Huskers Celebrate Senior Day in Home Finale with No. 8 Buckeyes

By: Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations
By: Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations

The No. 23 Nebraska women's basketball team closes its 2011-12 regular-season home schedule with Senior Day on Sunday when the Huskers play host to No. 8 Ohio State.

Tip-off between the Huskers (20-7, 9-6 Big Ten) and the Buckeyes (24-4, 11-4 Big Ten) is set for 3:01 p.m. (central) from the Devaney Center. Tickets are on sale now at or are available the day of the game at the Devaney Center, beginning 90 minutes prior to tip-off.

The doors to the Devaney Center will open at 1:30 p.m., and fans are encouraged to arrive early. A model of Nebraska's future Pinnacle Bank Arena will be on display in the Hendricks Training Complex lobby beginning at 1:30, and Nebraska Athletic Department personnel will be on hand to answer questions about the arena.

Senior Day activities for Kaitlyn Burke, Harleen Sidhu and Layne Reeves will begin on court at the Devaney Center at approximately 2:40 p.m. Following Senior Day festivities and prior to tip-off, both Oh Canada and The Star Spangled Banner will be sung to honor NU's seniors.

The Big Ten Network will televise the game live nationally with Lisa Byington and Vera Jones on the call. Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch will be on the radio call with flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln and The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha as part of Nebraska's 25-station radio network. Free live audio is also available worldwide on

Nebraska will be trying to avenge an 82-68 loss at Ohio State on Jan. 19 to earn a season split in the series with the Buckeyes. The Huskers will also be trying to earn their 10th conference win while trying to climb a notch or two in the final Big Ten standings heading into next week's Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.

Ohio State has already secured the No. 2 seed at the tournament, but could still earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season crown with a victory over the Huskers and a loss by Penn State in University Park, Pa., to Minnesota on Sunday.

Nebraska still has an outside chance to earn a No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the tournament, but the Huskers not only need to upset the No. 8 Buckeyes, they need Michigan to knock off Iowa in Iowa City, Indiana to upset Purdue in West Lafayette and Northwestern to defeat Michigan State in Evanston, Ill. Heading into the final game, Nebraska could be the No. 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament pending the outcome of Sunday's action.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations

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