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    WBB: Game #28 vs Michigan State


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      Brian Rosenthal NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
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    Michigan StateMICHIGAN ST SPARTANS

     

     

    Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m.
    Pinnacle Bank Arena 

     

     

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    Special Event: Senior Day (Postgame Ceremony)
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    HUSKERS CELEBRATE SENIOR DAY SUNDAY WITH SPARTANS
     

    The Nebraska women’s basketball team wraps up regular-season play by taking on Michigan State on Senior Day in Lincoln on Sunday. Tip-off between the Huskers (6-21, 2-13 Big Ten) and the Spartans (19-9, 9-6 Big Ten) at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 1 p.m.

     

    The Huskers will honor seniors Allie Havers (Mattawan, Mich.) and Esther Ramacieri (Repentigny, Quebec, Canada) in postgame ceremonies. The Huskers also will recognize manager Dylan Burcham.

     

    Nebraska is coming off an 88-60 loss at No. 25 Michigan. In their last home game, the Huskers got their second Big Ten win of the season, a 67-64 victory over Indiana. 
     
    Michigan State is going for a season sweep with Nebraska, seeking first-ever win in Lincoln.
    Michigan State concludes the regular season with its second game of the season with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Spartans have won three-straight games and improve to 19-9 overall and 9-6 in Big Ten action. MSU defeated Nebraska 93-73.
     

    Senior guard Tori Jankoska became the first Spartan and the 21st B1G women's basketball player to join the 2,000-point scoring club. She now has 2,090 career points. This season, Jankoska has scored 624 points becoming just the second Spartan to score 600 points in a season.
     

    Nebraska leads the all-time series with Michigan State, 5-3.

     

    PROBABLE STARTERS:

     

    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

     

    MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
    15 Victoria Gaines 6-1 RFr. F
    32 Taya Reimer 6-4 Sr. F
    1 Tori Jankoska 5-8 Sr. G
    4 Taryn McCutcheon 5-5 Fr. G 
    10 Branndais Agee 5-11 RSr. G 

     

    SCOUTING MICHIGAN STATE 

     

    Michigan State enters Sunday’s game with Nebraska carrying a 19-9 overall record and a 9-6 Big Ten mark after Wednesday’s win over Penn State.

     

    Coach Suzy Merchant’s Spartans have been led on the court this season by senior Tori Jankoska. The 5-8 guard is averaging 22.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 35.9 minutes per game. All of those numbers are up slightly in Big Ten play, where she is averaging 22.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 36.9 minutes per game. Jankoska had 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in Michigan State’s 93-73 win over Nebraska in East Lansing on Jan. 7. She hit 5-of-13 threes against the Huskers.

     

    Jankoska recently became the 21st Big Ten women’s basketball player in history to reach 2,000 points. She comes to Lincoln with 2,090 points, including 624 this season. Her 22.3 points per game is the highest single-season scoring average in Michigan State history. 

     

    Michigan State is averaging 73.3 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field, including 35.6 percent from three-point range on the season, but the Spartans’ numbers are all on the rise in Big Ten play. MSU is averaging 76.2 points in league play while shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and 35.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Spartans have hit 73.7 percent of their free throws on the season. They own a plus-6.2 rebound margin on the year, but a minus-2.0 turnover margin. In the first meeting with Nebraska, MSU outrebounded the Huskers, 48-35, and both teams committed just 12 turnovers.

     

    HUSKER NUGGETS:

     

    Jessica Shepard notched her 13th double-double of the season and 23rd of her career with 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists at Michigan Thursday. She has seven double-doubles in Big Ten play this season.

     

    Shepard leads the Huskers in scoring and rebounds with 18.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. She has scored 1,064 in her first two seasons at Nebraska and needs 14 points to match All-American Jordan Hooper for the most points scored by the end of a sophomore season in school history. 

     

    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 has ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation throughout the season, coming in at No. 14 through games Feb. 23. Each of Nebraska’s final four regular-season games will come against current top-50 RPI teams, including No. 24 Ohio State, No. 45 Indiana, No. 40 Michigan and No. 39 Michigan State.

