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  1. Per Lincoln Journal Star. "Husker women's hoops dip into transfer pool to add Jaz Shelley, a transfer from Oregon by Brent Wagner Apr 13, 2021 Updated 5 min ago 0 The Nebraska women’s basketball team will have another player from Australia on its roster for next season. Oregon transfer Jaz Shelley announced her commitment to the Huskers on Tuesday evening via social media. The 5-foot-9 guard from Moe, Australia, played in 22 of 24 games this season for the Ducks’ NCAA Tournament team, including 11 starts. She averaged 4.0 points per game and had 42 assists. She’ll join Australian players Isabelle Bourne and Ruby Porter with the Huskers. As a freshman Shelley set a program-record with 10 three-pointers during a win against UC-Riverside. For her college career she’s shot 38% on threes (61-158)."
  2. Trinity only played in 2 games (started both) averaging 24 minutes in each, was 3 for 5 on 3's and averaged 5 rebounds. Her injury status continues to remain a mystery. Anyone know what her status is relative to being healthy and coming back next year?
  3. I thought the team played one of their better offensive games of the season with relatively good player movement and less standing around. As reflected above we finished close to the Iowa stats and shot likely a season best 49% from the field but Iowa shot 54%. Our players guarding Clark tried to keep up with her but when she makes 3's from 8 or more feet from the three point line it is frustrating. She has one of the better step back shots from anywhere on the court. Perhaps if someone like Coley who is taller could be a good defender on her. Anyone who guards her has to have the quicks and be able to fight through screens to keep up and other players need to ready for her as well. Our interior defense was someone better. I did not help when one of their other players made a bunch of threes. NE team defense needs to improve as well to help win games. Perhaps with 15 or more players on board next year, with some being quicker, that periodic full court pressure and some traps might be used as well.
  4. The above shows the comparative WBB stats this year for 18 conference games with 2 games to go and a 9-9 record versus last seasons 18 game conference schedule with 18 games and a 7-11 record. I thought it would be interesting to compare the average stats for each season to see if there is any reflection as to why NE WBB has won 2 more games in 18 games than last year. In comparing the stats for NE and the opponents averages, there does not seem to be any clear cut reason we have won 2 more games in 18 games. NE has scored more points but so have the opponents so the average margin was less favorable at a negative 3 points. More field goals have been made by NE with slightly better shooting average of 0.419 versus 0.401 last season. The same number of 3 pointers have been made at 123 but slightly lower average of 0.388 versus 0.352. Free throws made are 214 versus 220 last year with slightly less percentage at 0.725. Total rebounds were down from 703 to 701 and rebounding margin was slightly less favorable at -1.8. Assists were up from 247 to 266. Turnovers were slightly less at 258 versus 266. Assist to turnover ratio was 1.0. Steals dropped from 112 to 70, while opponents went from 133 to 144. Blocks were slightly less at 106 versus 111. Therefore based on average stats for 18 games this year versus last year, there seems to be no clear-cut positive increases to rationalize 2 more wins. This years team with multiple newcomers has played very well at times. Haiby and Bourne overall have elevated their game playing. Cravens has been a good addition but hampered of late with unable to play. Cain has had some positive games but lesser ones as well. Personally, most of the time this team has been more enjoyable to watch. The team still needs a better offensive scheme and defensively as well!
  5. 2020-2021 2019-2020 Season 2020-2021--Thus far 18 games 2 to go Season 2019-2020-for 18 games Team Stats -Conference 9-9 thus far Team Stats -Conference 7-11 Overall Team NE Status Opp Status Overall Team Statistics Statistic Relative to last yr Nebraska Opp Rel Last Year Statistic Nebraska Opponents >SCORING SCORING Total Points Better 1229 1284 Better Total Points 1197 1231 Points Per Game Better 68.3 71.3 Better Points Per Game 66.5 68.4 Scoring Margin Worse -3 -- Scoring Margin -1.9 -- >SHOOTING SHOOTING FG: Made-Attempted More Made 466-1065 472-1218 More Made FG: Made-Attempted 427-1064 460-1191 FG: Percentage Better 0.419 0.388 Slightly better FG: Percentage 0.401 0.386 3PT: Made-Attempted Same made 123-364 123-380 3PT: Made-Attempted 123-349 118-347 3PT: Percentage Slightly less 0.338 0.324 Slightly Less 3PT: Percentage 0.352 0.34 3PT: Per Game Same 6.8 6.8 Slightly more 3PT: Per Game 6.8 6.6 FT: Made-Attempted Slightly less 214-295 217-319 Better FT: Made-Attempted 220-299 193-273 FT: Percentage Slightly less 0.725 0.68 Better FT: Percentage 0.736 0.707 FT: Per Game Slightly less 11.9 12.1 Better FT: Per Game 12.2 10.7 >REBOUNDING REBOUNDING Total Slightly less 701 733 Slightly more Total 703 736 Per Game Slightly less 38.9 40.7 Slightly less Per Game 39.1 40.5 Margin Slightly less -1.8 -- Slightly Better Margin -1.4 -- >ASSISTS ASSISTS Total More 266 258 Slightly more Total 247 255 Per Game Better 14.8 14.3 Slightlymore Per Game 13.7 14.2 >TURNOVERS TURNOVERS Total Slightly less 258 170 Less Total 266 216 Per Game Slightly less 14.3 9.4 Less Per Game 14.8 12 Margin Bigger -4.9 -- Margin -2.8 -- Assist/Turnover Ratio Slightly better 1 1.5 Slightlymore Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.9 1.2 >STEALS STEALS Total Much less 70 144 More Total 112 133 Per Game Much less 3.9 8 Slightly more Per Game 6.2 7.4 >BLOCKS BLOCKS Total Slightly less 106 45 Less Total 111 60 Per Game Slightly less 5.9 2.5 Less Per Game 6.2 3.3
