Norse Men's Basketball Finalizes Horizon League Schedule
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team will embark on its inaugural season in the Horizon League this winter, and both the 18-game league schedule and game times* for all home games have been released.
The Norse tip-off their league schedule on January 2 with a 2:00 p.m. matinee contest at Green Bay before making the drive across Wisconsin for a Monday, January 4 showdown with Milwaukee. The league opener with Green Bay will be carried exclusively on ESPN3.
A three-game homestand then opens up on January 9, when the Norse play host to local foe Wright State. NKU and WSU will tip at 1:00 p.m. The game against Wright State is Northern Kentucky’s first home Horizon League contest. Games against Youngstown State and Cleveland State follow on January 16 and 18, respectively. The three-game home stretch also serves as the start of a five-week period where NKU will play eight-of-10 games in BB&T Arena.
Following a trip to Rochester, Michigan, on January 19 for a meeting with Oakland, Northern Kentucky will host UIC and Valparaiso before heading back to Michigan for a matchup with Detroit on January 29.
The stretch of home contests concludes with another three-game set at BB&T Arena. Oakland comes to town on February 1, while Green Bay and Milwaukee make the trip on February 4 and 6, respectively.
Road contests at Valparaiso and UIC precede Northern Kentucky’s final home game of the season, a February 16 showdown with Detroit.
Three-consecutive road games at Wright State (February 20), Cleveland State (February 25) and Youngstown State (February 27) close the regular-season for the Norse.
NKU will head North to Detroit, Michigan, and Joe Louis Arena for the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship held from March 5-8.
The majority of Northern Kentucky’s home games are set for 7:00 p.m. The notable exceptions are the conference home-opener with Wright State and the matchup with Valparaiso on Jan. 24, both of which are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. The exhibition contest with Ohio Northern is also set for 1:00 p.m.
Additional game times will be added to the schedule as they become available.
Several road game times have been set as well. NKU will play Xavier at 8:30 p.m. on November 23. Games at Michigan, Toledo, North Carolina A&T, Oakland and Youngstown State are set for 7:00 p.m.
Season ticket information is available at NorseTickets.com.
Horizon League Schedule
Jan. 2 at Green Bay
Jan. 4 at Milwaukee
Jan. 9 Wright State
Jan. 14 Youngstown State
Jan. 16 Cleveland State
Jan. 19 at Oakland
Jan. 22 UIC
Jan. 24 Valparaiso
Jan. 29 at Detroit
Feb. 1 Oakland
Feb. 4 Green Bay
Feb. 6 Milwaukee
Feb. 11 at Valparaiso
Feb. 13 at UIC
Feb. 16 Detroit
Feb. 20 at Wright State
Feb. 25 at Cleveland State
Feb. 27 at Youngstown State
*Game times are subject to change due to television broadcasts. Please check the schedule on NKUNorse.com for the most up-to-date game times.
Staff report/Photo via NKU Athletics