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Nebraska WBB vs Illinois Game Thread

The Huskers take on the Illini on Australia night

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A couple years ago I would not have gotten very excited about this game. I would have put it into the “W” column for the Huskers before anyone stepped on the court.

This is not the same Illinois team we would have seen two or three years ago. Their record may not be stellar, but they are hard-nosed and much tougher on the court than they might look on paper. Amy Williams and her team better be ready for a grind-it-out Big Ten game.

Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (6-7, 0-3 Big Ten)

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, 7 p.m. (CT)

Pinnacle Bank Arena - Lincoln, Nebraska

TV: BTN (Fox Sports App)

Live Radio: Huskers Radio Network (6:30 p.m.) Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst) B107.3 FM (Lincoln), 590 AM (Omaha), Huskers.com, Huskers App

Live Stats: Huskers.com

Promotion: Australia Night

Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten - NCAA NET 29)

22 - Natalie Potts - 6-2 - Fr. - F/G - 11.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg

40 - Alexis Markowski - 6-3 - Jr. - C/F - 17.5 ppg, 9.7 rpg

0 - Darian White - 5-6 - Gr. - G - 8.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg

1 - Jaz Shelley - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 12.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg

42 - Maddie Krull - 5-9 - Gr. - G - 2.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Off the Bench

14 - Callin Hake - 5-9 - So. - G - 7.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg

2 - Logan Nissley - 6-0 - Fr. - G - 6.9 ppg, 1.7 rpg

12 - Jessica Petrie - 6-2 - Fr. - F - 4.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg

21 - Annika Stewart - 6-3 - Sr. - F - 4.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg

32 - Kendall Coley - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 2.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg

15 - Kendall Moriarty - 6-1 - Jr. - G - 2.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Head Coach: Amy Williams (Nebraska, 1998) Eighth Season at Nebraska (125-103); 17th Season Overall (318-212)

Illinois Fighting Illini (6-7, 0-3 Big Ten - NCAA NET 71)

23 - Brynn Shoup-Hill - 6-3 - Jr. - F - 4.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg

44 - Kendall Bostic - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 12.6 ppg, 8.9 rpg

1 - Genesis Bryant - 5-6 - Sr. - G - 14.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg

3 - Makira Cook - 5-6 - Sr. - G - 14.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg

24 - Adalia McKenzie - 5-10 - Jr. - G - 10.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Off the Bench

41 - Camille Hobby - 6-3 - 5th - C - 7.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg

11 - Jada Peebles - 5-10 - 5th - G - 4.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg

5 - Gretchen Dolan - 5-11 - Fr. - G - 2.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg

22 - Shay Bollin - 6-3 - So. - F - 2.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg

4 - Kam’Ren Rhodes - 5-6 - So. - G - 1.8 ppg, 1.3 rpg

Head Coach: Shauna Green (Canisius, 2002) Second Season at Illinois (28-17); 10th Season Overall (184-92)