  6. The officiating of the game was horrible!!! Part of our turnovers were the multiple muggings the Northwestern players were putting on our team with no fouls called! Nonetheless, our team players need to avoid long passes when possible and have our players come to the ball as well as making better passes to begin with. The team escaped despite the turnovers with a good number of rebounds despite Cravens being unable to play.
  7. How come Williams does not call her first time out until there is only 1:31 minutes left in the game????????????????????????? We were down 71-76 at that point, and previously we were down 71-72 at the 2:57 minute point. While the fourth quarter had multiple lead switches and there was the under 5 time out at 4:41, prudent coaching would seem to call for a sooner time out than at the 1:31 mark to kind of reset the team and reinforce the need for good defense and good shots!!!!! She just saves all the time outs to the end to be able to take the ball out on our side after a made shot by the other team, hence last 3 time outs at 0.56; 0.44; and 0.28 seconds. Sam had an off night while Cain played well offensively and had some blocks but struggles to defend an athletic center like Cash.
  8. https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/womens-basketball/amy-williams-provides-update-on-injury-to-isabelle-bourne/article_ef94abbe-d54a-52a9-9fee-c9606938685d.html
  9. https://hailvarsity.com/womens-basketball/nebraska-wbb-coach-amy-williams-updates-statuses-of-issie-bourne-trinity-brady-micole-cayton/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nebraska-wbb-coach-amy-williams-updates-statuses-of-issie-bourne-trinity-brady-micole-cayton
  10. So the 20-21 season is good news in terms of getting some transfers to bolster the team plus the recruits that we are in line for in 2021. However, (as I have said before) the major problem and bad news is we have the same coaching staff which has proven to be ineffective in improving and in fixing problems. Several things have remained issues with the current coaching staff the last few seasons to include turnovers; lack of offensive rebounding; defensive issues at times; numerous missed close in shots; and questionable offensive schemes/development particularly for the 4/5 position players. So unless the current staff gets some coaching acumen, it looks like the 2020-21 NE women's basketball team will likely be another season of mediocrity or less. Recruiting is only part of trying to get better, but improved coaching is paramount!!!
  11. Ashley Scoggin's High School Girls Basketball Stats Career Stats Ashley has played on 2 high school girls basketball teams covered by MaxPreps. The accumulated varsity totals are in the last row of each table. Scoggin was out her senior season of high school after suffering a torn ACL in the summer of 2015. The injury also led to her delaying her collegiate enrollment until the 2017-18 year at Salt Lake CC. Game Stats Year Grade Team GP MPG PPG DEFR OFFR RPG APG SPG BPG TPG PFPG Varsity Totals 52 12.7 2.1 1.6 3.7 2.3 2.3 0.1 3.7 3.0 14-15 Junior Varsity 23 16.2 2.9 1.8 4.7 2.3 3.1 0.1 3.1 3.1 13-14 Sophomore Varsity 29 9.9 1.6 1.4 3.0 2.2 1.6 0.1 4.1 2.9 Shooting Year Grade Team GP Min Pts FGM FGA FG% PPS AFG% Varsity Totals 52 661 216 534 40 1.2 46 14-15 Junior Varsity 23 373 125 304 41 1.2 46 13-14 Sophomore Varsity 29 288 91 230 40 1.3 45 Shooting Cont. Year Grade Team GP Min Pts 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% 2FGM 2FGA 2FG% Varsity Totals 52 661 56 191 29 173 235 74 160 343 47 14-15 Junior Varsity 23 373 30 109 28 93 127 73 95 195 49 13-14 Sophomore Varsity 29 288 26 82 32 80 108 74 65 148 44
  12. So the 20-21 season is good news in terms of getting some transfers to bolster the team. The bad news is we have the same coaching staff which has proven to be ineffective in fixing problems. Several things have remained issues with the current coaching staff the last few seasons to include turnovers; lack of offensive rebounding; defensive issues at times; numerous missed close in shots; and questionable offensive schemes/development particularly for the 4/5 position players. So it looks like the 2020-21 NE women's basketball team will likely be another season of mediocrity or less. Last year's 10th place finish in the Big Ten does not cut it nor loosing to Creighton for 4 years running with them shooting 15 3's in 16; 11 in 17; 5 in 18; and 14 in 19!!!
