#15 Nebraska Shoots For Season Sweep of #25 Penn State

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

The No. 15 Nebraska women's basketball team returns home in search of a season series sweep of Big Ten preseason favorite Penn State at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Sunday afternoon.

Tip-off between the AP No. 15 Huskers (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches No. 25 Lady Lions (12-4, 2-2 Big Ten) at the Devaney Center is set for 2:05 p.m. (central) with live radio coverage provided by the Husker Sports Network. Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch will call the action on the Husker Sports Network, including flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln and The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha. Free live audio is available on Huskers.com. A live video stream is also available to premium subscribers of BTN All-Access at BTN.com.

The Huskers have called for a "Red Out" on Red Cross Day at the Devaney Center and the first 1,000 fans will receive "Big Red in the Big Ten" Rally Towels. Sunday's game is also Husker JV Team Family Day.

The young Huskers are riding the momentum of a nine-game winning streak into Sunday's rematch with Penn State. Nebraska escaped the Kohl Center in Madison with a 75-69 win over Wisconsin on Thursday night. The Lady Lions rolled to a 78-63 win over Michigan at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa., Thursday. Nebraska improved to 3-0 on the road in Big Ten play, while Penn State improved to 1-2 at home in conference action. The Lady Lions are 1-0 on the road in the Big Ten with an 82-49 rout of Wisconsin on Jan. 2.

In Nebraska's first-ever Big Ten game, the Huskers came back for a 71-63 win at then-No. 16 Penn State on Dec. 30. NU sophomore Jordan Hooper poured in 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against the Lady Lions. The 6-2 forward leads the Huskers and ranks second in the Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding with 20.3 points and 8.8 boards per game.

Lindsey Moore added 16 points in her head-to-head battle with Big Ten Preseason Player-of-the-Year Alex Bentley. Moore ranks seventh in the Big Ten in scoring with 16.6 points per game after her huge 28-point, five-assist effort in the win over Wisconsin Thursday. Moore also ranks second in the Big Ten and 11th nationally with 6.1 assists per game.

Bentley had 22 points and a career-high eight steals to lead Penn State in the first meeting with the Huskers. The 5-7 junior guard is averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 assists per game on the year. Sophomore guard Maggie Lucas leads Penn State with 20.1 points per game. Lucas had 18 points in the first meeting with Nebraska.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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