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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.

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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 for the most up-to-date game times.

Staff report/Photo via NKU Athletics