  13. I do not know what kind of BS they fed her about development or plans for development. We have all seen what a poor job this coaching staff has done in developing players either offensively or defensively in the four years that they have been here. We are still waiting on the development of scoring moves by a center. In the four years that they have been coaching here the only player showing significant offensive improvement was Brown last year and now she is gone!
  14. Several other sources including the one below reflect the following: https://www.athleticscholarships.net/basketballscholarships.htm NCAA Basketball Scholarships Limits The NCAA requires universities and colleges at the D1 level to offer only ‘full’ scholarships in men’s and women’s basketball. Men’s programs are restricted to 13 scholarships while women’s program rosters have 15 full scholarship players. An interesting point for you to know about full scholarship awards at the NJCAA (Junior College) D1 level is the total offering includes transportation costs one time per year to and from the college by direct route. NCAA D2 and NAIA may offer full or partial scholarship monies to college basketball recruits. While NCAA Division 3 schools are not permitted to offer athletic scholarships you can also benefit from earning academic and merit scholarships available to all students registering to attend those institutions. # of Scholarships Limit per Team Avg. Amount of Scholarship Division Men’s Women’s Men’s Women’s NCAA I 13 15 $16,154 $17,114 NCAA II 10 10 $6,329 $7,650 NCAA III* N/A N/A N/A N/A NAIA 11 11 $7,329 $7,762 NJCAA 15 15 $2,479 $3,002 The table above shows college basketball scholarships offered at the NCAA Division 1, NCAA Division 2, NJCAA, and NAIA levels. NCAA Division 3 does not offer athletic scholarships but offers other forms of financial aid. The number of scholarships available is based on a fully funded program. Not all schools offer the maximum number of scholarships. Also, some schools have restrictions on scholarship use for out of state and international athletes. *NCAA Division 3 schools do not offer athletic scholarships but do offer other forms of financial aid.
  15. Cayton's 3 year high school stats at St Mary's in Stockton,CA https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/micole-cayton/nFBuPlO0EeOzMAAmVebBJg/girls-basketball/stats.htm High School Games Played 84 Points Per Game 11.9 Assists Per Game 2.5 Rebounds Per Game 2.7 Steals Per Game 2.3 Blocks Per Game 0.1
  16. She apparently does have some potential. Below are her high school MaxPreps statistics: https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/nailah-dillard/peQuD7EKEeaAdqA2nzwY6g/girls-basketball/stats.htm Her sophomore, junior, and senior game experience. Games Played 61 Points Per Game 21.2 Assists Per Game 1.7 Rebounds Per Game 5.4 Steals Per Game 1.7 Blocks Per Game 0.4
  17. NE 2020-2021 Women's Basketball Remaining 9 Team Members as of 4/2/2020 Below are capsule information on the remaining 9 team members currently to include what they have done at NE thus far; what they did in high school; and some of my comments: >>Kate Cain-Senior >Junior Year-She ranked third in the NCAA with 3.4 blocks per game, while adding 9.3 points and a team-best 7.2 rebounds. >Sophomore Year-Averaged averaged 7.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23 minutes per game. >Freshman Year-Averaged 9.9 points and team bests of 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 2017-18 >High School-As a senior, she averaged 25.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.9 blocks per game. She averaged 24.3 points, 15.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks per game as a junior. Kate needs to work on her quickness and vertical. She is a liability at times when playing more athletic centers who get shots off to score. She has not yet evolved to the scoring level and rebounding levels she had as a senior in high school. Seems like the staff has not developed her moves and shooting which may also be due to the offense being run. >>Taylor Kissinger-Likely Medical Redshirt Junior >Junior Year-Sat out most of season with hip surgery. Couple early games with good 3 point shooting. >Sophomore Year-She averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists and tied the Nebraska season three-point field goal percentage record (.456, 62-136) >Freshman Year-She averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25 games with seven starts after missing 7 games to either illness or injury. >High School-As a senior in 2017, she averaged 24.2 points and 9.0 rebounds despite recovering from a wrist injury. Missed a combined 27 games as a junior and senior because of wrist injuries. As junior she averaged 28.8 points and 8.2 rebounds after returning from a broken wrist. She will need to continue to be a strong 3 point shooter and continue to evolve her game plus work on rebounding. >>Sam Haiby-Junior >Sophomore Year-She scored (10.0 ppg) and assists (3.3 pg) while leading Nebraska in steals (1.5 spg) in 2019-20. Also had 4.2 rebounds a game. >Freshman Year-She averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists. >High School-As a senior averaged 25.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. As a junior, she averaged 22.