Nebraska is coming off its most impressive week of the year with back-to-back road wins at then-Big Ten co-leader Purdue (62-61, Jan. 20) and Michigan (93-81, Jan. 24). Forward Jessica Shepard made history at Michigan by tying her own school record with 35 points, while setting a career-high with 20 rebounds to become the first Husker ever to produce a 30-point, 20-rebound game. Shepard tied the Big Ten record by winning her eighth conference freshman-of-the-week award on Monday, while adding her second Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honor. She was the espnW and College Sports Madness National Players-of-the-Week and the USBWA National Freshman of the Week.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-5, 5-3 Big Ten)
32 - Jessica Shepard - 6-4 - Fr. - F - 20.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg
22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - Jr. - C - 7.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg
4 - Kyndal Clark - 5-7 - RSr. - G - 5.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg
5 - Natalie Romeo - 5-7 - So. - G - 15.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg
33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - Sr. - G - 11.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg
Off the Bench
43 - Rachel Blackburn - 6-3 - Fr. - F - 5.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg
24 - Maddie Simon - 6-2 - Fr. - G - 4.6 ppg, 1.0 rpg
31 - Anya Kalenta - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 3.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg
34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - So. - G - 3.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg
50 - Darrien Washington - 6-2 - RFr. - F - 2.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg
12 - Emily Wood - 5-5 - So. - G - 1.4 ppg, 0.8 rpg
11 - Esther Ramacieri - 5-8 - Jr. - G - 0.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg
Head Coach: Connie Yori (Creighton, 1986)
14th Season at Nebraska (276-158); 26th Season Overall (471-298)
Wisconsin Badgers (6-12 Overall, 2-6 Big Ten)
25 - Michala Johnson - 6-3 - RSr. - F - 10.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg
40 - Avyanna Young - 6-1 - Jr. - F - 7.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg
1 - Dakota Whyte - 5-8 - Sr. - G - 12.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg
4 - Nicole Bauman - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 16.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg
23 - Cayla McMorris - 6-0 - So. - G - 8.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg
Off the Bench
5 - Roichelle Marble - 5-7 - RFr. - G - 3.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg
41 - Rosanna Gambino - 6-4 - RSr. - C - 1.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg
11 - Marsha Howard - 5-10 - Fr. - F - 2.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg
22 - Tessa Cichy - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 7.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg
Head Coach: Bobbie Kelsey (Stanford, 1996)
Fifth Season at Wisconsin (46-89); Fifth Season Overall (46-89)
Nebraska Streaks and Milestones
• Nebraska needs one win to match the fourth-longest conference winning streak in school history. NU’s last six-game league winning streak came with nine wins in 2013-14. The Huskers also had a 10-game Big Ten winning streak in 2012-13.
• The Huskers own a seven-game winning streak against Wisconsin since joining the Big Ten.
• Jessica Shepard needs three points to become just the seventh Husker in history to score 400 points as a freshman. She needs 27 points to catch Kelsey Griffin (2005-06) at No. 5 on NU’s freshman list.
• Shepard needs 20 rebounds to become the fifth Husker freshman in history to grab 200 boards. Angie Miller (1983-84) ranks fifth all-time among NU freshmen with 199 rebounds.
• With eight double-doubles, Shepard needs one more to match the Nebraska freshman record of nine double-doubles held by Debra Powell (1981-82). Only seven previous Huskers (11 times) have ever produced 10 double-doubles in a single season.
• Rachel Theriot needs two assists to match Jina Johansen (567, 2002-05) for No. 3 on Nebraska’s career assist list. She has made 21-of-22 free throws in Big Ten play.
• Sophomore Natalie Romeo crossed the 500-point career scoring mark in Sunday’s win at Michigan. Her next assist will be the 100th of her career.
• Romeo’s next three-pointer will be her 62nd of the season and move her into a tie for 10th on Nebraska’s single-season three-point made list with Tear’a Laudermill (62, 2013-14). Romeo needs six threes to match a pair of 67 three-point seasons by Jordan Hooper (2010-11, 2011-12) in eighth on Nebraska’s season chart.
• Jasmine Cincore made her first career start on Sunday at Michigan. She is expected to play her 40th career game on Wednesday against Wisconsin. Cincore has made 18 consecutive free throws.
• Allie Havers scored the 400th point and grabbed the 300th rebound of her career in Sunday’s win at Michigan. The 6-5 junior center has started 10 straight games for the Huskers.
• Senior Kyndal Clark leads Nebraska with 28 steals this season and her next steal will be the 200th of her collegiate career. Clark has made 18 consecutive free throws.