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2017 /18 Women's Basketball Game & TV Schedule


Quest for Twenty wins: ( 21   :Hooray:   Plus ONE!!!   Triple the Number of Wins for All of Last Season!!!   :o


Husker Ladies (21-11) (11-5) (1-1) (0-1),  Sagarin ranking: #52 (@ 4/2/18) (#167 @ 4/2/17)


Next Up:

SEASON OVER - :Fishing:


From B1G Last Place; to the NCAAs, Lady Huskers accomplish astonishing Turnaround in 2nd year under B1G Coach Of the Year, Amy Williams!


  • Fourteen more Wins this Season (Most improved of any WBB Team)
  • Fourteenth  Appearance in the NCAA Tournament   (1st since 2015)
  • Nine Consecutive Road Wins (2nd longest streak in School History)
  • Wins over Four Ranked Teams - Michigan, Rutgers, Iowa (twice)
  • Most Blocks by a Player in a Single-season (Kate Cain w/100)
  • First Win Ever @ The RAC (Rutgers)
  • Sweeps of Iowa and Illinois


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GOOOOOO LADY :Huskers:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Quick Run-Down:

Sun, 10/29 Secret Scrimmage vs Iowa State (64-62) - Huskers close within 2 pts in Back & Forth closed-session :Cheer2:

...(Exhibition Game)
Sun, 11/5 vs Minnesota State - Mankato (88-55) - Husker Ladies come out swinging, top Minnesota St - Mankato :Mfclap:

Out-of-Conference (13) Record: 9-4

Sat, 11/11, vs Southern Illinois Edwardsville (#241), (W, 62-53) - Husker Ladies pull out Win! Newcomers Shine! :):):)
Tue, 11/14, vs UMKC (#279), (W, 80-60) - Husker Ladies in a :Catfight: Explode in Second Half for 20 pt Win.
Thu, 11/16, vs Arkansas (#83), (W, 80-69) - Ladies finish Strong to defeat Arky in final minutes :Bow:
Sun, 11/19, vs Creighton (#98), (L, 64-49) - Creighton Ladies score fast out the gate; keep up pace in Loss :Redface:

...(San Juan Shootout @ Daytona Beach, FL - Ocean Center - Record: 1-1)
Thu, 11/23, vs Buffalo (#80), (L, 82-72) - Ladies come back twice fm 10 pt deficits, falter down the stretch :Bananalazy:
Fri, 11/24, vs Coastal Carolina (#293), (W, 55-47) - Huskers rush to a Win; Chanticleers right on their heels :Woohoo2:

...(ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Series Record: 2-5)
Thu, 11/30, vs Clemson (#196), (L, 67-66), - Husker Ladies come up 1 pt short in a see-saw dog-fight :Catfight:

Sat, 12/2, vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff (#346), (W, 73-52) - Hot Huskers leading by 29 pts in Q2, defeat pesky UAPB :Mfclap:
Wed, 12/6, @ Kansas (#67), (W, 66-49) - Down 13 at Half, Ladies Put Away Undefeated Kansas 66-49:Hair Fire:
Sat, 12/9, @ Drake (#126), (W, 89-84 2OT) - Husker Ladies Match High-Scoring Drake, Plus 5, in 2nd OT :Bow:
Sun, 12/17, @ San Jose State (#291), (W, 81-55) - Huskers pull away in 2nd half to win by 26 pts. :Cool:
Tue, 12/19, vs Florida Atlantic (#163), (W, 86-69) - Blow-Out of FAU in the last 7 mins. Kate Cain w/triple-double :eek::o

Fri, 12/22, vs Washington State (#76), (L, 73-61) - Huskers out-shot & out-hustled by WSU;  an off-night at Home :wacko:

(But Merry Christmas Anyway! :Santa:)


B1G Conference Play (16) Record: 11-5
Thu, 12/28, vs Ohio State (#14), (L, 73-61) - Down 19 pts, Ladies scratch & claw back within 8, lose by 12. :Catfight:
Sun,12/31, @ Minnesota (#43), (W, 79-74) - Huskers Best Minny in Shoot-Out @ The Barn :Bow:

- 2018 -  (Happy New Years! :Cheers:)


Sun, 1/7, @ Northwestern (#120), (W, 69-59) - Gritty Husker Ladies Stave off NW come-back Bid, win by 10 :)
Wed, 1/10, @ Illinois (#205), (W, 80-72) - Pesky Illinois hangs even 'til Huskers put it away @ end. Janay w/10 pts:Banana:
Sat, 1/13, vs Michigan (#32), (L, 69-64 OT) - No. 23rd ranked Michigan Survives Scare :o (BARELY) :Timeout: @ PBA 

Tue, 1/16, vs Iowa (#32), (W, 74-65) - COACH AMY'S RAIDERS KNOCK-OFF 2OTH RANKED IOWA!!!! :Hair Fire:

Sun, 1/21, @ Rutgers (#27), (W, 52-42) - Husker Raiders :Pirate: out-tough AP #25 Rutgers in 1st win @ the RAC :Bow:

Wed, 1/24, vs Purdue (#54), (W, 75-51), - Ladies Dominate and Blow Open Game. Now in 3rd place in the B1G  :Woohoo2:
Sun, 1/28, @ Iowa (#30), (W, 92-74) - Amy's Raiders' Depth :Broom:#25 (coaches poll) Iowa by 18 pts :Pirate:

Thu, 2/1, vs Illinois (#205), (W, 62-47) -  Lady Huskers grab lead mid-way First Q:  :Broom:Lady Illini! :Cheer2:

