The Nebraska women's basketball team closes the first half of regular-season Big Ten Conference play by traveling to Ohio State for a Thursday night battle with the Buckeyes.
Tip-off between the Huskers (14-6, 4-3 Big Ten) and the Buckeyes (11-9, 1-6 Big Ten) is set for 7:30 p.m. (central) with live national television coverage on the Big Ten Network. Eric Collins and Stephanie White will call the action for BTN.
The Husker Sports Network will provide a live radio broadcast of the game with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch on the call, including flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln, The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha and 880 AM KRVN in Lexington. A free live audio stream will be available on Huskers.com.
Nebraska hopes to continue building momentum after notching back-to-back Big Ten wins at Minnesota (84-63, Jan. 20) and over No. 25 Michigan State (59-54, Jan. 24) last week. The Huskers enjoyed their first weekend bye and will head to Ohio State shooting for their first win in Columbus since 1990.
Jordan Hooper (18.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg), Lindsey Moore (15.3 ppg, 5.5 apg, 2.0 spg) and Emily Cady (9.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg) provide the Huskers with three legitimate All-Big Ten-caliber performers.
The Big Red's "Big Three" will try to offset the explosiveness of Tayler Hill - the Big Ten's leading scorer. Hill enters Thursday's game averaging 24.5 points per game in Big Ten play, and 21.0 points per contest on the year. Unfortunately for Hill, the Buckeyes have been limited by illness and injury throughout the first half of conference play.
Reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Amber Stokes missed four games with a knee injury before returning in a limited role in Sunday's loss to Ohio State. Stokes scored four points in 20 minutes and helped the Buckeyes carry a 37-28 halftime lead to the locker room against No. 8 Penn State at Value City Arena in Columbus. Penn State outscored OSU 43-19 in the second half.