Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 5:30pm CST
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Odds: St. John -9.0
It’s time once again for Nebraska to take part in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. This year the Huskers will be playing the Red Storm of St. John. This is the first game. The games have been a yearly contest between the Big Ten and Big East conferences.
As of now the Big Ten holds a slight lead of 3-2. #14 Minnesota beat Providence, #19 Purdue beat Marquette, #22 Seaton Hall beat Indiana, and Creighton beat #20 Northwestern. Tonight #15 Xavier takes on Wisconsin, DePaul takes on Illinois, and of course you are here for our Huskers against St. Johns.
Only 8 teams from each conference play in the games every year. Last year Nebraska has a pass but was beat in 2014-15 by a then #11 Villanova, the eventual National Champion.
So sit back, crack a brew, and get ready for some televised Nebrasketball!
We have a double header tonight as the women take on Arkansas at the Vault!
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. (CT)
Television: BTN (Brenda VanLengen, Lisa Byington)
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network; Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst). Lincoln - 107.3 FM; Omaha - CD 105.9 FM
Free Live Audio: Huskers.com/Huskers App
Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
24 - Maddie Simon - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 7.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg
31 - Kate Cain - 6-5 - Fr. - C - 13.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg
3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - So. - G - 8.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
33 - Taylor Kissinger - 6-1 - Fr. - G - 11.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg
34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg
Arkansas Razorbacks (2-0, 0-0 SEC)
10 - Kiara Williams - 6-1 - So. - F/C - 8.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg
22 - Bailey Zimmerman - 6-0 - Jr. - G/F - 1.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg
3 - Malica Monk - 5-5 - Jr. - G - 19.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
21 - Devin Cosper - 5-10 - RSr. - G - 17.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg
14 - Jailyn Mason - 5-9 - So. - G - 10.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Arkansas and Nebraska have never faced each other in women’s basketball. The Razorbacks are one of two Arkansas schools the Huskers will face in non-conference action this season.
The Razorbacks averaged 74.5 points per game in a pair of opening-weekend wins over Sam Houston State (65-54) and Samford (84-63). Malica Monk, a 5-5 junior guard, averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals in 35 minutes per game. Senior guard Devin Cosper added 17.5 points and a team-best 8.5 rebounds for the Razorbacks in the wins.