Sun, 2/4, vs Maryland (#9), (L, 64-57) - Huskers battle AP #10 MD to within 7 pts.  Kate Cain's Zillion Blocks set record :Bow:
Sun, 2/11, vs Wisconsin (#131), (W, 51-48) - Lady Badgers' Pick & Roll causes trouble;  Ladies Rally & Win by 3  :Catfight:

Wed, 2/14, @ Michigan State (#34), (W, 79-69) - Amy's Raiders :Pirate: Strike Again in Physical Game, Win by Ten :Hair Fire:
Sat, 2/17, @ Indiana (#62), (L, 83-75) - Hoosier SRs w/career-night prevail :Catfight:  repaying our last yrs upset win :Stickouttongue:
Thu, 2/22, vs Penn State (#83), (W, 59-51) - Amy's Raiders Out-Rebound Scrappy Lady Lions; 60-31, to Win:Hooray:
Sun, 2/25, @ Maryland (#14), (L, 77-75) - GRIT; NO QUIT HUSKERS Take Terps to the wire. We'll see 'em again! :ph34r:



...B1G Tournament @ Indianapolis - (Record: 1-1)
Wed, 2/28 thru Sun, 3/4 (Husker Ladies Tie for Third in B1G; Earn Double-bye)
Fri, 3-2,  vs Michigan (#20), (W, 61-54) - #3 Amy's Raiders :Pirate: Top 6-Seed Wolverines in a :Catfight::Woohoo:
Sat, 3-3, vs Maryland (#14), (L, 66-53) - Grit; No Quit Lady Hukers Fall to 2-Seed Lady Terps in B1G Semi-Final  :Salute:



Post Season - NCAA Tournament  (Record 0-1)

Sat, 3/17, vs Arizona State (#18), (L, 73-62) - 10-seed Huskers Rally fm 16 pts down but Fall to 7-seed ASU:Catfight:


Jeff Sagarin Ratings: http://www.rpiratings.com/womrate.php


(Link to Prior Years' Game Summaries)
2016/17:  http://huskerhoopscentral.com/forums/topic/10771-this-was-the-season-that-was-wbb-20162017/?tab=comments#comment-162890

2015/16:  http://huskerhoopscentral.com/forums/topic/10022-this-was-the-season-that-was-wbb-201516/?tab=comments#comment-147843


Edited by Red Don

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This Tweet from Marc Boehm pretty much 'Says it All!'

What a Cinderella Season!!!!   That virtually no one saw coming;  From Basement to the NCAA Tournament!
What Fun for Fans to experience the 'Ups and Downs' of this dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of WBB!

What else is there for one to say except: THANK-YOU ALL, Ladies For a Great Season! :Bow:
'Good-bye' to the Departing Seniors; We will Miss You, :wub:
and :Welcome2: to the incoming Frosh!

And That's a Wrap - Stay-Tuned for the Encore!



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This may be the article Steve refers to above.  An excellent read by Sam McKewon.   Discusses the disappointing loss to AZ State, areas for improvement; incoming class, and outlook for next year.



McKewon: Amy Williams making sure Husker women embrace expectations after surprise season



Williams considered NU’s selflessness and balance the team’s biggest strength, and when her culture took hold, she saw players enjoying the game again. She saw them having fun.


Now, the expectations have been raised. Williams embraces that, and she should. Only three players graduate, and a nationally ranked recruiting class of four players joins the program. Williams said she sees no player departures right now.


Next year’s roster, thus, can be as strong as Nebraska’s first team in the Big Ten. That 2011-12 bunch finished 24-9 and earned a No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament. Lindsey Moore was a junior. Jordan Hooper was a sophomore. And NU had a four-freshman class, headlined by Emily Cady, which eventually made four straight NCAA tournaments.


First things first: Nebraska has to improve its rebounding.


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3 hours ago, Red Don said:

This may be the article Steve refers to above.  An excellent read by Sam McKewon.   Discusses the disappointing loss to AZ State, areas for improvement; incoming class, and outlook for next year.



McKewon: Amy Williams making sure Husker women embrace expectations after surprise season



I would add free throw shooting in along with rebounding.

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2 hours ago, Bugeaters1 said:

So if you watch the video of TBL, Sam says that a couple of seniors last year did not like Yori. so that pretty much say it was Esther Ramacieri And Allie Havers along with you know who. caused all of the fuss.


Allie surprise me some, but nothing really SURPRISES me anymore.:blink:

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i am sure those of you that watched the TBL video heard SM mention that the huskers are bringing in two "special" players. i will guess one is haiby. that probably leaves brown or verbeek(?)-----think i will go with brown as the other one he may have been talking about. no idea, but, thinking mershon may fall in the category of being a "work-in-progress". 

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16 hours ago, Silverbacked1 said:

Allie surprise me some, but nothing really SURPRISES me anymore.:blink:

Allie and Esther seemed to be very close friends.  Could have been some influence from one to another there.

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Thanks for mentioning the TBL Video embeded in the news article, Bugs!  :thumbsup:   I had passed over it;  it is a real good listen.  Located out-of-State, I'm getting a new appreciation for Sam McKewon.


Somehow since it is verbal conversation, he may have been using the term 'couple' more as a figure of speech, rather than specifically meaning two.  He also could have been using 'Seniors' loosely, meaning non-returning players.


Reading the article, I think one of the special incoming players would be Ashtyn Veerbeek.  She is the highest ranked player of the incoming class, and I think I read somewhere that Iowa was recruiting her hard and really wanted her.  Again he might have been using 'couple' as a figure of speech and there might be more than two he was referring to. 


In any event, I liked his analysis of the team and think prospects look good for the future.

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