No. 19 Huskers Shoot for Season Sweep of Hawkeyes

By: Courtesy: UNL Email
By: Courtesy: UNL Email

The No. 19 Nebraska women's basketball team closes its two-game home stand when the Huskers take on Iowa in a Big Ten border battle on Thursday night at the Devaney Center.

Tip-off between the Huskers (16-3, 5-2 Big Ten) and Hawkeyes (11-9, 3-4 Big Ten) at the Devaney Center is set for 7:05 p.m. Tickets to Thursday's game are available now at Huskers.com or by calling the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-8-BIG-RED during regular business hours. Tickets, which start at just $5 for adults and $3 for children, can be purchased at the Devaney Center the night of the game, beginning 90 minutes before tip-off.

Fans can listen to all the action on the Husker Sports Network with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch on the call. Flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln and The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha will carry the game on Nebraska's 25-station radio network. Free live audio is also available worldwide on Huskers.com.

The young Huskers got back on the winning track Sunday with a 64-49 victory over Minnesota at the Devaney Center. Sophomore Jordan Hooper led the Huskers with 23 points and six rebounds for her 10th 20-point scoring performance of the season. The 6-2 forward from Alliance ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring (19.9 ppg) and leads the conference in rebounding (8.9 rpg). She is tied for the Big Ten lead with eight double-doubles on the year.

Freshman Emily Cady, who earned the first Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week award in Nebraska history on Tuesday, continued her recent surge with 13 points and seven boards against the Golden Gophers. The 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., produced her sixth straight double-figure performance to increase her season averages to 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Cady has been at her best in Big Ten play, averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in Nebraska's first seven conference contests. Cady ranks among the Big Ten's top three freshmen in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage.

Fellow freshman forward Hailie Sample added the best game of her career with 10 points and seven rebounds against Minnesota, as NU's six-player freshman class combined for 31 points and 25 rebounds against the Gophers.

Junior Lindsey Moore continues to control a potent Husker offense. The 5-9 point guard from Covington, Wash., ranks sixth in the Big Ten with 15.8 points per game, while ranking second in the league with 6.1 assists per contest. Moore led NU with 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in a 77-72 at Iowa on Jan. 8.


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