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This Was The Season That Was! WBB - 2017/2018

Red Don

Water Boy
5 Year Member
2017 /18 Women's Basketball Game & TV Schedule
Quest for Twenty wins: (21) :Hooray: Plus ONE!!! Triple the Number of Wins for All of Last Season!!! :eek:

Husker Ladies (21-11) (11-5) (1-1) (0-1), Sagarin ranking: #52 (@ 4/2/18)
(#167 @ 4/2/17)


From B1G Last Place; to the NCAAs, Lady Huskers accomplish astonishing Turnaround in 2nd year under B1G Coach Of the Year, Amy Williams!


  • Fourteen more Wins this Season (Most improved of any WBB Team)
  • Fourteenth Appearance in the NCAA Tournament (1st since 2015)
  • Nine Consecutive Road Wins (2nd longest streak in School History)
  • Wins over Four Ranked Teams - Michigan, Rutgers, Iowa (twice)
  • Most Blocks by a Player in a Single-season (Kate Cain w/100)
  • First Win Ever @ The RAC (Rutgers)
  • Sweeps of Iowa and Illinois

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GOOOOOO LADY :Huskers:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Quick Run-Down:

Sun, 10/29
Secret Scrimmage vs Iowa State (64-62) - Huskers close within 2 pts in closed-session :Cheer2:

...(Exhibition Game)
Sun, 11/5 vs Minnesota State - Mankato (88-55) - Husker Ladies come out swinging, top Minnesota St - Mankato :Mfclap:

Out-of-Conference (13) Record: 9-4

Sat, 11/11, vs Southern Illinois Edwardsville (#241), (W, 62-53) - Husker Ladies pull out Win! Newcomers Shine! :)
Tue, 11/14, vs UMKC (#279), (W, 80-60) - Husker Ladies in a :Catfight: Explode in Second Half for 20 pt Win.
Thu, 11/16, vs Arkansas (#83), (W, 80-69) - Ladies finish Strong to defeat Arky in final minutes :Bow:
Sun, 11/19, vs Creighton (#98), (L, 64-49) - Creighton Ladies score fast out the gate; keep up pace in Loss :Redface:

...(San Juan Shootout @ Daytona Beach, FL - Ocean Center - Record: 1-1)
Thu, 11/23, vs Buffalo (#80), (L, 82-72) - Ladies come back twice fm 10 pt deficits, falter down the stretch :Bananalazy:
Fri, 11/24, vs Coastal Carolina (#293), (W, 55-47) - Huskers rush to a Win; Chanticleers right on their heels :Woohoo2:

...(ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Series Record: 2-5)
Thu, 11/30, vs Clemson (#196), (L, 67-66), - Husker Ladies come up 1 pt short in a see-saw dog-fight :Catfight:

Sat, 12/2, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff (#346), (W, 73-52) - Hot Huskers leading by 29 pts in Q2, defeat pesky UAPB :Mfclap:
Wed, 12/6, @ Kansas (#67), (W, 66-49) - Down 13 at Half, Ladies Put Away Undefeated Kansas 66-49:Hair Fire:
Sat, 12/9, @ Drake (#126), (W, 89-84 2OT) - Husker Ladies Match High-Scoring Drake, Plus 5, in 2nd OT :Bow:
Sun, 12/17, @ San Jose State (#284), (W, 81-55) - Huskers pull away in 2nd half to win by 26 pts. :Cool:
Tue, 12/19, vs Florida Atlantic (#163), (W, 86-69) - Blow-Out of FAU in the last 7 mins. Kate Cain w/triple-double :eek:
Fri, 12/22, vs Washington State (#73), (L, 73-61) - Huskers out-shot & out-hustled by WSU; an off-night at Home :confused:
(But Merry Christmas Anyway! :Santa:)

B1G Conference Play (16) Record: 11-5
Thu, 12/28, vs Ohio State (#14), (L, 73-61) - Down 19 pts, Ladies Grit & Claw back within 8, lose by 12. :Catfight:
Sun,12/31, @ Minnesota (#43), (W, 79-74) - Huskers Best Minny in Shoot-Out @ The Barn :Bow:

- 2018 - (Happy New Years! :Cheers:)

