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Nebraska Women Continue to Kick Butt

Chelsea Aubrey lead the way with 26 points against Mizzou, a career high. Source: (Huskers.com)
Nebraska's basketball teams did well today, the men beating a bad Colorado team 71-50. Colorado may have had the last laugh as freshmen Sek Henry and Ryan Anderson were injured in the game. Henry suffered a cut inside of his eyelid, but should return Monday. Anderson continues to have problems with a leg injury.

Aleks Maric scored 28, with eight rebounds as the Husker men improved to 12-5 and 1-2 in the Big 12. Next up are the Longhorns coming to Lincoln Wednesday night.

The biggest story in Lincoln is the Husker women's basketball team. They continue to kick butt, beating Mizzou on the road 76-66, after leading at the half 46-27.

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With the victory, Nebraska improved to 16-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big 12, while Missouri slipped to 13-6 and 1-5 in the league. The Huskers, who posted their 16th victory earlier than any season in school history, are off to their best overall and Big 12 starts since opening the year 16-1 overall and 7-1 in the conference in the league's first season in 1996-97. Three of NU's first four Big 12 wins this season have come away from home, and its lone loss is at the hands of No. 7 Oklahoma in Lincoln. Nebraska has posted 10 road victories for the first time since 1992-93.

The sign of a great team - winning on the road. The sign of a team that needs to work - giving up big leads, like Nebraska has done the last two games.

Earlier in the week, Nebraska lead #25 KSU by a heavy margin only to see it evaporate in the second half. KSU came within three points before the Huskers put them away. Tonight, Mizzou came back to cut the big halftime lead to six before putting the Tigers away.

The Nebraska women should be ranked starting next week. Howgood are they? Time will tell, but it'd be great to see them continue to win throughout the Big 12 season and become a force on the national scene. Why not? Nebraska certainly has the infrastructure to field a winning women's basketball team. Nebraska women are a special lot, perhaps it's time it started showing up on the basketball court.