Huskers Shoot for 9th Straight Win

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

The No. 15 Nebraska women's basketball team heads in search of its third straight Big Ten road win to open conference play when the Huskers take on the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison on Thursday evening.

Tip-off between the No. 15 Huskers (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) and the Badgers (5-11, 1-3 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center is set for 7 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, Twister 93.3 FM in Omaha and 880 AM-KRVN in Lexington. 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.

Nebraska heads into Thursday's game riding the momentum of an eight-game winning streak after a 77-72 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon. Junior Lindsey Moore carried the Huskers to their third straight Big Ten win with her fourth career double-double and team highs of 22 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and three steals. Moore had a hand in every Husker basket down the stretch, scoring 16 of her 22 points and dishing out six assists in the second half.

Moore, a 5-9 point guard from Covington, Wash., is making a strong case for All-Big Ten honors by ranking seventh in the Big Ten in scoring (15.8 ppg), second in assists (6.2 apg) and fourth in steals (2.6 spg).

While Moore has been outstanding, Husker sophomore Jordan Hooper has been nothing short of sensational. The 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding with 20.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Hooper, who ranks among the top 20 players nationally in scoring and double-doubles (7), has produced nine 20-point games this season, including three 30-point efforts. Over the last seven games, Hooper is averaging nearly 25 points per contest and has won three Big Ten Player-of-the-Week awards.

Freshman Emily Cady has dramatically increased her production over the past seven games as well. The 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., has averaged 12.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to increase her season averages to 8.2 points and 6.1 boards per contest. Cady also ranks among Nebraska's leaders in assists, steals and blocked shots.

A win for Nebraska at Wisconsin would put the 2011-12 Huskers in impressive company in NU history. A ninth straight win overall would match the second-longest winning streak in school history, while a 4-0 Big Ten start would match the 2010 Big 12 Champion Huskers and the 1988 Big Eight Champion Huskers for the best league starts in NU history.

Courtesy: NU Media Relations


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