NKU's March Madness Watch Parties

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Photo Courtesy: Colin Johnson - The Northerner

March 19, 2019— Join Northern Kentucky University as they cheer on the 2019 Horizon League Tournament champion men’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament. 


The No. 14-seeded Norse face off with No. 3-seeded Texas Tech in the opening round of March Madness. The game will be played at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 22 in Tulsa, OK.

NKU is hosting local watch parties on and off campus on March 22. Appetizers will be provided along with Norse giveaways.


NKU Campus Watch Party

  • James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union, Room 102 | Doors open at 1 p.m. | Parking available in Kenton Drive Garage

Alumni Watch Parties- Family Friendly

  • Barleycorn’s | 1073 Industrial Road, Cold Spring KY 41076
  • Mac’s Pizza | 42 Martha Layne Collins Blvd, Cold Spring KY 41076

21 & Up Watch Party

  • Dickmann's Sports Café | 479 Orphanage Rd, Fort Wright, KY 41017


If you are making the trip to Tulsa, join the NKU Alumni Association for pregame festivities at James E. McNellie’s Pub starting at 11 a.m. CDT.

The Norse are 26-8 overall and are making their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in just their third year with Division I active status. NKU won the Horizon League Tournament and shared the league regular-season title. For more information on March Madness, visit NKUNorse.com/MarchMadnessCentral.

To learn more about NKU’s Athletics program, visit its website.

About NKU:  Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.