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Frosted Flakes: Triple Double, Signing Day

A Nebraska freshman claims a spot in the history books, and keep tabs on early signing day for Husker football.

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It is the start of the early signing period for college football. This is the first year of this new signing period and one that has kept Scott Frost on a steady diet of energy drinks and airplane naps. Check back throughout the day as Rick updates you on Husker recruiting.

The men’s basketball team takes on UTSA tonight at 7 pm (central)! Look for Patrick’s game thread and join us this evening.

Last night, the Husker women’s basketball team faced the Florida Atlantic Owls at Pinnacle Bank arena. Kate Cain could not be contained with a triple-double performance of 22 points, 14 rebounds and a school-record 11 blocks to propel Nebraska to an 86-69 win. Halfway through the fourth quarter, the game was close, but Nebraska went on a 20-5 run to seal the win.

The Huskers, who notched their fifth straight win, improved to 9-3 overall while Florida Atlantic slipped to 4-5 on the season.

Cain's 11 blocks broke former Husker and Olympic medalist Danielle Page's school record of nine blocks against Baylor on Feb. 3, 2007. Cain's 11 blocks combined with one from Nicea Eliely and one from Maddie Simon gave the Huskers a school-record 13 blocks as a team, breaking the previous record of 10 set Dec. 30, 2009. Both Cain's individual record and the Huskers' team record were Pinnacle Bank Arena records.

Cain's triple-double was just the third in school history, and the first time that a Husker has earned a triple-double in points, rebounds and blocks, instead of points, rebounds and assists. Cain, who is a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, scored a career-high 22 points, while tying a career-high with 14 rebounds. She also set a career high with three assists, while going 10-of-16 from the field.

Hannah Whitish pumped in 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while adding a game-high eight assists and contributing five rebounds. Maddie Simon scored in double figures for the third straight game with 13 points, while senior Emily Wood pitched in 11 points off the bench including a huge four-point play in the fourth quarter that gave Nebraska the lead for good at 61-57 with 8:39 left. Nicea Eliely just missed a double-double with 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists, while Jasmine Cincore pitched in 10 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Nebraska completes non-conference play on Friday afternoon when the Huskers take on Washington State. Tip-off with the Cougars is set for 1 p.m.

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