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  1. WNIT vs. The Dance

    Per McCowen: Three ways to get into the dance...(which is pretty much what we're saying here) 1. Win the last two Big Ten regular-season games, including at Maryland. 2. Beat Penn State or Maryland — but not both — and win two at the Big Ten tournament, reaching the bracket finals. 3. Win the Big Ten tournament.
  2. The top eight in the BIG

    Yes, agree........... OSU has the easiest schedule remaining. ...and maybe Minn is right in there too. The rest including us, have one "easier" game, and one tougher game left...in general terms. May not change the league standings much...but could very well change some teams prospects for the big dance. We'll see how it shakes out. No matter where we end up, I'm still astounded how far we've come.
  3. Cain may or may not win the B1G freshman of year, but to my estimation she'll be on a B1G All Freshman team. Kissenger too. (other teams sure were keying their defense on her all year.) Pretty good indication of how the league views her value to NU. Said it before but her complete game is what sets her apart from what I expected from an incoming freshman. (not just her shooting).
  4. Gophers destroying Terps

    Didn't see the first part of the game....... The refs are letting then play...(banging heads). Especially around the basket. So the more physical team is winning......kind of like us against Indiana. Ref's aren't calling the fouls. Finesse play and skill is out, and pound the crap out of the opponent is in. Minn is looking pretty good though......playing well at home. It almost looks intentional calling game this way after all year ...just making bad calls now and then......get the B1G ready for tourney time I guess ?
  5. They whine because we were beating them.. and they can't stand it. We're suppose to be the bottom of the barrel after last year and they hate it.
  6. WNIT vs. The Dance

    We had a Top 20 recruiting class for 2018 with a 7- win season last year. Consider what could be in store for the 2019 class with this 20+ win season, finish near the top of the B1G league, and also get's in to the "big show" or the NIT ?? Seems obvious...we have to be turning heads big time in not only the college women's Bball world.... but in H.S. girls basketball dreams of place to go for college.
  7. Down south it's called "red" (spaghetti) chili. Just old style chili (usually no beans), no chopped tomatoes, etc. Add some cheddar cheese and chopped onions toppings, is good too.
  8. Missed the game last night..had to do a Chili dinner thing at Church. Chili and corn bread was good! Watched the replay on B1G plus...the shooting came back...over 50%, to Mich St's about 40%. Boy did the 3's come raining down in Mich. Our guards got free and drilled them....several Huskers was in on the act. Hannah for president again ! Nicea played one of the top games of the her career with 17 pts. The announcer said at one point....something like Mich St is hanging in there for the underdog. So now we're seen as one of the best teams in the league. We kind of ran rings around them...our quickness overall was back too. Much better flow offensively. Dominated the boards 40-25 against one of the B1G's best rebounding teams. Something about road games?? Will serve us well when we get in which ever tourney we get in ...pretty soon really. Looked like we are back. Great...obviously we'll need it for the last stretch in Feb. Mich St was a big hurdle......now Indiana, Penn St, and Maryland. Can we call this our own little miracle season now ?.....unbelievably better than possibly imagined by this HHC poster....Far surpassed expectations. Just winning the next couple of games to 20 wins or so, is far more than could have been predicted this year. (especially after only winning 7 games last year) Have to give Coach Amy the B1G award to Coach.... and the "miracle" roster a medal of some kind. Think about this....Maybe Eichorst hired the women's basketball version of Coach Frost.
  9. WNIT vs. The Dance

    While I'm 100% for the women's team......I'm concerned after the Wisky game. Could be all wet but ..... Hate to be a downer, but unless they play better than they did against Wisky....there's not much chance of winning on out the B1G, or making the NCAA's. Just the reality of where we may end up, because we're too much on the border of being in or out. Unless we win at least 2 of the next 4.....plus maybe one+ in the B1G tourney..... But you can only play so hard for so long..then fatigue sets in. We have got to suck it up as they say, and pick up the pace once again, like against several teams beginning with MInn. Against Wisky, we sort of looked tired, or hit the wall and burned out a bit. ...maybe simply was off to long and lost or some of our competitive edge due to inactivity. We had what...10 points in the first qtr. Anyway, the next few games are more critical than ever.....and we got ourselves into this enviable spot with outstanding play. Just need a few weeks more ....of what they're capable of doing.
  10. BIG 10 Satndings.

    Talk about the men's team taking it's game to another level....they're the best men's team seen here for decades. I finally gave up my men's team tickets after Nee left, because it was to painful to watch......think how long ago that was. That the women's team is reaching for those levels is icing on the basketball cake.....icing I sure didn't expect in Coach Williams second year. Now the football team has new real hope. And volleyball...is well...NU volleyball ....national champions. GBR !!
  11. The thing about driving to the lane...sometimes a good option is to pull up for the 10'-15' jumper. The defense kind tells you whether to go the basket or pull up. That just doesn't seem to be in our game plan, at least so far. We try to go all the way to the hole, and our percentages aren't that high at finishing...at least so far. (I get that we are being taught/learning to drive the lane.) If you guys remember, Rachael T was great at the penetration/ short jumper. Our assists by the guards seems to be... not what it was before. And obviously the 3 shooting today was ????. Our offense used to get guards open for three's with movement and screens ...not so much the last couple of games. ....but that's what the other defenses are taking away.....what will our answer be? Our starting guards must step up together or separately to another level if possible....but even as good as they've played all year, they're still pretty young, and haven't fully developed their games. Maybe we simply didn't get into our normal flow.....too much time off?? Seemed a step slow at times. But as said earlier...we aren't sneaking up and surprising anyone any more. Teams are scouting us harder, and playing harder against us. We have to adjust further offensively, since we're not the hunter anymore...., but the hunted now. Janay and Bria seems to offer something different, and they were effective. Wish they could have played more today, just to see if they can make a long term difference in a game, as it's played. All of this just for discussion sake. Good night.
  12. Our starting guards had a rough time the last couple of games. It seems other teams have seen something on how to slow us down. Put the squash on our guards and it will deal us fits. Wisc isn't very talented but they use what they have....well. Foul a lot and constant moving screens all afternoon (especially their forward).....but if it doesn't get called ...keep doing it I guess. They are all about controlling the slow down tempo, and it worked for them most of the game. Then again we didn't seem to be able to set the tone like we do a lot. It's an ugly win, but...a win. It counts in the win column, and that's what we need. But we better get on the gas pedal and break out of the slump. Got big games coming up. Due for a wake up call. Maybe this was it. Hope we aren't getting tired and running out of gas. Get that edge back please.
  13. That means a little more hustle from one team. We look a little like we're playing with sand in our shoes. To much time off or something. Come on Coach...fire them up at the half. We'll be fine...just up the focus level...and call the fouls Ref's
  14. They're both real well spoken and intelligent. It will be no surprise that both do well at coaching. Maybe an assistant position here some day as they continue their career?
  15. Wisconsin pregame chatter

