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    WBB: Game #18 @ Purdue


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      Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.
      Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, IN.)

       

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    Huskers take on surging Purdue

    The Nebraska women’s basketball team travels to West Lafayette, Ind., in search of its second road win of the season on Wednesday, when the Huskers take on Purdue. Tip-off between the Big Red and the Boilermakers is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at Mackey Arena.

     

    The Huskers enter Wednesday's matchup at 12-5 overall and 3-3 on conference play, riding a three-game Big Ten win streak. The Cornhuskers feature one of the nation's top field goal percentages, converting 46 percent from the floor on the year, good for 17th in the NCAA, and the country's No. 11 3-point field goal percentage at 37.6 percent

     

    The Boilermakers saw a nine-game win streak come to an end Sunday at fifth-ranked Ohio State, suffering a 90-70 loss in Columbus. April Wilson a 5-7 senior guard leads Purdue in scoring averaging 15.2 points and 6.1 assists per game. Ashley Morrissette is scoring points 12.5 per game and Bridgette Perry is scoring 11.6 points per game and leads Purdue grabbing 6.1 rebounds a game.

     

    Sharon Versyp became the winningest head coach in program history on Jan. 10, with a 63-53 victory over Indiana, her 207th on the Purdue sidelines. Going into her 10th season at the helm, which at season's end will match her for the longest head coaching tenure in school history.

     

    Purdue leads the all time series with the Huskers 5-2, with the Huskers winning the last contest.

     

    Probable Starters:

     

    Nebraska Cornhuskers

    32 - Jessica Shepard - 6-4 - Fr. - F - 20 ppg, 9.1 rpg
    22 - Allie Havers - 6-5 - Jr. - C - 7.1
    4 - Kyndal Clark - 5-7 - RSr. - G - 5.1
    5 - Natalie Romeo - 5-7 - So. - G – 15.6
    33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - Sr. - G - 12.1

     


    Purdue Boilermakers

    13 - Bridgette Perry - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 11.6 ppg
    4 - Torrie Thompson - 6-0 - R-Sr. - F – 2.8
    1 - Ashley Morrisette - 5-9 - Jr. - G - 12.5
    24 - Andreona Keys - 5-10 - So. - G – 8.6
    25 - April Wilson - 5-7 - Sr. - G - 15.2

     

    Nebraska enters Wednesday’s matchup at 12-5 overall and 3-3 on conference play, riding a three-game Big Ten win streak, including Saturday’s 65-54 win against Rutgers

     

    • The Cornhuskers feature one of the nation’s top field goal percentages, converting 46 percent from the floor on the year, good for 17th in the NCAA, and the country’s No. 11 3-point field goal percentage at 37.6 percent

     

    Jessica Shepherd ranks third in the NCAA among freshmen with 20.0 points per game and sixth in the country in freshman rebounding with 9.1 per contest

     

    Natalie Romeo has made the third-most 3-pointers in the country and leads the Big Ten with 3.4 per
    game

     

    Rachel Theriot is ranked 12th in the nation in assists per game, averaging 6.4

     

    • Wednesday’s meeting marks the first time Purdue and Nebraska have faced off with neither team ranked.

     

    GAME NOTES:

     


    BEAT PURDUE!

     


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    This may well be a close game. If the game was on our court, and Purdue had not just lost a game, we might have been able to sneak up on them. (reverse of that is they're now questing them selves)

     

    One thing to note is they haven't played a real tough schedule. They have been able to beat most of the teams they should, but don't usually blow anybody out either.

     

    Us winning is predicated on another game like our best and last game with Rutgers.  If Purdue is fired up because of their loss to OSU...then it will be tough. (OSU ran circles around Purdue in the 2nd half, ...watched some of the game)

     

    Prudue doesn't seem have a consistent 20 pt scorer, rather has balanced fairly athletic group. Pretty much all can score, play defense, rebound decently, and get up and down the floor, etc etc. Some games they can hit 3s, although they don't every game, rather takes what the defense gives them. Just a good overall team.....not so many big "stars"

     

    Our chance's may be with our bigs. Purdue has a couple of decent sized bigs, but they may not be quick enough to stop Jess. Hopefully Jess, Burns, and Allie have a good night. ...and Nat, and RT, and......and......

     

    Maybe it will be a nail biter and we get it done. .....Can this really be our 18th game?

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    This may well be a close game. If the game was on our court, and Purdue had not just lost a game, we might have been able to sneak up on them. (reverse of that is they're now questing them selves)

     

    One thing to note is they haven't played a real tough schedule. They have been able to beat most of the teams they should, but don't usually blow anybody out either.

     

    Us winning is predicated another game like our best and last game with Rutgers.  If Purdue is fired up because of their loss to OSU...then it will be tough. (OSU ran circles around Purdue in the 2nd half, ...watched some of the game)

     

    Prudue doesn't seem have a consistent 20 pt scorer, rather has balanced fairly athletic group. Pretty much all can score, play defense, rebound decently, and get up and down the floor, etc etc. Some games they can hit 3s, although they don't every game, rather takes what the defense gives them. Just a good overall good team.....not so many big "stars"

     

    Our chance's may be with our bigs. Purdue has a couple of decent sized bigs, but they may not be quick enough to stop Jess. Hopefully Jess, Burns, and Allie have a good night. ...and Nat, and RT, and......and......

     

    Maybe it will be a nail biter and we get it done. .....Can this really be our 18th game?

    As Jeff Greisch would say last year y player is the X factor for this game. so who is the X factor player going to be in the game tomorrow night? Clark? Simon?

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    I've been watching some Nat Nat 'zoom' Romeo action since her middle school ballin days and I expect nothing less of her to ball out Wednesday night reppin the Bay Area with respect

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    I've been watching some Nat Nat 'zoom' Romeo action since her middle school ballin days and I expect nothing less of her to ball out Wednesday night reppin the Bay Area with respect

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    I've been watching some Nat Nat 'zoom' Romeo action since her middle school ballin days and I expect nothing less of her to ball out Wednesday night reppin the Bay Area with respect

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    Not how we do it out here in the bay my friend

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    I've been watching some Nat Nat 'zoom' Romeo action since her middle school ballin days and I expect nothing less of her to ball out Wednesday night reppin the Bay Area with respect

     

    Central, is that you?

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    did anyone else catch coach yori and matt on sports nightly tuesday night? maybe i am way off base, and feel free to correct me. coach yori was discussing rachel. to me, it sounded like rachel may have become really frustrated with the younger group in practice. seemed to be causing a little problem, therefore, rachel may have needed a little "attitude adjustment" (not starting). 

     

    if true, hopefully it's all water under the bridge now. huskers need rachel to perform like rachel can.

     

    btw, it was a great interview with kendall clark. impressive young woman.

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    Is there any way to go back and listen to the interview? I didn't read the schedule on Twitter until it was too late.

    Huskers.com will have it in their audio archive

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    We would be ahead by 10 more without all the turnovers.  We kind of looked like we got a little tired, or lost a little focus by all the subbing near the end of the half.

     

    Purdue is being slowed by our defense. Can we keep it up? Our size seems to bother them.

     

    Think we may go to Jess a little more...get Nat free somehow....RT has to continue to score. Their bigs are slower than I thought.

     

    Definitely winnable.

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    all in all a good half should be up a bunch more though. PBP is saying that the reason the turnovers are so high is that the officials are being graded tonight, and they are going to call anything that looks close to a travel etc. I not making excuses just telling you what they are saying.

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    I've noticed we have been getting Jess the ball a lot on the left lane/block. Maybe if we switched it to the other side she'd feel more comfortable finishing with her right hand? Idk....

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