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Monday Flakes: Husker Hoops, Husker Hoops, Husker Hoops

The women dominated and the men knocked off an in- state rival. It was a good day to be a Husker hoops fan.

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You may, or may not (but you probably don’t follow this site if not) have noticed that Husker hoops notched two really big wins this weekend.

The Husker women dominated #20 Maryland on the road to claim the first-ever win against the Terrapins in women’s hoops. Given how the team had been playing, I didn’t expect this win.

But, I’ll take it.

We finally saw the Husker women’s team we had expected this season. They scored points with aggressive offense and played frustrating lockdown defense. Jaz Shelley has decided that if Sam Haiby isn’t on the floor, then she needs to play offense for two, and has scored in spades the past two games.

Alexis Markowski continues to challenge other teams to stop her. Today, Maryland sort of answered her challenge but the rest of the Nebraska team stepped up and made sure the Terps payed for focusing on Markowski. Maddie Krull deserves a shoutout for playing complimentary ball during her first Husker start.

Oh, and the men had a bit of a challenge, and won a game...against...checks notes...#7 Creighton. Fred Hoiberg has a different group of players on the floor, or else he’s asking them to play differently (I’m not sure which). Either way, Nebraska imposed their will on a very very good Bluejay team.

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