Nebraska Cornhuskers women’s basketball played just one game last week, but sophomore center Alexis Markowski made it count big time in her performance. Posting a double-double featuring 22 points and 10 rebounds along with tying a career-high three blocks, Markowski has earned her first Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honors of her career.
Domination.— Nebraska WBB (@HuskersWBB) December 19, 2022
A 22 point double-double earns @lexannmakowski her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
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The 6-foot-3 Lincoln native led the Huskers in scoring in a 66-39 victory over Wyoming Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Markowski scored the first seven points of the game for either team, in fact, going 9-of-14 from the floor and 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
Markowski entered the 2022-2023 season as the reigning 2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and an eight-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week last season. This week’s Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honors are the first of her career at Nebraska and complement her being added to the Preseason Lisa Leslie Award Watch List.
There's no stopping the @HuskersWBB double-double machine: @lexannmakowski! pic.twitter.com/heeSJGmBtm— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) December 19, 2022
On top of her impressive offensive performance against Wyoming, Markowski battled against 2022 Mountain West Freshman of the Year Allyson Fertig. The 6-foot-4 Cowgirl center scored just four points and grabbed five rebounds while shooting 2-of-7 from the field. Three of her misses were blocked shot attempts by the Huskers, including Markowski.
Nebraska and Markowski close out non-conference play at Pinnacle Bank Arena this Wednesday, Dec. 21 when the team takes on No. 20 Kansas. Tip-off between the Huskers and Jayhawks is set for 6 p.m. Central Time with it available on Nebraska Public Media and B1G+ for streaming.