The Nebraska women’s basketball team announced game times and television information for its final three 2011-12 regular-season contests on Monday, Jan. 30. The Huskers were able to announce the times after the Big Ten Network announced its wildcard selections for the closing week of the 2012 Big Ten Conference campaign.
Nebraska will face Ohio State in a top-20 showdown that could determine the Big Ten Conference regular-season champion on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. (central) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln. The game will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network as the final game of a women’s basketball triple-header. The No. 16 Huskers (18-3, 7-2 Big Ten) and No. 11 Buckeyes (20-2, 7-2 Big Ten) are tied for second in the Big Ten standings right now, trailing only No. 15 Purdue (18-4, 8-1). Nebraska travels to West Lafayette, Ind., to face the Boilermakers in a battle for the top spot in the conference standings this Thursday at 6 p.m. (central).
Nebraska’s clash with Ohio State could also play a major role in seeding at the 2012 Big Ten Tournament, which is scheduled for March 1-4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Huskers’ game with the Buckeyes will be Senior Day at the Devaney Center, marking the final home game for fifth-year senior starting guard Kaitlyn Burke and senior forward Harleen Sidhu.
Nebraska’s game at Michigan State on Thursday, Feb. 23, was not chosen for national television by the Big Ten Network. The Huskers’ first-ever meeting with the Spartans will tip at 6 p.m. (central) and will be available on BTN.com. The Husker Sports Network also will provide radio coverage of the game on its 25-station network of affiliates in Nebraska and free worldwide on Huskers.com.
The Huskers’ contest with Wisconsin at the Devaney Center on Sunday, Feb. 19, will be televised live nationally by the Big Ten Network. NU’s game with the Badgers will be Play4Kay Day at the Devaney Center, supporting the WBCA initiative to promote cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.
Courtesy: NU Media Relations