Jump to content
  • Sign in to follow this  

    WBB: Game #18 @ Penn State


    Row6Seat10
    • Huskers seeking second win in B1G play

     

     

    Brian Rosenthal   Nebraska Cornhuskers

     

    at

     

    Penn State   Penn State Lady Lions

     

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.
    Bryce Jordan Center (University Park, Pa.)

     

    Live Video: BTN Plus
    Live Radio: Husker Sports Network - Matt Coatney (PBP), Jeff Griesch (Analyst)
    KBBK 107.3 FM - Lincoln; KXPN 590 AM - Omaha; KLIQ 94.5 FM - Hastings; KRGI 1430 AM - Grand Island;

    KRVN 106.9 FM - Kearney; KRVN 880 AM - Lexington; KNCY 1600/105KSWN 93.9 FM - McCook;

    KNCY 1600/105.5 AM/FM - Nebraska City; KHAQ 98.5 FM - North Platte; KNEB 960/100.3 AM/FM - Scottsbluff; KSID 1340 AM - Sidney    Free Live Audio: Huskers.com/Huskers App/TuneIn App

    Live Stats: GAMETRACKER

     

    12.09.16+neb+wbb+pic.jpg

     

    Huskers Back on Road at Penn State Thursday

     

    The Nebraska women’s basketball team returns to Big Ten road action Thursday when the Huskers tangle with Penn State. Tip-off between the Big Red (5-13, 1-5 Big Ten) and the Lady Lions (12-6, 2-4 Big Ten) is set for 6 p.m.

     

    An inexperienced team of Huskers and a group of first-year coaches led by former Nebraska player Amy Williams has been challenged by the toughest schedule in school history through the first 18 games this season. Nebraska’s strength of schedule ranks No. 10 nationally. Penn State will be the 13th Husker opponent with 12 or more wins this season, led by No. 1 UConn (16-0), No. 3 Maryland (17-1) and No. 15 Virginia Tech (16-1). 

     

    Nebraska owns victories over a pair of 12-win teams - Colorado State (12-5) and UTRGV (12-8).

     

    The active Husker roster has combined for 155 career starts, while the Penn State active roster has started 290 career games, including 90 this season.

     

    The Huskers are led by 6-4 sophomore forward Jessica Shepard, who is averaging a double-double with 18.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.

     

    The all-time series between Nebraska and Penn State is tied at five wins apiece. The Huskers have won four consecutive games in the series with Penn State. The Huskers are 2-2 all-time at Penn State.

     

    PROBABLE STARTRS:

     

    Nebraska Cornhuskers 
    32 - Jessica Shepard - 6-4 - So. - F 
    22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - Sr. - C 
    3 - Hannah Whitish - 5-9 - Fr. - G 
    5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - Fr. - G 
    34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - Jr. - G

     

    Penn State Lady Lions 
    24 - Ashanti Thomas - 6-4 - So. - C  
    2 - Amari Carter - 5-8 - Fr. - G -
    5 - Sierra Moore - 5-11 - Sr. - G 

    11 - Teniya Page- 5-7 - So. - G 
    31 - Jaida Travascio-Green - 6-2 - Fr. - G


    Scouting Penn State

     

    Coach Coquese Washington has her 10th Penn State team off to a 12-6 start that includes a 2-4 Big Ten record after a 76-46 win over Wisconsin on Monday.


    Penn State improved to 9-1 at home with the win over the Badgers.


    Although Penn State owns an experienced roster with a combined 290 starts, freshmen and sophomores dominate PSU’s starting five. Teniya Page leads the Lady Lions with 18.7 points per game. Ashanti Thomas, a 6-4 center, has added 4.4 points and 3.7 rebounds  Amari Carter has contributed 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds, while leading the Lady Lions with 4.6 assists per game. Jaida Travascio-Green made her fourth career start in the win over Wisconsin. She is averaging 5.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16 minutes per game. Sierra Moore rounded out PSU’s starting five against Wisconsin with 8.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

     

    Husker Nuggets
     

    Jessica Shepard leads the Huskers with averages of 18.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. She produced her 19th career double-double 22 points and 11 rebounds in Nebraska’s win over Rutgers.
     

    Shepard owns nine double-doubles this season and owns nine 20-point scoring efforts through 18 games.
     

