Lou Henson coached for 41 years and accumulated 779 Division I wins, which ranked sixth all-time when he left the game in 2005. Henson is also one of only 12 coaches to take two schools to the Final Four.
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McDonald, a junior forward from Cold Spring, Ky., helped lead NKU to an appearance in the 2017 NCAA Division I Tournament in the team’s first season of eligibility after completing a four-year reclassification process. He recorded 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 2016-17, both of which ranked first on the team. He also shot .473 from the field and .384 from behind the arc en route to earning All-Horizon League first team, all-tourney and all-academic honors.
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NKU opens the regular season against fellow 2017 NCAA Tournament participant East Tennessee State on Friday, Nov. 10. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at BB&T Arena, and the game will also be broadcast on ESPN3 with live streaming available on computers, tablets, smart phones and streaming devices through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.
PHOTO: NKU sophomore and Cold Spring resident, Drew McDonald, fought back a tear when he talked about what it meant to play on the biggest stage in the NCAA tournament. "As we were walking off the court, I wanted to thank our fans, but our fans were thanking me. My dad gave me a thumbs up and it put a tear in my eye. Just how we impacted the community and this university, it really struck me. I can’t thank norse nation enough." FTM file.