Image courtesy of www.huskers.com. After finishing as the Big 10 runner up, the 6th-seeded Nebraska Women's basketball team will face 11th-seeded Kansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
After one rebuilding year, the Huskers are back. The Nebraska Women's basketball team earned a 6 seed in the Women's NCAA tournament, and will face Kansas this Sunday at 6:30 PM in Little Rock.
Kansas started this season strong with a record of 15-2 and an appearance in the top 25. However, they lost 10 of their final 14 games, and ended their regular season with a loss to Texas A&M in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. In a loss to Kansas State on February 12th, Kansas also lost their best player- junior guard Carolyn Davis. Davis was the team's leading scorer when a knee injury ended her season. She was also a likely all-american had she finished her season and could have led the Jayhawks to a stronger finish.
Obviously, this is a Big 12 opponent and should still be somewhat familiar for the Huskers. Nebraska split the series with Kansas last season, but this year's Huskers are much improved over last year's. Kansas on the other-hand has a nearly identical record this year as they did last year, but struggled down the stretch after a strong start. Everything is adding up to look like a very favorable first round match up for the Huskers.
If Nebraska wins, they'd likely play 3rd-seeded Delaware. Let's just cross that bridge when and if we get there. Looking ahead is never a good thing in sports, so I'll refrain from doing that here.
So how far do you think the Huskers can make it? Will they be able to get their second Sweet 16 appearance in three years? Click here to view or print out the Women's tournament bracket. This team has surprised us many times before, and I know they're capable of surprising everyone during March madness. Good luck ladies, and go big red!