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Husker Ladies (2-3) (0-0)Huskers Come Up Short at No. 5 Louisville
Louisville, Ky. - Senior Maddie Simon scored 16 points while junior Hannah Whitish pitched in 15, but the Nebraska women's basketball team suffered an 85-68 loss at No. 5 Louisville on Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the KFC Yum! Center.
Simon, a 6-2 forward from Lincoln, hit 6-of-11 shots from the floor including 2-of-4 three-pointers, while adding four rebounds and two assists for the Huskers, who slipped to 2-4 on the year.
Whitish hit 4-of-8 shots, including 2-of-4 threes, while adding three rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals for the Big Red. Freshman Sam Haiby gave the Huskers three in double figures with 12 points.
Junior Nicea Eliely added eight points while Kate Cain pitched in five points and a game-high 10 rebounds along with a game-high three blocked shots for the Big Red.
All-American and ACC Player of the Year Asia Durr led all scorers with 25 points while contributing a game-high eight assists for the Cardinals. Durr also grabbed six rebounds for Louisville, which improved to 7-0 on the season with the victory.
Senior forward Sam Fuehring pitched in a double-double for Louisville with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Arica Carter (12) and Bionca Dunham (11) gave the Cardinals four players in double figures for the game.
The difference in the game came in possessions, as the Cardinals attempted 64 field goals compared to 52 for Nebraska. Louisville scored 26 points off 23 Nebraska turnovers and got nine second-chance points compared to just three for the Huskers. NU did manage 15 points off 15 U of L miscues, but in those two categories combined Louisville outscored Nebraska by 17 points in the game.
The Huskers hit 42.3 percent (22-52) of their shots from the field, including 6-of-18 threes (.333), while also hitting 18-of-24 free throws (.750). Nebraska was out-rebounded, 35-33 and lost the turnover battle 23-15.
Louisville hit a solid 51.6 percent (33-64) of its shots from the floor, including 7-of-20 threes (.350), while going 12-of-20 (.600) at the free throw line.
Next-Up: ...(ACC/Big Ten Challenge)...
Thu, 11/29, @ Louisville (#5) (5-0), 6:00pm CT, ACC Network Plus & Watch ESPN
Huskers Face Louisville in ACC/B1G Challenge
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Huskers Head to Louisville for Clash with No. 5 Cards
• The Nebraska women’s basketball team continues its five-game road swing with the biggest name on the non-conference schedule as the Huskers collide with No. 5/4 Louisville Thursday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
• The Huskers are coming off their most complete performance of the young season with a 77-39 win over Radford on Sunday, Nov. 25. The Highlanders were the preseason pick to win the Big South Conference after running to 24 wins in 2017-18.
• Freshmen Leigha Brown and Ashtyn Veerbeek led the Huskers with 13 points apiece in the win over Radford, while fellow freshman Sam Haiby led the Big Red with 14 points at Miami. At least one freshman has led the Huskers in scoring in four of Nebraska’s first five games, with Haiby also leading the Huskers against Drake and Washington State as well.
• Offensively, Nebraska is averaging 78.6 points per game. Last season, the Huskers averaged just 68.8 points per game for the season.
Scouting the No. 5/4 Louisville Cardinals
• Defending ACC champion Louisville enters the game with a 6-0 record following a 95-73 win over previously unbeaten Miami (Ohio) Monday night.
• Six Cardinals finished in double figures against the Redhawks, led by 16 points and seven rebounds from 2018 All-American and ACC Player of the Year Asia Durr. The 5-10 senior guard is averaging 21.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals through six contests. Durr is shooting 44 percent from three-point range (22-50) and 95 percent (19-20) from the free throw line.
• Durr is one of four returning starters from last year’s Cardinal team that finished 36-3 overall, 15-1 in the ACC and advanced to the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four.
• As a team, Louisville is averaging 81.7 points per game, while allowing 63.7 points per contest. The Cardinals are shooting 50.3 percent from the field, including 44.1 percent from three-point range while averaging 8.7 made threes per contest. Louisville has also hit 79.6 percent of its free throws. The Cards own a plus-5.8 rebound margin and a plus-0.5 turnover margin.
• Louisville head coach Jeff Walz was an assistant coach at Nebraska in 1998, 1999 and 2000 under Coach Paul Sanderford. In 1998, current Nebraska head coach Amy Williams was a senior guard for the Huskers, who advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.