Huskers to play Duke Sunday
For a long time Tuesday night it looked like the Nebraska women's basketball team would get to renew another Big 12 rivalry in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.
After upended third seeded Texas A&M 74-63 Monday night the Huskers watched Oklahoma State handle Duke for a good portion of a Tuesday game on Duke's home floor, the Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Cowboys led by 13, 34-21 at halftime, and by as many as 15 in the second half before the Blue Devils mounted a big comeback in a 68-59 win.
It moved second seeded Duke to 32-2 on the season as they won their 20th straight home game.
Nebraska coach Connie Yori is impressed with Duke. "Duke is one of the most talented teams in the nation. They have a roster filled from top to bottom with college All-Americans, All-ACC players, high school All-Americans and USA national program players. It seems like they are in the national championship discussion every year, and there are some really good reasons for that. They have great players and great coaches. It will be a great challenge for us to take on Duke Sunday in Virginia, but we are looking forward to the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen again."
The meeting between Duke and Nebraska will be the first ever between the two schools. Game time has not yet been scheduled.
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