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WBB Game #30, (L, 75-71), Thu, 3/7, vs #11 seed Purdue, 7:45pm CT, BTN

Red Don

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Husker Rally Falls Short in Final Minute
Indianapolis - Nebraska battled back from a 14-point second-half deficit to cut Purdue's lead to one with just under two minutes left, but the Boilermakers held off the Huskers 75-71 in the second round of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night.

With the loss, Nebraska ended its season with a 14-16 overall record after tying for sixth in the 14-team Big Ten Conference with a 9-9 record. Purdue improved to 19-14 overall and will advance to the tournament quarterfinals on Friday to play No. 3 seed Rutgers in the final game of the day.

Nebraska trailed 50-36 midway through the third quarter and 60-47 at the end of three quarters, before shooting their way back into the game with five three-pointers in the final period.

Sophomore Taylor Kissinger buried a pair of threes in the final period and five of Nebraska's 11 threes in the game. Her final three cut Purdue's lead to 69-65 with 2:42 left, before junior Hannah Whitish buried her third three of the game with 1:56 left to trim the margin to 69-68 - the closest it had been since the final minute of the first quarter.

But Purdue answered with back-to-back baskets from Dominique Oden and Ae'Rianna Harris to push the lead back to five at 73-68 with 47 seconds left to close out the win. Oden finished with a game-high 20 points, while adding six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Harris added 13 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help Purdue dominate the boards. Harris, who had five offensive rebounds, joined teammate Tamara Farquhar, who finished with a game-high 15 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end, to pair for 29 of Purdue's 44 boards on the night. The Boilermakers finished with 19 offensive rebounds.

Karissa McLaughlin added 13 points, Kayana Traylor pitched in 12 and Lindsey Whilby contributed 11 big points off the bench.

Kissinger led Nebraska with 15 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting, while freshman Sam Haiby finished with 12 points, including NU's first seven of the fourth quarter to spark the Husker rally. Fellow freshman Leigha Brown managed 11 points and three assists, while sophomore center Kate Cain contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Whitish finished with nine points and four assists.

For the game, Nebraska hit 38.5 percent (25-65) of its shots from the field, including 11-of-25 threes (.440). The Huskers also knocked down 10-of-14 free throws (.714). Nebraska also won the turnover battle, 10-8.

Purdue answered by hitting 44.6 percent (29-65) of its shots, including 7-of-17 threes (.412), and 10-of-15 free throws. Purdue won the battle of the boards 44-36.

The loss was Nebraska's 10th of the season by two possessions or less, and capped a season in which Nebraska played a school-record 14 two-possession games among its 30 contests.
Husker Ladies (14-15) (9-9) (#6 Seed, with a bye)

Next-Up: (Big Ten Tournament; Wed, 3/ 6, 2019 thru Sun, 3/10)
Thu, 3/7, vs #11 seed Purdue, About 7:45pm CT, BTN

Huskers Tip at Big Ten Tournament Thursday

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




The young Huskers are looking forward to the Big Ten Tournament this week in Indianapolis.

o Huskers Game Page: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211793921

o VIDEO: BTN - https://www.btn2go.com/game/2019-b1g-womens-basketball-tournament-14-or-11-vs-6
Announcers: Lisa Byington and Christy Winters Scott

o Audio Links:
(TuneIn: https://tunein.com/radio/Husker-IMG-Sports-Network-s230240/?_branch_match_id=586027771734753162)

(Huskers.com: http://www.huskers.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=100&DB_OEM_ID=100&DB_OEM_ID=100
Matt Coatney & Jeff Griesch on the Call

o Live Game Stats:


OR https://www.statbroadcast.com/events/tournament.php?l=0&tid=202
Best Stats in the Business, These are Unlocked for the B1G Tournament (both Mens & Womens)

o Game Notes: http://www.huskers.com/pdf9/5484363.pdf

(Lots More Information on the Game Page

Official Bracket:
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15 Year Member
Good news / bad news:

Good News:
With the #6 seed, we get Rutgers as our upset bid to get to .500 instead of Maryland or Iowa. Still a tough game; but, a better chance than either of the top two.

WNIT has automatic qualifier of the top finisher in conference standings that does not make the NCAA tournament, regardless of record. So, we just have to hope the 5 teams above us are selected to the NCAA and we'd be automatically in the WNIT even with a sub-.500 record.

Bad News:
Ohio State is the #5 seed and is 14-13 overall and currently not even on the bubble. They'll likely get the autobid...


Cyber Traveler
10 Year Member
Bad News:
Ohio State is the #5 seed and is 14-13 overall and currently not even on the bubble. They'll likely get the autobid...
Thanks BGRed. You told us we were probably the losingest team to be able to get in. Now you tells us we are even bigger losers than tOsU. Go away, I don't like you anymore. :p



15 Year Member
Thanks BGRed. You told us we were probably the losingest team to be able to get in. Now you tells us we are even bigger losers than tOsU. Go away, I don't like you anymore. :p

It was more like Ohio State was better at being like us... do poorly in the non-conference with a new group of players (they lost Kelsey Mitchell...) and then do pretty well in conference as the players gel.


Cyber Traveler
10 Year Member
"Beasts off the Bench"

Sam Haiby
Taylor Kissinger
Kayla Mershon
Ashtyn Veerbeek

That's what the TV people called them. :Rockon: :Mfclap: