HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Sharpe had 25 points as Northern Kentucky beat Detroit 99-88 in the Horizon Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Trevon Faulkner added 20 points...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jalen Tate had a career-high 30 points as Northern Kentucky narrowly beat Green Bay 86-82 on Saturday to clinch at least a share of its second consecutive Horizon League...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jalen Tate registered 18 points and seven rebounds as Northern Kentucky defeated Milwaukee 65-55 on Thursday night.
Chris Vogt had 16 points for Northern Kentucky (22-8,...
McDonald carries N. Kentucky over Youngstown St. 76-69
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Northern Kentucky won its 16th straight home game, getting past Youngstown State 76-69 on Thursday night.
Wampler scores 29, Wright St. ties Norse for 1st in Horizon
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 on Friday night and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League.
Wampler was 10-of-14 shooting and made four 3-pointers for the Raiders (16-11, 10-4). Loudon Love added 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Raiders shot 55 percent and made 9 of 19 from the arc.
McDonald scores 21 to carry N. Kentucky past Oakland 79-64
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Northern Kentucky extended its home winning streak to 15 games, defeating Oakland 79-64 on Saturday night.
Jalen Tate had 19 points and six assists for Northern Kentucky (20-6, 10-3 Horizon League). Dantez Walton added 15 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Sharpe had 11 points for the hosts.
Hot-shooting Northern Kentucky beats Detroit Mercy 97-65
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 20 points and Northern Kentucky cruised to a 97-65 victory over Detroit Mercy on Thursday night to halt a two-game skid.
The Norse (19-6, 9-3 Horizon League) also beat Detroit Mercy 95-73 on Jan. 5 to start a six-game win streak. Detroit Mercy (9-15, 6-6) has lost five of its last six games.
Justice scores 26, IUPUI beats Northern Kentucky 83-77
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Camron Justice made 5 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 26 points to help IUPUI knock off league-leading Northern Kentucky 83-77 on Friday night.
Nick Rogers made 1 of 2 free throws with 39 seconds left and Justice made all four from the foul line in the final 28 seconds to secure the win.
Jaylen Minnett added 18 points and Evan Hall had 14 for the Jaguars (14-9, 6-4 Horizon), who never trailed for the final 26 minutes.
McDonald scores 30 with 13 boards, NKU beats Milwaukee
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 30 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday night and Northern Kentucky dominated the second half to beat Milwaukee 73-60.
McDonald had his fourth career 30-point game and his 44th double-double for the Norse (18-4, 8-1 Horizon), who won their sixth in a row and maintained a two-game lead in the league standings.
Vogt’s double-double helps N. Kentucky beat Green Bay 87-65
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Chris Vogt had his first career double-double to help Northern Kentucky beat Green Bay 87-65 on Thursday night for the Norse's fifth consecutive win.
McDonald’s 23 pts sends N Kentucky past Youngstown St
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds and Northern Kentucky beat Youngstown State 82-74 on Saturday.
The Norse (16-4, 6-1 Horizon League) entered the game in a first-place tie with Detroit Mercy in league play. NKU now has won eight of its last nine game and is off to its best start since 2011-12, the Norse's last year of Division II play.
Northern Kentucky rolls over Cleveland State 91-76
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Sharpe sank five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Drew McDonald notched his 10th double-double of the season as Northern Kentucky cruised to a 91-76 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday night.
McDonald lifts Northern Kentucky over Wright State 68-64
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 22 points and 12 rebounds and made a pair of key baskets late as Northern Kentucky won its 11th straight home game, edging Wright State 68-64 on Friday night.
McDonald gave the Norse the lead for good on a layup that made it 64-62 with 1:22 left and made it a five-point lead on a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to go.
Northern Kentucky took control early in the second half and never trailed after taking a 40-39 lead. Wright State tied it at 56, 60 and 62.
McDonald leads Northern Kentucky past Detroit Mercy
DETROIT (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 23 points to lead six players in double figures and Northern Kentucky breezed to a 95-73 victory over Detroit Mercy on Saturday.
