By Red Don
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2016 /17 Women's Basketball Game & TV Schedule
Lady Huskers (7-22) (3-14), Sagarin ranking: #168 (@ 3/2/17)
SEASON OVER -
B1G Tournament @ Indianapolis - Wed, 3/1 Thru Sun, 3/5
Wed, 3/1, Huskers (#13 seed) vs Illinois (#12 seed, #167 Sagarin)
Lady Huskers fight to the very end but lose 79-70 in another exciting, Heart-Pill Game. A four point game at the end, Ladies come up empty in final possessions.
Sat, 1/7, @ Michigan State (#43) (11-3), 6:00 pm CST, BTN Plus (pay)
Sun, 11/6 vs Southwest Baptist (73-71) - Lady Huskers top SWB in Squeaker! SWB misses trey at the buzzer.
Out-of-Conference (Record 4-8)
(Pre-Season WNIT - Record 2-1)
Sat, 11/12, vs Texas Rio Grande Valley (#222), (W, 71-53) - WBB Veterans overwhelm TRGV, never trailing. Frosh Contribute Big!
Mon, 11/14, vs Missouri (#35), (L, 55-35) - Victims of jitters, ladies leave too many points on floor; not finishing & at the line.
Thu, 11/17, vs Colo St, (#62), Consolation Round, (W, 62-59) - Ladies trail @ Q3 after HT lead. Strong Q4 pulls out the win.
(Sun, 11/20, (Championship game), #1 Notre Dame defeated #17 Washington, 71-60)
(Sun, 11/20, (Championship game), Notre Dame defeated Washington 71-60)
Tue, 11/22, vs Omaha (#134), (W, 66-58) - After slow start, Treys rescue Lady Huskers from double-digit deficit to Win at the finish.
(South Point Shootout - Record 0-2)
Fri, 11/25, vs Washington State (#26), (L, 79-65) - Lady Huskers show Grit; No Quit, coming back from 30 pts down to 10 pts, losing by 14
Sat, 11/26, vs Virginia (#60), (L, 73-51) - Too Little; Too Late; But still No Quit. Ladies rebound from a 30+ pt deficit with a 16 pt run.
(ACC/Big Ten Challenge; Series Record 3-3)
Thu, 12/1, @ Virginia Tech (#42), (L, 76-67) - Turnovers and loss of intensity result in 9 pt loss after leading by 16 in the 1st half.
Sun, 12/4, vs California (#32), (L,86-65) - Lady Bears outmatch Gritty; No Quitty Lady Huskers in fast-paced game.
Tue, 12/6, vs Drake (#73), (L, 84-70) - Lady Huskers Lose to Drake; unable to keep up with Bulldog's Dead-Eye Shooting
Fri, 12/9, vs San Jose State (#190), (W, 83-61) - Lady Spartans live, & die, by the 3; Lady Huskers Shine in 22 pt win.
Sun, 12/18, @ Creighton (#80), (L, 80-64) - Lady Huskers lose the shooting & turnover battles, allow 15 treys vs Creighton
Wed, 12/21, vs Connecticut (#1), (L, 84-41) - Still 'A Bridge Too Far!' Frosh & PBA show well in 43 pt loss (42 pts last year) to #1 Huskies
B1G Conference Play (Record 3-13)
Wed, 12/28, vs Northwestern (#41), (L, 62-58) - Improving Lady Huskers lose Squeaker @ Hm; Play best game of year
Sat,12/31, @ Iowa (#34), (L, 75-72) - Great Team Effort; coming back fm 11 pts down with 9-0 run but miss chance to tie for OT
- 2017 -
Wed, 1/4, vs Maryland (#8), (L, 93-49) - Lady Huskers in disappointing 54 point loss to Dominant #3 (Coaches Poll) Lady Terps
Sat, 1/7, @ Michigan State (#48), (L, 93-73) - Lady Huskers go down to defeat by #26 (Coaches Poll) Lady Spartans
Tue, 1/10, vs Rutgers (#171), (W, 62-58) - Coach Amy Williams and Lady Huskers get their First B1G Conference Win
Sun, 1/15, @ Illinois (#169), (L, 79-59) - Lady Huskers keep pace, tieing @ 45 all in Q3 , faltering 14-34 the last 19 mins
Thu, 1/19, @ Penn State (#70), (L, 86-69) - Lady Huskers no-quit compete tie @ 50, 3Q PSU pulls away down the stretch
Sun, 1/22, vs Michigan (#15), (L, 84-51) - Huskers Drop Home Game with highly-ranked Michigan
Thu, 1/26, @ Purdue (#65), (L, 88-45) - Purdue Sprints Past Huskers
Sun, 1/29, @ Ohio State (#11), (L,95-75) - Lady Huskers out-manned @ #15 (poll) Ohio State; lose 95-75, but never quit
Sat, 2/4, vs Minnesota (#73), (L,79-69) - No Quit Lady Huskers hang tough with Minny, battle to tie ; falter in OT
Thu, 2/9, @ Wisconsin (#206), 7:00 pm CST, (L, 82-56) - Lost Ladies falter out of the box; no road win, give Wisconsin their 1st conference win
Thu, 2/16, vs Ohio State (#16), (L, 87-69) - No-Quit Huskers lose in surprisingly good showing vs #12 Ohio State
Sun, 2/19, vs Indiana (#29), (W, 67-64) - Best game of yr upsets Indy; no fluke, Ladies lead majority of time, Slug it out at the end
Thu, 2/23, @ Michigan (#16), (L, 88-60) - Lady Huskers get blown-out by # 25 Michigan @ Ann Arbor; but won't quit.
