The No. 13 Nebraska women's basketball team returns home for the first time in two weeks to play host to Michigan in a key Big Ten battle on Thursday night in Lincoln.
Tip-off between the Huskers (19-3, 8-2 Big Ten) and the Wolverines (17-7, 6-5 Big Ten) at the Devaney Center is set for 7:05 p.m. (central) and tickets are available at Huskers.com or by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office during regular business hours at 1-800-8-BIG-RED. Tickets are also available the night of the game at the Devaney Center, beginning 90 minutes before tip-off.
As part of a special "Wolverine Week" promotion, fans with tickets to the Nebraska men's basketball game against Michigan on Wednesday night, can gain free general admission seating to the women's game on Thursday.
Live radio coverage will be provided by the Husker Sports Network. Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch will be on the call with flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln, The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha and 880 AM KRVN in Lexington as part of Nebraska's 25-station radio network. Free live audio is also available worldwide on Huskers.com. A live premium video stream also will be available through BTN.com All-Access.
Nebraska heads into the Michigan game well rested after enjoying a bye weekend from Big Ten action. The rest was well-deserved, after the Huskers notched an epic 93-89 triple-overtime victory last Thursday at No. 15 Purdue. Nebraska's Jordan Hooper, who was added to the State Farm Wade Trophy Watch List Tuesday led the Huskers with 27 points and seven boards against Purdue. She leads NU with 20.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
Junior point guard Lindsey Moore scored eight of her 26 points in the third overtime to help shoot the Huskers to victory in their first-ever meeting with Purdue. Moore's second three in the third OT also made her the 27th Husker in history to cross the 1,000-point plateau for her career. Moore enter's the Michigan game averaging 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.3 steals.
Freshman Emily Cady produced the first double-double of her career against Purdue with 11 points and career highs of 12 rebounds and seven assists. Cady's miraculous off-balance three as time expired in the second overtime gave the Huskers a chance at victory. The 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., is averaging 13.4 points and 6.7 rebounds in Big Ten play to increase her season averages to 10.0 points and 6.2 boards on the year.
Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations