Huskers Take Aim at Unbeaten Jayhawks

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- • The Nebraska women’s basketball team will play its first regular-season game against Kansas since joining the Big Ten when the Huskers travel to Lawrence to face the Jayhawks on Wednesday. Tip-off at Allen Fieldhouse is set for 7 p.m.

• A live radio broadcast will be produced by the Husker Sports Network, with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch teaming up for their 17th season together on the call. The game will be carried live for free on and over the air on select Husker Sports Network stations, including B107.3 FM and CD 105.9 FM in Omaha. Free audio also can be found on and the Huskers App.

• A live video stream will be available on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN App.

• Kansas enters the game with a 7-0 record after back-to-back home wins over UMKC (63-48) and Arkansas (71-60) last week. The Huskers (5-3) also posted back-to-back home wins over UMKC (80-60) and Arkansas (80-69) in mid-November.

• Wednesday’s game will mark the 82nd all-time meeting between the Huskers and Jayhawks in women’s basketball, with Kansas owning a 50-31 lead in the series.

• Nebraska’s 81 games against Kansas make the Jayhawks the most frequent foe in Husker history.

• The Huskers fell 77-66 in their last trip to Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 26, 2011.

• Nebraska is 7-5 in its 12 meetings with Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse since 2000. The Huskers are just 8-25 all-time against the Jayhawks in Lawrence, going 1-20 from 1975 to 1999.

• The Huskers and Jayhawks have played one time since Nebraska left the Big 12 for the Big Ten, with Kansas defeating the Huskers in the 2012 NCAA Tournament at Little Rock, Ark., 57-49 (March 18, 2012).

• Nebraska features one of the youngest lineups in the Big Ten with freshmen Taylor Kissinger (14.0 ppg) and Kate Cain (10.6 ppg) leading the Huskers in scoring through eight games. Sophomores Hannah Whitish (8.6 ppg) and Nicea Eliely (7.6 ppg) rank third and fourth in scoring, respectively, for second-year Nebraska head coach Amy Williams.

• The Husker roster includes three players from the state of Kansas (Emily Wood, Salina; Rachel Blackburn, Leavenworth; Grace Mitchell, Wellington). Wood is coming off the best performance of her career with 12 points on 4-of-8 three-point shooting in a win over Arkansas Pine Bluff. The former walk-on also tied career highs with four rebounds and three steals while making her third start of the season.