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Husker Women's BB vs Iowa Open Thread

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Two of the top women's hoops teams in the B1G square off in a critical match to stay within striking distance of conference leader Maryland.

David McGee

#16/#15 Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten) at #20/#18 Iowa Hawkeyes (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten)
Monday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. (Central)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (Iowa City, Iowa)
TV: BTN (Eric Collins, Mary Murphy)
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network (Matt Coatney, Jeff Griesch)
107.3 FM, Lincoln; 93.3 FM, Omaha; 880 AM, Lexington
Free Live Audio: Huskers.com Live Stats: Huskers.com

#16 Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-3, 5-2 Big Ten)

3 - Hailie Sample - 6-1 - Sr. - F - 7.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg
23 - Emily Cady - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 12.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg
1 - Tear'a Laudermill - 5-9 - Sr. - G - 12.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg
13 - Brandi Jeffery - 5-7 - Sr. - G - 8.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg
33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - Jr. - G - 17.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg
Off the Bench
5 - Natalie Romeo - 5-7 - Fr. - G - 6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg
31 - Anya Kalenta - 6-3 - Jr. - F - 5.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg
22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - So. - C - 4.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg
30 - Chandler Smith - 6-0 - Fr. - G - 2.5 ppg. 1.0 rpg
34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 2.1 ppg, 0.3 rpg
12 - Emily Wood - 5-5 - Fr. - G - 0.3 ppg, 0.6 rpg
11 - Esther Ramacieri - 5-8 - So. - G - 0.1 ppg, 0.6 rpg
50 - Darrien Washington - 6-2 - Fr. - F - Redshirting
Head Coach: Connie Yori (Creighton, 1986)
13th Season at NU (256-145); 25th Season Overall (451-285)

#20 Iowa Hawkeyes (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten)

2 - Ally Disterhoft - 6-0 - So. - G/F - 14.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg
51 - Bethany Doolittle - 6-4 - Sr. - C - 11.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg
21 - Melissa Dixon - 5-8 - Sr. - G - 15.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg
22 - Samantha Logic - 5-9 - Sr. - G - 10.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg
15 - Whitney Jennings - 5-5 - Fr. - G - 9.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg
Off the Bench
25 - Kali Peschel - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 4.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg
1 - Alexa Kastanek - 5-10 - So. - G - 3.1 ppg, 0.9 rpg
23 - Christina Buttenham - 6-0 - Fr. - F - 3.1 ppg, 0.8 rpg
4 - Chase Coley - 6-3 - Fr. - F - 2.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg
3 - Claire Till - 6-0 - Jr. - G - 1.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg
34 - Carly Mohns - 6-1 - Fr. - F - 0.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg
Head Coach: Lisa Bluder (Northern Iowa, 1983)
15th Season at Iowa (293-169); 31st Season Overall (649-311)

Streaks, Stats & Milestones

• Nebraska carries a five-game overall winning streak to Iowa. The Huskers have won eight straight games in the series with the Hawkeyes (all as Big Ten foes), including 3-0 in Iowa City. NU is 6-0 against Iowa as Big Ten foes in games outside of Lincoln, including 3-0 in the Big Ten Tournament.
• Nebraska ranked No. 27 in the official NCAA RPI on Jan. 23. Iowa ranked No. 13.
• Nebraska has won three straight Big Ten road games and is 6-2 on the road this season. Iowa is 11-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
• Monday's game features two of the most experienced starting lineups in the nation, combining for 710 career starts among the 10 starters. Nebraska's 2014-15 regular starting five has combined for 388 career starts Emily Cady (118), Hailie Sample (117), Rachel Theriot (79), Tear'a Laudermill (48) and Brandi Jeffery (25) have combined to play in 545 games in their NU careers. Iowa's regulars have combined for 322 starts, including Samantha Logic (119), Bethany Doolittle (88), Melissa Dixon (65), Ally Disterhoft (35) and Whitney Jennings (15). Iowa's starting five has combined to play in 422 career games.
• Seniors Emily Cady and Hailie Sample started the first 115 games of their careers together before Nebraska's win over Penn State Jan. 15, when Sample was replaced in the starting lineup by Esther Ramacieri. Cady ranks No. 8 on the Husker career starts list with 118, while Sample ranks ninth with 117.
• National Player-of-the-Year candidate Rachel Theriot became just the seventh Husker in history to reach 400 career assists, when she dished out seven against Maryland Jan. 3. The junior from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, has increased her career total to 425 assists to rank sixth in Nebraska history.