McDonald’s double-double helps N. Kentucky beat IUPUI 92-77
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had his seventh double-double of the season and Tyler Sharpe scored 16 points to help Northern Kentucky beat IUPUI 92-77 on Friday night in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
McDonald finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, making 6 of 9 from the field, including 3-of-4 3-pointers, and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line. Dantez Walton added 12 points and Jalen Tate and Adrian Nelson scored 10 apiece for Northern Kentucky (11-3).
Northern Kentucky holds off Northern Illinois 65-62
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 15 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Northern Kentucky beat Northern Illinois 65-62 on Thursday night.
McDonald leads Northern Kentucky over Miami (Ohio) 72-66
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had 21 points and 10 rebounds and made four free throws in the final minute to help Northern Kentucky hold off Miami (Ohio) 72-66 on Sunday.
Northern Kentucky downs UMBC 78-60 behind McDonald
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 21 points with three 3-pointers, Dantez Walton added a career-high 19 points with four assists, and Northern Kentucky pulled away with a 30-2 first-half run to beat UMBC 78-60 on Friday night.
Tyler Sharpe scored 14 points with three 3s and Zaynah Robinson had 10 points with six assists for the Norse (8-1), who shot 55 percent to UMBC's 34 percent.
McDonald scores 31, Northern Kentucky beats Coastal Carolina
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald had seven of his season-high 31 points in the final four minutes to help Northern Kentucky close out the NKU Basketball Classic with an 89-83 win over Coastal Carolina on Sunday night.
McDonald's layup with 1:26 left made it 84-76 for the Norse (6-0). The Chanticleers' David Kralj hit a 3-pointer at 1:09 to cut the deficit to five, but Northern Kentucky made 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
McDonald, Walton keep N. Kentucky perfect beating Manhattan
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald scored 19 points, Dantez Walton scored 15 and undefeated Northern Kentucky beat Manhattan 59-53 on Saturday night.
Thomas Capuano's 3-pointer brought the Jaspers within 56-51 with 3:14 left and then Manhattan went cold, missing 7 of 8 from the field. Northern Kentucky (5-0) led 25-19 at halftime and extended the margin to 40-25 when Tyler Sharpe buried a 3-pointer with 14:21 remaining.
Northern Kentucky beats D-III Wabash 99-59
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Zaynah Robinson scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting, Tyler Sharpe added 15 points and five steals, and Northern Kentucky beat Wabash 99-59 on Sunday night.
Jalen Tate scored 12 points, Trevon Faulkner had 11 and Drew McDonald 10 for the Norse (3-0).
Northern Kentucky led 58-26 at the end of the first half and had their largest lead at 83-33.
Wright State beats Northern Kentucky in Horizon showdown
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Loudon Love scored 15 points and Wright State held off a late rally from Northern Kentucky 69-67 in a matchup of the Horizon League's top two teams on Friday night.
The Raiders (20-8, 12-3) moved into a tie for first place in the conference standings with the Norse (19-8, 12-3) and, with the sweep of the season series, hold the tiebreaker in postseason seeding.
Northern Kentucky takes Horizon lead, beats Green Bay 86-80
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Sharpe hit two 3-pointers in the closing minutes Saturday night to secure Northern Kentucky's fifth straight win, an 86-80 victory over Green Bay that moved the Norse into sole possession of first-place in the Horizon League.
Northern Kentucky entered the game tied with Wright State for first place, but the Raiders were upset by Milwaukee, 74-73, leaving the Norse alone in first place.
Northern Kentucky keeps Horizon lead, tops Milwaukee 54-52
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Drew McDonald's jumper with 90 seconds left proved to be the game winner as Northern Kentucky held onto a share of the Horizon League lead with a 54-52 win over Milwaukee on Thursday night.
The Norse entered the game tied with Wright State. The Raiders beat Green Bay, 68-64.