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.1 steals. She will need to be a strong go to the basket player especially with Brown gone. Likely will need to be help as point guard until the other guards develop. >>Isabelle Bourne-Sophomore >Freshman Year-She averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing in all 30 games and averaging 17 minutes a game. She also had 29 blocks for the season. >High School-Bourne averaged 8.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 23.1 minutes per game for the Australian Gems Under 19 National World Cup Team (finished 2nd to USA). Also played on 2017 and 2018 national teams. Will need to keep developing her game as a scorer (hard to know what her upside is) and hopefully she can stay out of more situations where she was the victim of fouls called on her at times. >>MaCenzie Helms-Sophomore >Freshman Year-Limited play after summer leg surgery and recovery and appeared in 13 games >High School-Gatorade Connecticut High School Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior by averaging 26.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 4.3 steals. As junior averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 4.0 steals per game. From what little she played last season, she had a few good passes, but first impression is she is a long ways from her senior year playing level, so a surprise higher level of play from her would be great. >>Trinity Brady-Sophomore >Freshman Year-Brady missed Nebraska’s first 10 games as part of the concussion protocol. She had limited played in 17 consecutive games before missing final three games with tendonitis. >High School-She averaged 21 points and 7.8 rebounds for Lawrence North but transferred to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (nationally known team) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for her senior season. Could not find stats for her senior season. Hard to assess from her limited play level last year, but did show some potential flashes. Likely just needs playng time to possibly get closer to her high school junior level of play. >>Annika Stewart-Freshman >High School-As a senior she averaged 18.7 points a game and 4.3 rebounds a game. She averaged 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds as a junior for 26-3 Wayzata. Should be a good add with improved scoring as a senior. At 6-3 hopefully be a help on the boards and defensively as well inside. >>Ruby Porter-Freshman >High School-For the South Australia U20 Women playing in 7 games in 2/20 she ave 12.71 pts; 4.14 reb; and 4.14 assists. As a member of the Sturt Sabres in Australia's Premier League, Porter averaged 15.9 points per game at the U20 national championships in February of 2019. In April of 2018, Porter averaged 16.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals in helping South Australia to a silver medal at the U18 National Championships. Somewhat of an unknown as only partial season stats but has played at higher levels in Australia so hope she comes and plays as well a Bourne did as a freshman. >>Whitney Brown-Freshman >High School-As a senior she averaged 17.5 points a game, 4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. As a junior she averaged 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game. A point guard from a lower class level school but has done well at that level. Hope she is a positive from the get go. >>>>Where to from here for next season and beyond?????? Before Brown just jumped off the boat, playing next year with 10 players looked possibly doable without any injuries. Now down to 9 without last year's leading scorer in Brown gone, it is not so much doable as now only 4 players return with significant game experience. As the above information on the present 9 remaining players reflects, if all players played near their high school experience levels this would bode well for the season. Apparently the transfer portal rule is also raising havoc with other teams nation-wide including other conference teams. Assuming Nebraska could get a couple transfers to come in this would help but likely to be at the middle of the conference pack or lower year. Maybe their will need to be a tryout from the NE college women's ranks for possible at least practice players. A couple issues have remained issues with the current coaching staff the last few seasons to include turnovers; lack of offensive rebounding; defensive issues at times; numerous missed close in shots; and questionable offensive schemes/development particularly for the 4/5 position players. After this past year, Williams has 3 years left on her contract to the end of the 22-23 season. After an 11-5 Big Ten 3rd place record in 2017-18, she has been getting paid $626K a year for the 6th place finish of 9-9 in 18-19, and 10th place finish of 7-11 in 19-20. Her recruiting efforts have not resulted in getting a solid point guard for several years, unless the recent recruited ones pan out. The just recent entry to the transfer pool of 3 players does not reflect positively on the program when 2 of these players are a couple of the better players with 2 years remaining of eligibility. She does not deserve a raise and her contract should not be extended. Likely Moos and Logsdon need to do an in depth review of the program for what corrective issues may be needed to include possible dismissal. With the current NE women's basketball facilities and improved coaching along with securing more higher level players, it would seem the goals should be finishing in the top half of the Big Ten as well achieving some success in the NCAA tournament. Was also posted in 2020-2021 assessment but buried at the end of it.
