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Husker Road Winning Streak Ends at Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. - Six Huskers scored in double figures in a balanced offensive effort, but the Nebraska women's basketball team could not generate enough stops in the fourth quarter to extend its 10-game road winning streak in an 83-75 loss at Indiana on Saturday.
The Huskers, who lost their first true road game of the season, trailed 67-66 with 3:27 left, but the red-hot Hoosiers outscored Nebraska 16-9 down the stretch. Indiana secured its seventh consecutive Big Ten win to improve to 8-6 in the conference and 15-12 overall. Nebraska slipped to 19-8 overall and 10-4 in the conference.
Nebraska, which was playing its second road game in four days, shot just 38.2 percent (26-68) from the field. Indiana, which had five days to prepare for Senior Day for Hoosier seniors Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill, shot a sizzling 46.4 percent from the field, including 36 percent from three-point range. The Hoosiers also buried 22-of-25 free throws.
Husker Ladies (19-7) (10-3), Sagarin ranking: #55 (@ 2/17/18) (#167 @ 4/2/17)
Husker Ladies, ranked #54 don't get Any respect from Sagarin; We are still well behind teams we have defeated: @ #35 Minnesota, @ #33 Rutgers, #32 Iowa (Twice), And now @ #34 Michigan State.
Sat, 2/17, @ Indiana (#62) (14-12) (7-6), 11:00 am CST, BTN (tv)
Illinois makes seven straight road wins for the Lady Huskers; ties for the second longest road streak in school history. Subsequent road wins over #25 (AP) Rutgers and #25 (Coaches Poll) Iowa and now #34 Michigan State Extend the consecutive road win streak to TEN! Let's make it ELEVEN @ Indiana!
Last Time Out:
(Defeated Michigan State, 79-69)
Wed, 2/14, @ Michigan State (#34) (15-11) (5-8)
(Defeated Wisconsin, 51-48)
Sun, 2/11, vs Wisconsin (#131) (9-16) (2-10)
(Lost to #10 Maryland, 64-57)
Sun, 2/4, vs (Coaches Poll #10) Maryland (#9 KenPom) (19-3) (8-1)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GOOOOOO LADY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
GRIT; NO QUIT HUSKER LADIES LET'S COOL OFF THE HOOSIERS
Huskers Hit Road to Face Hot Hoosiers
o Game Page: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211700642
o VIDEO: BTN (tv): https://www.btn2go.com/game/nebraska-at-indiana-on-02172018
• A live telecast will be provided by the Big Ten Network with Mike Monaco and former Nebraska assistant coach Brenda VanLengen on the call.
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/pdf9/5467257.pdf
(Lots More Information on the Game Page)
• The Huskers will shoot for their 11th Big Ten victory of the season, while taking aim at their 11th consecutive road win this year. NU is 9-0 in true road games, including 6-0 in Big Ten road contests.
• Six of Nebraska’s 10 Big Ten wins have come against NCAA RPI Top 65 teams (through games Feb. 14), including Iowa (21) twice, at Rutgers (26), at Minnesota (40), Purdue (53) and at Michigan State (63). Indiana was RPI 66 through games Feb. 14.
• Overall, Nebraska has eight top 100 RPI wins, including five on the road. • Nebraska is 18-4 with Maddie Simon on the court this season. Simon missed four games (Creighton, Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, Clemson) with a significant ankle sprain suffered in warm-ups before the game with Creighton (Nov. 19). Simon missed the rest of NU’s games in November and the Huskers went 1-3.
• The Huskers played without senior Janay Morton in the losses to Creighton and Buffalo while she recovered from offseason ankle surgery. Morton played just one minute in the loss to Washington State after aggravating her ankle, while NU’s leading scoring in non-conference play (Taylor Kissinger, 14.0 ppg) did not play at all in the loss to WSU because of a knee injury suffered late in the loss to Clemson.
• In the last six games, Kissinger is averaging 18.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 blocks per 40 minutes, while Morton has added 16.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.0 steals per 40.
Scouting the Indiana Hoosiers
• Coach Teri Moren brings a surging Hoosier team into Saturday’s game with the Huskers. After opening Big Ten play with a 1-6 record, the Hoosiers have reeled off six straight wins, including Monday night’s 52-44 victory at Purdue to complete a season sweep of the in-state rival Boilermakers.
• During IU’s six-game winning streak, the Hoosiers are averaging 67 points while allowing just 58.1 points per contest. In their previous six league games, the Hoosiers scored 71.2 points and allowed 75.2 points per game.
• The Hoosiers are led by All-Big Ten guard Tyra Buss, who is averaging 19.9 points and 4.7 assists per game. She has added 2.0 steals per contest. The 5-8 senior is shooting 42.8 percent from the field including 34 percent (51-150) from three-point range. An aggressive penetrator, Buss has hit 121-of-178 free throws (.680).
• Buss has joined fellow senior Amanda Cahill, junior Kym Royster and freshman Jaelynn Penn in Indiana’s starting five for all 26 games, while freshman Bendu Yeaney has started 25 contests. Those five players have started all 13 conference games for the Hoosiers.
• Cahill, a 6-2 forward, has added 14.8 points and a team-high 8.2 rebounds per game. The stretch four leads IU from long range, hitting 52-of-130 threes (.400). She ranks second on the team in assists (2.7 apg) and steals (1.2 spg) while leading the Hoosiers with 31 blocks.
• Buss and Cahill form one of the Big Ten’s most productive duos over the past four years, combining for 3,825 points, 1,484 rebounds and 820 assists. In comparison, Nebraska’s entire roster has combined for 3,193 points as Huskers, while adding 1,674 rebounds and 826 assists.
• Kym Royster, a 6-2 junior forward, adds size and athleticism for the Hoosiers. She is contributing 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting a team-best 56.6 percent from the floor. Royster has not attempted a three, but she is shooting 67.9 percent (53-78) at the free throw line. Royster has scored more points (293) this year than she scored in her first two seasons in 66 games combined (287). In her career, Royster has 27 assists and 132 turnovers.