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Four seniors will play their final regular season home game for Nebraska

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 Big Ten Conference Women’s Tournament - Purdue v Nebraska Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The seniors being honored today include a pair of four-year starters in Nicea Eliely and Hannah Whitish, a four-year contributor in Grace Mitchell and grad transfer Kristian Hudson.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 2 p.m. (CT)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,000) - Lincoln, Nebraska
Live Video: BTN+ (Student U)
Live Radio: Husker Sports Network (1:45 p.m.) Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst) Lincoln - B107.3 FM; Omaha - ESPN 590 AM Huskers.com, Huskers App, TuneIn

Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-11, 6-10 Big Ten)

13 - Ashtyn Veerbeek - 6-2 - So. - F - 7.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg

31 - Kate Cain - 6-5 - Jr. - C - 9.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg

3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - Sr. - G - 8.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg

4 - Sam Haiby - 5-9 - So. - G - 10.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg

5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - Sr. - G - 8.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Off the Bench

32 - Leigha Brown - 6-1 - So. - F - 13.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg

34 - Isabelle Bourne - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 5.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg

2 - Trinity Brady - 5-11 - Fr. - G - 1.6 ppg, 1.1 rpg

44 - Kayla Mershon - 6-3 - So. - F - 1.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg

14 - Grace Mitchell - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 1.3 ppg, 1.0 rpg

11 - Kristian Hudson - 5-5 - RSr. - G - 0.9 ppg, 0.8 rpg

1 - Makenzie Helms - 5-8 - Fr. - G - 0.8 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Out for Season

33 - Taylor Kissinger - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 8.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998) Fourth Season at Nebraska (58-60); 13th Season Overall (251-169)

Illinois Fighting Illini (11-15, 2-13 Big Ten)

44 - Kennedi Myles - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 8.9 ppg, 8.4 rpg

50 - Ali Andrews - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 8.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg

1 - Brandi Beasley - 5-7 - Sr. - G - 8.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg

10 - Jeanae Terry - 5-11 - Fr. - G - 6.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg

13 - Petra Holesinska - 5-9 - RJr. - G - 13.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Off the Bench

11 - Jada Peebles - 5-10 - Fr. - G - 5.2 ppg, 0.9 rpg

30 - Courtney Joens - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 5.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg

23 - Mackenzie Blazek - 6-3 - So. - F - 4.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg

0 - J-Naya Ephraim - 5-9 - So. - G - 2.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg

5 - Cierra Rice - 5-9 - RSr. - G - 2.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg

21 - Nancy Panagiotopoulou - 6-3 - RSo. - F - 1.2 ppg, 0.8 rpg

2 - Lyric Robins - 5-11 - Jr. - F - 0.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg

4 - Carolyn Weleski - 5-10 - So. - G - 0.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg

12 - Taylor Edwards - 5-7 - Fr. - G - 0.4 ppg, 0.0 rpg

Head Coach: Nancy Fahey (Wisconsin, 1981) Third Season at Illinois (30-57); 34th Season Overall (767-190)