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Big Ten Women's Bball Championship Gamethread: Nebraska vs. Purdue

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BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

Time: 3:00 PM CT

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis

Television: ESPN2

Radio: Husker Sports Network (huskers.com)

The second best season in school history just got even better.

Yesterday, the Nebraska women's basketball team defeated Ohio State and became the first 6th seed to make the championship at the Big 10 women's basketball tournament. Husker fans are excited, but shouldn't be that surprised. Despite being the 6th seed in the tournament, Nebraska came in with the 3rd best overall record, and had defeated 4 of the 5 teams ahead of them at least once during the regular season.

By now, most have heard about the youth on this Husker team. That three game losing streak made us wonder if this young team was out of gas. But they refueled, and have since been playing like a veteran squad that can go toe to toe with the best in the country.

The spirit that kept this team fighting despite their late season slump was shown in yesterday's win. Things looked bad early on, and the Huskers only made 2 of their first 20 shots. Okay, so things looked really bad. Against a good team like Ohio State, you can't afford really bad. Luckily, the Huskers are a good team too, and suddenly they did a complete 180, and went on a 40-10 run over 10 minutes that essentially put the game away.

They never gave up, and they knew that they had what it took to come back and win that game. This team has talent, confidence, and resilience, and that's why they're playing their 4th game in 4 days today in the Big 10 championship. Regardless of the outcome today, we can be proud of what this team has accomplished so far this year. Next year has a chance to be even better. Husker fans have a lot to look forward to.

But they've come too far to be satisfied now. There's a Big 10 championship on the line today, and it sure would be nice to have. Nebraska beat Purdue earlier this season, can they do it again? Join our conversation below as we root for the Huskers. Go Big Red!