Little Rock - Nebraska women's basketball coach Connie Yori and the rest of the Huskers met with members of the media on Saturday afternoon to discuss NU's NCAA Tournament first-round game with Kansas Sunday at the Jack Stephens Center.
The No. 6 seed Huskers (24-8, 10-6 Big Ten) will face the 11th-seeded Jayhawks (19-12, 8-10 Big 12) on Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m. The NU-KU game will follow the first game of Sunday's four-team sub-regional in Little Rock between the hosts from UALR (20-12, 12-4 Sun Belt) and seventh-ranked Delaware (30-1, 18-0 CAA). Tip-off between the 14th-seeded Trojans and No. 3-seed Blue Hens is scheduled for 4:20 p.m.
Yori discussed the similarities between the Huskers and Jayhawks.
"Both teams have a really good point guard. Both teams have a really athletic four player essentially, and we actually have two of them in Emily (Cady) and Jordan (Hooper)," Yori said. "Sutherland is a very athletic kid and one of the more athletic kids in the country at the spot and Angel Goodrich is an outstanding point guard. So in some ways we are little bit of a mirror image of each other in that standpoint. Stylistically we may be a little different but as far as matchups we have a lot of similarities."
Nebraska junior point guard Lindsey Moore said she was excited to be in the tournament and was ready to play an exciting game for the fans.
"I think you can definitely see two teams in transition, I think that is a really strong point of both teams is the transition game," Moore said. "I definitely think that both of them are pretty guard dominant, but yet they also have really good inside presence for both us and Kansas. It will definitely be a battle of who basically is going to outrebound the other team, and whoever does that I think is going to come away with it."