Huskers Aim to Even Season Series With Missouri

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

The Nebraska women’s basketball team (11-13, 2-9) completes its two-game season series with Missouri (12-12, 3-8) on Saturday in Lincoln. Tip-off with the Tigers at the Bob Devaney Sports Center is set for 7:05 p.m. with a live radio broadcast on the Husker Sports Network, with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch calling the action. Free live audio will be available on Huskers.com, along with a live video for premium subscribers of HuskersNside.

The Huskers will be looking to even the season series with Missouri, after the Tigers escaped with a 67-66 victory over NU in Columbia, Mo., on Jan. 17. Nebraska shut out the Tigers for the final three minutes to nearly erase a seven-point Missouri lead. The Huskers also had multiple chances to the win game but were unable to capitalize, as MU ended a five-game losing streak to Nebraska at Missouri.

Sophomore forward Catheryn Redmon produced her third career double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in the first tangle with the Tigers. Fellow sophomore Kaitlyn Burke added a team-high 13 points off the bench for NU, while Yvonne Turner contributed 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range. Cory Montgomery added 10 points and seven rebounds, despite going just 4-of-13 from the field, while Dominique Kelley managed eight points despite 3-of-15 shooting. Junior Jessra Johnson led MU with 18 points and nine boards in the first battle, while senior Alyssa Hollins pitched in 15 points, and sophomore forward Shakara Jones added 12.

In Nebraska’s last game at the Devaney Center, the Huskers notched one of their biggest wins of the season with a 62-56 victory over Texas Tech to improve to 8-4 at home on the year.

Missouri comes to Nebraska after posting its biggest win of the year with a 52-43 victory over No. 16 Kansas State in Columbia on Wednesday night. Johnson led MU with 17 points and nine boards, while Hollins scored 13 and Jones contributed 12 in a low-scoring affair. The Tigers were able to bring home the victory despite playing without starting guard Bekah Mills, who sat out with a knee injury. Kansas State, Nebraska’s next opponent at the Devaney Center, also played its second straight game without senior All-Big 12 point guard Shalee Lehning, who did not play while suffering from mononucleosis.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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