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Husker Ladies (9-3) (0-0), Sagarin ranking: #94 (@ 12/22/17) (#167 @ 4/2/17)Huskers Fall to Washington State
Lincoln - Emily Wood scored a career-high 19 points and hit a career-high five three-pointers off the bench, but it was not enough to prevent the Nebraska women's basketball team from falling 73-61 to Washington State at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday afternoon.
Playing in front of a season-high crowd of 4,404, the Huskers got off to a slow start, hitting just 2-of-12 shots in the first six minutes, as Washington State jumped out to a quick 11-4 lead.
Fri, 12/22, vs Washington State (#73) (6-5), @ PBA, 1:00 pm CST, BTN Plus
(Important Game Coming Up Before the Start of Conference Play! )
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GOOOOOO LADY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GRIT; NO QUIT HUSKER LADIES!
Huskers Close Non-Conference Play with WSU
o Game Page: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211690492
o VIDEO: BTN Plus: https://www.btn2go.com/game/washington-st-at-nebraska-on-12222017
o Audio Link: http://www.huskers.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=100&DB_OEM_ID=100
Matt Coatney & Jeff Griesch on the call
(Link available @ gametime)
o Live Game Stats: http://www.huskers.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&DB_OEM_ID=100
(Link should be available @ gametime)
o Game Notes: http://www.huskers.com/pdf9/5464124.pdf
(Lots more information on Game Page)
• Freshman center Kate Cain provided a history-making performance with career highs of 22 points, 14 rebounds and a school-record 11 blocked shots to lead the Huskers. Cain, a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, produced just the third triple-double in school history and the first with blocked shots.
• Cain’s 11 blocks smashed the previous school record of nine set by former WNBA player, current European professional and Olympic bronze medalist Danielle Page against Baylor on Feb. 3, 2007.
• As a team, Nebraska notched a school-record 13 blocks, eclipsing the previous team mark of 10 blocks, which occurred five times. The last time came against Albany on Dec. 30, 2009.
• Cain, who leads the Big Ten and ranks No. 3 nationally with 47 blocks, needs just seven blocks to tie Nebraska’s freshman record of 54 blocks set by NU career leader Janet Smith over 34 games in 1978-79.
• The Huskers have outrebounded the opposition by plus-9.4 boards per game the last five games.
• Four Huskers, including Hannah Whitish (18.4 ppg), Kate Cain (14.4 ppg), Maddie Simon (13.2 ppg), and Nicea Eliely (10.2 ppg) have averaged double figures over the past five games.
Scouting the Washington State Cougars
• The Cougars carry a 6-5 record with them to Lincoln after battling to a 61-53 win at Boise State on Monday night. The victory was also Washington State’s fifth win in its last six games. The Cougars produced a four-game winning streak that included a 63-60 victory over Rutgers (Nov. 26), along with wins over East Tennessee State, Idaho State and Saint Louis before falling to Gonzaga (Dec. 6).
• Borislava Hristova, a 6-0 forward, leads a multi-national Cougar club. The third-year sophomore from Varna, Bulgaria, is averaging 17.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
• She is joined in the starting lineup by 6-3 Australian Louise Brown. The fourth-year junior forward from Melbourne is averaging 8.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, while ranking second on the team with 16 threes on a team-best 42.1 percent shooting. Brown is also a perfect 17-for-17 on free throws.
• Maria Kostourkova, a 6-4 junior center from Lisbon, Portugal, give the Cougars a traditional center. She is averaging 5.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
• Senior Pinelopi Pavlopoulou, a 5-8 guard from Athens, Greece, has been a key ingredient to Washington State’s winning ways over the last six games. Pavlopoulou is averaging 6.6 points and a team-best 2.3 assists per game.
• The lone American in WSU’s starting five is senior Caila Hailey. The 5-10 guard from Inglewood, Calif., is averaging 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds along with a team-best 1.9 steals per contest.
• South Dakotan Alexys Swedlund is WSU’s No. 2 scorer, averaging 9.7 points per game. The 5-11 sharp-shooter from Rapid City leads the Cougars with 20 three-pointers on the year.
• Chanelle Molina (Kailua Kona, Hawaii) made five starts early in the season at point guard and has averaged 5.4 points per game. She has a negative assist-to-turnover ratio (23-27) and has shot just 23.1 percent from three-point range.
• Kayla Washington (5.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg), Nike McClure (4.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg) and Johanna Muzet (0.6 ppg, 0.7 rpg) are also part of Washington State’s regular 10-player rotation.
I'm glad I'm not in Matt & Jeff's shoes; having to pronounce these names!