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Taylor Kissinger delivers down the stretch in NU's victory over Arkansas
LINCOLN — First, Taylor Kissinger shot Arkansas right out of its zone defense within minutes. Then, she spent the night making hard, confident drives into the heart of Arkansas’ man-to-man defense.
And when the Nebraska women’s basketball team needed plays late to hold off a strong Razorback charge, it was Kissinger, the freshman from Minden, who delivered in an 80-69 Husker win.
Neighbors had clearly wanted to protect his smallish front line, which couldn’t match up against 6-foot-5 freshman center Kate Cain. Once Arkansas switched to man defense — and hedged hard on screens — Nebraska immediately attacked the interior with entry passes to the post and curl cuts to the hoop from wings.
Neighbors, who coached Washington to a Final Four but returned to Arkansas, said he was satisfied in how his defense shut down Whitish...........
Just not Kissinger, the five-star recruit who stayed home.
“She’s a good player,” Neighbors said. “She’s going to have more good games like that. I’m proud of her for coming to Nebraska, staying home, helping the rebuild, letting their future recruits know this is a place they can play. I hope a lot of kids across America see that and follow her career.”