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Football Rivalry Weekend and Nebraska WBB vs TCU Game Thread

The Huskers take on the unbeaten Horned Frogs in the final game of the St. Pete Showcase

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Nebraska at Colorado Photo by Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s Rivalry Weekend in college football. It’s also the bye week for the top 8 seeds in the FCS playoffs, so my Jackrabbits have the weekend off. It’s been a dismal weekend for Husker sports. Let’s hope the ladies can help improve that!

Women’s Basketball

The Nebraska women’s basketball team hopes to complete a perfect Thanksgiving weekend by handing unbeaten TCU its first loss of the season when the Huskers face the Horned Frogs. Nebraska improved to 4-1 with a 75-61 win over Lamar on Thanksgiving Day in its opening game of the St. Pete Showcase.

Natalie Potts continued the outstanding start to her freshman season with a career-high 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field in the win over Lamar. Lisa Leslie Award candidate Alexis Markowski led the Huskers with a season-high 24 points against No. 22 Creighton before adding 16 points against Lamar. The two-time All-Big Ten center enters the TCU game with team-best averages of 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

The 6-3 Markowski is one of four Huskers averaging in double figures, including two-time Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award candidate Jaz Shelley, who is averaging 11.8 points and 3.8 assists after a 17-point effort in the win over Lamar. Darian White, a four-year starter and three-time All-Big Sky performer at Montana State before transferring to Nebraska as a graduate student, rounds out the four Huskers averaging in double figures. The 5-6 point guard is averaging 10.2 points, 7.4 reounds and 3.2 assists after an eight-point, nine-rebound, five-assist effort against Lamar.

Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1, 0-0 Big Ten) vs. TCU Horned Frogs (6-0, 0-0 Big 12)
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, Noon (CT)
McArthur Center (Eckerd College), St. Petersburg, Fla.
Live Video: BeTheBeast.com (Subscription required)
Live Stats: Huskers.com
Live Radio: Huskers Radio Network (11:30 a.m.) Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)Lincoln (107.3 FM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App

Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1, 0-0 Big Ten)

22 - Natalie Potts - 6-2 - Fr. - F/G - 14.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg

40 - Alexis Markowski - 6-3 - Jr. - C/F - 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg

0 - Darian White - 5-6 - Gr. - G - 10.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg

1 - Jaz Shelley - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 11.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg

42 - Maddie Krull - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 2.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Off the Bench

21 - Annika Stewart - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 9.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg

14 - Callin Hake - 5-9 - So. - G - 7.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg

12 - Jessica Petrie - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 4.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg

2 - Logan Nissley - 6-0 - Fr. - G - 3.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg

15 - Kendall Moriarty - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 2.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg

32 - Kendall Coley - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 1.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998) Eighth Season at Nebraska (118-100); 17th Season Overall (311-209)

TCU Horned Frogs (6-0, 0-0 Big 12)

13 - Sedona Prince - 6-7 - Gr. - C - 21.2 ppg, 10.3 rpg

1 - Jaden Owens - 5-7 - Gr. - G - 6.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg

3 - Madison Conner - 5-11 - Jr. - G - 23.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg

5 - Una Jovanovic - 5-9 - Jr. - G - 5.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg

21 - Agnes Emma-Nnopu - 5-11 - Sr. - G - 7.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg

Off the Bench

23 - Aaliyah Roberson - 6-2 - So. - F - 4.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg

24 - Daija Turner - 6-3 - RSo. - F - 2.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg

2 - Tara Manumaleuga - 5-10 - Sr. - G - 3.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg

55 - Victoria Flores - 5-7 - Fr. - G - 1.3 ppg, 1.0 rpg

12 - Bre’Yon White - 5-11 - Jr. - F - 0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg

14 - Jade Clack - 6-1 - Fr. - F - 0.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg

Head Coach: Mark Campbell (Hawaii, 2004) First Season at TCU (45-24); Third Season Overall (6-0)

Scouting the TCU Horned Frogs

Coach Mark Campbell has TCU off to a 6-0 start in his first season leading the Horned Frogs. Campbell spent the past two seasons at Sacramento State, where he led the Hornets to a 25-8 record, a Big Sky title and a trip to the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Prior to taking his first head coaching job at Sacramento State in 2021-22, Campbell was an assistant coach at Oregon, where he tutored current Husker guard Jaz Shelley.

Last season, TCU finished with an 8-23 record that included a 1-17 Big 12 mark.

TCU features an all new starting five on the court this season, with five Division I transfers from five different schools. Oregon transfer Sedona Prince headlines the transfers. The 6-7 center, who played for the Ducks with Shelley, is averaging 21.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in her return to her home state of Texas.

Arizona transfer Madison Conner also has had an instant impact. The 5-11 guard is averaging a team-best 23.3 points to go along with 7.7 rebounds.The sharp-shooter from Chandler, Ariz., is the nation’s leading three-point shooter, averaging 5.2 threes per game.

Baylor transfer Jaden Owens (6.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 5.8 apg) has taken over the point guard position for the Horned Frogs and owns a team-best 3.9-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio while hitting 5-of-15 threes (.333). She had four points and five assists in the win over UTEP.

Stanford transfer Agnes Emma-Nnopu (7.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg) has contributed a team-best 2.2 steals per contest. The 5-11 athletic guard has knocked down 7-of-18 threes (.389) on the year, while also averaging 1.7 blocks for per game. She had nine points and seven rebounds in the win over the Miners.

Cal State Fullerton transfer Una Jovanovic rounds out the starting five with 5.7 points per game while sporting a 2.8-to-1 assist-to-turnover. Jovanovic, who was an All-Big West guard while averaging 38 minutes per game for the Titans last year. She had a season-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including a trio of three-pointers, in the win over UTEP.