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Husker Ladies (6-6) (1-0)Huskers Rally for Road Win at Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio - Leigha Brown scored a season-high 19 points and Nicea Eliely produced another huge fourth quarter to help Nebraska rally from a deficit at the end of three quarters for a 78-69 women's basketball win at Ohio State on New Year's Eve.
Nebraska, which improved to 2-0 to start Big Ten play by registering its first road win of the season, improved to 7-6 overall with the come-from-behind win over the Buckeyes, who slipped to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
Eliely, who scored 14 points for the second straight game, pushed the Huskers over the top by sparking a decisive 27-16 fourth-quarter rally. The 6-1 junior wing from Colorado Springs, Colo., hit a pair of huge three-pointers and finished a traditional three-point play in the final period. She finished with 10 points in the period.
Her first three-pointer came from the right wing with 6:45 left to give Nebraska a 61-60 lead. Her three-point play came with 2:43 left and gave Nebraska its first three-possession lead of the game at 73-65. Just 38 seconds later, Eliely nailed a corner three from in front of the Nebraska bench to give the Big Red their first double-digit lead at 76-65.
While Eliely finished off Nebraska's second straight Big Ten win, it was Brown and senior Maddie Simon who kept the Huskers close throughout the contest.
Brown, a 6-1 freshman from Auburn, Ind., scored 19 points in the first three quarters to help the Huskers survive sub-par offensive performances in the first and third quarters to head to the final period trailing the defending Big Ten champion Buckeyes 53-51 at the end of three quarters. Brown, who went 4-for-9 from the field with a pair of three-pointers and knocked down 9-of-12 free throws, added four rebounds, three assists and a steal in her best all-around game of the season.
Simon, a 6-2 forward from Lincoln, Neb., added a season-high-matching 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.
Junior guard Hannah Whitish gave the Huskers four players in double figures with 11 points while adding five assists. She knocked down a trio of triples in the game, including a pair of fourth-quarter threes. She also capped Nebraska's scoring with a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left after a technical foul was issued on the Buckeyes.
As a team, Nebraska went 9-for-15 from the field in the fourth quarter, including 4-of-5 from three-point range. The Huskers entered the fourth hitting just 16-of-44 shots, including just 3-of-17 threes on the day.
For the game, Nebraska finished at 42.4 percent (25-59) from the field, including 31.8 percent (7-22) from three. The Huskers also knocked 75 percent (21-28) of their free throws. The Big Red dominated the turnover department, 20-12, and turned OSU's turnovers into 26 points, outscoring the Buckeyes 26-11 in that category.
Ohio State hit 37 percent (20-54) of its shots for the game, including 8-of-18 threes (.444) and 84 percent of its free throws (21-25). OSU did out-rebound Nebraska, 39-33 on the day.
Mon, 12/31, @ Ohio State, (4-6) (0-1), 12:00pm CT, BTN
Huskers Hunt for Road Win at Ohio State
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o VIDEO: BTN (tv) - https://www.btn2go.com/game/nebraska-at-ohio-st-on-12312018
Chris Vosters - Play-by-Play; Christy Winters Scott - Analyst
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o Game Notes: http://www.huskers.com/pdf9/5480763.pdf
Huskers Hunt First True Road Win at Ohio State
• Nebraska extended its home winning streak to five games by surging to a 70-56 come-from-behind win over the Wolverines at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nicea Eliely and Sam Haiby fueled a huge fourth-quarter rally for the Big Red, which trailed 43-37 at the end of three quarters. Eliely scored all of her game-high 14 points in the final period, while Haiby added 10 points in the quarter. Nebraska outscored Michigan 33-13 over the final 10 minutes.
• Nebraska improved to 5-1 at home with the win over Michigan, but the young Huskers who feature four freshmen and two sophomores among their active nine-player rotation heading to Ohio State, are 0-5 in true road games this season. Ohio State is 4-1 at home.
• The Huskers have lost five straight games in the series with the Buckeyes, including double-digit losses to OSU in Columbus and a 73-61 loss to the then-No. 12 Buckeyes in last year’s Big Ten opener in Lincoln.
Scouting the Ohio State Buckeyes
• Ohio State, which won the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles last year, lost all five starters including All-American Kelsey Mitchell from a team that finished 28-7 overall and 13-3 in the Big Ten in 2017-18. Three of Ohio State’s starters are graduate transfers from other Division I schools, along with senior returner Makayla Waterman.
• Ohio State enters Monday’s game on a three-game losing streak after suffering a 60-42 loss at Purdue in the Big Ten opener on Friday afternoon.
• Carmen Grande, a graduate transfer point guard to Ohio State from Ball State, led the Buckeyes with 11 points and six assists. For the season, Grande is averaging 6.7 points and 5.0 assists in a team-high 32.5 minutes per game.
• Returning senior Makayla Waterman has produced 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
• Dorka Juhasz, freshmen 6-4 forward from Pecs, Hungary, Juhasz leads Ohio State with 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as one of the Big Ten’s most productive freshmen.
• Carly Santoro, a 5-10 graduate transfer guard from Bowling Green, ranks second on the team in scoring with 9.5 points and third in rebounding with 5.5 boards per contest.
• Adreana Miller, a 5-11 graduate transfer guard from LaSalle, is averaging 5.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game. She is OSU’s most productive three-point shooter (11-of-30; .367).
• Graduate transfer Najah Queenland, a 5-10 guard from Pacific, is averaging 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting a team-best 53.1 percent (17-32) from the field.
• Freshmen Aaliyah Patty (6.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg) and Janai Crooms (3.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg) have seen significant playing time off the bench.
• For the season, Ohio State is shooting a dismal 37 percent from the field, including just 27.6 percent (50-181) from three-point range. The Buckeyes have also hit just 60.8 percent of their free throws. They do own a plus-2.2 rebound margin, but a minus-1.5 team turnover margin.