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Sunday Game Thread: Huskers WBB vs Maryland and the Superb Owl

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Join us to cheer on the Nebraska women’s basketball team and then stick around for some game in Minneapolis

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. 11/10 Maryland Terrapins
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. (CT)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Live Video: BTN Plus
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network; Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst); Lincoln - B107.3 FM; Omaha - ESPN 590 AM
Free Live Audio: Huskers.com/Huskers & TuneIn Apps
Live Stats

Nebraska Cornhuskers (17-6, 8-2 Big Ten)
24 - Maddie Simon - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
31 - Kate Cain - 6-5 - Fr. - C - 10.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg
3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - So. - G - 13.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg
5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - So. - G - 8.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg
34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - Sr. - F - 6.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg

No. 11/10 Maryland Terrapins (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten)
24 - Stephanie Jones - 6-2 - So. - F - 11.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg
3 - Channise Lewis - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 5.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg
5 - Kaila Charles - 6-1 - So. - G - 17.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg
12 - Kristen Confroy - 5-9 - Sr. - G - 10.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg
10 - Eleanna Christinaki - 6-0 - Jr. - G - 13.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Husker Nuggets

• Kate Cain ranks third on Nebraska’s season block list with 76. She needs one block to match Catheryn Redmon (77, 2010-11) in second on that list. The Nebraska school record is 78 by Olympic bronze medalist Danielle Page (78, 2007-08). Cain has at least one blocked shot in all 23 games this season.

• Cain’s 76 blocks rank No. 4 in the nation while her 3.3 blocks per game rank seventh in the country through games Feb. 1. No Nebraska individual has ever averaged 2.0 blocks per game in a career, and only two Huskers (Danielle Page, 2.4 bpg, 2007-08; Catheryn Redmon, 2.5 bpg, 2010-11) have ever averaged 2.0 blocks per game in a single season.

• Nebraska is showing drastic improvement on defense in 2017-18. Last season, Nebraska ranked 14th in the Big Ten by allowing 76.3 points, including 80.4 points per game in league play. Prior to 2015-16, the Huskers had not allowed 65 points per game since 2004-05.

• This season, Nebraska is allowing 63.0 points per game, including 62.6 in Big Ten play.

• During NU’s current five-game winning streak, the Huskers are allowing just 55.8 points per game. • Nebraska leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense (.365) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.297). Big Ten opponents are shooting just .294 from three-point range against the Huskers.

• Last season, Nebraska allowed 82.8 points per game to go 0-13 away from home. This year, Nebraska is allowing just 63.8 points per game while going 9-1 away from Pinnacle Bank Arena.

• Compared to last season, Nebraska is 8.0 points per game better offensively (70.8-62.8 ppg) and 13.3 points per game better defensively (63.0-76.3 ppg).