Sun, 1/7, @ Northwestern (#120), (W, 69-59) - Gritty Husker Ladies Stave off NW come-back Bid, win by 10 :)
Wed, 1/10, @ Illinois (#194), (W, 80-72) - Pesky Illinois hangs even 'til Huskers put it away @ end. Janay w/10 :Banana:
Sat, 1/13, vs Michigan (#32), (L, 69-64 OT) - AP 23rd ranked Michigan Survives Scare :eek: (BARELY):Timeout: @ PBA
Tue, 1/16, vs Iowa (#32), (W, 74-65) - COACH AMY'S RAIDERS KNOCK-OFF 2OTH RANKED IOWA!!!! :Hair Fire:
Sun, 1/21, @ Rutgers (#27), (W, 52-42) - Husker Raiders :Pirate: out-tough AP #25 Rutgers in 1st win @ the RAC :Bow:
Wed, 1/24, vs Purdue (#54), (W, 75-51) - Ladies Dominate and Blow Open Game. Now in 3rd Place in B1G :Woohoo2:
Sun, 1/28, @ Iowa (#30), (W, 92-74) - Amy's Raiders' Depth :Broom: #25 (coaches poll) Iowa by 18 pts :Pirate:
Thu, 2/1, vs Illinois (#205), (W, 62-47) - Lady Huskers grab lead mid-way First Q: :Broom:Lady Illini! :Cheer2:
Sun, 2/4, vs Maryland (#9), (L, 64-57) - Huskers battle AP #10 MD within 7. Kate Cain's zillion Blocks set record :Bow:
Sun, 2/11, vs Wisconsin (#131), (W, 51-48) - Lady Badger's Pick & Roll causes trouble; Ladies Rally & Win by 3 :Catfight:
Wed, 2/14, @ Michigan State (#34), (W, 79-69) - Lady :Pirate: Strike Again in Physical Game, Win by 10:Hair Fire:
Sat, 2/17, @ Indiana (#62), (L, 83-75) - Hoosier SRs w/career-night prevail:Catfight:repaying our last yrs upset win:Stickouttongue:
Thu, 2/22, vs Penn State (#83), (W, 59-51) - Amy's Raiders Out-Rebound Scrappy Lady Lions; 60-31, to Win:Hooray:
Sun, 2/25, @ Maryland (#14), (L, 77-75) - GRIT; NO QUIT HUSKERS Take Terps to the wire. We'll see 'em again!

...B1G Tournament @ Indianapolis - (Record: 1-1)
Wed, 2/28 thru Sun, 3/4 (Husker Ladies Tie for Third in B1G; Earn Double-bye)
Fri, 3-2, vs Michigan (#20), (W, 61-54) - #3 Amy's Raiders :Pirate: Top 6-Seed Wolverines in a :Catfight::Woohoo:
Sat, 3-3, vs Maryland (#14), (L, 66-53) - Grit; No Quit Lady Huskers Fall to 2-Seed Lady Terps in Semi-Final :Salute:

Post Season - NCAA Tournament (Record 0-1)
Sat, 3/17, vs Arizona State (#18), (L, 73-62) - 10-seed Huskers Rally fm 16 pts down but Fall to 7-seed ASU :Catfight:

Jeff Sagarin Ratings: http://www.rpiratings.com/womrate.php

(Link to Prior Years' Game Summaries)
2016/17: https://forum.huskermax.com/index.php?threads/this-was-the-season-that-was-wbb-2016-2017.90965/
2015/16: http://forum.huskermax.com/index.php?threads/this-was-the-season-that-was-wbb-2015-16.79823/
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Red Don

Water Boy
5 Year Member
Thanks Bob! :thumbsup:
The question is, how soon will they exceed the number of wins they had last season?
(My money is during the OOC schedule :nod:)

Pssst! It IS a sticky :wink:) MJ must have heard You! :Lol:
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Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
Thanks Bob! :thumbsup:
The question is, how soon will they exceed the number of wins they had last season?
(My money is during the OOC schedule :nod:)

Pssst! It IS a sticky :wink:)
Yeah, I should have realized that. Duh! All schedules are stickies right? :Sleep:

Red Don

Water Boy
5 Year Member
Here is an excellent read by Sam McKewon on Women's Basketball. Discusses the disappointing loss to AZ State, areas for improvement; incoming class, and outlook for next year.


Don't miss the embeded video interview with McKewon on TBL (7 mins). It is a good listen.

McKewon: Amy Williams making sure Husker women embrace expectations after surprise season

"Williams considered NU’s selflessness and balance the team’s biggest strength, and when her culture took hold, she saw players enjoying the game again. She saw them having fun.

Now, the expectations have been raised. Williams embraces that, and she should. Only three players graduate, and a nationally ranked recruiting class of four players joins the program. Williams said she sees no player departures right now.

Next year’s roster, thus, can be as strong as Nebraska’s first team in the Big Ten. That 2011-12 bunch finished 24-9 and earned a No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament. Lindsey Moore was a junior. Jordan Hooper was a sophomore. And NU had a four-freshman class, headlined by Emily Cady, which eventually made four straight NCAA tournaments.

First things first: Nebraska has to improve its rebounding."
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