    Nicea Eliely leads the Huskers in assists (50), steals (32), blocks (13) and field goal percentage (.453), while ranking second on the team in scoring (7.8 ppg).
     

    Hannah Whitish is averaging 11.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals in six Big Ten games as a starter. Whitish also

    leads the Huskers with 29 three-pointers on the season. Her next three-pointer will tie her with Kiera Hardy (30, 2003-04) for fifth on NU’s freshman three-point list.
     

    Nebraska is facing the toughest overall schedule in school history in 2016-17. The Huskers will play 10 games against NCAA Tournament teams and 11 more regular-season games against Postseason WNIT teams in 2016-17. 
     

    Nebraska’s strength of schedule ranked No. 10 nationally through games Jan. 16. 
     

    The Huskers have knocked down at least one three-pointer in 269 straight regular-season games dating back to a loss at UTEP on Dec. 20, 2008.
     

    Nebraska has hit at least two three-pointers in 148 consecutive games. 
     

    Nebraska has had at least two players earn first- or second-team All-Big Ten honors in each of its first five seasons in the Big Ten.

     

    GAME NOTES:

     

    BEAT THE LADY LIONS!

    csul5b22nebr_(1500)_blk__.jpg

    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    Hometown calls again by the refs seem to be seeing things differently on opposite ends of the floor. Jess couldn't do anything their post played clean. I guess that's what they saw.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    10 minutes ago, leichleiter2 said:

    Hometown calls again by the refs seem to be seeing things differently on opposite ends of the floor. Jess couldn't do anything their post played clean. I guess that's what they saw.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    That and the refs had their supervisor on site.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Any reason Grace Mitchell did not play or played very little?  I was watching Michigan v Maryland and trying to listen to Huskers.  I was impressed how Michigan stayed with Maryland and their Sophomore center is a nice player.  NU is probably playing about as well as they can with talent on hand.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    10 minutes ago, Cazzie22 said:

    Any reason Grace Mitchell did not play or played very little?  I was watching Michigan v Maryland and trying to listen to Huskers.  I was impressed how Michigan stayed with Maryland and their Sophomore center is a nice player.  NU is probably playing about as well as they can with talent on hand.

    She had 4 fouls in six minutes, but whitish had two fouls in less than two.

    Edited by Bugeaters1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    didn't get to watch the second half-----------but, 2pts from Havers? what, she had 4 last game if i remember correctly. not good---------not good at all.

    She was pretty much a no show last night.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    In watching many of the rated teams over the years one thing that stands out is senior leadership.  We don't have much this year and that lack of "showing the way" really effects the team especially during crunch time.  With as many underclassmen as we have this year and will have next year they need leaders to look up to.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    24 minutes ago, Bugeaters1 said:


    She was pretty much a no show last night.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     

     

    her biggest negative during her career. seems to be a reoccurring theme with allie. listen, i have supported her all the way, but, frustrating for 6'5" player in the woman's game. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    In watching many of the rated teams over the years one thing that stands out is senior leadership.  We don't have much this year and that lack of "showing the way" really effects the team especially during crunch time.  With as many underclassmen as we have this year and will have next year they need leaders to look up to.

    If Burns comes back next year, I would think that she would be a leader to lead the way.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I wasn't able to watch last night, so missed the action. Reading here it sounds like all the fouls crippled us.  We're just not deep enough to survive that kind of assault. Can't tell from your descriptions what was happening with Jess....some funny stuff going on ?

     

    Penn St had the bench presence apparently to get some points from their bench, and carry the day.

     

    Would loved to have seen another freshman...Miss Rylie have a breakout game for NU...good for her. We three freshmen guards and Grace coming on strong too, and they will be a great platform for the future.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I agree we do not have someone stepping up last year I thought Rachel would try to huddle our players up during stoppage of play and try and take charge. She was trying to take on the role of leader as a freshman. We don't have someone to take charge right now. Hopefully that will change.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    3 hours ago, Bugeaters1 said:


    She was pretty much a no show last night.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     

    Maybe point wise but 8 rebounds is not exactly a no-show.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Our guards are really having a hard time seeing the floor right now.  Too many times we are trying to drive to the basket when there's a lot of traffic in the lane. 

     

    We just need to get Allie the right shots.  She is really good at 10-12ft. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now


×