The Northerner

Going dancing: Norse defeat Wright State in Horizon Championship

NKU players reacts after receiving the Horizon League Tournament Trophy. The Norse defeated Wright State 77-66.

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.

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

Drew McDonald (34) stands on the sidelines after leaving the court on senior night during the game against Cleveland State. The Norse fell 83-77 to Cleveland State.

Lilly Brown, Reporter

February 24, 2019

NKU Men’s Basketball team’s home winning streak comes to an end against Cleveland State 77-83. Norse drop to second place in Horizon League Conference with a record of 11-5 and Cleveland is now 4-11 in conference play and remains in the tenth spot.

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

NKU Players Celebrate after a point during the game against UNC Asheville. The Norse won 77-50.

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

Drew McDonald (34) Surpassed the preview record for number of made free throws during the game against Youngstown State. McDonald now holds the record with 435 free throws on his career.

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.

Norse claim win over Cleveland State

Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a point during the game against IUPUI. Sharpe had 16 points on the game.

Lillian Brown, Reporter

January 17, 2019

NKU’s men’s basketball team advances to 5-1 in the Horizon league after a 91-76 win over Cleveland State Thursday night.

Men’s basketball conquers Detroit Mercy 95-73

Men’s basketball conquers Detroit Mercy 95-73

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 5, 2019

The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team bounced back from a tough loss 36 hours prior with a rock-solid 95-73 victory Saturday afternoon over the Titans of Detroit Mercy in Detroit. The Norse had 6 players score in double figures this afternoon, including all 5 starters. Senior for...

Men’s basketball falls to Oakland 74-76 in dramatic match

Men's basketball falls to Oakland 74-76 in dramatic match

Ty DeBonis, Reporter

January 3, 2019

The Norse fell to the Oakland Grizzlies 74-76 in Oakland Thursday night.

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

Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a play during the game against UMBC.

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

Drew McDonald (34) goes up for a shot during the game against Thomas More. McDonald had 14 points during the game.

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.

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

Drew McDonald (34) shoots during the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald shot 8-of-12 from the field on the night.

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...

Mens Basketball: Five home games to air on Fox Sports Ohio

NKU fans cheer during the game against UNC Asheville.

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Northern Kentucky University and Fox Sports Ohio recently entered into an agreement to air five Norse men’s basketball games on the regional network this season. “Partnering with FOX Sports Ohio provides a great opportunity to showcase our men’s basketball program and to shine a spotlight on Nor...

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Dantez Walton (32) goes up for a shot during the game against Manhattan. Walton had 15 points on the game.

Sierra Newton, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

After pulling off a six-point margin victory against Manhattan on Saturday night, the NKU men’s basketball team remain undefeated (5-0) and in the driver's seat in the KEMI Northern Kentucky Basketball Classic. Drew McDonald led the Norse with 19 points and eight rebounds, followed by Dante...

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