Northwestern completed non-conference play with an impressive 10-3 record. Freshman Nia Coffey has been a leader for the Wildcats in her first season. She lead the Wildcats averaging team bests of 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Christen Inman gives the Wildcats another explosive freshman starter. The 5-10 guard is averaging 12.8 points. Maggie Lyon, who was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013, ranks second on the squad in scoring with 13.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats come to Lincoln with a 1-1 record in true road games and a 2-2 mark away from their homecourt in Evanston. Northwestern is 8-1 at home. Nebraska owns a 6-2 lead in the all-time series with the Wildcats
3 - Hailie Sample - 6-1 - Jr. - F - 6.7 ppg
23 - Emily Cady - 6-2 - Jr. - F - 13.4
35 - Jordan Hooper - 6-2 - Sr. - F - 20.7
33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - So. - G - 11.5
1 - Tear’a Laudermill - 5-9 - Jr. - G - 8.4
5 - Alex Cohen - 6-5 - Jr. - F - 7.0 ppg
10 - Nia Coffey - 6-1 - Fr. - F - 15.5
3 - Ashley Deary - 5-4 - Fr. - G - 7.2
24 - Christen Inman - 5-10 - Fr. - G - 12.8
25 - Maggie Lyon - 6-1 - So. - G - 13.8 ppg
Jordan Hooper needs 43 points to catch Amy Stephens (1,967) at No. 4 on Nebraska’s all-time scoring list. Hooper is 67 points and 59 rebounds away from becoming just the third Husker in history to achieve the 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound career milestones. Hooper would become just the fifth Big Ten Conference player in history to achieve those combined plateaus.
Jordan Hooper now has made 235 career three point baskets she needs 33 more to overtake all-time leader Keira Hardy’s 267 made three pointers.
Emily Cady ranks No. 5 overall in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and No. 3 in defensive rebounds (6.8 pg) in the Big Ten. She is also No. 3 in the conference in field goal percentage (.595). Emily needs 15 rebounds to become the 17th player in school history to reach the 600-rebound milestone.
Rachel Theriot ranks No. 2 in the Big Ten and seventh nationally in free throw percentage (.938, 30-32) and No. 2 in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1-to-1). She also ranks No. 4 in the conference in assists (5.5 apg).