  18. Karen Aston former coach at Texas should not likely be an option! https://kansasstate.forums.rivals.com/threads/wbb-claire-coggins.97403/
  19. NE 2020-2021 Women's Basketball 9 Team Members as of 4/2/2020 Below are capsule information on the remaining 9 team members currently to include what they have done at NE thus far; what they did in high school; and some of my comments: >>Kate Cain-Senior >Junior Year-She ranked third in the NCAA with 3.4 blocks per game, while adding 9.3 points and a team-best 7.2 rebounds. >Sophomore Year-Averaged averaged 7.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23 minutes per game. >Freshman Year-Averaged 9.9 points and team bests of 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 2017-18 >High School-As a senior, she averaged 25.2 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.9 blocks per game. She averaged 24.3 points, 15.0 rebounds and 8.0 blocks per game as a junior. Kate needs to work on her quickness and vertical. She is a liability at times when playing more athletic centers who get shots off to score. She has not yet evolved to the scoring level and rebounding levels she had as a senior in high school. Seems like the staff has not developed her moves and shooting which may also be due to the offense being run. >>Taylor Kissinger-Likely Medical Redshirt Junior >Junior Year-Sat out most of season with hip surgery. Couple early games with good 3 point shooting. >Sophomore Year-She averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists and tied the Nebraska season three-point field goal percentage record (.456, 62-136) >Freshman Year-She averaged 10.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25 games with seven starts after missing 7 games to either illness or injury. >High School-As a senior in 2017, she averaged 24.2 points and 9.0 rebounds despite recovering from a wrist injury. Missed a combined 27 games as a junior and senior because of wrist injuries. As junior she averaged 28.8 points and 8.2 rebounds after returning from a broken wrist. She will need to continue to be a strong 3 point shooter and continue to evolve her game plus work on rebounding. >>Sam Haiby-Junior >Sophomore Year-She scored (10.0 ppg) and assists (3.3 pg) while leading Nebraska in steals (1.5 spg) in 2019-20. Also had 4.2 rebounds a game. >Freshman Year-She averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists. >High School-As a senior averaged 25.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. As a junior, she averaged 22.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.1 steals. She will need to be a strong go to the basket player especially with Brown gone. Likely will need to be help as point guard until the other guards develop. >>Isabelle Bourne-Sophomore >Freshman Year-She averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while playing in all 30 games and averaging 17 minutes a game. She also had 29 blocks for the season. >High School-Bourne averaged 8.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 23.1 minutes per game for the Australian Gems Under 19 National World Cup Team (finished 2nd to USA). Also played on 2017 and 2018 national teams. Will need to keep developing her game as a scorer (hard to know what her upside is) and hopefully she can stay out of more situations where she was the victim of fouls called on her at times. >>MaCenzie Helms-Sophomore >Freshman Year-Limited play after summer leg surgery and recovery and appeared in 13 games >High School-Gatorade Connecticut High School Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior by averaging 26.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 4.3 steals. As junior averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 4.0 steals per game. From what little she played last season, she had a few good passes, but first impression is she is a long ways from her senior year playing level, so a surprise higher level of play from her would be great. >>Trinity Brady-Sophomore >Freshman Year-Brady missed Nebraska’s first 10 games as part of the concussion protocol. She had limited played in 17 consecutive games before missing final three games with tendonitis. >High School-She averaged 21 points and 7.8 rebounds for Lawrence North but transferred to Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (nationally known team) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for her senior season. Could not find stats for her senior season. Hard to assess from her limited play level last year, but did show some potential flashes. Likely just needs playng time to possibly get closer to her high school junior level of play. >>Annika Stewart-Freshman >High School-As a senior she averaged 18.7 points a game and 4.3 rebounds a game. She averaged 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds as a junior for 26-3 Wayzata. Should be a good add with improved scoring as a senior. At 6-3 hopefully be a help on the boards and defensively as well inside. >>Ruby Porter-Freshman >High School-For the South Australia U20 Women playing in 7 games in 2/20 she ave 12.71 pts; 4.14 reb; and 4.14 assists. As a member of the Sturt Sabres in Australia's Premier League, Porter averaged 15.9 points per game at the U20 national championships in February of 2019. In April of 2018, Porter averaged 16.