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Nebraska WBB: Leigha Brown Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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It was only a matter of time before one of Nebraska’s terrific newcomers received this award

NCAA Womens Basketball: Nebraska at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska women’s basketball team split their games this past week with a win against Ohio State and a loss to Iowa. In both, freshman Leigha Brown was a force of nature. For her efforts, she has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Leigha Brown, Nebraska
G/F – Auburn, Ind. – DeKalb

  • Came off the bench to average 19.5 points per game with a .526 field goal percentage and .556 three-point percentage last week as Nebraska won at Ohio State and dropped a six-point decision at No. 19/20 Iowa
  • Posted career-high scoring totals in both games last week, including 20 points on Jan. 3 in a loss at Iowa and 19 points in a win at OSU on Dec. 31

On the season, Brown is Nebraska’s second-leading scorer at 10.4 points per game, trailing only fellow freshman Sam Haiby (10.7 ppg). Brown ranks seventh among all Big Ten freshman in scoring on the season.

This is her first freshman of the week award. The last Husker to win was Kate Cain, who was honored several times last season with the most recent being on Dec. 26, 2017.

The Husker women (7-7 overall; 2-1 B1G) will host #9 Maryland (13-1 overall; 2-1 B1G) on Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m.