Sun, 2/26, vs Michigan State (#33), (W, 76-74 OT) - Lady Huskers, trailing as much as 14 pts All Game, fight back to WIN in OT, 76-74 on SENIOR DAY in the most exciting game of the Year! (Now where are my Heart Pills? )
B1G Tournament @ Indianapolis - (Record 0-1)
Wed, 3/1, vs Illinois (#12 seed, #167 Sagarin), (L, 79-70) - Lady Huskers fight to the very end but lose 79-70 in another exciting, Heart-Pill Game. A four point game at the end, Ladies come up empty in final possessions.
Most WBB games (16) are shown via video streaming from BTN Plus, which requires a subscription. Only 8 games are shown on Broadcast TV. A BTN Plus subscription costs $9.99/month (Nebraska only games) for Nov thru Febr.
Jeff Sagarin Ratings: http://www.rpiratings.com/womrate.php
(Link to Prior Year's Game Results)
By Red Don
(B1G representative in the 2016/17 Pre-Season WNIT)
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 Texas Rio Grande Valley @ Pinnacle Bank Arena 1:00 p.m. cst
Best Wishes to new WBB Head Coach Amy Williams, HC of the 2016 WNIT championship team and former Husker. May your run of successes continue at Nebraska!
Prospects for the future are bright with all the returning experienced players and incoming class: Nicea Eliely, Grace Mitchell, Hannah Whitish, Rylie Cascio-Jensen, transfer Bria Stallworth & Taylor Kissinger (2017).
2015/16 WBB Season is Finished!
Lady Huskers (18-13; 9-10), Sagarin Rating: #59 (@ 3/17/16)
Thank you Coach Yori for your 14 years of exemplary service at UNL and your accomplishments here; including seven NCAA appearances, two extending to the sweet-sixteen, five WNIT invitations, Big 12 Conference Title and National Coach of the Year, Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year, and not least, 100% graduation rate.
I am certain an exceptional coach will be hired to take over the reigns of this premier WBB program!
11/1 vs Nebraska-Kearney, (92-54) - Husker Ladies top UNK
11/8 vs Winona State, (96-66) - Huskers best Winona State
Out-of-Conference (Record 9-2)
11/14 vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff, (W, 96-46) - Husker Ladies in a fifty point blow-out
11/16 vs North Florida, (W, 91-46) - & five more points equals Arkansas-Pine-Bluff beat-down 11/21 vs North Carolina Central, (W, 88-47) - Another OOC win
11/23 vs Southern University, (W, 89-38) - Lady Huskers' fourth runaway @ Home in a Row
11/28 @ UConn (#1), ( L, 88-46) - OOPS, A Bridge Too Far! Runaways go Both Ways - There IS a Reason UCONN is Top-Ranked!
- Big Ten/ACC Challenge - @ PBA, Lincoln-
12/3 vs North Carolina State, (W, 88-67) - Lady Huskers Roll in B1G/ACC Challenge (2-3 in Series)
12/6 vs Creighton, (W, 65-63) - Intra-State Showdown. Heart-stopping come-back from 21 down!
12/8 vs Evansville, (W, 85-40) - Husker Ladies win in a Runaway!
12/12 @ California, (L, 87-80) - Last-minute Loss in OT to #22 AP Ranked Cal Lady Bears
12/19 vs Northern Arizona, (W, 90-67) - Jessica Shepard w/35 pts, new Freshmen Record
12/21 vs Arkansas State, (W, 79-71) - Lady Huskers win hard-fought game in final minutes
B1G Conference Play (Record 9-10)
12/31 vs Iowa, (L, 74-68) - Close Loss to Iowa, sans ailing 'Burns & Simon'
1/3 @ Northwestern, (L, 85-62) - Uninspired performance @ Northwestern = Loss
1/7 @ Maryland, (L, 89-50) - Speedy Lady Terps at home administer 39 pt beat-down
1/10 vs Illinois, (W, 73-57) - First Conference Win puts Lady Huskers back in the Win Column 1/13 @ Penn State, (W, 83-78) - Lady Huskers weather PSU rally for back-to-back wins
1/16 vs Rutgers, (W, 65-54) - Huskers Hang Tough to Win a Thriller @ PBA
1/20 @ Purdue, (W, 62-61) - Win @ Purdue in Another SQUEAKER!
1/24 @ Michigan, (W, 93-81) - Lady Huskers defeat Michigan on the Road
1/27 vs Wisconsin, (W, 75-62) - Lady Huskers with their Sixth Win in a Row
1/30 @ Rutgers, (L, 66-56) - Scarlet Knights end Lady Huskers Win Streak
2/2 vs Penn State, (W, 87-69) - Monsta Night - Ladies Sweep Penn State
2/7 @ Indiana, (L, 59-47) - Lackluster showing on the road in Loss to Indiana
2/11 @ Minnesota, (L, 110-73) - Gophers beat-down equals most points ever against Huskers
2/14 vs Michigan State, (W, 73-66) - Win keeps NCAA hopes up. Romeo's 86th trey sets Record
2/18 @ Ohio State, (L, 96-70) - Hot-Shooting, AP 5th ranked OSU proves too much for Lady Huskers
2/21 vs Purdue, (L, 68-50) - Valiant effort w/Huskers down 2 starters. Team steps-up; Shots didn't!
2/24 vs Indiana, (L, 79-68) - Disappointing Loss @ Home to Indiana
2/28 vs Northwestern, (#48), (W, 76-67) - Freshmen step-up B1G Time in Senior Nite Blow-out
-B1G Tournament @ Indianapolis-
3/3 vs Rutgers, (L, 66-63) - Great effort by the ladies, losing a in the final seconds
-Women's NIT- (Record 0-1)
Thu, 3/17 vs Northern Iowa, (L, 64-62) - Injury Depleted Husker Team takes Northern Iowa down to the wire!
Disappointing Season for a team hampered by Injuries to several players at key times.
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