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals in helping South Australia to a silver medal at the U18 National Championships. Somewhat of an unknown as only partial season stats but has played at higher levels in Australia so hope she comes and plays as well a Bourne did as a freshman. >>Whitney Brown-Freshman >High School-As a senior she averaged 17.5 points a game, 4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. As a junior she averaged 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game. A point guard from a lower class level school but has done well at that level. Hope she is a positive from the get go. >>>>Where to from here for next season and beyond?????? Before Brown just jumped off the boat, playing next year with 10 players looked possibly doable without any injuries. Now down to 9 without last year's leading scorer in Brown gone, it is not so much doable as now only 4 players return with significant game experience. As the above information on the present 9 remaining players reflects, if all players played near their high school experience levels this would bode well for the season. Apparently the transfer portal rule is also raising havoc with other teams nation-wide including other conference teams. Assuming Nebraska could get a couple transfers to come in this would help but likely to be at the middle of the conference pack or lower year. Maybe their will need to be a tryout from the NE college women's ranks for possible at least practice players. A couple issues have remained issues with the current coaching staff the last few seasons to include turnovers; lack of offensive rebounding; defensive issues at times; numerous missed close in shots; and questionable offensive schemes/development particularly for the 4/5 position players. After this past year, Williams has 3 years left on her contract to the end of the 22-23 season. After an 11-5 Big Ten 3rd place record in 2017-18, she has been getting paid $626K a year for the 6th place finish of 9-9 in 18-19, and 10th place finish of 7-11 in 19-20. Her recruiting efforts have not resulted in getting a solid point guard for several years, unless the recent recruited ones pan out. The just recent entry to the transfer pool of 3 players does not reflect positively on the program when 2 of these players are a couple of the better players with 2 years remaining of eligibility. She does not deserve a raise and her contract should not be extended. Likely Moos and Logsdon need to do an in depth review of the program for what corrective issues may be needed to include possible dismissal. With the current NE women's basketball facilities and improved coaching along with securing more higher level players, it would seem the goals should be finishing in the top half of the Big Ten as well achieving some success in the NCAA tournament.
  20. Brown info summary: >>Leigha Brown-entered the transfer portal on 4-2-2020 >Sophomore Year-She averaged 26 minutes, 14.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists as a sophomore. >Freshman Year-She averaged 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists. >High School-Brown averaged 28.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.4 blocks per game as a senior in 2017-18. It followed her junior season when she averaged 22.9 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 blocks . She chose Nebraska over Xavier, Belmont, Western Michigan, Wright State, Indiana State, Youngstown State, American and IUPUI.
  21. Below is information on Mershon's and Verbeek's time at Nebraska plus some high school information: >>Kayla Mershon >Sophomore Year-12 minutes ave; 1.6 ave pts; 2.5 reb/g; third from the bottom with shooting percentage on the team at 0.347 >Freshman Year-17 minutes ave; 3.2 ave pts; 3 reb/g >High School-12.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks as a senior at Minnetonka, MN While at Nebraska she was not a strong scorer as she was not a strong scorer in high school as well. Her rebounding was good in high school with an average of 9.1 a game. Her playing time decreased this past season as Bourne got more time as the season went on. She did not turn the ball over much and tried hard on defense. Nonetheless, players need to score to help the team win which she was not strong at. >>Ashtyn Verbeeck >Sophomore Year-21 minutes ave; 7.4 ave pts; 4.3 reb/g; third place in shooting % at 0.441 >Freshman Year-17 minutes ave; 6.9 ave pts; 5.5 reb/g >High School-as a senior for Western Christian, averaging 25.8 points and 14.4 rebounds per game. She shot 52.2 percent from the field, including 34.7 percent from three-point range, while knocking down 81.1 percent of her free throws as a senior. While at Nebraska Verbeeck had moments of consistent scoring but at times she did not. Some tendency to get into foul trouble. Likely if she would have stayed her scoring likely could have increased as well as her rebounding with nor college seasoning based on her strong senior highschool year. Seems like a better offensive scheme would have helped her as well! She will be missed!
