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GALLERY: Norse bludgeon IU Kokomo, 104-33

GALLERY: Norse bludgeon IU Kokomo, 104-33

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015

An NKU women's basketball team returning to full health was bad news for Indiana University-Kokomo Wednesday night at BB&T Arena.After allowing the first two points of the game, Northern Kentucky followed with a 23-2 run on the way to a 104-33 victory over the Cougars.IU Kokomo turned the ball over...

LeVert triple-double leads Michigan past NKU

LeVert triple-double leads Michigan past NKU

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Michigan -- Michigan senior Caris LeVert recorded only the fourth triple-double in school history Tuesday night in a 77-62 victory over Northern Kentucky.LeVert finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. According to mgoblue.com, LeVert joins Darius Morris in 2011, ...

GALLERY: Smothering defense helps propel Norse past Norfolk State

GALLERY: Smothering defense helps propel Norse past Norfolk State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 13, 2015

NKU held Norfolk State to just 35 percent shooting from the floor Sunday night in an 81-60 Norse victory at BB&T Arena.The 60 points scored by Norfolk State (4-5) was its lowest offensive output of the season."It was our defensive effort that I was proud of," NKU Head Coach John Brannen said. "We s...

GALLERY: NKU women rout West Virginia State 92-47

GALLERY: NKU women rout West Virginia State 92-47

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 13, 2015

A 54-point second half helped propel the NKU women's basketball team to a 92-47 victory Sunday afternoon at BB&T Arena.The 92 points were the most the Norse have scored since moving to Division I.NKU (7-2) turned a 38-21 halftime lead into a rout thanks to a 29-9 third quarter. The Norse shot 59 percen...

GALLERY: Kentucky pulls away late to avoid upset against Norse

GALLERY: Kentucky pulls away late to avoid upset against Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

Despite trailing for only the second time this season at the half, the Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team rallied in the second half to hold off Northern Kentucky 84-65 at BB&T Arena.NKU (5-2) led the 11th-ranked Wildcats (7-0) at halftime 41-37. This was after trailing 14-5 early in the game. Th...

GALLERY: Valiant Norse effort comes up short at Xavier

GALLERY: Valiant Norse effort comes up short at Xavier

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 23, 2015

CINCINNATI, Ohio - In its first meeting against Xavier since joining Division I, the NKU Norse were hardly intimidated Monday night at Cintas Center.In the end, the Musketeers had too much firepower and pulled away late for a 78-66 win over NKU.Xavier (4-0), ranked 23 in the new Associated Press pol...

Late run gives Morehead State win over NKU men

Late run gives Morehead State win over NKU men

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 23, 2015

Morehead State went on an 11-2 run over the final 5:07 Saturday night, turning a one-point deficit into a 64-56 victory over the NKU men’s basketball team.NKU is now 1-2 overall while Morehead State is 2-1.The game was back and forth until about five minutes left, when the Eagles began to soar past NKU....

Roush hits milestone as Norse hold off Marquette

Roush hits milestone as Norse hold off Marquette

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 21, 2015

Christine Roush joined the thousand-point club Saturday as the NKU women defeated Big East foe Marquette 83-78 at BB&T Arena.NKU is now 3-1 overall while Marquette is 0-3.“Our ladies fought and they competed and we fortunate to come away with a win against a great opponent in Marquette coming out of t...

GALLERY: Norse take Redhawks to school in 71-57 win

GALLERY: Norse take Redhawks to school in 71-57 win

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 13, 2015

OXFORD, Ohio -- It might have been "Class at the Court" day Friday afternoon in Oxford, but it was Northern Kentucky handing out the lessons.Christine Roush led all scorers with 24 points as NKU opened its season with a 71-57 victory over the Redhawks in both teams' season openers.Northern Kentucky ...

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

Norse win final tuneup against Polar Bears, 81-76

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 8, 2015

The men’s basketball team started off their season with an exhibition game Saturday against the Bears of Ohio Northern University. The final score was a win for the Norse 81-76.Though the Bears rallied late, the Norse was able to get the victory using strong defense and knocking down their free th...

GALLERY: Laumann goal sends NKU to Horizon League semifinals, 1-0

GALLERY: Laumann goal sends NKU to Horizon League semifinals, 1-0

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 3, 2015

All it took was one well-placed header and one outstanding late save Monday to send the NKU women's soccer team to Milwaukee.Kelsey Laumann headed home the game-winning goal as NKU advanced to the Horizon League semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Cleveland State at NKU Soccer Stadium.NKU, the three-se...

GALLERY: Volleyball continues torrid play by defeating Wright State

GALLERY: Volleyball continues torrid play by defeating Wright State

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 28, 2015

The NKU volleyball team is on a roll. The Norse won its third straight match, and fifth in its last six, with a straight-sets victory over Wright State Tuesday evening at Regents Hall, 25-17, 25-20, 25-18. "I thought we sided out really well," NKU Head Coach Liz Hart said. "We held them down to a ...

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