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Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Not done: NKU women to play in WBI

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 14, 2016

The 2015-2016 women's basketball season will continue for Northern Kentucky.NKU will play in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the fourth consecutive season. The Norse will open the tournament 7 p.m. Thursday against South Carolina Upstate.It is a matchup between former conference rivals. USC Upst...

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Heartbreak for Norse with double OT loss

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 13, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Jen Wellnitz had just four points for Green Bay Saturday, but her putback with 0.6 seconds remaining in double overtime gave the Phoenix an 80-78 victory over Northern Kentucky.It was heartbreaking for the Norse (19-13), considering they had controlled a game against the 18-ti...

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Norse blast Valpo to advance to Horizon semifinals

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 11, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Named to the Horizon League all-freshman team this week, NKU's Molly Glick had a career-high 18 points Friday as the Norse defeated Valparaiso 76-53 in the Horizon League tournament quarterfinals.Northern Kentucky (19-12) advances to play the host school and top seed Green Bay...

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Norse get revenge, bounce CSU from Horizon tourney

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- The NKU women's basketball team didn't have to wait long to get revenge for its spoiled senior night.Just five days after Cleveland State stunned the Norse, NKU turned the tables with a 71-59 victory over the Vikings in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.NKU advanced to play...

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Norse look for revenge in Horizon tourney opener

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Just five days after having their senior night spoiled by Cleveland State, the NKU women's basketball team will have a shot at redemption when they face the Vikings in the Horizon League tournament opener.Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State will face off 3:30 p.m. ET today ...

Super freshman Abshaw stuns NKU on senior night

Super freshman Abshaw stuns NKU on senior night

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 5, 2016

Cleveland State freshman Ashanti Abshaw banked in a running shot as time expired Saturday night as the Vikings stunned Northern Kentucky 64-62, spoiling the Norse's senior night.Abshaw, who has won the Horizon League freshman of the week award five times this year, certainly locked up the award for ...

GALLERY: Davis sparks Norse to win over Penguins

GALLERY: Davis sparks Norse to win over Penguins

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

A strong third quarter on both ends of the floor propelled the NKU women's basketball team to a 70-59 victory Thursday night over Youngstown State."I'm proud of our ladies because that's a really good team we just had the chance to play,"NKU Head Coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. "I thought our defensive ef...

Norse look to pound Penguins

Norse look to pound Penguins

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team looks to rebound from a tough road trip tonight when they face Youngstown State 7 p.m. tonight at BB&T Arena. The last time the two teams met, the Norse shot 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line in a 88-77 wi...

Free throw shooting puts Norse among nation’s best

Free throw shooting puts Norse among nation’s best

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

March 1, 2016

It is the most consistent shot in basketball. It is taken behind a two-inch line painted 15 feet from the rim. The rim, 18 inches in diameter, is mounted on a backboard 10 feet off the ground.From middle school to professional basketball, the shot remains unchanged. While a free throw in name, it is often ...

Green Bay defense stifles Norse

Green Bay defense stifles Norse

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2016

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin -- Holding Northern Kentucky to just 26 percent shooting Saturday, the Green Bay women's basketball team defeated the Norse 52-40 at the Kress Center.Green Bay, champions of the Horizon League for the 18th consecutive year, improved to 25-3 overall and 15-1 in the league. NKU falls...

Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71

Panthers cool off Norse, 78-71

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

February 26, 2016

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- An 11-3 Milwaukee run early in the fourth quarter Thursday night helped the Panthers to a 78-71 victory over Northern Kentucky.Rianna Gayheart pulled the Norse within five with 8:54 remaining. However, the 11-3 run allowed Milwaukee to open a 62-49 lead with 5:39 remaining.Milwaukee (16-10 overall, ...

Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee

Norse begin big two-game road trip in Milwaukee

Christopher Decker, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

The Northern Kentucky Women’s basketball team travels north for the second to last road game of the regular season tonight  when they face Milwaukee tonight. The Panthers are currently third in the Horizon League and are one game ahead of the Norse in the standings, who moved up to fourth in the ...

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