NKU BASKETBALL | Norse's Magical Season Comes to an End

03/18/2017 01:13 AM

The NKU men’s basketball team accomplished many things this season, highlighted by a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

The magical run ended early Saturday morning to the Kentucky Wildcats.

The #15-seeded Norse fell to the #2-seeded Wildcats 79 to 70 inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The loss snapped a NKU six-game winning streak.

Lavone Holland II led the way for NKU with 22 points.

Carson Williams added 21 points for the Norse.

Kentucky meanwhile advances to the NCAA Tournament’s second round, where it will face #10-seeded Wichita St. on Sunday afternoon. Tip-off is set for approximately 2:40 p.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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