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Marques Warrick takes an open jump shot during NKU's 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...

The Norse defend the perimeter against Wright State on Friday night.

Wright State coasts to a 66-50 victory over NKU WBB

WSU shot over 50 percent in double-digit win
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

  There were a number of reasons that the Wright State Raiders were able to come into BB&T Arena and hand the Northern Kentucky Norse women’s basketball team such a one-sided 66-50 defeat...

NKU WBB falls to Green Bay for first conference loss of the season

NKU WBB falls to Green Bay for first conference loss of the season

Norse are now 6-1 in Horizon League action
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team played its first home game in 53 days on Friday afternoon, getting onto the BB&T Arena court for the first time during the 2021 calendar year. Their...

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...

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB and WBB will play remainder of the 2020-21 season without fans at games

The decision comes from the Horizon League Board of Directors
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 8, 2021

On Friday, the Horizon League Board of Directors announced that it has made the decision to hold the remaining Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball games without spectators in attendance at...

NKU breaks a huddle during their win against Purdue Fort Wayne at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB improves to 2-1 in Horizon League; NKU WBB loses tough one to second-ranked Louisville

Both teams will be in action tomorrow at BB&T Arena
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 1, 2021

In their first game back since pausing basketball activities on Dec. 22 due to COVID-19 complications, the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team picked up a 75-68 victory over the Purdue Fort Wayne...

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

Poor shooting and defensive struggles were driving factors in loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 21, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team struggled to stop Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon on Sunday afternoon, as the Penguins went on to defeat the Norse 70-60 in the second game of...

NKU WBB defeats Robert Morris again; NKU MBB falls to Kent State

NKU WBB defeats Robert Morris again; NKU MBB falls to Kent State

WBB improves to 2-4, MBB is now 2-3
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 13, 2020

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team defeated the Robert Morris Colonials for the second straight game on Sunday afternoon, capping a two-game weekend sweep with the 62-50 victory. With the...

Guard Lindsey Duvall (5) drives to the hoop against a Robert Morris defender. Duvall finished the game with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

NKU WBB earns first victory of the season in blowout win over Robert Morris

Norse improve to 1-4 on the season following the victory
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 12, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse women’s basketball team defeated the Robert Morris Colonials, 61-33 on Saturday, earning their first win of the 2020-21 season. The Norse were led offensively by redshirt...

Adrian Nelson (4) shoots over a Tennessee Tech defender. Nelson finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Juniors lead the way as NKU MBB defeats Tennessee Tech to improve to 2-0 on the season; WBB falls to 0-3

NKU basketball teams trending in opposite directions early in the season
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 3, 2020

  Five players scored in double figures as the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team defeated the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles by a score of 74-65 on Thursday night. Junior point...

NKU WBB falls to Akron, Marques Warrick named Freshman of the Week for MBB

NKU WBB falls to Akron, Marques Warrick named Freshman of the Week for MBB

Updates on what is happening around WBB and MBB programs
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 1, 2020

The NKU women’s basketball team suffered a loss to the Akron Zips on Tuesday night, losing by a score of 70-60. Despite out-rebounding Akron by a wide margin, the Norse struggled to generate consistent...

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