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McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

McDonald scores 21 to lead NKU past UMBC, 78-60

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2018

Fresh off his triple-double against Morehead State on Tuesday night, Horizon League preseason MVP Drew McDonald tallied 21 points and five rebounds to help the Norse past last year's NCAA Tournament darlings UMBC, 78-60 at BB&T Arena on Friday night. The Cold Spring, Kentucky native finished ...

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018

It only took 6,506 days, but Craig Conley now has company in NKU's triple-double club, as Drew McDonald became the long-awaited second member on Tuesday night.

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

NKU falls to UCF on the road, spoiling 6-game win streak

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018

After helping the Norse to their best start (6-0) in the Division I era, Drew McDonald's 22-point performance was no match for the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" blocking specialist Tacko Fall, the Norse suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, 66-53. Last weekend's Maui ...

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Aric France, Reporter

November 19, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team collected a clean sweep in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic after beating Coastal Carolina 89-83 to remain undefeated (6-0) on Sunday night. “I thought this was the first of the six games where everyone did their job,” NKU head coach John Branne...

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Men’s basketball collects 2nd home win against Wabash

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 11, 2018

The NKU men’s basketball team returned home after a tough win at Northern Illinois to outpace the Wabash Little Giants. NKU played their whole roster, with 11 out of the 13 adding points to the scoreboard; Wabash also played their whole roster but only seven out of the 17 put up any points. Zayn...

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Norse pull off thrilling double overtime win

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 10, 2018

After draining a pair of clutch three-pointers in the first overtime and collecting an additional seven points in the second overtime, transfer guard Zaynah Robinson made all the difference for the Norse as they picked up the 88-85 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday night. The Norse (2-0) trailed t...

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Season Preview: Men’s Basketball

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

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 John Brannen engineer one of the fastest and best turnarounds in the nation. So far, the Brannen...

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Gallery: Norse sweep homecoming week with victory over Green Bay

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 10, 2018

The NKU men's basketball team defeated Green Bay 86-80 in front of a sold out lower bowl in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 19-7 and are 12-2 in Horizon League play. Green Bay has now lost three straight and are 10-18 and 5-10 in conference play. "We haven't played our best basketball in f...

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Norse escape with a victory over Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 9, 2018

Since NKU joined the Horizon League, Milwaukee has landed on the schedule during homecoming. Each time Milwaukee has played hard but failed to defeat the Norse. Tonight played out much the same way. NKU defeated the Panthers 54-52 in BB&T Arena Thursday night, improving to 11-2 in conference play...

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

#Norse Notebook: Evaluating the Norse bench

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 8, 2018

While I was working on my story about the NKU women’s basketball team defeating nationally ranked Green Bay at the end of last December, Tyler Sharpe took the floor with a team manager and began his pregame shooting routine. The guard from Mt. Washington, KY moved around the floor and shot from eac...

Second half surge pushes Norse over Penguins

Second half surge pushes Norse over Penguins

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 1, 2018

It wasn't pretty at times, but Northern Kentucky University's men's basketball team remained undefeated on the road Thursday night, defeating Youngstown State 95-85. The Norse are now 9-2 in Horizon League play and 16-7 overall. After starting league play 3-1, Youngstown State is now just 4-7 in conference...

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Gallery: Norse get back on track with victory over Cleveland State

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

January 15, 2018

The Northern Kentucky men's basketball team defeated Cleveland State 70-55 Monday night in BB&T Arena. The Norse improve to 12-6 on the season and 5-1 in Horizon League play while Cleveland State falls to 4-15 and 1-5 in conference play. The Norse remain in second place in the Horizon Leagu...

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