     

    Nebraska’s game Sunday against Michigan State will be the Huskers’ 21st game this season against a top 100 RPI opponent and its 14th against a Top 50-RPI foe. 

     

    Nebraska freshmen Nicea Eliely and Hannah Whitish have helped solidify the Huskers’ starting five, while providing hope for the future for a young Husker roster.
     

    Eliely, a 6-1 guard from Colorado Springs, Colo., has started all 27 games and ranks third on the team in scoring with 7.7 points per game. She also leads the Huskers in steals (42), blocked shots (18) and field.

     

    Whitish, the 2016 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year at Barneveld High School, ranks second on the team in scoring (8.1 ppg), including 10.2 points per game in Big Ten play. Whitish leads the Huskers with 48 threes, which ranks as the third-best total by a freshman in school history. Whitish also leads the Huskers in assists (71) and ranks third in steals (26).
     

    In Big Ten play, Whitish leads the Huskers in assists (54) and three-pointers (33), while ranking second on the team in scoring (10.2 ppg), steals (20) and three-point percentage (.398). She has produced double figures nine times in Big Ten play and 11 times overall this season. She had career highs of 18 points and four three-pointers while adding six rebounds, four assists and two steals in Nebraska’s win over Indiana.

     

    GAME NOTES:

     

    BEAT THE SPARTANS!
     

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    1 hour ago, Red Don said:
    Husker Ladies are going to Win This!
    Husker Ladies are going to Win This!
    Husker Ladies are going to Win This!

    Husker ladies are going to Win this, lead 65-62 @ 28 sec.

     

    MSU w a off-balance trey, officials reviewing for 2 or a 3.

     

    my heart sank when that happened---------that shot reminds us just how cruel sports can be. yes, i am going to overlook some other elements of the game, BUT, right after it happened i was thinking the team and the seniors deserved better than that. i would have accepted your "basic" look at a 3 pointer, but, the way she shot it, angle she shot it, banking it off the glass and huskers right there-----i am not sure she could ever make that again. will have to look for a replay of the shot. 

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    1 hour ago, whoopdeedoo said:

     

    my heart sank when that happened---------that shot reminds us just how cruel sports can be. yes, i am going to overlook some other elements of the game, BUT, right after it happened i was thinking the team and the seniors deserved better than that. i would have accepted your "basic" look at a 3 pointer, but, the way she shot it, angle she shot it, banking it off the glass and huskers right there-----i am not sure she could ever make that again. will have to look for a replay of the shot. 

     

    The banked 3 was just pure luck. Never make that shot again.....just threw it up.  Had she missed.... the game was over.

     

    We have figured out how to win. We decided to want it enough. Make a decent percentage on FT's, and it would have been won in regulation.

     

    Nicea's defense gave us a chance...she gets the awesome award today. Jess and Hannah deserve it too...Allie played her guts out.  Maddie came in and played much more in control and we benefited from it.

     

    Just the greatest effort this year...and for that matter one of the better ones in the last few years. To be the team we started, and with little experience.... to grow up into a tough B1G competitor.  AWESOME!!

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    23 minutes ago, redsteve said:

     

    The banked 3 was just pure luck. Never make that shot again.....just threw it up.  Had she missed.... the game was over.

     

    We have figured out how to win. We decided to want it enough. Make a decent percentage on FT's, and it would have been won in regulation.

     

    Nicea's defense gave us a chance...she gets the awesome award today. Jess and Hannah deserve it too...Allie played her guts out.  Maddie came in and played much more in control and we benefited from it.

     

    Just the greatest effort this year...and for that matter one of the better ones in the last few years. To be the team we started, and have been with little experience.... to grow up into a tough B1G competitor.  AWESOME!!

     

    just a HUGE defensive play on Allen by Havers in the final seconds sending Jess to the free throw line!!! 💪👏😃

     

    another great game from jess (but, those free throws---and add on a few "bunnies" she missed...)

     

    nicea, what a defensive specialist. really great game although no offense. 

     

    whitish! BOOM!

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    39 minutes ago, whoopdeedoo said:

     

    my heart sank when that happened---------that shot reminds us just how cruel sports can be. yes, i am going to overlook some other elements of the game, BUT, right after it happened i was thinking the team and the seniors deserved better than that. i would have accepted your "basic" look at a 3 pointer, but, the way she shot it, angle she shot it, banking it off the glass and huskers right there-----i am not sure she could ever make that again. will have to look for a replay of the shot. 

