Lady Huskers Begin Play at Big Ten Tournament

Huskers Tip Off Thursday at Big Ten Tournament 
The No. 6 seed Nebraska women’s basketball team will tip-off postseason tournament play by taking on either No. 11 seed Wisconsin or No. 14 Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Thursday.

The Huskers (22-7, 11-7 Big Ten) will face the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between the Badgers (8-20, 5-13) and Fighting Illini (6-19, 1-13). Tip time for Nebraska’s game Thursday will be approximately 7:30 p.m

Nebraska heads to Indianapolis with momentum, winning five of its last six games to close the regular season, including a 73-59 victory over Northwestern at Pinnacle Bank Arena (Feb. 27).

The Huskers went 9-3 from Jan. 27 to Feb. 27after resuming competition following a COVID pause (Jan. 17-26) with losses at Big Ten co-champion Ohio State, at top-25 Maryland and at Penn State, in a game the Huskers led by 13 with less than eight minutes left.

Big Ten Freshman of the Year Alexis Markowski headlined Nebraska’s postseason hardware haul on Tuesday. The only unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection by the coaches, Markowski was a second-team All-Big Ten choice after leading the Huskers in scoring (15.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.6 rpg) in conference play.

Jaz Shelley, who is the only Big Ten player to rank among the top 20 in the league in all five major statistical categories, added second-team All-Big Ten honors, while Sam Haiby and Isabelle Bourne were both named honorable-mention All-Big Ten.

All Nebraska games from the Big Ten Women’s basketball tournament will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM