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GALLERY: Brown buzzer-beater buries Norse in overtime

GALLERY: Brown buzzer-beater buries Norse in overtime

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 19, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

A couple of unfriendly bounces off the rim cost the NKU women's basketball team Saturday against Akron.The final one was on a 16-foot jumper by Akron's Anita Brown from the right baseline at the buzzer. The shot hit the front rim and dropped in to give Akron a 77-75 victory over Northern Kentucky in ov...

GALLERY: Norse bludgeon IU Kokomo, 104-33

GALLERY: Norse bludgeon IU Kokomo, 104-33

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

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


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Kinch continues hot play as Norse bounce IPFW

Kinch continues hot play as Norse bounce IPFW

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

December 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Sarah Kinch scored a career-high 19 points Saturday night as the NKU women's basketball team easily dispatched Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne 77-64.A 13-2 run in the first quarter followed by a 10-2 run in the second quarter put the game away early for NKU (6-2).NKU led 22-13 after one quarter and 41-26 at hal...

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


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Norse women rally late to defeat Robert Morris

Norse women rally late to defeat Robert Morris

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The NKU women's basketball team rallied from a six-point fourth quarter deficit Sunday to defeat Robert Morris 72-70.NKU (5-1) trailed 60-54 with 9:41 remaining. A 13-3 run over the next 5:31 allowed the Norse to surge into the lead, 67-63.Courtney Roush and Molly Franson scored t...

Norse women crush Tennessee Tech, 88-62

Norse women crush Tennessee Tech, 88-62

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 29, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northern Kentucky shot a blistering 58 percent Friday night in an 88-62 rout of Tennessee Tech at BB&T Arena.After shooting a strong 48 percent in the first half on the way to a 38-31 halftime advantage, the Norse (4-1) shot 70 percent in the second half.NKU outscored Tennessee Tech 50-31 in the sec...

Roush hits milestone as Norse hold off Marquette

Roush hits milestone as Norse hold off Marquette

DeSherion McBroom, Reporter

November 21, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Bearcats edge Norse in final minutes, 71-68

Bearcats edge Norse in final minutes, 71-68

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A jumper with less than 90 seconds remaining helped Cincinnati defeat the NKU women's basketball team Wednesday evening, 71-68.Rianna Gayheart tied the game with 1:59 remaining with a three. Cincinnati (2-0) answered with a jumper with 1:29 remaining by Bianca Quisenberry.Following a Bearcat free t...

Norse rally late to win home opener, 73-67

Norse rally late to win home opener, 73-67

William Borland, Contributor

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Trailing by five points with 5:06 remaining, NKU rallied in the final minutes Sunday afternoon to defeat Indiana State 73-67.With the win, the Norse improve to 2-0 on the young season. They needed a fourth-quarter rally to remain unbeaten.Rianna Gayheart got a big steal and a basket at the beginning...

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


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Women's Basketball

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 ...

Women hope to pick up where they ended last season

Women hope to pick up where they ended last season

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team hopes a strong finish to the 2014-15 season, as well as an offseason trip, will propel the Norse to success in the new Horizon League.Dawn Plitzuweit’s squad won its final three regular-season games last season, then won its first two Atlantic Sun tournament games before f...

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