#20 Nebraska (21-6, 11-3) at Wisconsin (11-16, 3-11) Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. (central) Kohl Center (Madison, Wis.) Live Video: BTN.com Radio: Husker Sports Network (Matt Coatney-PBP; Jeff Griesch-Analyst) (B107.3 FM-Lincoln; The Wolf 93.3 FM-Omaha; 94.1 FM & 960 AM-KNEB, Scottsbluff) Internet: Free live audio on Huskers.com
#20 Nebraska (21-6, 11-3) vs. #7 Penn State (22-3, 13-1) Sunday, March 3, 5 p.m. (central) Bob Devaney Sports Center (Lincoln, Neb.) National TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler-PBP, LaChina Robinson-Analyst) Radio: Husker Sports Network (Matt Coatney-PBP; Jeff Griesch-Analyst) (B107.3 FM-Lincoln; 1110 AM-KFAB, Omaha; 880 AM-KRVN, Lexington; 94.5 FM-KLIQ, Hastings; 1240 AM-KODY, North Platte; 94.1 FM-KNEB, Scottsbluff; 1400 AM-KCOW, Alliance; 1310 AM-KGMT, Fairbury) Internet: Free live audio on Huskers.com
I can't believe the season is winding down so quickly! There are only two regular season games left for the 20th-ranked Nebraska women's basketball team. They rolled to their ninth straight win Sunday afternoon, defeating Iowa 66-46. Freshman guard Rachel Theriot had her best game as a Husker, leading all scorers with 19 points. In the last three games, Theriot has averaged 10.3 points per game and Nebraska has held their three opponents to their season low scoring output.
NU has clinched a top three seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament and can clinch at least a top-two finish in the league with a win Thursday night when they face the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison.
Then the Huskers return home Sunday evening for Senior Night, and this season's final game has extra meaning. Not only is it the final chance to watch Lindsey Moore and Meghin Williams play in Lincoln, it's the final game ever in the Devaney Center for Nebraska women's basketball as the Huskers face No. 7 Penn State.
Nebraska faced Wisconsin in the first conference game of the season on Jan. 2, defeating the Badgers 70-52. Moore had a game-high 26 points and tied her career high with five three-pointers. Wisconsin is 11-16 overall, 3-11 in the Big Ten after a heartbreaking 54-52 loss at Northwestern Sunday. In spite of their record, the Badgers are tough to defeat as they have been within five points with less than five minutes to play in nine of their 16 losses this season. In fact, Wisconsin is the only Big Ten to defeat league-leading Penn State, handing the Lady Lions a 63-61 setback in Madison on Jan. 31.
Second-year coach Bobbie Kelsey has challenged her team to finish out games strong. Injuries have plagued the Badgers this season, forcing their five regular starters to log significant minutes. All five starters average more than 27 minutes per game and they have three players in the top ten in the league in minutes played. Junior guard Morgan Paige leads UW in scoring (16.2 ppg) and three-pointers (52).
Penn State has clinched a share of the regular season Big Ten title. If PSU trips up at Minnesota Thursday night and Nebraska can defeat Wisconsin, the Huskers' game Sunday against the Lady Lions would allow Nebraska a chance to grab a share of the conference regular-season title. However, Penn State has already clinched the number one seed in the Big Ten Tournament. PSU knocked off Nebraska 80-58 on Jan. 13 in State College.
I cordially invite you to join Jeff Griesch and me for Nebraska women's basketball on the Husker Sports Network. Our radio broadcast Thursday night begins with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. (central) with the tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. on the Husker Sports Network, including Lincoln affiliate KBBK 107.3 FM (B107.3), KFFF 93.3 FM (The Wolf) in Omaha, KCOW 1400 in Alliance, KNEB 94.1 and 960 in Scottsbluff, and available to our entire 25-network stations. Sunday's game against Penn State begins with the pre-game show at 4:45 p.m. (central) with the tip-off at 5 p.m. on the Husker Sports Network, including KBBK 107.3 FM (B107.3) in Lincoln, KFAB 1110 (Omaha), KRVN 880 (Lexington), KNEB 94.1 in Scottsbluff, and KLIQ 94.5 in Hastings. All Husker women's basketball broadcasts are also available for free worldwide on the internet at www.huskers.com. I hope you can join us.
There are a number of ways to get enhanced information about our broadcast and Husker women's basketball via social media. You can learn more about the team on the Nebraska Women's Basketball Facebook page or follow the team on their official Twitter page @huskerswbb. I also invite you to friend me on Facebook (Matt Coatney) or follow me on Twitter @coatman1.
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