Women's Basketball: Nebraska vs Minnesota - Game Thread!

Tipoff: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Williams Arena, Minneapolis

Television: Big Ten Network (PBP Kevin Kugler, analyst Debbie Antonelli)

Radio: Husker Sports Network (Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch)

Live Stats and Internet Radio: huskers.com

Tonight, the Husker women (19-4, 8-3) face Minnesota (12-14, 4-8) in Minneapolis. Nebraska holds a 6-5 edge in meetings between the teams, but they've never defeated the Gophers at Williams Arena.

Minnesota will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak. They're tough at home, beating top-ten Ohio State 76-65, and losing to a ranked Penn State team by just three. Minnesota gets balanced scoring from Rachel Banham (15.9 ppg), Kiara Buford (13.6), and 6-4 Jr.

Katie Loberg (10.0). The team is one of the conference's better three-point shooting teams, hitting 44% at home, and they convert 79% of their free throws.

Nebraska is coming off an ugly loss to Michigan Thursday night, shooting a season-low 25.8% from the field. Connie Yori's young team showed a lot of pluck, though, coming back from 27-down to lose by 11. When the Huskers and Gophers met in January, NU won 64-49.

With a win tonight, Nebraska will get it's 13th 20-win season in school history, and the fourth 20-win season in the last 6 years. In the

conference standings, NU is tied for third, and Minnesota is tied for eighth.

Now, on to the game...and to hell with the imagined CN gamethread jinx. It does not exist!

Nebraska (19-4, 8-3) starters:

3 Hailie Sample 6-1-Fr - 3.0 ppg

23 Emily Cady 6-2 Fr - 9.9

35 Jordan Hooper 6-2 So - 19.7

00 Lindsay Moore 5-9 Jr - 16.7

5 Kaitlyn Burke 5-7 Sr - 5.0

Minnesota (12-14, 4-8) starters:

5 Kiona Kellogg 6-1 So - 5.5 ppg

25 Katie Loberg 6-4 Jr - 10.0

1 Rachel Banham 5-9 Fr - 15.9

11 Leah Cotton 5-8 Jr - 6.5

30 Kiara Buford 5-11 Sr - 13.6

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Corn Nation

You must be a member of Corn Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Corn Nation. You should read them.

Join Corn Nation

You must be a member of Corn Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Corn Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker