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NKU player Sarah Kinch drives to the basket during NKU Women's Basketball Throwback game in Regents Hall. NKU defeated North Florida 67-29 in Regents Hall on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

NKU player Sarah Kinch drives to the basket during NKU Women's Basketball Throwback game in Regents Hall. NKU defeated North Florida 67-29 in Regents Hall on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

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NKU player Sarah Kinch drives to the basket during NKU Women's Basketball Throwback game in Regents Hall. NKU defeated North Florida 67-29 in Regents Hall on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky athletics announced last week the first-ever Horizon League schedule for the women’s basketball team.

The Northern Kentucky women’s basketball team will play its first Horizon League game 7 p.m. December 30 at BB&T Arena against Valparaiso.

In addition the university announced game times for home contests.

A three-game road trip highlights early January with trips to Wright State, Oakland and Detroit. The Norse then return home to face defending Horizon League champion Green Bay January 21.

Green Bay will host the Horizon League Championship at the Kress Events Center March 10-13.

The university stated in a release on nkunorse.com that game times are subject to change due to potential television broadcasts.

This is the final season of a four-year transition to Division I for the Norse. NKU will be eligible for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament starting at the end of the 2016-2017 season.

2015-2016 NKU women’s basketball schedule (Horizon League games bold):

  • 11/13/2015  at Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio
  • 11/15/2015  vs Indiana State HOME 1 p.m.
  • 11/18/2015  at Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 7 p.m.
  • 11/21/2015  vs Marquette HOME 1 p.m.
  • 11/27/2015  vs Tennessee Tech HOME 7 p.m.
  • 11/29/2015  at Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. 1 p.m.
  • 12/2/2015  vs Kentucky HOME 7 p.m.
  • 12/5/2015  vs IPFW HOME 7 p.m.
  • 12/13/2015  vs West Virginia State HOME 4:30 p.m.
  • 12/16/2015  vs IU-Kokomo HOME 7 p.m.
  • 12/19/2015  vs Akron HOME 4:30 p.m.
  • 12/30/2015  vs Valparaiso HOME 7 p.m.
  • 1/1/2016  vs UIC HOME 7 p.m.
  • 1/9/2016  at Wright State Dayton, Ohio 2 p.m.
  • 1/14/2016  at Oakland Rochester, Mich. 7 p.m.
  • 1/16/2016  at Detroit Detroit, Mich.
  • 1/21/2016  vs Green Bay HOME 7 p.m.
  • 1/23/2016  vs Milwaukee HOME 7 p.m.
  • 1/28/2016  at Cleveland State Cleveland, Ohio 7 p.m.
  • 1/30/2016  at Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio 1 p.m.
  • 2/4/2016  at UIC Chicago, Ill. 8 p.m.
  • 2/6/2016  at Valparaiso Valparaiso, Ind. 2:30 p.m.
  • 2/13/2016  vs Wright State HOME 7 p.m.
  • 2/18/2016  vs Detroit HOME 7 p.m.
  • 2/21/2016  vs Oakland HOME 1 p.m.
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