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Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Norse end losing streak against Arkansas State

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 21, 2016

The NKU Norse women's basketball team defeated Arkansas State 83-78 in the second game of the Puerto Rico Classic in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon. The Norse advance to 3-8 on the season while Arkansas State falls to 2-9. The Norse offense was clicking in this game, shooting 54 percent from the field...

Norse drop opener in Vegas to Portland State

Norse drop opener in Vegas to Portland State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 20, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- For only the second time this season, the NKU women's basketball team allowed an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor in a 77-54 loss Monday to Portland State. The game was the first of three in Las Vegas for the Norse (2-8). Portland State shot 50.8 percent (30...

Terry’s double-double not enough to lift Norse over Racers

Terry’s double-double not enough to lift Norse over Racers

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 10, 2016

The NKU women's basketball team forced overtime with Murray State, but couldn't keep up with the Racers down the stretch, falling 72-69. NKU falls to 2-1 while the Racers move to 5-4. "We are disappointed with the loss," head coach Camyrn Whitaker said. "Our team continues to work hard and give a gr...

Hoosiers’ pace too much for NKU women

Hoosiers’ pace too much for NKU women

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

December 8, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- Indiana University scored the first 25 points of the game Thursday evening, blasting an undermanned NKU women's basketball team 100-49 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (6-3) outpaced the Norse (2-6) 35-5 in the opening quarter and never looked back. Indiana shot 68 percent from the ...

Norse offense continues to struggle in loss to Tennessee Tech

Norse offense continues to struggle in loss to Tennessee Tech

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016

The NKU women’s basketball team fell to Tennessee Tech 55-40 Sunday afternoon in Cookeville. The Norse fall to 2-5 on the season while the Golden Eagles improve to 3-6 on the year. Despite shooting just 24 percent, the Norse were only down by four points at the end of the first half. That would be ...

Norse fall to Stetson on Victor Hoops for Health day

Norse fall to Stetson on Victor Hoops for Health day

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 30, 2016

The NKU Norse women's basketball team fell 54-45 to Wednesday afternoon. The Norse fall to 2-4 while Stetson improves to 7-1. The Norse held a four point lead late into the third quarter, but Stetson came roaring back, taking a four point lead into the fourth quarter. The Norse could never recover,...

Terry scores career high in Norse victory

Terry scores career high in Norse victory

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 26, 2016

During the preseason, NKU women's basketball coach Camyrn Whitaker talked about putting her team in situations where her NKU women's basketball team would finish close games. Saturday, the Norse did just that, beating East Tennessee State 62-56 at BB&T Arena. The Norse improved to 2-3 on the se...

Late scoring drought thwarts Norse rally in loss to Ohio

Late scoring drought thwarts Norse rally in loss to Ohio

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio -- Picked by the media as favorites of the Mid-American Conference East Division, the Ohio Bobcats fought off a valiant effort from the NKU women's basketball team Monday night, defeating the Norse 58-41 at the Convocation Center. Continuing to play shorthanded due to injuries, four NKU...

Second quarter surge propels Norse to first win

Second quarter surge propels Norse to first win

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 19, 2016

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- Short-handed and banged up, the NKU women's basketball team got a much-needed confidence boost Saturday night in the form of NAIA Indiana University East. While it wasn't easy, the Norse separated themselves with a 23-6 second quarter and cruised to a 66-46 victory ov...

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Gallery: Norse struggle to shoot in first home game

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

November 15, 2016

The NKU women's basketball team fell to Miami (Ohio) 60-50 Tuesday night. The Norse drop to 0-2 on the season while Miami improves to 2-0.  "One thing I told the players before the game is to focus on the process and trying to improve everyday," Head Coach Camyrn Whitaker said. "I was proud of our...

Offense struggles as NKU women open with road loss

Offense struggles as NKU women open with road loss

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

November 11, 2016

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana -- After a close, low-scoring first half, Indiana State's offense warmed up in the second half Friday night to defeat the NKU women's basketball team 58-38. It was a struggle for both teams in the first half, especially in the second quarter. The Norse (0-1) outscored Indiana S...

Predictions for the basketball season

Christopher Decker and Matt Sexton

November 10, 2016

What is the biggest key for the NKU men’s basketball team to have success this season? MS: NKU’s success this season will be determined by how quickly the freshmen can make an impact in the lineup. NKU has 10 freshmen and sophomores, and they’ll need quite a few of them to be important contrib...

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