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    WBB: Game #6 vs Virginia (South Point Shootout)


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    • Image result for nebraska logo   Nebraska Cornhuskers vs.
        Virginia  Virginia Cavaliers
       
       
      Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m.
      South Point Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)

      Live Radio: Husker Sports Network (pbp Matt Coatney, color Jeff Griesch)
      KLIN 1400 AM - Lincoln; KKCD 105.9 FM - Omaha; KAMI 1580/100.1 AM/FM Cozad; KRGI 1430 AM - Grand Island;
      KZMC 102.1 FM - McCook; KHAQ 98.5 - North Platte; KNEB 960/103.3 AM/FM - Scottsbluff
      Free Live Audio:
      Huskers.com/Huskers App
      Live Video Stream: Not Available
     
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    Huskers Head to Vegas for South Point Shootout
     
    The Nebraska women’s basketball team (3-2) opens a three-game road swing by playing a pair of games this weekend at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas. Nebraska’s appearance at South Point Arena comes to and end with the Huskers taking on the two-game tournament by facing ACC opponent Virginia (4-1) on at 8 p.m.
     
    Probable Starters:
     
    Nebraska Cornhuskers
    32 - Jessica Shepard - 6-4 - So. - F
    22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - Sr. - C
    5 - Nicea Eliely - 6-1 - Fr. - G
    11 - Esther Ramacieri - 5-8 - Sr. - G
    34 - Jasmine Cincore - 5-10 - Jr. - G
     
    Virginia Cavaliers
    21 - Lauren Moses - 6-2 - Jr. - F
    13 - Jocelyn Willoughby - 6-0 - Fr. - G
    23 - Aliyah Huland El - 6-1 - Jr. - G
    12 - Breyana Mason - 5-8 - Sr. - G
    4 - Dominique Toussaint - 5-9 - Fr. - G

    The Huskers will be facing the Virginia Cavaliers for the first time in school history on Saturday.
     
    Virginia brings a spotless 4-0 record to Las Vegas, following a 62-54 win over Rutgers in Charlottesville on Nov. 20. The Cavaliers also own home wins over Middle Tennessee (63-51) and Coppin State (103-40) along with a road win at Richmond (63-56).
    Virginia’s nine-player rotation features just one senior in 5-8 guard Breyana Mason, who is averaging 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists, while leading the Cavaliers with 2.3 steals per game.
     
    Four juniors and four freshmen have made up the core of the Cavaliers this season. Lauren Moses, a 6-2 junior forward leads Virginia in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Fellow junior starter Aliyah Huland El has added 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and a team-best 3.8 assists. She also leads the Cavaliers with seven three-pointers.
     
    As a team, Virginia is averaging 72.8 points per game while surrendering just 50.2 points per contest. The Cavaliers have shot the ball extremely well early in the season, knocking down 41.5 percent (27-65) of their three-point attempts and 76.1 percent (54-71) of their free throws. They also own a plus-5.0 rebounding margin and a plus-4.5 team turnover margin.
     
    Last season, Coach Joanne Boyle and the Cavaliers finished with an 18-16 overall record that included a 6-10 ACC mark. Virginia advanced to the 2016 Postseason WNIT.
     
    Virginia opened tournament play at the South Point Shootout on Friday by losing to St. John’s 66-55.
     
     
    BEAT THE CAVALIERS!!
     
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    Nebraska has pretty decent 3-point shooting now - 31.9 percent. The most recent Sweet 16 team shot 31.3. The year before that, when NU lost to KU in 1st round of NCAAs - 30.3 percent. 

     

    The issue is the FT shooting and NU's inability to get anything going to the lane by the guards. And, of course, the opponents. Nebraska's playing some very good teams. Mizzou, UVA and VT will all be NCAA teams, Cal and UConn, too, and maybe CSU, Drake and Creighton. It's a brutally hard schedule. 

     

     

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