  22. Nebraska Women's Basketball Top 3 scorers and minutes played each game since 2011 when NE joined the Big Ten Big Ten Averages except did not find Big Ten Only information for 2012-2016. Yori Big Ten years 2011-2016. Williams years 2016-2020 Yori 11-16 Highest Score Minutes '2nd Highest Score Minutes '3rd Highest Score Minutes Aggregate top Season Score Ave Ave played scorer Ave played scorer Ave played 3 scorers total 2011-2012 Hooper, J 18.1 33.0 Moore, L 14.8 34.2 Cady, E 12.3 31.8 B Ten only gms 45.2 2012-2013 Hooper, J 17.9 30.2 Moore, L 15.1 34.4 Cady, E 9.1 30.8 All games 42.1 2013-2014 Hooper, J 20.4 33.18 Theriot, R 14.1 36.5 Cady, E 12.7 34.1 All games 47.2 2014-2015 Theriot, R 16.5 21 gms 37.5 Laudermill, T 7.0 32.2 Cady, E 12.7 32.9 All games 36.2 2015-2016 Shepard, J 18.5 28.5 Romeo, N 16.0 35.1 Theriot, R 10.6-25gms 25.0 All games 45.1 Williams yrs 2016-2017 Shepard, J 19.1 32.6 Whitish, H 11.1 30.4 Havers, A 7.2 16.3 B Ten only gms 37.4 2017-2018 Whitish, H 12.3 31.8 Simon, M 10.9 25.5 Cain, K 9.7 27.0 B Ten only gms 32.9 2018-2019 Whitish, H 11.3 31.3 Brown, L 10.2 31.3 Haiby, S 9.3 20.2 B Ten only gms 30.8 2019-2020 Brown, l 13.8 26.7 Whitish, H 9.9 30.2 Haiby, S 9.6 26.4 B Ten only gms 33.3 Excepting Shepard's scoring average in 2016-2017, for the William's years, 2016-2020, all top 3 scorers averages are mostly lower than in the Yori years, 2011-2016. This more highly exhibited by the right hand column showing the Yori years mostly in the 40's for the aggregate of the top 3 scorers versus in the 30's for the Williams years. Likely the lack of dominant scorers is a negative at end of quarter or game end situations. It is also noted that minutes played by the top scorers is generally less in the Williams era. High minutes played by Theriot back in the day may have been a factor with her injuries. So this year in the Big Ten, Brown as the leading NE scorer at 13.8 is only playing 26.7 minutes a game on average; Whitish as second leading scorer at 9.9 --30.2 minutes; and Haiby as the 3rd leading scorer at 9.6 is only playing 26.4 minutes a game. In the Williams years, Whitish scoring average dropped in the last 2 years from 12.3 to 11.3 to 9.9 this year in the Big Ten. Cain was the 3rd leading scorer in 17-18 at 9.7 average a game, but dropped to 6.4 in 18-19 and improved to 8.6 for 19-20. As reflected Brown improved to 13.8 in 19-20 from 10.2 her first year. Haiby improved slightly from 9.3 to 9.6 in her second year.
  23. The intent was not to totally bash Whitish, just an observation on someone one would expect to score . On a positive note she did have 5 assists for the MI game while Brown had 6 assists to lead the team. Brown also had 22 points. For the season Whitish had averaged 7-8 shots a game in the Big Ten and 9.9 points a game. One would expect Whitish playing 29 minutes in the game would be more focused on getting in some position to make some shots. Meanwhile, Brown. Whitish, and Bourne each had 3 turnovers. Bourne also had 16 points and 5 rebounds.
  24. The above stat comparison was for all 30 games of the season versus only the 18 game Big Ten stats which reflect a less positive season!!!! Nebraska Women's Basketball experience in the Big Ten since first season 2011-2012 NOTE: Tried to focus on Big Ten Experience only from NE Women's Stat pages but did not find Big Ten Only information for 2012-2016 Season Big Big Ten Post Defensive Scoring Field Goal Turnover Ave Assists O Reb D reb Rebnds Season Record Ten Finish Coach Season Offensive Ave Ave Margin Ave % TO Ave Margin Assists Steals /TO Ave Ave Margin 2011-2012 24-9 10-6 6th Yori NCAA Big Ten 71.4 66.4 5 0.370 15.31 1.8 11.88 7.2 0.78 15.06 24 -0.9 2012-2013 25-9 12-4 2nd Yori NCAA All games 67 59 12 0.403 14.2 1.3 15 7.3 1.05 13.15 27.12 3.6 2013-2014 26-7 12-4 3rd Yori NCAA All games 75.6 63.4 12.2 0.440 12.87 1.4 17 5.8 1.32 11.06 29.18 5.5 2014-2015 21-11 10-8 7th Yori NCAA All games 67.1 60.9 6.2 0.407 13.7 0.7 14.8 6 1.08 11.28 29.75 2.4 2015-2016 18-13 9-9 Tie for 7th Yori NIT All games 72.7 68.1 4.6 0.453 15.2 -1.1 15.1 5.9 0.99 10.52 28.88 1.2 2016-2017 7-22 3-13 Tie for 11TH Williams NONE Big Ten 63.1 80.4 -17.3 0.383 16.18 -3.2 15.0 6.6 0.93 11.3 23.63 -5.7 2017-2018 21-11 11-5 Tie for 3rd Williams NCAA Big Ten 69 63.6 5.4 0.438 15.25 -0.6 16.8 6.9 1.10 10.8 27.5 2.4 2018-2019 14-16 9-9 Tie for 6th Williams NONE Big Ten 69.1 69.1 0 