The Daily Northwestern

Women’s Basketball: Healthier Cats halt losing streak, top Hoosiers

Kevin Trahan and Kevin Trahan

January 7, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

On the heels of three straight losses, Northwestern was finally able to grind out a win Sunday, holding off a late Indiana comeback bid for a 69-61 win. It was the first Big Ten win for the Cats (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten) and a big mo...

Women’s Basketball: Minnesota’s Buford-Banham duo too much for NU

Steven Montero

January 4, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Golden Gophers brought their best to Welsh-Ryan on Thursday, refusing to give the Wildcats a lead after the first three minutes of the game. Leading the charge was Minnesota guard Kiara Buford and guard Rachel Banham. Buford was on fire durin...

Women’s Basketball: Banham sinks shots, Cats in Gophers’ 68-60 win

Kevin Trahan

January 4, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

As Northwestern rallied to come within three points with less than a minute left, Minnesota's Rachel Banham did what she had done repeatedly all night - hit a big shot. The point guard had 26 points Thursday, none bigger than ...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern seeks first win of ‘second season’ versus Minnesota

Kevin Trahan

January 3, 2012

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern coach Joe McKeown likes to divide the college basketball season into three sub-seasons - non-conference, conference and postseason play. With the first sub-season completed and the second just starting, McKeown...

Paralyzed by injuries, Cats limp their way to the finish line against Hawkeyes

Kevin Trahan

December 31, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern coach Joe McKeown likes to stress defense as key to his team's success. The message doesn't appear to have sunk in. For the second straight game, the Wildcats' defense faltered, as Iowa blew NU out, 86-55. The Hawkeyes hit 45....

After Diamant’s injury, Rockets soar past Cats, 75-56

Kevin Trahan

December 26, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In what was supposed to its last tune-up game before conference play begins on Friday, Northwestern was severely outplayed by Toledo in a 75-56 loss Tuesday in Evanston. The Wildcats hit just 36.4 percent of their shots from...

Northwestern leaves Las Vegas in the black after win against North Dakota State

Chris Johnson and Kevin Trahan

December 19, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After suffering its second loss of the season against Kansas State on Monday, Northwestern came back the next day with a decisive 68-55 win over North Dakota State to round out the Duel in the Desert Tournament. The Wildcats ...

Rebels routed: Cats easily dispose of host UNLV to kick off Duel in the Desert

Chris Johnson

December 18, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Four players reached double figures for Northwestern in its 79-49 rout of UNLV at Cox Pavilion on Sunday. With legendary former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian - grandfather of NU junior forward Danielle Diamant - in the crowd, the Wil...

Her own role assured, Roser hopes to lead NU into the national spotlight

Kevin Trahan

December 16, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

As one of few elite Canadian basketball players, Karly Roser is used to being under the radar. Now that she's at Northwestern, the up-and-coming freshman has discovered a new role in the spotlight. Roser won a starting spot at the beginn...

Women’s Basketball: Despite defense’s departure, Cats emerge victorious

Kevin Trahan

December 14, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern rode the hot hands of Kendall Hackney and Morgan Jones Wednesday, defeating Morgan State 87-74 to improve to 8-1 on the season. Hackney had a career-high 29 points and Jones added 20 for the Wildcats, which finished ...

Women’s Basketball: Wildcats ramble their way to a 7-1 record, downing Loyola

Chris Johnson

December 9, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Northwestern tallied another victory in the Sheridan Road rivalry, beating Loyola 72-67 at Gentile Arena on Saturday. Danielle Diamant and Kendall Hackney led the way for the Wildcats, each notching 20 points in the win. The...

Women’s Basketball: Freshmen run free for McKeown

Kevin Trahan

December 2, 2011

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Morgan Jones is all about making statements on the court. That's what she called Northwestern's win over No. 20 LSU on Nov. 22 and that's the term she used once again after the Wildcats took down North Carolina State, 76-59, on...