    And shoot it over Havers, To boot.

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    What a game to end up on!!

     

    Way to protect the home court these last two home games!!

     

    Michigan State just about won it at the end had that full court shot been 12 inches shorter.

     

    Once our big girls decided to play some solid defense from the middle of the third quarter on we turned into another team out there. Our defense fueled our offense and it helped secure this game. And one that was fun to watch!

     

    That had to be Allie's best defensive output of the year. That kid also grabbed some big and crucial rebounds down the stretch. Wouldn't have won without her today. It also turned out to be Maddie Simon's best game of her career so far. Jess Shepard with huge numbers again, just wish she'd do a better job on the foul line. 

     

    I'm extremely ecstatic over how well our two freshmen starters played today!!

     

    Nicea E, although she didn't hit a bucket, she played her arse off the whole time she was on the court!! Her defense, hustle, fight and determination is a major reason we won today!  Nicea held Jankoska to seven points the whole afternoon, Jankoska scored the rest of her point's when Nicea was on the bench taking a breather or after she fouled out. That darn technical Nicea was assessed with could have went on either team as there was pushing and shoving on both teams, Jankoska was the one who initiated it, Nicea just happened to be the one the ref saw.

     

    How about that other freshman? Hannah with some fantastic shots and rebounds just at the right time! I wished that they would have run more plays for her over the course of the season for getting her open for more shots. The way she can put the ball in the hole is just going to get better as she matures the next few years.

     

    Cu-do's to a fantastic atmosphere, without a doubt, the crowd turned out to be a sixth player for the Huskers down the stretch!

     

    Just an unbelievable way to end play in PBA this year.

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    no doubt fans have been seeing a different hannah the past few weeks. looks far more comfortable out there and appears to want the ball in her hands moving down the court----and, she can handle the ball very well. you see her reacting to/with the crowd. she is learning how to create a shot for herself (which i would have liked to see her do earlier in the season, but, hey....). without dredging up the old stuff, things have worked out very nice for hannah and excited for next season and beyond. 

     

    regular season stats for hannah: (from huskers.com)

     

    min/game  689  avg. minutes 24.6

    fg's: 82-204   40.2%

    3pt'ers: 53-133  39.8%

    ft's: 27-37 73%

    67 rebounds

    76 assists to 43 turnovers

    4 blocks

    27 steals

    244pts for 8.7 avg

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    11 minutes ago, Bugeaters1 said:


    What does the tweet say?

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    not figured out all this computer stuff, but, should take you to a video from husker-msu game

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    To answer your question yes we had 2 recruits from Minnesota there.  Both 2018 kids I believe.   -- and special shout out to Maddie. She has taken some heat on here by a few posters but she was great yesterday for the second gm n a row and we wouldn't have won without her.   She had 3 of the biggest hustle plays of the gm; scored the ball and had 4 asst against zero TO in 28 minutes.    

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    1 hour ago, kansashusker said:

    To answer your question yes we had 2 recruits from Minnesota there.  Both 2018 kids I believe.   -- and special shout out to Maddie. She has taken some heat on here by a few posters but she was great yesterday for the second gm n a row and we wouldn't have won without her.   She had 3 of the biggest hustle plays of the gm; scored the ball and had 4 asst against zero TO in 28 minutes.    

     

    after i had posted, i realized i should have mentioned maddie simon. a great game from her also. hopefully, it "clicks" for her from now on! no doubt she could be a huge asset if the consistency improves.

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    I have watched Maddie with great admiration over the years.  Her athleticism and dedication were never in doubt.  I think the whole saga of a new coach, offense etc. set her back mentally this year as her confidence took a big hit.  The last two games have given us a glimpse of her upside.  I believe she will continue to absorb the changes and will be a big asset going forward.

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    I wonder why coach didn't switch jas and Maddie in guarding jankoska, when Nicea was Guarding jankoska she had 7 pts.. so when has had the duty jankoska had 22. With added length I think it would have cut her pts down but maybe not.

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