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WBB Game #23, (W, 62-47), Thu, 2/1, vs Illinois (#205) (9-14) (0-9), @ PBA, 7:00 pm CST, BTN Plus

Red Don

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Huskers Shut Down Illini
Lincoln - The Nebraska women's basketball team used a suffocating defense to hold Illinois to just 10 first-half points, as the Huskers worked their way to a 62-47 win over the Fighting Illini at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night.
With the victory, Nebraska improved to 17-6 overall and 8-2 in the Big Ten, while Illinois slipped to 9-15 overall and 0-10 in the conference. Coupled with a Purdue win over Michigan, Nebraska climbed into sole possession of second place in the Big Ten, trailing only No. 11 Maryland. The Terrapins improved to 19-3 overall and 8-1 in the Big Ten with a win over Rutgers on Thursday night in College Park. Sunday's 2 p.m. tip with the Terrapins at Pinnacle Bank Arena will be for first place in the Big Ten standings, and tickets are available now at Huskers.com.
Husker Ladies keep the Win Streak Going, Sweep Illinois. :Mfclap: B1G, B1G game coming vs Maryland on Super Bowl Sunday @ PBA! :Cheer2: Lady Huskers are now in SECOND Place in the B1G!!!!

Husker Ladies (16-6) (7-2), Sagarin ranking: #76 78 76 69 62 59 53 (@ 2/1/18)
(#167 @ 4/2/17)
Husker Ladies, now ranked #53 (up 6 places), but still behind Minnesota (#36), Iowa (#34) who we have beat Twice, and Rutgers (#33).

Next Up:
Thu, 2/1, vs Illinois (#205) (9-14) (0-9), @ PBA, 7:00 pm CST, BTN Plus

:Cheer2: IMPORTANT GAME TODAY!!!!!! :Pirate: PROTECT 'THE VAULT'!!!!!! :Cheer2:

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

------------------:Hooray: KEEP THE WIN STREAK GOING! :Hooray:--------------------



Huskers Fight for Season Sweep of Illini

o Game Page: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211694979

o VIDEO: BTN Plus: https://www.btn2go.com/game/illinois-at-nebraska-on-02012018
Announcers: TBA??

o Audio Link: http://www.huskers.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=100&DB_OEM_ID=100
or: Tune-in App: https://tunein.com/
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/pdf9/5466149.pdf

(Lots More Information on the Game Page)

• The Nebraska women’s basketball team shoots for its second sweep of a Big Ten season series when the Huskers take on Illinois Thursday night in Lincoln.

• The Huskers defeated Illinois, 80-72, at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Jan. 10. Hannah Whitish led Nebraska with 20 points on a career-high six three-pointers, as the Huskers hit a season-high 12 threes against the Illini.

• Nebraska’s 7-2 record matches its best nine-game conference start since joining the Big Ten in 2011-12. That Husker team, which advanced to the NCAA Tournament, opened with an 8-2 record and finished 10-6.

• Five of Nebraska’s seven Big Ten wins have come against NCAA RPI Top 50 teams (through games Jan. 27), including at Rutgers (17), Iowa (27, twice), at Minnesota (47) and Purdue (49). NU’s only conference losses have come to RPI No. 6 Ohio State and RPI No. 22 Michigan in overtime.

Scouting the Illinois Fighting Illini
• Coach Nancy Fahey is in her first year leading the Fighting Illini but her 31st season as a head coach. Illinois already has matched its season win total from a year ago when the Illini finished 9-22, including 3-13 in the Big Ten, but Illinois is still looking for its first Big Ten win this season.

• Junior forward Alex Wittinger leads Illinois by averaging 14.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Wittinger also ranks third in the Big Ten with 64 blocked shots. Wittinger had 23 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in Nebraska’s 80-72 win over Illinois in Champaign on Jan. 10. She produced a triple-double at Penn State (Jan. 23) with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocks in a loss.

• Wittinger, a three-year starter, is the lone junior in a starting five that features four sophomores, including returning starting point guard Brandi Beasley. The 5-7 sophomore is averaging 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and team highs of 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Beasley had a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists in the first meeting this season in Champaign. It was her second double-double against the Huskers in her career, joining 17 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the Illini’s 2017 regular-season win over the Big Red in Champiaign on Jan. 15, 2017.

• Sophomore forward Ali Andrews has added 7.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Last season, the 6-2 Andrews scored a game-high 24 points while hitting 6-of-10 threes in the Illini’s Big Ten Tournament win over Nebraska. Andrews managed 13 points on 3-of-6 three-point shooting against Nebraska in the first meeting this season. She leads the Illini with 29 threes (.392) this season.

• Sophomore guard Cierra Rice has made eight Big Ten starts, averaging 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in conference play. She had five points and three rebounds in 18 minutes in this season’s first meeting with Nebraska.
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Don't know how much pbp I can do tonight. I'm going to be out collecting money from others for the spring game.

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