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

Going dancing: Norse defeat Wright State in Horizon Championship

Norse secure March Madness bid, win second league championship since entering Division I
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.
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.

NKU loses home streak against Cleveland State

NKU still leads all-time series at 5-4, despite the loss.
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.
NKU Players Celebrate after a point during the game against UNC Asheville. The Norse won 77-50.

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.
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.

NKU takes down Youngstown State 76-69

Drew McDonald breaks several NKU records in Youngstown win.
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.
Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a point during the game against IUPUI. Sharpe had 16 points on the game.

Norse claim win over Cleveland State

Men's basketball 5-1 in Horizon League, tied for 1st place
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.
NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

Men’s basketball conquers Detroit Mercy 95-73

Norse move to 3-1 in Horizon League, 13-4 overall
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...

NKU is pausing basketball activities until further notice.

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

Norse 2-1 in conference, 12-4 overall
Ty DeBonis, Reporter January 3, 2019
The Norse fell to the Oakland Grizzlies 74-76 in Oakland Thursday night.
Tyler Sharpe (15) reacts after a play during the game against UMBC.

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

The senior forward (McDonald) is 10 rebounds shy of passing LaRon Moore's (NKU) all-time rebound record of 859
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...

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

McDonald posts triple-double in win over Morehead State

Craig Conley was last Norse to accomplish this feat, recording 24 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on Feb. 3, 2001
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.
Drew McDonald (34) shoots during the game against Coastal Carolina. McDonald shot 8-of-12 from the field on the night.

Norse remain undefeated after win vs. Coastal Carolina

McDonald collected his 37th double-double and was named tournament MVP
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...

NKU fans cheer during the game against UNC Asheville.

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

NKU plays Coastal Carolina on the regional network Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
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...

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

NKU holds off late rally to win 59-53

Norse shoot 70 percent behind the arc in the second half
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...

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