    whoops is right.. ...Wisky has improved as the season has gone on, and recently has played OSU and Minn , to about 10 pt loses....and other B1G teams to closer games. They lost to Northwestern early, but beat them second time around. Their overall record isn't so great, but they're getting better. Like said earlier...get to think the disapponiting loss to Maryland and the difficulties we had.....we'll show up with something to prove. It's a good motivator sometimes.
  16. BIG 10 Satndings.

    That's everything if we are boarder line eligible. We must win all but one, and even get a win or two in the B1G tourney. We may well be one of hottest teams around right now...not just in the B1G. So we must show well for the remainder of schedule...it will be huge.
  17. WBB Record vs MBB Record

    If my memory serves me correctly, I think all the remaining teams have overall winning records. With that in mind.....they're all in the dangerous games column. But after the Maryland game...have to believe the girls learned a lot about what it takes to win....what it takes to be a top 25 team. All year they have responded well after adversity. Fully expect to see an even more prepared and determined team ....the rest of the year.
  18. BIG 10 Satndings.

    Answer is yes. Had we scheduled differently our RPI might have been different. But...we lost early on , to teams that as it turns out...don't have such great records. That's obviously because we weren't the same team then. We probably could beat them now. Don't want to be a downer, rather realistic. At this point we can only win out as best as possible, and hope winning out to about 22+ wins, and it will be enough for the NCAA's. Not so sure it will. To many losses. looking at other teams, unfortunately for us.... there may end up... dozens of 22 win teams. We may end up right on the edge with other NCAA tourney "in or out" border line teams. Never thought we'd be there this year, so it's a almost unbelievable turn around. We could always win the B1G tourney ...get an automatic bid. Like said somewhere else....Coach Williams for BIG COY !
  19. BIG 10 Satndings.

    Reaching the 20 win game level is very obtainable with the remaining league schedule. If we can stay on the upper parts of the B1G standings, we'll get a good slot in the B1G bracket where we could win a couple more games....maybe more ? The point is we may well be ending up with 22 or 23 wins before the NCAA big show. Right now we're about the equivalent of a 30 ranking at 17-7. The game with Maryland didn't seem to move us at all. One way or another. The Maryland game taught us a lesson or two...we have to preform, no matter the opponent. Calm down and compete. While free throws weren't a big factor in the loss, our overall shooting, and rebounding, suffered the most. Maryland's game plan defensively , per their Coach, was to disrupt our starting guards and not let them score. Pretty much happened that way. That game wasn't about moral victories, or one we should have won, because just we weren't able to give our best performance. That's the next step for this team...now we see what it takes to get up the next level. That's our goal. That's why I see the game as good for our experience and to see what it takes to get to the next level.
  20. Emily Ryan 2020

    Putting two and two together......I guess it's the obvious...both have been offered by NU ????....or they probably wouldn't be here for the game. And since Verbeeck apparently was visiting with them....the recruiting wheels must be in motion.
  21. Great experience for us. Playing a top 10 team. This team has never experienced this kind of experience...being competitive on this scale. WE WILL LEARN FROM THIS. Think we lost it because of going into the game ....not being confident (subconsciously) we could play against a team like. (if that makes any sense) We came out as tight as possible....and slowly worked our way out. Had we started differently it could have ended different, but you know.... what ifs don't really matter. There are a dozen factors to consider in how we played, but I'll definitely take a single digit loss to Maryland. To have come this far as we keep saying....amazing !
  22. We are not comfortable. A bit of panic mode. Settle down and play hard. Maryland's defense is good...like us.
  23. Maryland pregame chatter

    We're no secret anymore. Doubt we'll sneak up on Maryland. We'll get their full attention this time around. They didn't get where that are by overlooking anyone. So we'll see how we'll do. Good luck ladies, and give em hell.
  24. Husker Women Hoops Recruiting

    I know she's a good volleyball player...so if Nebraska volleyball wants her....that may be the end of basketball. Wonder if we've offered in volleyball? Cook offers real early to eighth graders/freshman/sophomores. .....Unless of course she prefers to play basketball over volleyball. I'll look for videos...
  25. Emily Ryan 2020

    "Ryan, a sophomore guard for the Oilers, has opened the eyes of everyone across Kansas and she has played less than a season and a half of high school basketball. As a sophomore this season, she is averaging 37.2 points per game, 7.7 assists per game, 5.7 rebounds per game and 6.3 steals per contest. If you think those stats sound made up, it gets even better, she is shooting 69 percent from the floor, 95 percent from the free throw line and has done all this in just 24 minutes per game."