The Nebraska women’s basketball team hopes to complete a perfect extended season-opening weekend, when the No. 17/12 Huskers take on Alabama on Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Tip-off between the Huskers (1-0) and Crimson Tide (0-1) is set for 7 p.m.
The Veterans Day battle between the Big Red and Alabama will cap a resounding opening weekend for the Huskers in their new home. Nebraska rolled to a 77-49 win over UCLA in front of a Husker non-conference record 9,750 fans.
Alabama lost at Chattanooga in the debut of former Purdue and Texas Tech Coach Kristy Curry. The Mocs, who Nebraska defeated in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, had six players in double figures against Alabama. Shafontaye Myers led four Alabama players in double figures with 19 points.
Curry is guiding an Alabama team that returns two starters and six letterwinners from a team that finished 13-18 overall and 2-14 in the Southeastern Conference. Alabama tied for 13th in the SEC.
Senior Shafontaye Myers led Alabama in the opener with 19 points.
3 - Hailie Sample - 6-1 - Jr. - F
23 - Emily Cady - 6-2 - Jr. - F
35 - Jordan Hooper - 6-2 - Sr. - F
33 - Rachel Theriot - 6-0 - So. - G
13 - Brandi Jeffery - 5-7 - Jr. - G
Alabama Crimson Tide
0 - Daisha Simmons 5-10 Jr. G
22 - Karyla Middlebrook 5-7 Jr. G
12 - Shafontaye Myers 5-8 Sr. G
13 - Nikki Hegstetter 6-2 So. F
25 - Briana Hutchen 6-1 Jr. F
Nebraska leads the all-time series with Alabama, 1-0, with the only meeting coming in the 1997 Preseason WNIT.
Jordan Hooper erupted for 27 points, and 11 rebounds in the opener and crossed the 1,700-point career scoring plateau and recorded her 27th career double-double on the afternoon.
Allie Havers pumped in 14 points in her collegiate debut.
Big Red shout-out to the Huskers play by play guy Matt Coatney and all other veterans ....Thank you for serving!