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Seven Top-10 schools still alive in Sweet 16

Mar 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

After the second round, only 16 teams remain in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament. While seven Top-10 teams are still alive, including fifth-ranked Ohio Northern, 18th-ranked Hope headlined the second round by beating third-ranked, undefeated Thomas More, who had not lost since March 15, 2014.

Northern advances to Sweet 16 behind depth, defense

Mar 07, 2017 - Comments: 0

For just over an hour on Sunday, Michele Durand thought her team was going to New York. She wasn’t pleased.

“When I first heard, I was mad, because I thought we would host,” Durand said with a smile after practice on Monday.

Just after noon on Sunday, the NCAA announced the host locations for the next two rounds of the Division III women’s basketball tournament. Durand, the coach of the undefeated, fifth-ranked Northern women’s basketball team, did not understand why her team would not be hosting.

Four Top-25 teams fall on opening night of tournament

Mar 04, 2017 - Comments: 0

After last night, only 32 teams remain in the NCAA Div. III women’s basketball tournament. While Ohio Northern won their first-round matchup against Lakeland (Wis.) by 32, there were also three other 30+ point blowouts on the tournament’s opening night, including two on Northern’s side of the bracket. Conversely, nine games were also decided by less than five points.

#5 ONU vs. #15 Trine: Five things to know

Mar 04, 2017 - Comments: 0

In front of a school-record crowd of 846 at King Horn Sports Center on Friday night, the fifth-ranked ONU women’s basketball team (28-0) beat Lakeland (Wis.) 68-36 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


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