0.416 14.67 1.4 14.67 7.6 1.00 9.89 24.98 -3.2 2019-2020 17-13 7-11 Tenth Williams No p s Big Ten 66.5 68.39 -1.89 0.401 14.80 -2.80 13.70 6.20 0.93 10.22 28.80 -1.40 William's 2019-2020 team lost 2 more conference games than the prior year and finished 10th in the Big Ten (2nd worst in 9 years). Scoring margin was a negative 1.89 the second worst in 9 years and down from a plus 5.4 in 2017-2019. The field goal average declined to a 3 year low of 0.401. The conference turnover average was up slightly to 14.8 while the turnover margin was a negative 2.80 which was the second worst in 9 years. Average assists decreased to 13.7 which was the lowest in 8 years. Assist to turnovers decreased to 0.93. Steals were a 4 year low of 6.2. Average offensive rebounds improved slightly to 10.22 but were the second lowest level in 9 years. Defensive rebounds improved a 4 year high of 28.8 a game, but the rebounds average to opponents remained negative at 1.4 Basically, the 2019-2020 results for the NE women's basketball team in the conference are not reflective of expected improvement for Williams and her coaching staff in their 4 years!! Improvement in the team has not been seen with continued missed layups, high turnovers at times, lack of inside and 3 point defense, and poor offensive rebounding!! After this year, Williams has 3 years on her contract. Her recruiting efforts have been weak in getting any D-1 candidates from either Lincoln or Omaha. She does not deserve a raise and her contract should not be extended. Likely some or all of her staff including her could be rationalized to be dismissed for continued underachieving coaching and recruitment of better players to be successful in the Big Ten. PS: NE women have lost 4 out of 5 of their first round Big Ten Tournament games. This year they lost to Michigan 75-81 after leading at the half 42-31. NE shot 50.9% but had fewer shots than MI. NE had 16 turnovers versus 13 for MI. MI had 11 steals versus 7 for NE. NE had 9 offensive rebounds versus 19 for MI. Whitish had 0 points on only 3 shots.
  25. >Nebraska Women's Conference Basketball Stats-Comparing Assists and Turnovers this year so far for 16 games versus the 18 game conference season last year 2019-2020 16 games so far 16 games 2019-2020 so far 2018-2019 18 games-Season Player GP Points Rebounds STL BLK AST AST/G TO AST AST/G TO AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG TO/GM GP TO/GM Whitish, Hannah 16 9.7 3 44 47 2.9 12 3 49 3.1 33 2.06 Whitish 18 77 4.28 50 2.78 Veerbeek, Ashtyn 16 6.1 12 42 54 3.4 10 5 11 0.7 17 1.06 Veerbeek 18 14 0.78 28 1.56 Mitchell, Grace 10 0 1 2 3 0.3 1 2 0 0 2 Mitchell 14 0 3 0.21 Mershon, Kayla 16 1 18 23 41 2.6 3 2 8 0.5 4 Mershon 18 18 1 10 0.56 Hudson, Kristian 8 0.4 1 2 3 0.4 1 0 2 0.3 3 Helms, Makenzie 6 1 0 2 2 0.3 1 0 6 1 4 Haiby, Sam 16 10.3 15 61 76 4.8 26 4 57 3.6 40 2.50 Haiby 18 44 2.44 31 1.72 Eliely, Nicea 16 8.5 23 34 57 3.6 14 6 36 2.3 29 1.81 Eliely 18 34 1.89 43 2.39 Cain, Kate 16 9.2 22 117 139 8.7 12 62 9 0.6 23 1.44 Cain 18 23 1.28 27 1.50 Brown, Leigha 16 12.8 10 45 55 3.4 8 2 32 2 33 2.06 Brown 18 29 1.61 19 1.06 Brady, Trinity 16 1.6 3 11 14 0.9 3 0 3 0.2 5 Bourne, Isabelle 16 6.8 20 50 70 4.4 10 18 7 0.4 31 1.94 220 13.75 241 15.06 Totals 264 14.67 264 14.67 231 OPP 192 Opp 241 289 OP-TO/GM 12 OP-TO/GM 16.06 Some people have expressed concerns over turnovers this year, which are up slightly at 15.06 a game average for 16 games thus far versus 14.67 average for 18 games last year. The main 2 seniors show the following: Whitish on average is down from 2.78 a game on average last year to 2.06 on average for 16 games this year. Eliely is down from 2.39 last year to 1.81 a game so far this year. Cain is about the same at 1.5 last year versus 1.44 this year. Both Brown and Haiby are higher this year with Haiby at 2.5 a game versus 1.72 last year and Brown at 2.06 versus 1.06 last year. Verbeek and Mershon are lower. Bourne for this year has 1.94 turnovers a game on average. A big factor is opponents turnovers went from 16.06 per game last year to only 12 a games this year, apparently reflecting some lower defensive ability for NE. Assists per game on average are lower for Whitish; Verbeek; Mershon and Cain, while Haiby, Eliely and Brown are slightly higher. Teamwise, assists are down on average nearly 1 a game to 13.75.
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