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Husker Ladies (3-5) (0-0)Huskers Crash Past Spartans
Lincoln - Kate Cain and Ashtyn Veerbeek both produced big double-doubles and Leigha Brown led four Huskers in double figures with a career-high 18 points, as Nebraska rolled to a 96-63 women's basketball win over San Jose State on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Cain, a 6-5 sophomore center from Middletown, N.Y., notched her second double-double of the year with season highs of 16 points and 17 rebounds while adding three blocked shots. Cain went 8-for-9 from the field, while also adding a pair of assists and two steals in just 23 minutes of action. It was the seventh double-double of Cain's career.
Veerbeek, a 6-2 freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa, posted her first double-double with career highs of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Veerbeek pulled down 10 rebounds in nine first-half minutes, while adding eight points in the half.
Brown added to the big games for Cain and Veerbeek by leading the Huskers with a career-high 18 points. The 6-1 wing from Auburn, Ind., hit 8-of-11 shots from the field including 2-of-5 three-pointers. Her early offense helped the Huskers get rolling after a slow start.
Cain and Veerbeek combined to out-rebound San Jose State 31-21, while the rest of the Huskers added 25 more boards to give Nebraska a plus-28 rebound margin (56-28) on the afternoon. It tied for the 10th-best rebound margin in school history and marked the second straight game that the Big Red amassed a plus-20 or better margin on the glass.
Sat, 12/8, vs San Jose State (1-6), @ PBA, 12:00pm CT, BTN Plus
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Huskers Continue Home Stand with Spartans
• The Nebraska women’s basketball team continues its three-game home stand by taking on San Jose State on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
• The Huskers opened their three-game home stand with a 58-52 win over long-time rival Kansas on Wednesday in Lincoln. The Big Red crashed the boards to one of the top-five totals in school history - pulling down 64 rebounds including 24 on the offensive end.
• Sophomore Taylor Kissinger notched her second career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Kansas. Freshman Ashtyn Veerbeek added a career-high 11 rebounds of her own, while fellow freshman Kayla Mershon pitched in a career-best seven boards.
• Preseason All-Big Ten guard Hannah Whitish matched Kissinger with a team-high 11 points against Kansas. Whitish has produced double figures in five games for the Big Red, including a season-high 15 points at No. 5 Louisville (Nov. 29).
• Freshman guard Sam Haiby also has produced double figures five times this season, including a career-high 20 points at Washington State. Haiby has put up double digits against nationally ranked teams Miami (14), Drake (13) and Louisville (12) along with 17 points at Creighton. She is averaging a team-best 11.8 points to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Scouting the San Jose State Spartans
• The Spartans carry a 1-6 record with them to Pinnacle Bank Arena after taking a 76-64 loss at Colorado on Thursday night in Boulder.
• This week’s trip to Colorado and Nebraska marks the first venture off the West Coast for the Spartans, who notched an 82-72 home win over Cal State Bakersfield on Nov. 24. SJSU opened with losses to San Francisco State and San Francisco, and also took home losses to Pacific and UC Irvine. The Spartans’ only other trip outside of California came in an 80-51 loss at Portland State (Nov. 11).
• Sophomore Cydni Lewis leads the Spartans in scoring and rebounding. The 6-0 forward is averaging 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds after getting 18 points and five boards at Colorado Thursday. Lewis has shot a team-high 30 free throws in seven games and is 7-for-14 from three-point range, including 4-of-5 in Boulder.
• Fieme’a Hafoka has added 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game, while also hitting 12 threes. Hafoka averaged 6.1 points and 3.3 rebounds last season.
• True freshman Raziya Potter is coming into her own early for the Spartans. The 5-10 guard is averaging 10.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, after getting 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes at Colorado.
• As a team, San Jose State has averaged 65.6 points, while surrendering 78.7 points per game. The Spartans have been out-muscled on the boards, 47.9-36.7, and also carry a minus-2.1 team turnover margin. SJSU is shooting just 35.3 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from three-point range, but the Spartans have held their opponents to just 26.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.