Texas Tech

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

NKU men’s basketball historic season ended against the Texas Tech Red Raiders Friday at the BOK Center in Tulsa. The Norse end the season Horizon League regular season co-champs as well as Horizon League Champions. The Norse ended the season with a 28-9.  

Going dancing: Norse defeat Wright State in Horizon Championship

Going dancing: Norse defeat Wright State in Horizon Championship

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

NKU men’s basketball team are the 2019 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Champions after a 77-66 win over Wright State Raiders.NKU’s post season continues with a record of 26-8 and end the conference with a record of 14-5. The Raiders season ended with an overall record of 21-13 and 13-6 in the conference.

Norse settle score against Oakland Grizzlies 64-63

Norse settle score against Oakland Grizzlies 64-63

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.

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

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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 secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Norse secure regular season conference title, narrowly defeat Green Bay

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019

NKU men's basketball team eeked out a win against the Green Bay Phoenix 86-82, securing their second consecutive Horizon League season title.Senior Drew McDonald broke NKU's all-time scoring record with 2,011 all-time points, breaking the record previously held by Craig Booker in 2000 (2,007 points). McDonald had 13 points during Saturday's match.

NKU men’s basketball holds off Milwaukee 65-55

NKU men’s basketball holds off Milwaukee 65-55

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

NKU men's basketball team took the lead late to win 65-55 over the Milwaukee Panthers. NKU's record improves to 22-8 overall and 12-5 in the conference, while the Panthers fall to 9-21 on the season and 4-13 in the Horizon League.

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

Cleveland State Preview: No. 1 meets No. 10 at BB&T

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 23, 2019

NKU men’s basketball hosts the number 10 team in the Horizon League Saturday night at BB&T Arena. The game is not only the last home game of the season but it is Senior Night. NKU Athletics will be recognizing graduate student point guard Zaynah Robinson and senior forward Drew McDonald.

NKU takes down Youngstown State 76-69

NKU takes down Youngstown State 76-69

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.

Youngstown State preview: A streak must be broken

Youngstown State preview: A streak must be broken

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

The Norse sit atop the Horizon League with a 10-4 conference record and 20-7 season record. They are looking to keep their home winning streak alive against Youngstown State on Thursday, Feb. 21. The Penguins are 8-7 in the Horizon League and sit 12-16 on the overall season. The Penguins are tied for fifth in the league and are looking to keep their six-game win streak going.

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