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WBB Game #16, (W, 69-59), Sun, 1/7, @ Northwestern (#121) (8-9) (1-2), 2:00 pm CST, BTN Plus

Red Don

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Hot-Shooting Huskers Knock Off Wildcats
Evanston, Ill. - Hannah Whitish and Taylor Kissinger each buried four three-pointers to shoot Nebraska to its sixth consecutive women's basketball road victory with a 69-59 win over Northwestern at Evanston Township High School on Sunday afternoon.

Whitish led the Huskers with a game-high 16 points including 4-of-5 three-pointers, while adding seven assists, as Nebraska improved to 2-1 in the Big Ten and 11-5 overall. Northwestern slipped to 1-3 in the conference and 8-10 on the season.

Kissinger, a freshman guard from Minden, Neb., added 14 points on 4-of-10 three-point shooting off the bench. Kissinger added three rebounds and two assists of her own, as four Huskers finished in double figures.

Husker Ladies (10-5) (1-1), Sagarin ranking: #79 (@ 1/7/18)
(#167 @ 4/2/17)

Next Up:
Sun, 1/7, @ Northwestern (#120) (8-9) (1-2), 2:00 pm CST, BTN Plus

Last-Time Out:
(Huskers Defeated Minnesota, at The Barn)
Sun,12/31, @ Minnesota (#43) (12-2) (1-0), (W, 79-74) Happy New Year :Cheers:

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



Huskers Aim for Big Ten Road Win Over Wildcats

o Game Page: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211691382

o VIDEO: BTN Plus: https://www.btn2go.com/game/nebraska-at-northwestern-on-01072018
Announcers: TBA??

o Audio Link:
Matt Coatney & Jeff Griesch on the call
(Link available @ gametime)

o Live Game Stats:
(Link should be available @ gametime)

o Game Notes:

(Lots more information on Game Page)

• Nebraska enjoyed the mid-week off after working its way to an impressive 79-74 road win at Minnesota on New Year’s Eve. The Huskers trailed by eight points late in the third quarter and were down by one with 30 seconds left before rallying for their fifth consecutive road win. The Big Red also handed the Golden Gophers their first home loss of the season at Williams Arena.

• The Huskers held the nation’s No. 9 scoring offense 20 points below its home scoring average (94.2 ppg), including just 33 points in the second half. That effort came just three days after holding the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense (Ohio State) 19 points below its season average.

• Junior Maddie Simon, 6-2 forward, averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 52 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 100 percent at the free throw line. Simon hit the go-ahead shot with 29.8 seconds left, then grabbed the next defensive rebound, was fouled and made both free throws to seal Nebraska’s road win at Minnesota.

• Simon is part of a balanced Big Red attack that features four players averaging in double figures, including freshman center Kate Cain (11.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.6 bpg) and freshman guard Taylor Kissinger (12.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg).

• Cain is a four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week and will set Nebraska’s freshman season blocked shot record with her next block. She enters the Northwestern game with 54 rejections, matching career school record holder Janet Smith’s freshman total from 1978-79.

• Sophomore point guard Hannah Whitish leads Nebraska with 13.1 points and 5.3 assists per game.

Scouting the Northwestern Wildcats
• Northwestern opened Big Ten play with a 90-63 loss to Minnesota in Evanston (Dec. 28), before bouncing back for a 74-59 road win at in-state rival Illinois (Dec. 31). The Wildcats suffered an 81-51 loss at Michigan State in East Lansing on Wednesday night.

• As a team, Northwestern is averaging 62.7 points per game while shooting 43.8 percent of its shots from the field, including 36.5 percent (73-200) of its three-pointers. The Cats also have hit 72.2 percent of their free throws. They own a plus-3.0 rebound margin, but a minus-3.5 turnover margin, while holding opponents to 63.4 points per game.

• Freshman Lindsey Pulliam, 5-10 guard, is averaging a team-high 14.5 points while adding 4.1 rebounds per contest.

• Another freshman, 5-8 guard Jordan Hamilton, has started 14 games and is averaging 6.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, a team-best 5.1 assists and a team-best 20 blocked shots.

• Sophomore Abi Scheid, a 6-2 forward, has averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists while playing a team-high 33.5 minutes per game.

• Fellow sophomore Bryana Hopkins (3.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg) has started all three of Northwestern’s Big Ten games, while 6-2 junior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah has provided an outstanding athletic presence by averaging a double-double with 10.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and a team-best 22 steals.

• Senior guard Lydia Rohde has provided consistency and outside shooting, averaging 6.5 points per game while hitting 39.3 percent (24-61) of her threes.

• Senior center Oceana Hamilton (4.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg) has played in all 17 games to provide post depth.
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15 Year Member
BTN Plus has Northwestern students doing the game. PbP is great, commentary about no-calls might get old by the end of the game.

I don't mind the homer PbP versus not getting the game at all, though!


15 Year Member
Nebraska playing well, getting a lot of open shots and making them from distance against Northwestern zone.

21-13 at the end of 1st Q


15 Year Member
Cain having a good battle with Northwestern's center Akpana (sp?). stretched the lead to 25-15.