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LINCOLN — Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams and Athletic Director Bill Moos are in sync on the program’s future, Williams said in a recent interview.

Williams met with Moos April 9 for a sitdown following the Huskers’ surprising turnaround season that resulted in a NCAA tournament bid. An extension on Williams’ contract — which currently runs through the 2022 season — and extensions on her assistants’ contracts (which run through 2019) should come at a later date.

“We’re completely on the same page with the way things should work and the way things are working,” Williams said last week. “He’s genuinely as excited as we are about the direction of our program. All of those things make me feel awesome.”

 

After a 7-22 season in Williams’ first year, the Huskers finished 21-11 overall and 11-5 in the Big Ten. Nebraska swept rival Iowa. Williams won Big Ten coach of the year as the team earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The 73-62 loss to Arizona State — in which Nebraska was badly outrebounded — still stings Williams and the team.

“They got a taste of the NCAA tournament, but they’re not satisfied with that,” Williams said. “It created more of a hunger. That was a fun ride, and we enjoyed being there, but now that we got a taste of that, we want more. It’s incredible how that works. We feel like we could have put a better performance together in that game.”

With a couple weeks remaining in the academic semester, Williams said she doesn’t expect any players to transfer to other schools. A few are examining their options from a “health or academics” perspective, though, including forward Rachel Blackburn, who continues to battle chronic knee pain. Blackburn averaged 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds last season in 29 games off the bench.

“There’s just some question marks in the evaluation there that her family will go through,” Williams said. “We’re just going to support her no matter what.”

 

Notes

» Nebraska would consider adding another signee to the 2018 class if it finds “the right fit,” Williams said. NU is thin in the post, especially if Blackburn chooses to retire.

» Women’s basketball coaches have one more evaluation period this weekend. NU will also host a 2019 prospect, so Williams plans to split her staff to accommodate both tasks. The next evaluation periods aren’t until July 6-12 and July 23-29, after which teams usually schedule official visits during football games in preparation for the fall signing period.

» Incoming freshmen Leigha Brown, Sam Haiby, Kayla Mershon and Ashtyn Vanderbeek are set to arrive the first weekend in June in time for summer classes.

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doesn't do a damn bit of good unless you are digital subscriber.  OWH has put all content behind a pay wall and I, for one, see not enough value.  If you can't post the entire article then don't bother at all because it means nothing.

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26 minutes ago, BirdsOnTheBat said:

doesn't do a damn bit of good unless you are digital subscriber.  OWH has put all content behind a pay wall and I, for one, see not enough value.  If you can't post the entire article then don't bother at all because it means nothing.

Excuse me all to hell.  Just trying to share.  

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not directed just at you, sorry if you took it so personal, but what I stated is, none the less true.  There are those of us who simply don't have the expendable income to pay for crap news reporting, when taken in general, on line.

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Mike'l Women's college basketball roundtable with Amy Williams, Jim Flanery and Brittany Lange

 

http://centurylink.net/player/category/news/article/omaha_worldherald-tbl_wbb_roundtable_ebbs_and_flows_throughout_the_s-ndn

 

Nothing earth shattering but found it interesting none the less.  Sure hate the slowness of new information coming in. 😫

 

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4 hours ago, Tinpanalley said:

 

 

Mike'l Women's college basketball roundtable with Amy Williams, Jim Flanery and Brittany Lange

 

http://centurylink.net/player/category/news/article/omaha_worldherald-tbl_wbb_roundtable_ebbs_and_flows_throughout_the_s-ndn

 

Nothing earth shattering but found it interesting none the less.  Sure hate the slowness of new information coming in. 😫

 

I listened to this live. missed the first 10 -15 minutes though

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