Huskers to host Hoosiers Sunday
The No. 21 Nebraska women's basketball team takes aim at its sixth consecutive win when the Huskers play host to Indiana at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday.
Tip-off between the Huskers (18-6, 8-3 Big Ten) and Hoosiers (17-7, 4-7 Big Ten) is set for Noon (CT) in Nebraska's annual Play4Kay game as part of the WBCA's initiative to promote cancer awareness. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, and Nebraska will be wearing pink accessories.
Nebraska returns to Lincoln in search of its 14th home win in its first season at Pinnacle Bank Arena. NU rolled to a 76-68 win at Michigan on Thursday, as All-American Jordan Hooper led five Huskers in double figures with 23 points and nine boards. Hooper hit 8-of-10 shots from the floor, including all three of her three-point attempts and all four of her free throws, to power a Nebraska offense that shot nearly 70 percent from the field and 100 percent (10-10) at the line through the first 28 minutes.
Hooper, who is a Senior Class Award finalist, climbed to No. 2 on Nebraska's career scoring list with 2,134 points, passing Husker legend Maurtice Ivy. Hooper also ranks second in career rebounds (1,032) and three-pointers made (264). She needs three three-pointers against Indiana to tie Kiera Hardy's Husker career three-point record with 267.
Nebraska has opened February with four straight wins, stretching its February winning streak to 12 games. NU's last February loss came at Michigan State on Feb. 23, 2012. Nebraska is 14-4 overall, including 6-2 at home and 8-2 on the road in February as a member of the Big Ten
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