Brannen attempts a shot vs. UK
Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team travels
to Bloomington, Ind., to meet Indiana University at 7 p.m. Monday
in Assembly Hall.
The game will
be broadcast live on the Internet at http://athletics.nku.edu.
NKU opened its
exhibition schedule last Wednesday night by dropping a hard-fought
77-60 decision to the University of Kentucky in in Memorial Coliseum.
Samantha Mahoney helped No. 16 UK pull out the victory by scoring
career-high 28 points.
led the Norse in Lexington with 11 points, and Katie Butler chipped
in 10. Brittany Winner scored eight points, six in the first half,
and grabbed six rebounds.
hold a 10-4 edge over the Norse in the all-time series, but this
marked the first exhibition game between the two schools in women's
NKU is ranked
15th nationally in the USA Today/ESPN Division II preseason poll.
The Norse were 27-5 last season and captured the Great Lakes Valley
Conference championship. NKU also advanced to the semifinals of
the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament.
GAME: Sophomore guard Keri Finnell had a career-high seven
points off the bench against UK.
BOARDS: Despite the size disparity between NKU and UK last
Wednesday, the Norse were able to win the battle on the boards,
outrebounding the Wildcats by a 30-28 margin. In the first half,
NKU grabbed seven offensive and eight defensive rebounds.
Winner led the
team with six rebounds, three on each side of the court. Nicole
Chiodi pulled down five defensive rebounds.
candidate Karmen Graham - NKU's top rebounder last season - played
just 18 minutes last Wednesday against UK. The 6-foot-1 Graham played
fewer than 18 minutes just twice last season.
IU: Indiana posted a 19-14 record last season and earned
a berth in the Women's NIT. Indiana was the most improved team in
the Big Ten last season, adding nine wins from the 2004-05 campaign.
began exhibition play with a 66-35 win over Indianapolis on Nov.
3. Sophomore Whitney Thomas led all players with 16 points, 11 rebounds
and seven steals as the Hoosiers routed the Greyhounds.
NKU/IU SERIES: The series is tied at 2-2. The last meeting
was a 71-62 victory for NKU in its 1979-80 home opener.
ACTION BEGINS NOV. 21: The Norse will begin their regular
season at home on Nov. 21 against Midway (Ky.). Ironically enough,
Winstel began her coaching career at Midway, and she can earn her
500th victory on the NKU sideline against that very school in the
Nine days later,
NKU will open GLVC play against Quincy at 5:30 p.m. in Regents Hall.