No. 20 Huskers Open Two-Game Home Stand with Minnesota

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

The No. 20 Nebraska women's basketball team returns to the Devaney Center to open its first two-game Big Ten home stand of the season when the Huskers play host to Minnesota on Sunday evening.

Tip-off between the Huskers (15-3, 4-2 Big Ten) and Golden Gophers (11-9, 3-3 Big Ten) at the Devaney Center is set for 5 p.m. (central) with live national television coverage provided by the Big Ten Network. Kevin Kugler will call the play-by-play for BTN, while Vera Jones provides analysis.

The game can also be heard live on the Husker Sports Network with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch on the call. Flagships B107.3 FM in Lincoln, The Wolf 93.3 FM in Omaha and 880 AM KRVN in Lexington will carry all the action on the 25-station network. Free live audio is also available worldwide on Huskers.com.

The young Huskers will try to bounce back from their first back-to-back losses of the season when they face Minnesota on Sunday. Last Sunday at the Devaney Center, NU suffered its first home loss of the season at the hands of a top-25 Penn State squad before dropping an 82-68 decision at No. 10 Ohio State on Thursday in Columbus.

Nebraska will be challenged by a Golden Gopher group that handed defending Big Ten regular-season champion Michigan State its second conference loss, 71-65, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Thursday.

Sophomore Jordan Hooper continues to make a strong case for All-Big Ten honors as Nebraska's leading scorer and rebounder with 19.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. The 6-2 forward produced her eighth double-double of the season with 19 points and a career-high-matching 14 rebounds Thursday at Ohio State.

Hooper and her hometown of Alliance, which is a community of more than 8,000 residents located about six hours West of Lincoln, will be honored at Sunday's game. Alliance is expecting more than 700 fans for a community watch party of the Big Ten Network telecast.

Junior point guard Lindsey Moore is also a contender for All-Big Ten accolades with 16.4 points and 5.9 assists per game, including five 20-point performances. Emily Cady continues to increase her production while contending for a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman squad. The 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., erupted for a career-high 24 points in just 26 minutes at Ohio State. Cady is averaging 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds over her last 10 games.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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