We have lots of Husker sports today as well as some other games of interest.
- Nebrasketball vs Creighton - 1:30 pm CST (TV: FS1)
- Women’s basketball vs Drake - 2:00 pm CST (TV: ESPN3)
- Football - Army vs Navy - 2:00 pm CST (TV: CBS) Winner is awarded the Commander-In-Chief’s trophy and will feature some awesome uniforms
- FCS Football Playoffs - South Dakota State vs New Hampshire - 2:00 pm CST (TV: WatchESPN) (why yes, Jill snuck this one in here)
- Volleyball vs Kentucky - 3:00 pm CST (TV: ESPNU/WatchESPN)
Nebraska Basketball vs Creighton
Time: 1:30 pm
Radio: KLIN, Huskers.com
Odds: Creighton (-11)
Glynn Watson Jr.
Jesse Palmer Jr.
Ronnie Harrell Jr.
This is it, Husker fans. Nebrasketball heads up to play the “intrastate rival” Creighton Bluejays on national TV.
Nebraska needs to play to their full potential today if they want to enjoy their ride back home on I-80 after the game. If not, it might be a short game and the sweatercopters might be put away for another day.
Tim Miles has never beaten Creighton. More importantly, he has never beat a Greg McDermott team in his entire career. If the Huskers pull off this win, it will go down as a huge weight off coach Miles back.
Per usual, keep it clean and polite in here. After all, we’re a happy family.
Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-3) at Drake Bulldogs (5-4) Saturday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. (CT)
Live Video: ESPN3
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network, Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst) Lincoln - B107.3 FM or WOW 105.3 FM
Free Live Audio: Huskers.com/Huskers App
Despite their youth, this team has already posted six wins in non-conference play after notching a grand total of seven wins all of the 2016-17 season. The Huskers will likely be without the team’s leading scorer, freshman Taylor Kissinger, for the third straight game. Mixing and matching the starting lineup has been the norm for Amy Williams this season as injuries have resulted in every player on the roster getting at least one start so far sans Rachel Blackburn.
Blackburn redshirted last (2016-17) season after knee surgery for chronic tendinitis. She was a starter her freshman (2015-16) year until injuries and illness moved Allie Havers into a starting role. Blackburn’s knee pain has essentially put her on a “pitch count” in which she is limited in the number of minutes she plays. This season she is averaging just under 10 minutes per game. She is averaging 2+ points and 3.0 rebounds per game and, as expected, making her presence felt on the defensive side of the ball.
Probable Starters - Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-3, 0-0 Big Ten)
24 - Maddie Simon - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 7.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg
31 - Kate Cain - 6-5 - Fr. - C - 10.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg
3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - So. - G - 10.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg
5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - So. - G - 7.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg
34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - Sr. - F - 6.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg
Probable Starters - Drake Bulldogs (5-4, 0-0 Missouri Valley)
50 - Sara Rhine - 6-1 - Jr. - F - 18.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg
35 - Becca Jonas - 6-2 - Jr. - F/C - 4.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg
2 - Maddie Monahan - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 6.1 ppg, 1.2 rpg
5 - Becca Hittner - 6-0 - So. - G - 14.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg
21 - Sammie Bachrodt - 5-10 - Jr. - G - 12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg