Northern Kentucky University
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky
Colors: Black & Gold
Joined Horizon League: 2015
President: Geoffrey S. Mearns
Athletic Director: Ken Bothof
Faculty Representatives: Mary Kirk
Peters Climbs League Scoring Chart; #HLMBB Update Feb. 19
Valparaiso forward Alec Peters moved into third place on the all-time Horizon League men’s basketball scoring chart with a 20-point outing at Detroit Mercy. Peters eclipsed the scoring standards of Detroit Mercy’s Rashad Phillips and Butler’s Chad Tucker and now has 2,325 points for his career. Oakland stayed hot, winning its sixth consecutive game and stayed within a game of Valparaiso in the league standings. Martez Walker scored a game-high 21 points and the Golden Grizzlies ...
#HLMBB Update Feb. 18
Wright State won its 10 Horizon League game of the season in a wild, double-overtime affair at Cleveland State that saw 10 ties and 10 lead changes. Grant Benzinger scored 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Raiders. Green Bay also earned win number 10 in conference play with a dominating, 80-56, win at Milwaukee as four players scored in double figures and the Phoenix defense held the Panthers to 32.1 percent shooting. Youngstown State ended the game on a 9-2 run to upend Northern Kentucky, 81-77. ...
#HLWBB Recaps; Feb. 18
Northern Kentucky 58, Cleveland State 77 CLEVELAND, Ohio – With a pair of free throws at the 1:02 mark of the second quarter, Ashanti Abshaw recorded her 1,000th career point and helped lead Cleveland State to a 77-58 victory over Northern Kentucky Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Vikings are now 13-14 overall this season and 8-8 in Horizon League play. FULL STORY BOX SCORE Detroit Mercy 55, Valparaiso 57 The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team escaped with an improbable ...
Milwaukee Upends Green Bay, Feb. 17 Recap
Green Bay 60, Milwaukee 72 MILWAUKEE – All five starters scored in double figures as the Milwaukee women's basketball team pulled off a big 72-60 win over in-state rival Green Bay Friday evening from the Klotsche Center. Milwaukee (18-8, 10-5 Horizon) shot a season-best 58.1 percent from the floor and stymied the Green Bay (21-5, 12-3 Horizon) offense to just 34.5 shooting. FULL STORY BOX SCORE
Oakland Sweeps Valpo; UIC Earns Road Win; #HLMBB Update Feb. 17
Oakland used a 21-6 run in the second half to pull away from Valparaiso and pull within one game of the Crusaders atop the Horizon League standings. Martez Walker led the Golden Grizzlies with 23 points and Jalen Hayes posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. UIC earned a road win at Detroit Mercy in a back-and-forth contest that saw the lead change hands 19 times. Tarkus Ferguson scored 20 points to pace the Flames. at Oakland 82, Valparaiso 71* ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Martez Walker ...
#HLWBB Recaps, Feb. 16
Northern Kentucky 73, Youngstown State 77 OT Alison Smolinski's seventh 3-pointer sparked an 8-0 run in overtime, and the Youngstown State women's basketball team beat Northern Kentucky 77-73 on Thursday evening at Beeghly Center. Smolinski tied her career with 30 points, and Melinda Trimmer scored a career-high 14 in her first home start. Mary Dunn added 18 points with a career-best eight rebounds. FULL STORY BOX SCORE Wright State 65, Cleveland State 60 The Wright State women's basketball ...
Down to the Wire; #HLMBB Update Feb. 16
Wright State’s Mark Alstork scored 33 points, including a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining to help the Raiders to an 84-81 road win at Youngstown State to earn the season split. Northern Kentucky edged Cleveland State, 62-60, behind Carson Williams’ 22-point night. Drew McDonald hit a free throw with 5 seconds remaining and NKU fended off a last-second 3-point attempt by Cleveland State. Wright State 84, at Youngstown State 81* YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mark Alstork scored 33 ...
Cleveland State (Men), Oakland (Women) land top spots in 2017 Preseason Golf Poll
INDIANAPOLIS (February 16, 2017) - 2016 Defending Horizon League men’s golf champion Cleveland State was tabbed the preseason favorite on the men’s side, while Oakland earned the most votes on the women’s side to defend its crown in the 2017 Horizon League Coaches’ Preseason Golf Poll. CSU claimed six first place votes to finish with a total of 42 points Oakland finished second in the poll with 30 points. Wright State was next with 26 points, while Valparaiso placed fourth ...
ESPN College Basketball analyst to serve as moderator for Champions Brunch in Detroit
DETROIT – The Horizon League and Olympia Entertainment today revealed the moderator for the three-person panel during its Champions Brunch at Joe Louis Arena at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7. Former Los Angeles Sparks forward and NCAA national champion Kelley Deyo will go between Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie, three-time WNBA Champion Cheryl Ford and a final panelist to be announced next Wednesday to discuss experiences in athletics. Deyo was a starter for Notre Dame in 2001 ...
(WHID) What's Happening in Detroit - Feb. 15
Leading up to Motor City Madness, the Horizon League will provide weekly leads as to What’s Happening in Detroit (WHID). The 2017 Little Caesars Basketball Championships will take place at Joe Louis Arena in the heart of Detroit, Mich. Tickets start at $15 per day and can be purchased by visiting www.Motorcitymadness.HorizonLeague.com/tickets or by calling the Joe Louis Arena Box at 313-471-7575. This week we pay a tribute to Mike Ilitch. He launched a worldwide restaurant empire whose "Pizza, ...