Women's Basketball: Nebraska vs. Northwestern GameThread

ROUND ONE OF THE 2012 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

Time: 1:00 PM CT (or 25 minutes following Game 1)

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

Television: Big Ten Network

Radio: Husker Sports Network (huskers.com)



After a three game losing streak threatened to derail a good season, the Nebraska Women's basketball team bounced back to win 2 of the final 3 regular season games, ending with a convincing win over #14 Ohio State in the season finale.

They finished the season ranked #24, and finished 6th in the Big 10 with a 10-6 conference record. They did it all as the youngest in the Big 10- with 6 freshman either starting or receiving significant playing time during the season. The Big 10 is clearly stacked with talented teams, but despite their youth is Nebraska really the 6th best?

Nebraska has the third best overall record in the league (21-7), and has at least one regular season victory over 4 of the 5 teams ahead of them in the conference standings. The Big 10 tournament offers an opportunity for this young team to show that they can be the best team in the conference.

First up- Northwestern. Crap. I'm sure you don't need any more reminders, but Northwestern has simply owned Nebraska in just about everything so far.

This is a Northwestern team that appears to be mediocre on paper (just like every other sport). Two weeks ago they found a way to hand Nebraska an embarrassing home loss. Here's a chance for redemption. The biggest problem that night was missed shots. The Huskers only hit 28%, compared to 44% in the big win against Ohio State last Sunday. Connie Yori said after the game that this team is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. She's absolutely right, but it's obvious that the talent is there to win the Big 10 tournament if they play their best.

It all starts today with yet another chance to beat the pesky school that insists on being the only "NU" in the Big 10. Here's to hoping that Connie Yori and the Huskers get it done. GO BIG RED!!!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

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.vc97ec6e

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