HUSKER WOMEN TO ENTERTAIN #11 MARYLAND TONIGHT

Posted 1 year ago

By Kevin Horn

(Huskers.com) -The No. 21 Nebraska women’s basketball team returns to the Bob Devaney Sports Center for a top-25 clash with No. 11 Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Tip-off the between the Huskers (5-1) and Terrapins (3-1) is set for 6 p.m. (MST) at the Devaney Center with live national television coverage on the Big Ten Network. Kevin Kugler and Debbie Antonelli will provide the call for BTN.

The Husker Sports Network will provide a live radio broadcast of the game with Matt Coatney and Jeff Griesch on the call, including AM 1400, KCOW, Alliance. A free live audio stream will also be available on Huskers.com.

The Huskers will try to improve to 5-0 at the Devaney Center this season, while notching their 10th victory over a top-15 opponent since Dec. 20, 2009, when they face Maryland. NU’s game with the 2012 ACC Tournament champion Terrapins will be the first regular-season meeting between Nebraska and Maryland, but the Huskers and Terps do have history. Maryland, which will join the Big Ten in 2014-15, knocked Nebraska out of the 2008 NCAA Tournament in College Park, Md. The Terps, who won the 2006 NCAA championship, defeated NU 76-64 in the 2008 NCAA second round.

Maryland, which advanced to the 2012 NCAA Elite Eight, returns four starters from a team that went 31-5. The Terrapins feature national player-of-the-year candidates Tianna Hawkins, Alyssa Thomas and Laurin Mincy. Nebraska adds a pair of national player-of-the-year candidates in Lindsey Moore and Jordan Hooper, putting five of the nation’s top-50 players on the floor at the Devaney Center.

#21 Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1, 0-0 Big Ten) 3 – Hailie Sample – 6-1 – So. – F – 5.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg 23 – Emily Cady – 6-2 – So. – F – 10.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg 35 – Jordan Hooper – 6-2 – Jr. – F – 16.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg 00 – Lindsey Moore – 5-9 – Sr. – G – 15.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg 13 – Brandi Jeffery – 5-7 – So. – G – 6.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg Off the Bench 21 – Sadie Murren – 5-8 – Fr. – G – 4.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg 1 – Tear’a Laudermill – 5-9 – So. – G – 3.6 ppg, 1.8 rpg 55 – Adrianna Maurer – 6-3 – Jr. – C – 3.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg 14 – Katie Simon – 6-2 – So. – F – 3.0 ppg, 0.6 rpg 24 – Rachel Theriot – 6-0 – Fr. – G – 2.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg 10 – Meghin Williams – 6-1 – Sr. – F – 2.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg 22 – Courtney Aitken – 5-9 – Fr. – G – 0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg Head Coach: Connie Yori (Creighton, 1986) 11th Season at NU (195-127); 23rd Season Overall (390-267)

#11 Maryland Terrapins (3-1, 0-0 ACC) 21 – Tianna Hawkins – 6-3 – Sr. – F – 19.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg 25 – Alyssa Thomas – 6-2 – Jr. – F – 10.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg 13 – Alicia DeVaughn – 6-4 – Jr. – C – 13.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg 1 – Laurin Mincy – 6-0 – Jr. – G – 6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg 15 – Chloe Pavlech – 5-9 – Fr. – G – 2.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg Off the Bench 4 – Malina Howard – 6-4 – Fr. – C – 9.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg 22 – Tierney Pfirman – 6-4 – Jr. – F – 8.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg 40 – Katie Rutan – 5-8 – Jr. – G – 7.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg 00 – Sequoia Austin – 5-5 – Jr. – F – 3.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg Head Coach: Brenda Frese (Arizona, 1993) 11th Season at Maryland (255-87); 14th Season Overall (312-117)

Four Huskers Set for 40th Straight Start Together Nebraska’s four returning starters Lindsey Moore, Jordan Hooper, Emily Cady and Hailie Sample are expected to make their 40th consecutive start together on Wednesday. Since sophomores Cady and Sample have arrived on campus, they have started every game alongside Moore and Hooper.

Moore is expected to make her 105th consecutive start dating back to the first game of her freshman season in 2009-10, while Hooper expects to make her 71st straight start dating back to her first game as a freshman in 2010-11.